The public has grown more conservative during the Obama presidency. The catch: It’s grown less Republican, too.
Probably because people are figuring out that the Republican Party, as presenty constituted, isn’t at all conservative, either. Far from it, in fact.
A culture war is definitely raging on the right, and a civil war may follow, though I hope not. I’d hate to see the GOP establishment create an ideological rationale for being anti-Tea Party.
Create? They’ve already done that. Read your own web site and magazine.
It’s better for conservatism if the GOP establishment is pulled toward the Tea Party, rather than repelled from it. Likewise, it’s better if the Tea Party sees the GOP as a vehicle for its agenda rather than an obstruction.
What on earth would lead the Tea Party to see the GOP as a vehicle for its agenda?
If forced, I’d root for the tea partiers. And once they’re in power, I’d chuckle as the Richard Vigueries denounced them as sellouts too
How can we trust Gentry GOP figures who only root for the Tea Party because they’ve been “forced” to do so?
George H.W. Bush was “forced” to go along with the Reagan agenda by virtue of his selection as Reagan’s Veep. We saw how trustworthy that “conversion” actually turned out to be.
I’m going with “Kill the Republican Party. Burn its corpse. Bury the ashes. And sow the grave with salt.”
Nothing will ever convince me to trust those treacherous, backstabbing liars ever again.