Monday, October 14, 2013

The GOP isn’t going anywhere - Jonathan Bernstein -

Jonathan Bernstein usually gets it right.  And he is right here about the Republican split.  They believe that we have too much government.   Those who disagree are Democrats.  the country is pretty closely split.  That plus winner take all elections will keep us one nation, two parties, not three. And independents won't take over, either - despite odd ball states like Maine that have tolerated independents who are really ideological Democrats who can't get the party's nomination but can run a large enough campaign to win in a small state. - GWC
The GOP isn’t going anywhere -
by Jonathan Bernstein.
Yes, Republicans not only have badly hurt their image in the shutdown and debt limit battle, but they have revealed bitter internal conflicts.
Stinks to be them, right? Right.
For now.
But don’t leap to any great conclusions about where things are headed in the future.
Too many critics of the GOP are doing exactly that right now. John Judis, for example, wrote in The New Republic this week:
There is a growing fear among Washington Republicans that the party, which has lost two national elections in a row, is headed for history’s dustbin. And I believe that they are right to worry.
No, they are not. There are good reasons why Democrats and Republicans have persisted as major parties since the Civil War, and why they’ve maintained roughly equal strength for a couple of generations now. It’s highly unlikely that’s going to change.  'via Blog this'

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