In an otherwise innocuous column reassessing Palin’s chances for the nomination in 2012, Nate Silver mentions an interesting statistic:
There aren’t a lot of moderates in the Republican base, and their numbers are declining somewhat. But there are some: 27 percent of Republicans identify as either moderate or liberal.
So… has identifying oneself as a Republican if one’s views are other than
batshit conservative now indicative of a mild mental disorder?