Originally posted at Daily Kos
This will not be a particularly insightful post. It is a visceral reaction, a recognition of something that perhaps is obvious to others, but is something that was not yet a fully formed thought in my limited brain. It is, as is often the case, the result of reading words by someone else.
In this case the words are those of two men. The first is Scot Lehigh, the very much centrist columnist in The Boston Globe, writing Jay Severin, a punk posing as a pundit, and the second in Bob Herbert of The New York Times, whose piece today, entitled Out of Touch, describe how removed from the reality of most of the American people the ideas, attitudes and expressions of many major Republican figures are.
The visceral reaction - why still so many in this country could vote for a man like Bush, could support torture, could demonize those who differ from them in any way. So many - including at times most of us here, even if only in reaction.