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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Commentary: Politics: Peter Wehner & Michael Gerson: How to Save the Republican Party

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I wrote a blog a couple of weeks ago about how to save the Republican Party and asked a bunch of questions like. Is the GOP worth saving and so fourth and just by the title of this blog, you know where I am on that. So I'm not going to go through that again other then to say the Confederate wing of the GOP is not worth saving. If they stay in the GOP or move onto a Confederate third party, that won't be a problem either way for Republicans. As long as the Confederates are no longer running the GOP, because they've gotten back to their Conservative roots and once again yes. Have become a Conservative Party which they aren't right now. Today they are more of Neoconservative/Christian Theocratic Party, with basically anti-democratic leanings towards people who aren't traditional. Republicans and thats simply not good enough in a country thats becoming more minority and less European and more Liberal and Libertarian. And less Authoritarian and more tolerant of all types of Americans.

What the Republican Party is going through right now is actually not much different then what the Democrats went through. In the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, that is as the country then became more Conservative thanks to Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Democrats became more Progressive or Social-Democratic as the New-Left of antiwar Social-Democrats essentially took over the. Democratic Party in an era where Democrats coming off of the Great Society and civil rights movement. Should've been in position to govern into an indefinite future but the Vietnam War and the mishandling of that. Ruin that for Democrats but now as the country is becoming more Liberal and Libertarian and more minority. The Republican Party has moved further to the right and has become more Neoconservative and Theocratic, Statist even. Towards a population that doesn't want that.

What makes this political situation worse for the Republican Party then it was for Democrats forty years ago. Is simply fundamental demographics that are poised to wipeout todays GOP if it doesn't adjust successfully. Because todays GOP is simply dying off as Bible Belt voters are getting older and not being replaced again as the country is becoming more Liberal and Libertarian. And most of the new voters are voting Democratic which is going to hit the GOP hard in Congress over the next few. Elections again if they don't successfully adjust but the good news for the GOP is that their successful future is already there. If they simply embrace it and get behind it and dump the Confederate wing of the party.

Like I said before the problem with the Republican Party is that its not that its too Conservative. But that its not Conservative enough and over the last 10-20 years it has become a Neoconservative-Theocratic. Statist party instead of a Conservative Party but the good news is that it still has a Conservative and Libertarian wing in the party. Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, Marco Rubio even and Justin Amash all Republicans serving in Congress right now. In the Senate and Justin Amash's case in the House and these are the people and politics that the GOP has to get behind to bring in the new voters that it needs. To remain a competitive major political party in America.