Here's the problem with that argument. First, it seems as though all the elected (and non-elected) leaders of your party have been infected. Congressmen and women and Senators are saying things which make them either: a) extremely gullible and ignorant; or b) dangerously deceitful.
It is not just the fringe. The crazy has taken completely over. Latest example, this question on a health survey distributed by the RNC:
"It has been suggested that the government could use voter registration to
determine a person's political affiliation, prompting fears that GOP voters
might be discriminated against for medical treatment in a Democrat-imposed
health care rationing system. Does this possibility concern you?"
I'm sorry. This shit is just insane. It would be hilarious if there weren't people out there buying this shit and doing things like showing up at rallies carrying loaded weapons. And it's absolutely pants-shitting scary that the Representatives and Senators saying this crap may be naive/stupid/gullible enough to believe this crap. I mean...aren't some of these folks getting classified briefings? No wonder we can't keep state secrets worth a shit.