:: Ah, I long for the good old days. The days when the GOP made sense at least some of the time. The days before they found the evangelicals. And before Newt GIngrich. When men such as William F. Buckley were their leaders.
Although we disagreed more often than not, at the very least, they sometimes actually put forth a good or creative idea. And, more importantly, imo, they were not bent on LYING, and their fallback strategy wasn't "god". *sigh* From Jason Linkins: (I love this guy)
As the Economic Stimulus Package hurtled toward an agreement last week, I was taken aback by the last minute derailment strategy the GOP undertook -- something about a salt marsh mouse that Nancy Pelosi was going to give a million billion dollars to, and subsequently celebrate in this year's Folsom Street Fair, because it's the most liberal rodent in the country. "How deliciously old-school!" I thought, adding, "And inane! And ineffective! And embarrassing!" Apparently, I wasn't alone in these sentiments.
The Republican Party has been captured by it's evangelical base. My prediction is that within the next ten years, the more intelligent branch of the GOP will form a new party. And these people, along with other members of the GOP intelligentsia, will be part of the new party.
That will be a good day for this country, for while we absolutely require a two-party system, we do not require an opposition party who behaves like four-year-olds and cares more for their own asses and their party than they do the American people.