Friday, December 21, 2012

Right Action

One big reason I don't write here more often is that there are estimable others far better at saying what's on my mind than I; the best of whom being Charlie Pierce who this morning puts into sharp relief what long-time readers here saw me predict years ago: that the Republicans are no longer what you might call a political party.

None of what's happened among the GOPnicki in Congress these last few weeks has surprised; and anyone claiming to be so, or is reacting with something like dismay, has willfully ignored the signals now for a very long time.

The next logical step of Republican disintegration would be the wholesale switching of party affiliation by those fifty or so GOP representatives from purple districts--the ones who will end up voting in favor of the president's proposal--whose paths to re-election would be infinitely eased by running on the Democratic ticket.

Never happen? Farfetched, you say? I've been right before.


pw said...

Okay,Will. Enough time off! We miss you.

Will Divide said...

awww, shucks. and don't think i have not been thinking about this place.