The GOP establishment is in full freakout mode over the continued rise of Rick Santorum in the polls, and the threat to the inevitable candidacy of the choice of the establishment, Willard Mitt Rmoney (sic).

Republicans are staring down the increasingly real possibility that Rick Santorum could snatch the presidential nomination away from Mitt Romney and with it any idea that they could mount serious opposition to President Obama in the fall.

As a result, many have started to hit the panic button, and they’re doing so in a way you probably wouldn’t have expected from the GOP, which still counts evangelicals among its strongest and most reliable base vote. Nevertheless, the freakout is evident from the Romney-allied Drudge Report homepage right through to radio host Laura Ingraham’s national airwaves.

Rick Santorum, conservatives and his opponents started to say Tuesday, is just too dang extreme.

The Drudge Report’s powerful homepage banner spent a full day blasting out a 2008 Santorum speech at Ave Maria University in Florida in which the former Pennsylvania Senator told the crowd that Satan is trying to destroy the US. Drudge sold the story as “developing”, but Right Wing Watch had pretty much the whole thing reported last week.

AWOOOGAH!!! Conservatives Start To Sound The Alarm Over Rick Santorum’s Extremism

I of course am appreciating the tasty irony of right wing web sites like Drudge quoting from progressive blogs and news sources to attack their own.

But let me sum up my reaction to this, and my response to the GOP:

To all of which I have only this to say to the GOP and the radical right wing in America:

Pot. Kettle. Black.

Bed. Made. Sleep.

Dog. Lie down. Fleas.

Seeds. Sow. Reap.

Deserve. Get.

But most of all, from my point of view: Fun. Barrel. Monkeys.