Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett believes the tea party is destroying the Republican Party. The ex-Utah lawmaker, a victim of tea party politics when he lost his seat in 2010 to Mike Lee, gave his candid assessment to a conference of the Assoc.of Amer Editorial Cartoonists in Salt Lake City. "We're a center-right nation. The further politicians move away from the center, the more alienating their party becomes," Bennett said. He compared the damage of the tea party on the Republican Party to what happened to the Democratic Party in the 1970s as a result of the so-called McGovernites.
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Both parties are part of the problem, including corporatism. Capitalism is a good thing, but what both parties have added to, is the growing power and scope of the government and corporatism.
excellent link. all should read it, but unfortunately those who need 2 never will - and if they do they will blindly deny it as truth.
"...inhumane and cruel..." summed it up nicely I thought.
The conclusion is worth noting too I think:
"This is not meant as an indictment of all Republicans because it's very likely that many rank and file Republicans don't share these predispositions (though clearly some do). Rather it's an indictment of
Interesting, but the Guardian has a left wing view. See this article published on the day former Prime Minister Thatcher died http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/09/mar... Mrs Thatcher's & Tea Party had same vie
Granted, The Guardian does have a left leaning, but frankly, I don't think an article about Margaret Thatcher has any bearing on the question at hand.
Statistics indicate the Tea Party is painting the GOP into an ever smaller corner by alienating minorities, women, the LGBT community and young people.https://hubpages.com/politics/The-Tea-Party-Syndro...
True. Nader had the same effect on Gore candidacy, assuring the election of Bush. But, the Tea Party is causing the GOP to paint itself into an ever-smaller corner, alienating minorities, gays, young people and women who support their right to choose
It isn't just the presidency. They have a lot of members in Congress. As large as the progressive caucus actually and have definitely had an impact on other election levels.
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