Sometimes it takes an outsider to voice painful truths. This article by the Indendent newspaper in the U.K. talks about how divorced from reality the right wing in America has become, and gives some interesting reasons for it. Anyway, it has two marvelous quotes in it:
From Bill Maher:
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the Republicans have moved to a mental hospital."
And from Arianna Huffington:
"It is as though, at the height of the civil rights movement, you thought you had to bring together Martin Luther King and George Wallace and make them agree. It's not how change happens."