Friday, December 1, 2006

A National Party No More?

It is now the Republican Party that is in danger of marginalization. From The Economist:

Nov 30th 2006

The Republicans are in danger of being confined to the South

THREE years ago Zell Miller, then a Democratic senator for Georgia,
published an anguished book entitled "A National Party No More: The
Conscience of a Conservative Democrat". Today, though, the people who
are in that very danger are the Republicans rather than the Democrats.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nationally, the Republicans have marginalized themselves, mostly through "the war on terror". Locally, they may do the same with their constant attempts to subvert the will of the people on our nonpartisan judiciary.

Being the party in power comes with all kinds of responsibilities and opportunities. The Republicans have handled this terribly since 2000, more importantly since 9/11. That should give us tremendous hope nationally because we're seeing more and more Americans moving towards the center and away from the ideas and policies of Bush/Cheney and the neo-cons.

If they lose in 2008, they'll have no one else but themselves to blame. Their marginalization is a self-inflicted wound. And it's a lesson that we all need to learn.