Saturday, March 26, 2011
Apart from its opposition to the Democrats, I have a fairly hard time ginning up enthusiasm for the Republican Party as an institution. That is quite a change for me, because I was an energetic Teenage Republican back in Iowa City during the late 1970s, when it was both dorky and futile.
That said, this seems like an excellent reason to pull the GOP lever.
I'm a registered Independent--not because I'm a moderate, but because I could no longer abide what the GOP had become. Still, a third party isn't necessary and would be dangerous (see Ross Perot=Bill Clinton, Ralph Nader=GW Bush, etc.).
Let's just kick all the RINOs out of the GOP. The 2010 freshman class was a good start...although too many of them have voted with the 'leadership' recently. The Tea Party is the key to fixing the GOP. Either the old guard changes or we target them too. What happened to Paul Ryan? Cantor and Boehner are acting like Beltwayitis has fatally infected them.