Right Wing Round-Up

  • David Weigel provides a concise history of the various efforts to remake the Republican Party.
  • Steve Benen offers some related advice to the party: stop being crazy. Unfortunately, as Greg Sargent reports, they seem to have no such plans.
  • Kevin Drum notes that “the GOP does seem to check most of the boxes in the International Cultic Studies Association’s ‘Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups'” – with one notable exception.
  • I don’t know if I completely agree with Nate Silver’s assessment of Mike Huckabee’s appeal, but he does make a good point about the overlap of the economic and social conservatives.
  • Andrew Sullivan points out a rather telling quote from Dick Cheney regarding his oath of office.
  • Finally, Good as You rightly continues to hound CornerStone Policy Research over it absurd claim that it polled literally every household in New Hampshire over a two day period for its poll showing state residents don’t support marriage equality.