Awhile back Matt Taibbi wrote a good article for Rolling Stone describing what he saw as going on with the Republican party:
That these kind of candidates would rise to the top of the Republican party tells me that Republicans who are more moderate have let their party be shanghaied. Barry Goldwater would be a moderate or even a liberal to this bunch.
You moderates, want it back? Then do something because the haters, the religious zealots, and the shallow thinkers are doing something-- they're running with the ball.
Their supposed moderate choice, Mitt Romney, is out there pandering so far to the right that he sounds like an extremist more than any moderate I know. By now everyone has heard Romney saying he'd end Planned Parenthood if he gets in office. Now unless we assume that's another lie, here is a man who once supported it (many moderate Republicans did as about responsibility and wise use of resources) and his wife donated to it. Now he claims it will be one of the first things he jettisons.
The sad part is when 'their chickens come home to roost (like Arizona now making it legal to fire a woman for using birth control-- guess it's okay when it's a man whose wife used it), it's the poor and disadvantaged who will pay the highest price.
Or these states who want to put a woman wanting an abortion through hell before she can get it-- if they can't ban it totally. (Doonebury is doing quite a number on that and I am copy-pasting them all to eventually post a link so that if your paper doesn't, you can read what many don't want you to see-- a truth many don't want to face!)
Really-- you right of middle people can vote for any of these guys??? Oh okay, it's not your birth control they are going after. Give them time!