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Batsh*t Crazy GOP Dysfunction Started with John McCain's Bringing Sarah Palin

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In an article titled, The GOP's dysfunction all started with Sarah Palin, William M. Daley, the White House chief of staff from 2011 to 2012 writes in the washington post that the GOP's " carnival-like GOP presidential primary" and it's inability to get things done started with Sarah Palin.


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Daley writes,

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"Once McCain put Palin on the ticket, Republican "grown-ups," who presumably knew better, had to bite their tongues. But after the election, when they were free to speak their minds, they either remained quiet or abetted the dumbing-down of the party. They stood by as Donald Trump and others noisily pushed claims that Obama was born in Kenya. And they gladly rode the tea party tiger to sweeping victories in 2010 and 2014.

Now that tiger is devouring the GOP establishment. Party elders had hoped new presidential debate rules would give them greater control. But they are watching helplessly as Trump leads the pack and House Republicans engage in fratricide."

Daley recites a litany of examples of crazy, "wacko bird" GOP candidates, to use John McCain's description of members of congress Ted Cruz and Justin Amash, such as Delaware's Christine O'Donnell, who assured us she was not a witch, and GOP nominee Todd Akin, who assured us that the female body could prevent pregnancy from "a legitimate rape."

Daley finishes up by pointing out that the GOP wants the nation to give it control of the White House in addition to the House and Senate, and points out,

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"Trump calls Palin "a special person" he'd like in his Cabinet. That seems only fair, because he's thriving in the same cynical value system that puts opportunistic soundbites above seriousness, preparedness and intellectual heft."

The truth is, while McCain started this and Fox news magnified it, by giving Sarah Palin's craziness and Donald Trump's Birtherism such massive free, or paid airtime, all the networks contributed to this red meat feeding frenzy.

The result is now evident in too many walks of political life-- in congress members Justin Amash, Allen West, Ted Cruz, Michelle Bachman, Pete Sessions, governors, Mike Pence, Rick Scott, and Paul LePage. The list is frighteningly long. Pandora's box has been open for eight years. The cat is out of the bag, the bull is in the china shop and it's only going to get worse.

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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