Monday, October 21, 2013

Hear, hear!

Hear, hear!  Brit Hume on what the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party is trying to accomplish.  Well said, and briefly too.

I'm skeptical that the Tea Party wing will ever be able to subsume the rest of the Republicans, though I'd certainly love to be proven wrong on that.  The last time an independent third party ever emerged was before the Civil War, over 150 years ago, when anti-slavery forced formed the Republican Party.  Those folks wouldn't recognize their creation today.  For a new third Tea Party to emerge, there would have to be similar passion and widespread support for the kind of liberty and small government the Tea Party stands for.  Could that passion be the equal of anti-slavery passion?  Certainly not today, and certainly not with the low information electorate we have...

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