Thursday, December 27, 2012

Shrinkage

TRMS

Former Bush aide Mark McKinnon on the incredible shrinking Republican Party: "Increasingly, it is becoming clear that the party is against everything and for nothing.

"Nothing on taxes. Nothing on gun control. Nothing on climate change. Nothing on gay marriage. Nothing on immigration reform (or an incremental, piece-by-piece approach, which will result in nothing). It's a very odd situation when the losing party is the party refusing to negotiate. It may be how you disrupt, but it is not how you govern, or how you ever hope to regain a majority.

"And so, we have a Republican Party today willing to eliminate any prospect for a decent future for anyone, including itself, if it cannot be a future that is 100 percent in accordance with its core beliefs and principles. That's not governing. That's just lobbing hand grenades. If you're only standing on principle to appear taller, then you appear smaller. And the GOP is shrinking daily before our eyes."
Perhaps it will drown in the bathtub. Then we can add a little quicklime and pull the plug...

2 comments:

bearsense said...

The 'pubs were always good at running for office ('cept lately) and lousy at governing.
Sort of like the dog chasing cars; he runs well, but doesn't know what to do when he catches one.

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