Like the White Queen in her youth, the contemporary Republican politician must be capable of believing as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Weisberg goes on to cite chapter and verse.
This is the fundamental fact of contemporary U.S. politics: one of the major national parties has been taken over by its lunatic fringe. So far – by contrast to, for example, 1964 or 1972 – “extremism” has not be come the sort of “issue” discussed by mainstream “objective” reporters. But that could change.