Say, why do we call them "conservatives" when they're really lunatic greedheads with bizarre sexual kinks?
Not that there's anything wrong with having bizarre sexual kinks, generally, except when you make a political career out of "family values" in the public square, and then indulge your diaper fetish in a private room (David Vitter, R-Canal Street Brothel). Jeebus, just indulge your fetish and shut up about everybody else, wouldja? Focus on your own damn family.
But the greed part? That's really bad.
UPDATE To expand a bit, since this is getting some traffic: The Republican brand is pretty much bankrupt by now. There's no sport in insulting a Republican any more; they've made it too damned easy. However, the Republican Party is just a front organization for a larger Conservative movement that also includes Democrats, and has dominated this country for the last generation, and to our great detriment. So, when Jane Smiley, in her review of Klein's new and great book, writes this, I have to take issue:
What amazes me is that Republicans who are now exclaiming at what has happened to the Republican Party (and yes, I talked to my mother this morning) didn't see this coming. Everything, every value, that the Republicans have held up for my lifetime as desirable has been pointing us in this direction. As I've said before on the HuffPost, all of this is the necessary consequence of traditional Republican values, not an accidental byproduct. Or maybe I'll put it this way -- when you reject common humanity, value profits above people, practice sectarian religion, feel contempt for the choices of others, exalt wealth, conflate consumersim with citizenship, join exclusive clubs, daily practice unkindness rather than kindness, and develop theories, such as those of free market capitalism, that allow you to congratulate yourself morally for selfishness and short-sightedness, then being a gang member is in your future.
These are not Republican values per se; they are the [cough] values of the Conservative Movement as a whole, which also includes Democrats like the Bush Dogs. That movement, and those who run it, are the real enemy, not the Republican Partei as such. See here.