Arianna Huffington really nails it with this column. I've been ranting for years to anyone who'd listen that the loony fringe of the Republican Party has been portraying itself as mainstream. By contrast, moderate leftists--even centrists--seem far left by comparison. But Arianna says it better, so take a look:
Midnight in America: the Mainstreaming of the GOP's Lunatic Fringe
The most significant takeover of the past decade isn't to be found among the telecoms, the big oil companies, or in Silicon Valley. The reconfigured entity is headquartered in Washington, but we can see and hear the results everyday on your television, radio, and computer screen. And America is much the worse for it. I'm talking about the takeover of the Republican Party by its lunatic fringe.
Reagan's GOP has been replaced by the dark, moldering, putrefied party of Bush, Cheney, Rove, Limbaugh, Coulter, and Malkin. Morning in America has given way to Midnight in America.
Read the whole thing at: HuffingtonPost.com