They can afford to keep losing.
From Mark Steyn:
As I’ve often said, the Republican Party is so good at folding they should be the White House valets. Doesn’t matter what your issue is, they’ll fold. They fold on debt, on immigration, on regulation, on gay marriage, on Obamacare, on [Insert Your Issue Here]. Regardless of the merits of this or that issue, on the whole they’d rather pre-emptively surrender. And I got the definite sense from their no-show last week that for these guys global warming will be just the 173rd issue for which discretion is the better part of valor. Save your powder – for next year, next decade, whenever. If you’re a Kansan, Floridian, Coloradan, South Dakotan or Alaskan and you voted because you want sanity in environmental policy, well, tough: the GOP don’t dance with them what brung them, no way, no how.
Which may have something to do with why Trump, Cruz, Carson and Fiorina have a combined 66 per cent of the vote in the latest poll – and the two clubbable senators, Rubio and Graham, have a combined 11 per cent.More.
Reality check: The Republicans don’t need the rank and file who would vote Republican, and that fact has probably not sunk in yet, for many.
They are just as well off to lose, betray those people’s interests and go off to fat consultancies somewhere, continuing to betray their interests.
Conceivably, a party could form that actually represents the interests of Americans who work, who are not very wealthy, but it wouldn’t have much in common with the Republicans or the Democrats.
We have the same sort of problem in Canada. I got a snootful of it from the Manning Conference, endlessly sucking up to dying traditional media:
Time and again, traditional values movements get taken over by misguided and uninformed prigs (MUPs). They take people’s hard-earned money while leading them into the wilderness. Those people find out later when they are stranded, then blamed for their “failures.”
Their main failure is taking anything like the Manning Conference seriously. They will need to strike out on their own in order to survive—invent effective strategies that the Manning Conference did not sponsor and couldn’t even imagine. Can it be done?
That I don’t know, but that is where the bar is set.
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