The war between the crazies and the not-crazies in the Republican party seems to be shifting into high gear. Always keep in mind that this division in not ideological at all, except on the most minor issues. The party is pretty much united in wanting to march lock step into a future in which the few rich control everything, the poor are kicked to the curb, the social safety net shredded, the diminishing middle class squeezed, and a backward Christian mentality determines all social values.
They only differ on the tactics to adopt.
The not-crazies want to achieve their goals the old-fashioned way by forging coalitions with the Democratic party, many of whom also share these appalling goals, except for some moral issues. But the crazies see the Democratic party as the spawn of Satan and president Obama as the anti-Christ and the very idea of forming coalitions with them to achieve incremental gains is anathema to them. They think they should go for the jugular and, despite all the evidence to the contrary, think that the majority of people are behind them and are just waiting for the revolution to start before swarming the gates of Babylon, aka Washington, DC. And they seem to be running the show right now.
The not-crazies seen to have finally realized that they need to fight back in some organized way if their party is not to be destroyed altogether.
But The Daily Show emphasizes what I have been saying all along, that the Republicans who are now sounding the alarm are the same ones who helped the crazies to gain the prominence they now have, a classic case of the chickens coming home to roost.
(These clips aired on October 22, 2013. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)