The Republican Party has moved to the “extremes” and is “incapable of governing.” Those aren’t my words – those are the words of Republican Congressman Richard Hanna who blasted his party during an interview with the Syracuse Post-Standard. Hanna told the paper, “I have to say that I’m frustrated by how…the Republican Party — are willing to give deferential treatment to our extremes in this moment in history…We render ourselves incapable of governing when all we do is take severe sides.”
In the last few years, Ayn Rand believers and oligarchs have seized control of the Republicans Party and dragged it to the extremes of the political spectrum. There’s a big difference between Republicans of the 1950’s when Eisenhower argued that anyone who wants to get rid social safety net programs like Social Security and Unemployment are literally “stupid” – and Republicans today led by Paul Ryan who are openly talking about repealing the entirety of the New Deal.
Let’s hope more Congressman like Richard Hanna wake up to the hijacking of their party.