The Republican Party finds itself at a crucial crossroads in political history. Torn between two distinctly differing philosophies and unable to reconcile their differences. Perpetually fighting with each other over control of the party, and willing to threaten outright destruction of the party itself, in order to prevail. A few years ago, it appeared the fight was between libertarian and social conservatives, but that fight seems to have mutated into a much deeper and more threatening chasm.
In one corner, is the establishment “old guard” republicans, defiantly clinging to antiquated political notions of bipartisanship with moderate democrats, who quite frankly, no longer exist. Believing that some day, the people will again make the choice to put their politicians in charge of the body politic in Washington, returning the bygone glory to the Grand Old Party. In the opposite corner, the new Tea Party patriots, energized and invigorated, willing to fight for core conservative principles, in spite of polls or popular opinion. Read the rest of this entry »