Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Balkanization of the GOP


We've all been commenting on the complete disarray of the Republican Party. So, it's not like Stuart Rothenberg's comments are surprising, but they are worth noting.

He writes:
The Republican Party continues to fracture more seriously than I expected following last year’s re-election of President Barack Obama. 
Instead of uniting the GOP’s various constituencies against the president’s agenda, Obama’s re-election seems to have encouraged Republicans to spend much of their time harping on their internal disagreements and fighting over how the party should be positioned for 2016 and beyond.

I agree that the split is more serious than I thought it would be.  Though we may have seen this coming considering that there is no force strong enough to hold the party together, so various factions are battling for supremacy.

It's the nastiest kind of civil war, not that there are any pleasant kinds.

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