Justin Green -- one of the little wingnut whelplings over at "The Daily Beast" that David Frum periodically decants and inflicts on his readers -- defending his endorsement from Andrew Sullivan's observation that it was, y'know, stoopid:
...The GOP won't return to a degree of normalcy until its most extreme members are slowly defeated. That won't happen until voters are confronted with the reality of the decisions their representatives make.So if they want hostages, give 'em to them. I'm sorry if [Andrew Sullivan] Sullivan thinks that's overly cynical, but it's about the best way I can think of to force Republicans to deal with the consequences of their extremism.
First, one of the problems with being 11-years-old and Conservative (as Mr. Green appears to be) is that its rill, rill easy not to notice that we already live chin-deep in the consequences of decades of terrible Republican decision and so far there is no sign that the Pig People have any plans to grow opposable thumbs and climb down out to the Stupid Tree.
Second, if the GOP could be quarantined far, far away from the rest of us civilized folk, then fine; let 'em commit suicide in any fashion that suits their tastes. But the consequences of their terrible decisions ruin other people's live -- and they take a terrible kind of delight in this fact -- so no, Mr. Green, we're not going to let people like you continue to slap a "Kick Me!" sign on Western Civilization and hope that eventually the swine mob gets fed up with of fucking up everything they touch.
Third, the last time these fuckers got this intractably attached to Very Bad Ideas, it took the entire Union Army and four years of bloody civil war to make them do otherwise, so again, not exactly a great track record of climbing down out to the Stupid Tree without a bayonette at their backs.
And so, fourth, fuck you Mr. Green: we here on the righteous side of The Enlightenment are quite finished with paying for the same goddamn ground twice.