Richard Posner, a Reagan nominated judge who sits on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, told NPR, "I've become less conservative since the Republican Party started becoming goofy". He has basically echoed a sentiment we have heard from many other former Republicans. Let's face it, the party is losing their mind.
Of course the GOP will refuse to hear that and write it off as the "liberal media" planting some crazy ideas in the heads of people. You know, that "liberal media" that all gets together with the sole goal of discrediting America's right. They even hold secret meetings, complete with decoder rings and a super-secret handshake.
Yes, this is the thinking of Republicans today and it is "goofy".
Or maybe you heard this one? Back in the early 60s, a African family developed this plan. They would breed a child and then convince the state of Hawaii to forge a birth certificate, just so he can become President some 40+ years later. I bet John Grisham is pissed he didn't come up with that plot!
Then there's the main issue Posner was hitting; John Roberts healthcare decision:
“Because if you put [yourself] in his position … what’s he supposed to think? That he finds his allies to be a bunch of crackpots? Does that help the conservative movement? I mean, what would you do if you were Roberts? All the sudden you find out that the people you thought were your friends have turned against you, they despise you, they mistreat you, they leak to the press. What do you do? Do you become more conservative? Or do you say, ‘What am I doing with this crowd of lunatics?‘ Right? Maybe you have to re-examine your position.”