I'm just going to come out and say this - the Republican Party as it stands today is a complete and utter joke (not that I think the Democratic Party is any better - both of them are complete and utter corporate-controlled jokes, and I'm being generous). Any voices of reason that existed in the GOP have been systematically driven out in the name of right-wing purity.
My good friend David 2 can tell you about it up close and personal - he USED to be a card-carrying member of the one-time Grand Old Party. And if there's any inkling that the Republicans themselves have a clue of how bad they're hurting themselves, it sure escapes anyone who can actually THINK!
Take this latest stunt from House Speaker John Boehner, for instance. David breaks it down for you - and tells you EXACTLY what you NEED to know - in this week's BRUTALLY HONEST commentary: http://brutallyhonestcolumn.blogspot.com/2014/08/week-of-08042014.html
As always, your thoughts and opinions are welcome, either here or on David's page.