Quote of the Day:
“…the fresh crop of newcomers — Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas — are children of the new age — noisy, rambunctious, impatient and impenitent, even. They’re not coming to town to carve out a sinecure, to be carried out feet first a quarter of a century later leaving no impression but the shape of their ample bottoms in an easy chair. They’re neither impressed by the ritual of “the world’s oldest deliberative body,” nor respectful of the ivy-encrusted tradition that binds it to the past. They’re contemptuous of all that. For better or worse, they’re coming only to do a job.” — Wes Pruden, The Washington Times.
If you were to draw back and review the events of the last few weeks dispassionately, you would see what is hidden from the GOP establishment. The Republican Party is dissolving.
If we are to believe the GOP establishment, Obamacare will collapse of its own impracticability. All we have to do is wait. The New Boys (a term I’ll adopt in want of a better one,) say, “No! Kill it now before it irretrievably damages the country.”
Those two viewpoints reveal the dichotomy of the GOP, the division between the establishment who wants not to make waves least they be damped, and those who knows the waves are coming regardless and we’ll all be wettened in the deluge of failing liberalism.
Wes Pruden, in the article that I took his quote above, notes the changes and the divisiveness within the GOP. The New Boys have come to town with an agenda. It’s not their agenda, it is the agenda of their constituents that says, “NO MORE.”
It is increasingly apparent that the divisions will not—can not heal given the intransigence of the Washington establishment. I now believe it is only a matter of time before the conservatives of the GOP depart. They will declare themselves ‘independent’ one by one, no longer giving allegiance to the GOP. At some point, they will declare a unity of goals and principles and a new party/association/alliance will emerge and the two-party system will dissolve.
Pundits will declare than our government was designed as a two-party system. That is not true. It was envisioned to be without political parties at all, but, given human nature, people of like opinions will gather and merge into political forces.
Perhaps it is time for the two-party system to become a three-party system. The libs should applaud. After all, the nation will then follow the multiparty politics of their beloved Europe.