The latest issue of the New Yorker had a description of the Republican base. Just in case you missed it, the base is, and I am quoting exactly:
“an excitable, overlapping assortment of Fox News friends, Limbaugh dittoheads, Tea Party animals, war whoopers, nativists, Christianist fundamentalists, a la carte Catholics (anti-abortion, yes; anti-torture, no), anti-Rooseveltians (Franklin and Theodore), global-warming denialists, post-Confederate white Southrons, creationists, birthers, market idolaters, Europe demonizers, and gun fetishists....”
Let’s face it. You might not agree with everything, but the Democratic Party is the adult party, the intelligent party, the reasonable party. The Republican Party--at least its activist wing--is crazy. You must have read or heard some of the strange things Santorum has been saying, and he almost won the Michigan primary. It is mind-boggling--and scary.