Former GOP Senator slams Republicans
Given the the charged question of how prevalent he believes sexism or racism are within the Republican Party, Weicker didn’t flinch.
“Oh, I think it clearly shows… it seems to me when I hear Republicans talking, I hear a lot of sexism, I hear a lot of racism,” Weicker said.
The sun is hot. The sky is blue. The GOP attracts racists and sexists. We know. But thanks for acknowledging it, Weicker.
That’s the first step to fixing it and fixing is what the Republicans need. As you said, they’ve moved really far to the right over the past two decades. I found my views and the Republican views separating about 20 years ago. It started with the environmental issues. Across the board, all Republicans are nearly always voting against environmental protections (or voting to reduce them). But they’ve also gone way (way) too far to the right on race, sex, and religion. It was too far right for me 20 years ago and they’re getting farther and farther away. How many 2008 Republican candidates for the Presidency reject evolution? If it’s greater than ‘zero’, it’s concerning that they weren’t weeded out. (It’s more than zero: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Cc8t3Zd5E).
I know a fair amount of Tea Party fans who have medical conditions…and they’re quietly whispering that they want the Tea Party Republicans to shut the hell up because they’re thrilled about not being denied coverage. Talk about a vocal minority…it’s the Tea Party Republicans. And people like Palin, Bachmann, Huckabee, and Cruz are just taking it further and further to the right.