John Birch Society Rides Again at CPAC
This is really going to hurt the Republican Party.
Last week I noted that one of the cosponsors for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2010 will be the whacked out John Birch Society, once ostracized by William F. Buckley and other sane conservatives but now brought back into the mainstream by Glenn Beck, Ron Paul, and a “conservative” movement of angry tea bag nutjobs gone totally off the rails.
On MSNBC, Rachel Maddow has been covering this ugly development; here she talks with Wall Street Journal columnist Thomas Frank about the Birchers and their appalling heritage of conspiracy theories and paranoia.
If I still had any allegiance to the GOP, I’d probably be upset. But at this point, the only emotion I have left is amusement. This is where the conservative movement has been heading ever since Barack Obama was elected, and now they’re finally arriving at the black helicopter landing pad.
And not a single GOP politician or right wing blogger has so much as blinked at the news that they’ll be sharing CPAC with this group of creeps, creationists, racists, and extremists. This CPAC is going to be a hoot.