Skip to main content

View Diary: NE-Sen: The Road to 60 (114 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  If the Repubs get heartburn in 2008, they're (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Anton Sirius, david78209

    going to positively vomit in 2010 and 2012.

    "Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it." ML King

    by TheWesternSun on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 03:15:20 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  I hope the Republican Party dies off (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      TheWesternSun

      It's been 150+ years since the last time a major party fell apart, but it happened to the Whigs in the 1850's:

      The party was ultimately destroyed by the question of whether to allow the expansion of slavery to the territories. With deep fissures in the party on this question, the anti-slavery faction successfully prevented the nomination of its own incumbent President Fillmore in the U.S. presidential election of 1852; instead, the party nominated General Winfield Scott, who was soundly defeated. Its leaders quit politics (as Lincoln did temporarily) or changed parties. The voter base defected to the Republican Party, various coalition parties in some states, and to the Democratic Party. By the U.S. presidential election of 1856, the party had lost its ability to maintain a national coalition of effective state parties and endorsed Millard Fillmore, now of the American Party, at its last national convention.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      Not that long before the Whigs, the Federalist Party ran out of steam in the 1820's.
       
      I seriously think the "Republican" and "GOP" brands are so poisoned the party's at least going to have to go through the motions of dissolving, and re-forming under a different name.  

      We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

      by david78209 on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 04:27:30 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I hope you are correct. I suspect you are. (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        david78209

        There is such a thing as a sane and rational conservative, as distinct from the neocons. Their POV deserves to be heard. They'll just have to decide how.

        "Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it." ML King

        by TheWesternSun on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:56:32 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (132)
  • Community (62)
  • Elections (39)
  • 2016 (37)
  • Environment (36)
  • Bernie Sanders (35)
  • Hillary Clinton (30)
  • Culture (30)
  • Republicans (29)
  • Media (29)
  • Climate Change (27)
  • Spam (24)
  • Congress (23)
  • Education (23)
  • Civil Rights (22)
  • Barack Obama (21)
  • Labor (21)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (21)
  • Texas (20)
  • Law (20)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site