The Republicans are berift of ideas, except "cut taxes, kill government programs, & more war." They depend on flogging idiotic wedge issues to inflame people. It's truly bizzare why the citizenry would continue to vote against their own self interest. However, when one considers where the U.S. ranks around the world in education, maybe it's easier to comprehend why we are in this ditch."
That's likely in any case given their propensity for irrationality. Then, they do what they do thinking that keeping conditions in the country bad will benefit them politically somehow in 2012. That would then be a degree of cynicism that could likely indicate only one thing, a deep and abiding hatred for the president."