Referencing a quote from the infamous Repugnican nogoodnik, Phil Gramm, Paul Krugman, writing in The New York Times, says the Republican Party has become "a party of whiners."
Krugman, incredulous, takes notice of the former AG, Alberto Gonzales, who said he considered himself one of the casualties of the war on terror. Then there's Rush Limberger who suggested "that the financial crisis was the result of a conspiracy, masterminded by that evil genius Chuck Schumer."
More importantly, says Krugman, the Republicans are whining "that the Bush administration's failure was simply a matter of bad luck."
Luck, good or bad, says Krugman, had nothing to do with the Republican meltdown!
"The fault ... lies not in Republicans' stars but in themselves. Forty years ago the G.O.P. decided, in effect, to make itself the party of racial backlash. And everything that has happened in recent years, from the choice of Mr. Bush as the party's champion, to the Bush administration's pervasive incompetence, to the party's shrinking base, is a consequence of that decision."
The heart of the Republican party was rotten - resting "on contempt for government in general."
It all goes downhill from there.
You can read all of Krugman's article here.
h/t to BuzzFlash