for anyone trying to figure out why the Republican Party looks and acts so strangely and with no apparent sense of civic interest in the common good … what it says makes a lot of sense.

Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks away from the microphone during a news conference after a House GOP meeting on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 in Washington. The federal government remains partially shut down and faces a first-ever default between Oct. 17 and the end of the month. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks away from the microphone during a news conference after a House GOP meeting on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 in Washington. The federal government remains partially shut down and faces a first-ever default between Oct. 17 and the end of the month. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Recommended reading …. Not an attack article … but for anyone trying to figure out why the Republican Party looks and acts so strangely and with no apparent sense of civic interest in the common good … what it says makes a lot of sense.
Unless of course one doesn’t want to read it because it’s not Fox News or Conservative-approved.

Why Today’s GOP Crackup Is the Final Unraveling of Nixon’s ‘Southern Strategy’  – Tea Party rebels are exposing the deep rifts between country-club elites and social-issue hard-liners. (The Nation Magazine)

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