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posted: 12/14/2012 4:51 AM

Quite a collection of crazy extremists

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Quite a collection of crazy extremists

Einstein famously said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." So, from this we know that the Republican Party is insane. Despite a climate in which social issues have clearly become politically passe, the GOP made same sex marriage and abortion major targets during their campaigns. Indeed, we have never seen such a collection of truly crazy extremists as we saw in the GOP primary.

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And, despite the fact that Americans have shifted overwhelmingly to a certain future in which gay people will be able to marry freely (a recent USA Today/Gallup Poll finds that 73 percent of 18-29 year olds support gay rights), you can bet that they will continue to present us with equally extreme, absurdist candidates who see no difference between the Bible and the Constitution.

They will also keep harping on Roe v. Wade despite the fact that the 39-year-old landmark decision is unquestionably here to stay. Women made their allegiances very clear -- they want politics to stay out of their bodies. But will that stop the Republicans? Nah!

Barely finished reeling from significant losses by which we can reasonably assume that the GOP's focus on protecting multimillionaires and billionaires from paying a few more percentage points in taxes, Republican politicians continue to hold fast to the same economic precepts Americans resoundingly rejected in November.

In short, Republicans keep harping on the very things that made them lose two elections in a row and they expect that somehow, magically, the results will be different next time. Insanity.

The question is whether the GOP will ever recover or if it is doomed to mental illness forever. Frankly, I hope they stay nuts because as long as they do, my candidates will continue to win.

David Dillon

Glendale Heights

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