Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Decline and Fall of the Republican Party

I caught this video from my favorite progressive blogger and I want to share it with you. Its about the proposed Republican Purity Test. Its a suicide pact. Its tearing the party apart. It begs the question, what is the GOP going to do next? Are they going to splinter off ala reformation style?

Conservative economists Gary Becker and Richard Posner wrote about the deterioration of party politics, signs pointing back as far as the 1960s.

During the republican presidential debates Ron Paul said (among other things), the base of the republican party shrunk because of the war issue. Ron Paul continues to tell Rudy Giuliani that 9/11 was Islamic backlash against American Interventionism.

Senator Lindsay Graham dishes out some backlash of his own against Ron Paul's intervention of the Republican Party.

The Republican Party has fragmented into two camps. One group is the carrying the zombie corpse of The Bush administration and everything it stood for. That is, government bailouts, government sponsored monopolies in the health care industry and war mongering in the Middle East. The other group are the librarians who are against all that.

The Republican Party is in serious need of organizing and prioritizing their values. They may find that their survival into 2012 will call for compromise of various social issues such as legalized abortion, legalized gay marriage and legalized recreational drug use. Young conservatives do not buy into the hypocrisy of a political platform that preaches small government in economics and yet insists upon a federal church of morality.

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