‘NOT WHERE THE FUTURE OF ANY PARTY IS’…. A surprisingly compelling exchange on ABC’s “This Week” earlier today, on the mainstream reaction to right-wing rhetoric.
I’m not generally impressed with Cokie Roberts’ analysis, but when actor/activist Jon Voight — Republicans do love their connections to the Hollywood elite — trashed the president this week, arguing Obama may have had “subconscious programming by Rev. Wright to damn America,” it is, as she put it, “cringemaking.”
The significance of a discussion like this is that a “This Week” panel like this one is about as milquetoast as one can find. And if two of the higher-profile panelists show genuine disgust for the right-wing extremism dominating Republican Party politics, it may point to a more general sense that the GOP is simply going too far for the American mainstream.
Update: The video comes by way of FDL’s hard-working Blue Texan, who added, “You know you’ve really screwed the pooch when you get put in your place by … Cokie Roberts.”