Sunday, March 6, 2016

Will The GOP Be Worth Saving?

The National Review just posted a very challenging question:

Is the GOP Worth Saving?

The Reagan coalition is long gone,

 replaced by Chamber of Commerce hegemony.

  Thursday night’s debate underscores this truth: The GOP is disintegrating. When the front-runner for your party uses the national debate stage to discuss the size of his Anthony Weiner, you have a problem. When that same man affirms that he will order U.S. soldiers to commit the horrifying war crime of deliberately slaughtering the wives, children, and elderly noncombatant relatives of ISIS, you have an even worse problem.
The mind boggles....
"I do not know that I can ever bring myself to vote for a man who boasts about his private parts in public and vows to kill innocent women and children, even if I don’t believe him."
  On a more prosaic level, it is also true: When a solid conservative like Ted Cruz emerges as the leading opponent to Trump, and the GOP establishment stubbornly refused to coalesce around him, you have both a political and a moral problem. 
  1. leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others.
  Especially after the GOP’s preferred horse lost not only in Iowa, and not only in New Hampshire, but in South Carolina. Marco Rubio’s innovative 3, 5, 2, 3, 3, 3, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 1 strategy is right on target. Meanwhile Kasich is living in his own egocentric fantasy land as the Democrats’ favorite Republican.
  Right now, many conservatives are reacting to the #NeverTrump movement by pointing to the horrors of Hillary Clinton and urging conservatives to avert their eyes from Trump’s constant parade of horribles. Join together as Republicans to beat Horrible Hillary, they say, or lose the Supreme Court for a generation.
  There is a lot to be said for that point of view. I am still mulling it all over.

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