For more than a decade, Republicans made Speaker Nancy Pelosi the poster child for Democratic Party looniness. The San Francisco liberal was a perfect foil for GOP attack ads during campaigns.
But times change, and when opportunity presents itself, good politicians pounce.
The four House members who make up "The Squad" — Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley, (D-Mass.) — have been given as a gift by the political gods, to ease the way for Republican candidates in swing districts. They have taken extremism to the next level...and beyond. As one ripe example, AOC recently tweeted that Republicans have an inordinate fear of socialism.
I dunno. Anyone check to see how Venezuela, North Korea, and Cuba are doing lately? Nothing to fear from socialism. Nothing at all.
It's that sort of looniness that normal people in Middle America find incomprehensible. It certainly makes The Squad sitting ducks.