In the first 100 days of the Obama presidency, the conservative movement has undergone a period of radicalization. From knee-jerk opposition to the President’s policies, to petty insults and conspiracy theories aimed at smearing Obama, to the embrace of the radical tea party protests, the Republican party has responded by lurching further to the right. ThinkProgress’s Victor Zapanta compiled a video report on the radical right’s 100 days of opposition. Watch it:
In pivoting to the extreme right, the Republican party has all but abandoned moderates and independents. Yesterday, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter left the party to become a Democrat, and today, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) warned that “being a Republican moderate sometimes feels like being a cast member of ‘Survivor.’”
Today’s Progress Report recaps Obama’s first 100 days.