Comment: GOP Civil War

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Michael Nystrom's picture

GOP Civil War

Call it what it is.

What happens during a civil war? The entity hosting the war is consumed, potentially destroyed.

(Some) people around here hate Lincoln, but if the party is to be saved, someone has to step up to the plate and save it, as Lincoln did to save the Union. Note that, as much as you may disagree, Lincoln is now viewed as a hero among the majority of Americans.

Also note how Bill Buckley stepped up to the plate in the 60's to save the GOP:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/opinion/where-have-you-gon...

Personally, I don't give a rat's ass about the GOP. It can die for all I care.

However, and FYI: There is an attempted revolution in progress. For lack of a better term, the "Tea Party" is attempting the overthrow. Boner is part of the Establishment, trying to quell the rebellion. Depending on how big the opposition is, he either will be able to, or he won't. The process to find out if he can (quell the rebellion or not) is what we are witnessing now: Civil War.

The question is how the "Tea Party" will tack. Will it be slash and burn, or some kind of compromise and acquiescence. Dick Armey just said fuck it as far as Freedom Works tactics are concerned. I haven't been paying enough attention to know what he's saying fuck it to, but I think he is saying to to Tea Party "extremism."

Mind you, revolutions and governing are two different things, requiring two different skill sets.

Fidel Castro was a great revolutionary. He succeeded. As a ruler, he was pretty terrible. Look at how his people have suffered for over half a century.

Read the Buckley article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/opinion/where-have-you-gon...

Whether you agree with it or not, it should make you think.

Anyway. Just sayin'

He's the man.