GOP: The Party of Tea Parties and Alex Jones
One of the best indicators of the extremism that now dominates the Republican Party is the very likely nomination of Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, for the US Senate in Kentucky. Like his father Ron, Rand Paul is about as far to the right as it’s possible for a human being to be.
And also like his father, Rand appears frequently on the web/radio show of one of the most insane conspiracy-mongering freaks in the country — Alex Jones.
Rand Paul is also the odds-on favorite of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist contingent of the right wing — another distinction he shares with his father.
It would be comical to see the GOP turning themselves into the party of extremists, nativists, and conspiracy nuts, except that for our republic to function well we need two healthy parties. What we have now is one semi-functioning party, and one party that has apparently lost its mind.