The GOP Cult

Calling it as he and so many others see it, Richard Cohen says in his WaPo column today, “The GOP needs an intervention. It has become a cult.”

Citing various “pledges” that Republicans make when they come into the fold, Cohen goes on to say:

The hallmark of a cult is to replace reason with feverish belief. This the GOP has done when it comes to the government’s ability to stimulate the economy. History proves this works — it’s how the Great Depression ended — but Republicans will not acknowledge it…

The hallmark of a cult is to replace reason with feverish belief. This the GOP has done when it comes to the government’s ability to stimulate the economy. History proves this works — it’s how the Great Depression ended — but Republicans will not acknowledge it.

With this concept of the GOP as a cult, comes the news that some cult members are not pleased with the latest round of GOP House members elected to Congress in 2010:

some of the 87 freshmen who helped the Republicans win back the House last year are bracing for a challenge from within the party.

Could this uprising pending in the 2012 election cycle be seen as an intervention or just more new members joinging the cult?

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One Response to The GOP Cult

  1. Scott Nance says:

    David Brooks (a conservative!) also had a good column today in the NYT, pointing out, “If the debt ceiling talks fail, independents voters will see that Democrats were willing to compromise but Republicans were not. If responsible Republicans don’t take control, independents will conclude that Republican fanaticism caused this default. They will conclude that Republicans are not fit to govern.

    “And they will be right.”