January 10, 2008

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Chris Matthews brings on Club For Growth's Pat Toomey and Family Research Council's Tony Perkins to discuss the chaos inside the Republican party and the fight for the fundamentalists (who like to call themselves "social conservatives" or "values voters", but let's be honest, the fundies by any other name are still fundies) to insert themselves into the process. When I first watched this clip, the thing that stood out for me (other than Chris Matthews is completely unable to allow a guest to have an uninterrupted thought) was the hilariously hypocritical and naked fear that Toomey and Perkins expressed for one party rule in Washington--when that party is the Democratic Party.

But leaving that aside, this is really an amazing window into a shattered Republican party...look how they don't really show support for any candidate but focus instead on how the candidates don't measure up. They're more focused on Giuliani and Huckabee being liberals (!!!) than McCain or Romney's bona fides as conservatives. What it comes down to for them is that the current crop of presidential contenders are all about as useless as a two legged stool. Can't argue with that.

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