Paul Begala writing for The Daily Beast:
Seems to me the GOP seeks a banana republic: a toxic blend of right-wing populism, anti-intellectualism, debt defaults, and an end to the ladder of economic opportunity. They would divide us into a few Haves and a lot of Have-Nots. And they would slowly crush the heart of progressive America—the rising middle class created by Democratic economic policies of education and empowerment. All while preserving, protecting, and defending a tiny oligarchy of millionaires and billionaires. The right wing should ditch the tricorn hats and replace them with mirrored sunglasses. They truly are Banana Republicans. There are only a few things that can offend me anymore. One of which is having to listen to bullshit Republican talking points.