...or it may be a tactic. Here is some fiction:...
The so called "ultra right' has had it's day in the sun and the recent election IMO is proof. ...
GW Bush, in the role of Star Trek Engineer Montgomery Scott, but with a [-]Connecticut Yankee[/-] Texas accent: "Our power is flattering...falt...um, looks like it's going away. If we continue our current course, we will plummet into the Sun! The Party cannot hold together much longer, Captain."
Karl [-]Marx[/-] Rove, dressed in a gold tunic: "Initiate plan EnduringDeception. Let the [-]Romulans[/-] Democrats board the ship."
GW: "Aye, aye. Dropping shields."
The Democrats' ship, NewHope, docks with the FreeEnterprise, and the Democrats board and take the helm - but Engineering resists, so the [-]Romulans[/-] Democrats still can't steer the ship.
Chief Engineer GW follows through on his Captain's secret plan. He transports all the garbage from the FreeEnterprise to the NewHope. At the last minute (October 2008?), he sets off explosive charges that had been planted before the Dems were allowed to board, severing the connection between the two ships. The force of the explosion shoves the FreeEnterprise hard to port, narrowly missing the Sun. The Democrats' NewHope, now laden with all the garbage, has so much mass that it can't turn fast enough to avoid burning up in the Sun. The Federation returns to the control of its Captain, Karl.
Tune in next week, when the FreeEnterprise finds those cute [-]tribbles[/-] immigrants are less adorable in large numbers. [-]Scotty[/-] GW saves the day by using Extraordinary Transportation to beam them all to Cuba.