Harold Meyerson's column in the WaPo, "The Republican Mystery," asks how the Republicans can be so detached from reality. He offers four possible explanations:
1. "Rudy-ex-machina," meaning they hope that the party will nominate someone not considered to be part of the current Assministration debacles;
2. they think they can "make it impossible for the Dems to pass any legislation, and then run against the do-nothing Democrats;"
3. that the Rethug propaganda apparatus (Limpballs, Faux News, etc.) has actually created, over the years, the mouth-breathing activist base from whence its reality-detached pols have been drawn; and/or
4. that "good government is just not in their DNA."
In Hackwhackers' humble opinion, the answer is "all of the above."