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The modern GOP in a nutshell, by @DavidOAtkins

The modern GOP in a nutshell

by David Atkins

Everyone is talking today about Mitt Romney's overly aggressive, horribly bungled attack on the President over the Embassy attacks.

What's received less press is this tweet from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus:

Obama sympathizes with attackers in Egypt. Sad and pathetic.

That's the actual, nominal head of the Republican Party speaking, not some radio shock jock.

There is politics. There are lies, exaggerations and half-truths aplenty in politics. But then there are time when playing this sort of mendacious politics is even more offensive than usual. The death of a U.S. Ambassador is one of those times.

But this this is who they are, and what the official Republican discourse has been reduced to. It's time the press started reporting the callous, lying extremism of the mainstream Republican Party for what it is.