Kevin Drum Accuses Republicans Of Being Cult
This is funny: Kevin Drum, approvingly quoting Bill Schneider and then going off on his own tangent:
“The Republicans aren’t a party, they’re a cult.”
Well, today’s GOP does seem to check most of the boxes in the International Cultic Studies Association’s “Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups.” Except for this one: “The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members.” That doesn’t seem to be much of a priority for them these days.
So I clicked his link… First characteristic:
The group displays excessively zealous and unquestioning commitment to its leader and (whether he is alive or dead) regards his belief system, ideology, and practices as the Truth, as law.
Okay, despite the fact that the Republicans are about as internally fractured right now as Arlen Specter’s political power, maybe you can make the claim that the Republicans do this with Reagan.
But you can certainly claim that RIGHT NOW, the Democrats do this with Obama. Notice how any attack on his policies is responded to as if it’s a personal attack on Obama?
Blogging is known as a medium that allows a writer to fire off what’s in his brain right now, without the filter of an editorial board or the delay of the news cycle. Unfortunately for Kevin Drum, it allows us to see straight into the muddled contents of his mushy, mushy brain. Someone’s been watching too much hulu, I think.