VOICES OF THE REVOLUTION
The American Republican Party is breaking up. A nascent war between the far right and the middle for the soul of the GOP has begun.
I predict (and I am not alone in this) that the extreme right – the screeching lunatics who couldn’t keep their racist, misogynistic, homophobic mouths shut – will double-down on their lunacy and drive the GOP even farther to right edge of the political spectrum – and right off the edge of the political world.
We won’t actually see the GOP fragment into a bunch of independent, special interest parties before the next election. But, because the lunatics control the state-based primary and nomination process, the next Republican candidate will not even pretend – like Romney did – to be palatable to the majority of American voters. The next Republican candidate will be openly racist, misogynistic, homophobic, dead set against immigration reform and won’t even pretend to care about anyone making less than $500,000 per year.
That person, whoever it is, will lose to Hillary Clinton in an electoral landslide, but a close popular vote.
Which will cause the extreme right to go absolutely insane. They will triple down on their lunacy.
And that is the point when Republican moderates (yes, they do exist) will finally have had enough.
The following recent voices are signposts into the Twilight Zone.
“When I talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, what I mean is, it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to repudiate this nonsense [of the extreme right wing], and to repudiate it directly.”
Steve Schmidt, a top Republican strategist who ran John McCain’s 2008 campaign
The demographics race we’re losing badly. We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
“We’ve got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything. We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.”
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)
“A majority of the American people believe that the one good point about Republicans is they won’t raise taxes. However they also believe Republicans caused the economic mess in the first place and might do it again, cannot be trusted to care about cutting spending in a way that is remotely concerned about who it hurts, and are retrograde to the point of caricature on everything else.”
Heather Higgins, conservative activist
“Let me just be candid: My party [the GOP] is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that’s despicable.”
Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
“If the party doesn’t change, we can put the party on a Carnival cruise line ship during the next election and they can enjoy themselves up and down the Caribbean because that’s about the size it will become.”
John Weaver, a GOP strategist who ran ex-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman’s presidential bid
“The Republicans are for free enterprise, but not free people. And that is their fundamental problem. Their freedom only applies to businesses, not individuals.”
Jennifer Granholm, commentator for politico.com
“In reality, the Republican Party didn’t lose the election because of Sandy, or Christie, or a mural. It lost because 71 percent of Latinos, 93 percent of black people, 73 percent of Asian Americans, and 55 percent of women voted against it. The party did not embrace policies that appeal to these demographic groups—and lost. And that’s the GOP’s fault.”
Jake Heller, reporter
“At the end of the day, conservatives were left out in the cold. It should have been a landslide for Romney – had he embraced a truly conservative agenda.”
Brent Bozell, president of the conservative Media Research Center
“We didn’t sell a positive vision.”
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)
“We need a legitimate third party to challenge the current system that we have, because I don’t believe that the Republican Party … has the ability to rebrand itself.”
“I can’t stop crying. America died. The Democrat Party voted God out and replaced Him with Romans 1. In the Good vs Evil battle…today…Evil won. Thanks a lot Christians, for not showing up. You disgust me.”
Victoria Jackson, former actress and born again Christian
“Tea partiers will take over the Republican Party within four years.”
Richard A. Viguerie, chairman of conservatiehq.com
“If conservative lawmakers want to win elections, they better pay attention to and address youth voters currently swayed by leftist professors who indoctrinate them for Democrats with cherry-picked lesson plans and biased lectures.”
Jennifer Kabbany (quoting “several prominent educators”)
“President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob.”
“There are good decent men and women, who go out everyday to put their skills to test that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor trying to indoctrinate them. I understand why [Obama] wants you to go to college — he wants to remake you in his image.”
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