Monday, February 27, 2012

The GOP End Times Boogey

2012 or Never: Republicans worry Nov. could be last chance to stop history | Coffee Party News |

...The Republican Party is in the grips of many fever dreams. But this is not one of them. To be sure, the apocalyptic ideological analysis — that “freedom” is incompatible with Clinton-era tax rates and Massachusetts-style health care — is pure crazy. But the panicked strategic analysis, and the sense of urgency it gives rise to, is actually quite sound. The modern GOP — the party of Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes — is staring down its own demographic extinction. Right-wing warnings of impending tyranny express, in hyperbolic form, well-grounded dread: that conservative America will soon come to be dominated, in a semi-permanent fashion, by an ascendant Democratic coalition hostile to its outlook and interests. And this impending doom has colored the party’s frantic, fearful response to the Obama presidency...

1 comment:

billy pilgrim said...

i still maintain that people usually don't for one party, they vote against the party in power when things go awry. let if they can lay in the weeds and let o'bumble foul things up things will change.

of course i'm a stranger from a strange land so i might have my head up my arse.

this might be the last time i prove i'm not a robot.