Saturday, April 18, 2009


The Rethuglican Party has a dilemma. They don't seem to know where they are headed. Are they headed to the center, or to the right. Or are they headed to the hard right(extremist), or are they off to wander in the wilderness for the next ten years or so. I think I like the wilderness idea the best. Except, let's have them wander for twenty to thirty years.

Rachel Maddow has a talk with author James Mann about this.


Gordon said...

The Repugs need to pull it together more in touch with the views of the people of our country so we can have a viable opposition to one-party domination. Eventually, the Dems'll get too big for their britches. They've done it before, though probably not as bad as the Repugs this last time.

Not too soon though. 20-30 years might be about right, or after I'm dead, whichever comes first.

Grandpa Eddie said...

I don't think they're gonna pull it together anytime soon. They seem to be leaning farther and farther to the right.

30 years sounds about right.

Nancy said...

Are there any moderate Republicans left? All spokespersons for repubs all seem to getting wackier and wackier. My son, who is in his 30's and comes into contact with a lot of people due to his business, told me most people under the age of 40 with whom he comes into contact are big republican-haters. They are the up and coming voters and "deciders" who will determine the course of the repubs. If they (the repubs) continue down the same path they seem to be headed, 30 or 40 years might be right.

Well, see you guys next week. Be good and take care. Thanks for being such good friends! :)

SheaNC said...

Anymore I think that political parties, at least the big two, are not a good fit for most of us. Having two parties makes it easier for the ruling elite to maintain control. Politicians are bought and paid for, votes are the equivalent of a handful of peanuts thrown into a cage of chattering monkeys, the ultrarich who control everything sit back and laugh as we argue about which of their manipulative illusions is more realistic.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Nancy - I think there are a few left but they don't have a very loud voice and are being ignored by those in the party who have gone hard right. If you take a look at some of the younger members of the party, Meagan McCain for example, they seem to be trying to turn the party back towards the center. But, as long as the "old guard" is in control, I don't think you'll see much change because they won't listen to the "youngsters." Hell, John McCain won't listen to his own daughter, or even defend her.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Shea - I have to agree with you. The ultra-wealthy control the strings of politics. It is they who decide what candidates we are allowed to vote for. It is all designed to benefit them. A good example of this would be the recent vote on inheritance tax where 10 Democrats crossed over and voted with the Rethugs to vote against putting the tax back on the wealthy.