Friday, November 21, 2008

Kathleen Parker points the finger of blame

Yet another Thursday at the Newport Daily News brings us yet another column by Kathleen Parker. In a piece that originally appeared in Wednesday's Washington Post, K-Pax (as she is known in certain quarters) states that

the evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP is what ails the erstwhile conservative party and will continue to afflict and marginalize its constituents if reckoning doesn't soon cometh.


In other words, the problem with the GOP is that it's been taken over by crazy people.

Now, K-Pax has been getting a lot of heat from her fellow conservatives ever since she first went off the reservation and admitted that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was "out of her league" and suggested she ought to resign from the Republican ticket. The result was a massive outpouring of nasty e-mails from angry wingnuts, and her latest piece is bound to result in more of the same.

But before we get too teary-eyed for poor K-Pax, remember that this is the same conservative columnist who as recently as last May didn't think Barack Obama was "a full-blooded American." Admittedly, this isn't as crazy as Pamela Geller's assertion that Obama was actually Malcolm X's love child (no, really), but it's still crazy talk.

You have met the enemy, Kathleen, and he is you.
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