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Maybe it's just because I'm watching a lot of the West Wing at the moment.
it seems less like they're ripping themselves apart than they're becoming increasingly radicalised.
I feel the paper will be surplus to requirement tonight.
^my view, right there.
it's been loud but hasn't really got under the skin of the GOP or found its people making any really significant electoral gains.
it's basically symptomatic of a realignment to a harder more radicalised right wing position.
american politics has been polarising harder and harder since reagan came to office and this is just that same thing happening again.
people talk about it succeeding here but i don't think that'd be the case - if nothing else the obamacrats are closer to the cameron conservatives than dave is to the republicans in many respects and the british cranks are usually considered just that.
By winning contests like this, it still weakens the Republican chances come the midterms, whether they're fringe nutters or not.
She is clearly master of her domain.
I've never fancied voting for the more moderate Republicans, but I still vastly prefer them to the tea party twats. It's not as if the number of conservatives in the country is going down--it's simply that their options are becoming even more conservative. I think it's just going to leave many moderate Republicans unwilling to vote for anyone come election time, while also calling previously inactive idiots to the polls. There is no guarantee it will help Democratic candidates overall; it may just cause a shift to even-more-conservative conservatives in office. That said, I'm still not super worried. It's up in the air.