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Meh Culpa: On the future of the Republican Party

The history of political parties in the US contains many splits and reformations of an organic nature.  Contrary to its nickname, the GOP isn’t really the Grand Old Party.  That award goes to the Democratic Party, which began its existence under Andrew Jackson and was solidified under Martin Van Buren.  The Republican party wasn’t created until 1854.

Prior to the 2008 presidential election, the Republican evangelical James Dobson threatened to leave the Republican Party and create his own.  It wasn’t until the McCain interview at Saddleback Church and the nomination of Sarah “Bristol can be used” Palin that the Evangelical faction could be considered thoroughly satisfied. Should the intelligensia of the Republican Party manage not only to regroup by redefining Conservatism but by becoming more mainstream to increase its appeal, it’s possible the GOP will splinter into its constituent factions.  Even without such alterations, the party as we know it may still be doomed as groups within merge and scramble to take its place.

It could happen.

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November 17, 2008 - Posted by | political parties in the US, politics, religion | , , , , ,

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