A liberal Republican's lament about contemporary politics:
A great essay
by Mike Lofgren.
Longish, but reads quickly. Doesn't hold back at all. I consider it essential reading.
I agree with everything he writes, including economic and demographic observations. Mostly it's about Republicans but Washington Democrats get deserved criticism.
I heartily second Quiddity. I recommend printing and saving Lofgren's essay for future reference as campaign 2012 continues.
He's preaching to the choir. I didn't even bother forwarding this to my conservative friends because it wouldn't change their minds about anything. It's hard to have an open mind when your head is stuffed full of tea bags.
In the "old days," tea bags at least provided a tad of wit and wisdom on tags to while away the time during steeping. Alas, the Tea Party seems to enjoy the hot water.