The latest iteration of the Republicans are indeed for the most part crazy. Any party that judges Rick Santorum or Michelle Bachmann to be sufficiently mainstreat (i.e., electable) has gone off the rails. I was a registered Republican and voted that way until Ronald Reagan, going against his isolationist yet anti-Communist era. We spent money hand over fist under Reagan, building historic deficits, inevitably followed by stealth tax increases. That blueprint seems to still b inplace today. Despite Republican rhetoric about "no new taxes" they will indeed find a way to do it, only it will be on the backs of the working poor and middle class. Mark my words. They will do it again.