February 22, 2005

Speaking of accommodation...

INDC Bill has some on-point thoughts on the future of the GOP, and those who might be itching to turn this into a West Coast/East Coast rappers war between Evangelicals and libertarians.

To be perfectly honest I'm not worried about this in the short run: the Republican coalition became frayed in the two elections after the end of the Soviet threat with the defection of the Perot movement, and look what it got us:


(Elian + Smiling Osama)/Tricky Billary= Republican disunity
is the formula we need to keep in mind.

In short: I think the fear might be a tad overheated, but at the same time I will punch the next person I see with a "Niccodemus aint no Republican" button. And I sure as heck don't want to be part of a party which has no room for Stephen Green let alone apostates like Bill.

Posted by Steve at February 22, 2005 10:29 AM

I know it's heresy, but here's my thing: the two parties in power are more interested in wresting power than in a workable platform, but I don't think it signals anything except that chaos wooed is chaos won. It's a fact of life that you cannot make everyone happy all the time, and I don't know that government should - that's a good way to get a lot of crappy government (can anybody say Head Start?).

I think a gravitation away from powermongering and toward political ideals can only be accomplished by decentralizing that power away from R vs D. Call me crazy. Go Libs! (but put that joint down first).

Posted by: tee bee at February 22, 2005 12:16 PM
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