Paul Begala, a democratic strategist, said that the Republican Party is acting like “Neanderthals fighting with Cro-Magnons” on an episode of CNN’s State of the Union this morning.
After pollster Cornell Belche remarked that the Republicans seem to be experiencing internal struggles, Paul Begala quipped:
“I checked, party identification. The percentage of Americans who call themselves Republicans, all-time low, lower than Watergate–only 21 percent say that they’re Republicans today. That’s a catastrophe.”
Begala later added:
“Republicans have become more ideologically conservative, they’ve moved farther from the mainstream and they’re more fractured. Usually when you become more extreme–more left in my party, more right in the Republicans’–you at least get some cohesion. Here you have a much more conservative party than 20 years ago and a much more fractured party.
The Neanderthals are fighting with Cro-Magnons–the neoliths hate the paleoliths. It’s great. I love it as a Democrat!”
Watch the video, courtesy of Crooks and Liars: