Reading this article reminds me of how drastically far right our country's politics have turned since 2000, Particularly the Republicans have been taken over by religious influenced ignorance. The people seem proud of their ignorance, proud to back the ignorant leaders like Backman, Palin, King of Iowa, Olmert of Texas, Limbaugh and Beck. Its been apalling to watch the mediocrity of the Republican debates being given serious attention by the media and like this article pointed out, "What’s worse is that with incompetence comes the illusion of superiority".
I can hear Palin saying over and over that "Obama isn't like us", "he hates America", to the tune of the stupid sheeple chanting USA !! USA !!! USA !!!!.
Many of you are too young to recognize the drastic change from prior decades, before the polarization from the Christian Far right dumbed down our politics and brought about an end to political compromise and cooperation. The shame of it is that the far right in government and their backers are proud to proclaim that "when you're right you don't have to compromise", they wear this kind of intransigence like a badge of honor.
Ignorance is bliss I guess, but this current state of affairs in our American Politics is a national embarassment.