Too many Republicans are falling victim to "demagoguery" led by Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin that will damage the party enormously says a GOP Congressman who lost a primary battle last month.
12-year incumbent Rep. Bob Inglis of South Carolin states that Tea Party favorites such a Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck will end up doing enormous damage.
He said Palin's claim that the Democratic health care bill would create "death panels" was very damaging
"There were no death panels in the bill ... and to encourage that kind of fear is just the lowest form of political leadership. It's not leadership. It's demagoguery," he told the Associated Press
"I think we have a lot of leaders that are following those (television and talk radio) personalities and not leading," he said. "What it takes to lead is to say, 'You know, that's just not right.'"
"It's a real concern, because I think what we're doing is dividing the country into partisan camps that really look a lot like Shia and Sunni," he said, "It's very difficult to come together to find solutions."
He says racism against President Obama is at the root of much of the hatred of him "I love the South. I'm a Southerner. But I can feel it," he said.