Krymson Tyde: And the further right it goes the smaller and more irrelevant it will become.
mikemoto: Before you liberals get too cocky, you might want to look to Canada where the Conservative Party took an unbelievable shellacking in 1993. Take a guess which party controls their government now.
bootman: Two derps enter, one herp leaves![i.imgur.com image 450x315]
Komplex: Now the only thing these groups have in common is fear. Evangelicals fear the well educated and women. Uneducated white men fear/resent Blacks, Hispanics and Asians, and the insanely rich people fear everybody.
Uchiha_Cycliste: On a side note it is sickening that an entertainment outfit has so much control over our politics. Unfortunately, there is no legal mechanism available to lessen their influence.
The Great Gazoo: GAT_00: People are blowing this out of proportion again. I swear articles are being rerun from 2008 at this point. The GOP will not fall apart.I agree. I think what you're going to have are the strategists and leaders among the GOP decide that they need to moderate their message, then those people will lose their primaries to more conservative challengers (perhaps backed by the tea party, perhaps not), then those more conservative challengers will be elected or not in the general election depending upon how batshiat insane they are.In other words, just like the last 4 years.
machodonkeywrestler: One can only hoped the American populace has learned.
Gyrfalcon: One of two things has to happen within the GOP:Either they have to disavow the Teahadists in their ranks, toss them out, admit they MUST move back towards the center (although they'll likely stay farther right than they were) in order to regain the support of the right-moderates in the nation; or,They will have to continue to move farther right, in which case there will be a breakaway of the moderates among them and the formation of a center-right third party.There's really no third option for the Republicans at this point. If they continue to court the far right ultranationalists and Tea Party conservatives, they will continue to lose the center and moderate-right within their own ranks. Now, those moderates can either defect to the left, which is increasingly doubtful as the nation continues to polarize, or they'll have to move to the Libertarians and change the focus of that party's economic philosophy (because pure Randian economics can't work in today's political climate) or else form their own New Republican party).Probably tossing the Teahadists is the easiest course open to them, since it would be easier to put in old-school politicians in most areas; but we'll see if the Tea Party, having tasted the heady nectar of political power, are willing to go back to being on the outside looking in.
Kittypie070: Boehner must be a librul plant, right?
Aarontology: No they won't.They'll fall in line like they always do. If they really wanted to revolt, they'd leave and become blue dogs or start their own center right party.
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