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Fresh Off Martin Endorsement, Danforth Wonders If GOP Has "Gone So Far Overboard That We Are Beyond Redemption"

Last month, former Sen. John Danforth was endorsing Ed Martin and writing silly one-sided op-eds accusing Democrats of destroying the democratic process.  But now he's a Concerned Moderate again, and we're supposed to forget all that.  This weekend, Danforth was asked to comment on a potential tea party challenge to Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana. 

The notion the extremists in the Republican Party -- people like the man he just endorsed to serve in Congress -- might be elected is very troubling to Danforth.  As quoted in the New York Times:

If Dick Lugar...having served five terms in the U.S. Senate and being the most respected person in the Senate and the leading authority on foreign policy, is seriously challenged by anybody in the Republican Party, we have gone so far overboard that we are beyond redemption.

Just so we're all clear: The real sign that the Republican Party has "gone so far overboard that [they] are beyond redemption" will come when someone not named Dick Lugar files to run in Indiana's GOP primary for the U.S. Senate.   But not until then!  Redemption is still possible for Republicans until then -- even if our Kenyan President kills off elderly Republicans and blocks them from seeking redemption with God

When Danforth decides to actually take on the extreme elements of his party in the city or state in which he lives, let me know. 

h/t ThinkProgress



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