Cranks, crazies and globalisation – US politics is fair game for Aussies

Wayne Swan’s remark last month that the US Republican Party had been taken over by “cranks and crazies” is notable in two respects.First, it is true.Second, it marks a further move towards a globalised politics, in which political arguments routinely transcend national boundaries.The truth of Swan’s claim is so obvious that few, even in Australia, have bothered to dispute it. The following are just a sample of the lunatic beliefs held by much of the Republican Party base, propounded on its news outlets such as Fox News, and put forward by leading Republican politicians:

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