Well, we learned what we already sort of knew from tonight’s Republican ‘debate’. The Republicans really, really, really want to go to war with Iran, and the Republicans really, really, really want to defund Planned Parenthood. And that’s it. That’s your Republican platform 2016.
The only contenders that made any sense were John Kasich, who emphasized coalition-building and diplomacy (crazy talk!) and Rand Paul, whose reliable libertarianism makes him anti-foreign-interventionist on general principle. Watch their poll numbers dip sharply in the coming days and weeks.
Otherwise, it’s pretty clear. If you want a bloody, pointless war with Iran, and you want to threaten a government shutdown over the continued funding of Planned Parenthood even in the face of opposition by the American people, then, by all means, keep voting Republican, and let us know how it works out for you.
UPDATE: Jason Easley gets it.