Damn! I’m losing my mind, because I just listened to Sean Hannity the fairly well-known right-wing radio talk show and FNC talk show host say that maybe it is time for a new Conservative Party. But it gets better, because I actually agree with Sean Hannity on this. Perhaps the first time I’ve agreed with Sean Hannity since, well so long back I can’t remember the last time I agreed with Sean Hannity on anything goes back further than I can remember now. If Sean said it was hot and sunny in Miami, Florida today, I would go check the local weather report in Miami, Florida to confirm that.
Sean Hannity and I rarely agree on anything, but he makes a good point here. And maybe the only good news from the Tea Party Republican government shutdown coming out of this from the Republican Party is that the establishment Republicans take back the GOP. And the Tea Party bolts the GOP as a result and forms some Far-Right Confederate Party or something where compromise is truly regarded as surrender.
And where the Republican Party can rebuild and bring in the new voters they’ll need in the future. To stay competitive with Democrats in the future. That would be one option, but there’s another option as well. That the Republican Leadership or lack of it calculates that they need the Tea Party. And couldn’t possibly succeed in the future without it and does whatever they can to make sure they stay in the Republican Party. And as a result the Northeastern-Republicans and Midwestern-Republicans bolt the GOP to form an actual Center-Right party in America, perhaps an Independence Party.
And the new GOP puts a coalition together with fiscally conservative Independents and Blue Dog Democrats. Southern-Democrats who are fiscally conservative and socially moderate.The second option would mean the Republican Party would stop to exist as a major political party in America and would become a party of nothing more than a Bible Belt party. Made up of mostly Anglo-Saxon-Protestant-straight men in the deep South and rural America. Without the manpower or people power to compete with Democrats and anyone else really. With a large following for political power, at least at the national level.