Former GOP Congressman and current TV news show host Joe Scarborough has been pretty blunt at times with the problems in today's GOP. And deservedly so since Scarborough is a realist who understands that the lunacy that has become the norm for the Republican Party is killing the GOP brand. If the GOP is to survive long term, it has to cast aside the fantasy world of the Christofascists and Tea Party racists and bigots and cope with a changing America. In a piece in Politico, Scarborough lambastes the GOP for not learning from its mistakes. Here are highlights:
My children and I love watching Peter Pan. In fact, we’ve seen the Disney classic so often through the years that we could probably recite most of the movie from memory. Maybe that’s why the opening lines came so easily to my mind earlier this week while watching a far less joyful tale unfold on Capitol Hill.
“This has all happened before and it will happen again” are the first words to that sweet movie about eternal youth. Unfortunately, those lines also fit a bit too snugly on the carcass of a political movement that seems incapable of learning from past mistakes. Chances are good that Republicans will continue getting blindsided by political events until Republican leaders stop cowering to public figures who insist on filtering out all realities that are in conflict with their preexisting worldviews.