GOP Is Approaching the Lunatic Fringe
Tea Party, Glenn Beck are pushing it to extremes
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2010 11:16 AM CDT
Scott Peterson, a volunteer for the campaign of Senator Bob Bennett, R-Utah, removes campaign signs after Bennett was defeated on May 8.   (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson)

(Newser) – Dana Milbank sees a Republican party going off the rails thanks to the "purity putsches" of the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, and others. And May 8 may end up being the tipping point, he writes in the Washington Post. Bob Bennett's defeat in Utah grabbed the big headlines, but just as ominous was news from Maine, where the state GOP adopted a "manifesto of insanity: abolishing the Federal Reserve, calling global warming a 'myth,' sealing the border, and, as a final plank, fighting 'efforts to create a one world government.'"

The GOP also has candidates being attacked for believing in evolution, and a former maverick flip-flopping about danged fences. What's going here? Beck is correct when he says, in reference to Bennett's defeat, that people in DC "should be terrified," writes Milbank. "We should be terrified—particularly the Republicans, whose party is turning into this One-World-Government, Obama-worships-Satan, Jesus-opposes-climate-bill mélange."

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May 17, 2010 11:43 AM CDT
They lost control and then lost their minds, they are working at trying to get the first back, doubt they can get the latter. The cat is out of the bag with the looney's, those that have attended Tea rallies have let America know how they really feel...what are their chances after the dust settles and the world "tries" to get back to normal? Of course, as long as there is a black man in the White House, it will be a while. These loons are so afraid of the black man and any achievements he/she might make. And no I'm not black, so DLY and the other loons can keep those comments to themselves.
May 17, 2010 8:19 AM CDT
I believe all this GOP insanity is to push/consolidate the voters that vote conservative no matter what to the tea party so it will seem like they have a better chance.
May 16, 2010 9:18 PM CDT
Go GOP! Self-destruct!