quote: It would all be fun to point and laugh at Republicans for being eaten up by the monster they created, if it weren’t for the threat this whole thing presents to the rest of the country. The nation is not well-served if one political party is watching its ordinary donor money leak away, only to be replaced by money given by right-wing radicals who expect a dramatic return on investment. That is a system that only encourages the party to scramble to the right, as candidates compete for Koch money. Republicans might eventually start paying a hefty price as their extremist ideology starts losing them elections. But in the meantime, we will be feeling this rush to the right even more in things like extremist legislation and political gridlock.