Paul Krugman once again captures my take on the world of current politics: the sad state of affairs in the Republican Party. The current reaction of a number of Republicans to the health insurance reform bill is at once both scary and sad. Scary because of the extreme and violent metaphors used by many Republicans, including elected officials, and sad because of the sorry state of ideas on the Republican side. (For a fun take on the sorry state of Republican or "conservative" thinking, watch this clever video.) But the reality: David Frum, a former Bush speechwriter, gets drummed out of AEI for criticizing the Republican response to the health insurance legislation. Parody becomes reality.