then the internal tensions will be such that the change of leadership, or complete split if that doesn't happen, will be as swift and as final as the collapse of the Whigs which Professor Codevilla details.
The latest Bloomberg poll has Republican party approval at 35%. This is the legacy of the GOP establishments 2012 presidential campaign and Karl Rove's subsequent intrusion in to the upcoming candidate selection process. To some the divisions are not able to be healed and instead of continuing on with a battle which will only weaken both sides perhaps, at CPAC. It is time to either declare for a split, or put the Establishment on final notice.
"As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned"
Angelo M. Codevilla is Professor Emeritus of international relations at Boston University and a fellow of the Claremont Institute.
"Today the majority of Republican congressmen plus a minority of senators – dissidents from the Party but solid with their voters – are the natural core of a new party. The name it might bear is irrelevant."
"Moreover to set up the Republican establishment as a separate caucus invites the dissidents to unite and present themselves united as an alternative. That is the natural path to the dissidents forming a new party while Republican leadership dissolves into the Democratic party. In sum, the value of the label “Republican” is problematic."
"A new party is likely to arise because the public holds both Republicans and Democrats responsible for the nation’s unsustainable course. Indebtedness cannot increase endlessly. "
"When – sooner rather than later – events collapse this house of cards, it will be hard to credibly advocate a better future while bearing a label that advertises responsibility for the present. Why trust any Republican Republican?"
"Yet the country class, to defend itself, to cut down the forest of subsidies and privileges that choke America, to curb the arrogance of modern government, cannot shy away from offending the ruling class’ intellectual and moral pretenses. Events themselves show how dysfunctional the ruling class is. But only a political party worthy of the name can marshal the combination of reason, brutal images, and consistency adequately to represent America’s country class."