So it isn’t just us.
DANFORTH: “What have been the big applause lines in these debates? Well, a statement that the governor of Texas is responsible for killing 234 people on death row. Or that we favor torture. Or that we’re creating a fence on the Mexican border that electrocutes people when they try to cross it. Or when people show up at the emergency room at hospitals and they’re not insured don’t treat them. And that, I mean these are the big applause lines, people just hoop and holler when they hear all that.[…]”
“It doesn’t have anything to do with the republican party that I was a part of. This is just totally different. And all of these people who are saying this, y’know, and claiming that, y’know, they’re for all this stuff, they also sort of ostentatiously say, ‘Oh, we’re very religious people. We really, we’re just very pious, Christian people. They were for torture, and electrocution of the people on along the border and all of that. That doesn’t have anything to do with, is contrary to the Christianity that I understand.”
Reacting to a profile of Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) last Sunday in The NY Times, Danforth added:
If Dick Lugar…having served five terms in the U.S. Senate and being the most respected person in the Senate and the leading authority on foreign policy, is seriously challenged by anybody in the Republican Party, we have gone so far overboard that we are beyond redemption.”
Having chummed the Teabagger waters with so much bloody offal, the Grand Obstructionist Party is now reeling in their catch. In the immortal words of Amity Island’s police chief Martin Brody (Roy Schieder):
We’re going to need a bigger boat!