Conservative leader Mickey Edwards was interviewed on NPR Fresh Air today, and Terry Gross actually asked an interesting question: "where did all the anti intellectualism in the Republican party come from?"
Mickey Edwards avoided mentioning the Porcine Pontificator Limbaugh the Unexalted Self-Hating-Gay Windbag as a key factor in the Republican decline, but it is hard to escape such a conclusion that the ex-disk-jockey-dropout who brags about how his mind is untainted by any college education and spends his life locked alone in a cube with a microphone and a stack of newspapers making fun of and ridiculing all those smarter and more attractive than he is.
As long as these Republican 'leaders' let ignoramuses like Hannity and Limbaugh usurp their brand, they might as well declare Republicanism DEAD and start some new party.
WHEN will some major Republican 'leader' speak out against these anti-American Demagogues? WHEN? I submit the first one to do so, would find a LOT of support among the quiet sheep of their brethren who are suddenly relieved to be able to speak in public again, and not pretend to be ignorant racist bigots in order to get approval from the fascist Hannity-Limbaugh-Coulter-Bachman faction of their 'party'.