The GOP has always been the party of the wealthy, but they were wise enough to realize that there were not enough votes to keep them in power if they counted only on the votes of the rich. Thus the smart money in the GOP, pun intended, welcomed minorities and a variety of opinions. Those days are long gone.
The GOP now represents a Christian denomination that says my way or the highway. Nostalgia for the past now dominates the GOP, and fear of difference beliefs and histories and ethnicities power their programs. He/she doesn’t look like us.
The 1% created the TEA Party to disrupt the adoption of the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare. Now the 1% have lost control of the TEA Party members of Congress. The tail is now wagging the dog, to the dog’s discomfort and to the dismay of more rational voters.
There has always been a tug-of-war in society between the conservative and the liberal, between a patriarchal view that father knows best and a liberal view that children need to grow by exercising responsibility and judgment. Historically, both parties have included both views. Now the GOP is in the final stages of purifying itself by eliminating liberal and moderate members. You are either one of them, or you are a RINO and pushed out of the party.
- GOP healthcare (bell-book-candle.com)
- CHART: House GOP Holds 30 Times More Votes On Repealing Obamacare Than On Creating Jobs (thinkprogress.org)
- Durst: GOP is the Care Less Party (pekintimes.com)
- Letter: Right not right (naplesnews.com)