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“GOP IS DEAD” CHORUS GAINS ANOTHER VOICE …

|| By FITSNEWS || Dating back to the 2010 revelation of his affair with then-S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley, this website’s founding editor Will Folks has been in the crosshairs of RedState.com and its editor, Erick Erickson.

And vice versa …

If you care about the history between the two sites and their respective owners, feel free to brush up …

Anyway, we’ve been critical of RedState.com because we believe the website elevates faux conservatives (like Haley) without bothering to check their math.  That’s bad for the process because it creates a perception that some elected officials are “conservative” when in reality they are anything but.

This week, though, Erickson has penned a column which we believe is worthy of your consideration.  In it, he reaches the same conclusion we reached about the “Republican” party (except, of course, we reached it several years ago).

That conclusion?  That the GOP – like Zed in the movie Pulp Fiction – is dead.

From Erickson’s piece …

The repeated betrayals of Republican leaders have led to the rise of Donald Trump. The petulance of the party’s congressional leaders who have spent more energy fighting conservative attempts to hold them to their word than fighting Barack Obama now have to fight to wrest control from Trump. Trump, at least presently, is immune from establishment attacks because the party leaders have lost all their credibility. A party that will not stand up to stop tax payer funds going to an organization that pulls whole children out of freezers to sell as scrap is not a party with the moral clarity to tell Donald Trump he is fired.

But there is more to this than meets the eye. More and more polling shows the biggest group of voters who hate the Republican Party are the Republicans’ own conservative voters. In growing numbers they have driven down the popularity ratings of Congress. Instead of trying to recover popularity with their base, the Republicans have convinced the Chamber of Commerce to spend millions of dollars defeating conservative Republican “troublemakers” in the 2016 primary cycle. Why join the base when the GOP thinks it can beat its base?

This then is why the Republican Party as we know it is coming to an end with only one way to avoid the splits that doomed the Whigs. When, not if, Donald Trump fades away, the party leaders will conclude they beat him and the crazy base. They will, like the Bourbons of France, learn nothing and forget nothing. Instead of realizing their broken promises and failures of leadership led to the rise of men like Donald Trump, they will conclude his decline means they need keep no promises.

Amen to that – all that.  In fact that’s what we’ve been screaming for years.

There’s only so many times a party (and those who run under its banner) can say one thing and do the other before the whole thing comes crashing down.

We’re glad Erickson has finally figured it out …

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