Just to follow up on Anne Laurie’s piece on the GOP platform, I’ve noticed that its crazier/more politically suicidal elements are beginning to get some play in establishment media. Here’s Politico on the no-exemptions abortion plank and on the sharks-with-frickin’-lasers-on-the-Mexican-border plank.
Both are bad politically. Republicans usually win on reproductive rights issues but Slutgate and Akingate change that. And everyone knows the anti-immigration stuff is toxic.
We’ve got to fight to make sure that the craziness of the Republican platform is THE story in Tampa. Because it should be. The Republicans’ plan is to hide their crazy, unpopular views from a bored, distracted, heavily propagandized nation. They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with that.