Dangerous right-wing demagogues
Unofficial leaders of the Republican Party Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh don't like moderate Republicans
, and (oh please oh please oh please) think the Party has no place for so-called RINOs (Republicans in name only). An example of a RINO would be someone like Dede Scozzafava, recently ousted from her congressional race waaaay upstate, to be replaced by conservative Doug Hoffman, based solely on all the fuss kicked up by Teabaggers and wingnuts
. Like Rush, who gave us this useful gem: "Moderates, by definition, have no principles."
Call me dangerously naive, but I think a purging of moderates (god, that phrase has such a... I don't know... Cambodian ring to it) from the Republican Party would be good for America, insofar as would isolate all the extremists in one place, THE BETTER TO SEE THEM. Is that crazy?