E.J. Dionne Jr. - Yes, they made history - washingtonpost.com
It's just sad. Once upon a time, the Republican Party was a sensible and
respectable group, with nominees like Eisenhower and Goldwater. Today,
'conservative' has come to mean 'right-wing flat-earth nut case,' with a
laundry list of mandatory antis -- abortion, Darwinian evolution, gay
rights, scientific sex education, recognizing global warming, stem-cell
research, and even contraception. To that list, now add affordable healthcare.It's high time for the Republican
Party to follow the Whig Party into the dustbin of History.