Why The GOP Can’t Handle The Truth

by Dartagnan – William Saletan in Slate has it exactly right: for Republicans, Reality Sucks.  The GOP, desperate to divert attention from the fact that its leading Presidential candidates have all the depth and intelligence of second-tier Marvel comic characters, this week seized upon its time-honored strategy of attacking the media. The imaginary offense this time around is the apparent failure of CNBC’s debate moderators to show appropriate respect for each GOP candidate’s innate stupidity. The watershed moment came, naturally, when the GOP’s most practiced panderer, Ted Cruz, staged an “explosive” whine about the debate questions: Cruz exploded at the CNBC moderators. “The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” Cruz fumed. “You look at the questions: ‘Donald Trump, are you a comic-book villain?’ ‘Ben Carson, can you do math?’ ‘John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?’...

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