Forward Progressives — a Look at the Future of the Republican Party and Its Impending Collapse
It’s no secret that I’m not a Republican. Very little they do makes any sense, and usually when they do something that does make some kind of sense it’s a PR move following some epic disaster. For example, many Republicans are now pushing away from the tea party following the incredibly unpopular government shutdown that tea party Republicans were the leading force behind.
Republicans are banking on this “push back” benefitting their party — which it very well could in the short-term — but the future of the GOP is very dim. This whole “rebellion” against tea party conservatives isn’t going to go well for the Republican party. In fact, I’m predicting it splits the party in two.
See, the tea party is a very interesting entity. For all intents and purposes, tea party Republicans control the message of the Republican party because they control primary elections. During the primaries, those who turn out to vote in these elections are usually the “base” of any particular political party. Meaning that when Republican primary season rolls around, most of the people voting in those elections are going to be what we would call “tea party Republicans.” And as we’ve seen, they’re a spiteful, paranoid, hateful, whiny bunch of people.
The type who won’t have any problem turning on many people within their own party. Hell, they’ve already been doing so and have threatened to do it again.