Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Party on the Verge of Destruction

It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.  After supporting a conservative third party candidate and helping the Democrats elect the first Congressman from the 23rd District in over 100 years in NY, they're at it again.  As a Republican, if you talk to, much less work with the Democrats, your seat may be ripe for a hostile take-over from the right.
Conservative Bob Bennett from Utah is the latest Senator to get the treatment from the ultra-conservatives in his party.  The Club for Growth, cites Bennett's extended time in Washington and criticize his willingness to work with Democrats on issues such as healthcare reform and the Wall Street rescue approved amid last year's financial crisis (as their reason for wanting him out).
"One side feels the Republican Party has lost its way and sacrificed its basic principles," said Jennifer Duffy, who tracks Senate races for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. "The other thinks the party has moved too far right and become inflexible and intolerant."
I think they may implode on each other.  Which side will win, and which will lose?  Don't know.  Right now, moneys on the ultra conservs.
But like I said, It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.

1 comment:

  1. I think the Democratic Party isn't what it used to be, either. The extreme left and the extreme right are both highjacking the two major parties. Will we find ourselves with a viable third party because of the in-fighting? I hope so. The abject hatred of the two extremes makes any kind of dialogue nearly impossible. In the end it is the American people who are suffering through all of the baloney.