Consistency Is Not Necessarily a Virtue

Steve Benen makes an interesting comment at the end of a blog post:

the GOP has decided that every recent electoral setback should be seen as excuse to move even further to the right. When Republicans win, they become more radical, assuming they’re being rewarded for their right-wing ideology. When they lose, they become still become more radical, assuming they’re being punished for not being right-wing enough.

I think that he is correct.  It fits right in with a Republican policy goal:  tax cuts.  Whatever the current economic situation is, the Republican policy response is to cut taxes.

This kind of “thinking” does spare oneself the effort of actual thinking, so it does have that going for it.

Ahh, the sweet simplicity of ideology.


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