Just watched a clip of Bachmann on Hardball stating that they needed to “repeal” Obama and “repeal” the Senate, and one thing that is different from when I was a Republican is that they really are just that much dumber. Sure, the policies might have been bad, and I have no doubt that many of them were evil, and yes, there were some Dan Burton types shooting watermelons, but overall, the mean iq of the public face of the GOP has just plummeted in the last 5-7 years. What else is there to say about a party whose base honest to goodness thinks that closed captioning is a government plot to generate applause?
And again, I’m sure many of you will want to say “They were always this dumb.” They just weren’t though. It’s been a noticeable shift in both stupidity and meanness. Somehow or another they’ve managed to take the old stupid/evil continuum and figured out how to get stupider and more evil.