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The Specter of Republican marginalization

Posted on April 29th, 2009 at 14:47 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008 -- Write a comment

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What strikes me, however, is the extent to which this is a self-inflicted wound. If Pat Toomey of the Club for Growth weren’t so diligent about enforcing supply-side purity; if Republicans hadn’t made Rush Limbaugh the effective head of the party; Specter might still be GOP, and the Obama agenda much more limited.

Instead, though, we have a party that seems to be in a death spiral: the smaller it gets, the more it’s dominated by the hard right, which makes it even smaller. In the long run, this is not good for American democracy– we really do need two major parties in competition. But I’ll settle for getting that back after we get universal health care and cap-and-trade.

  1. The one thing I have not seen anyone connect is Spector’s comments and Rush Limbaugh comments.

    Spector basically said that he was changing to the Democratic Party because that is where the people who vote for him are.

    During the Democratic Presidential Primary, Rush Limbaugh told Republican’s to register in the Democratic Party and vote. Most of those Republican’s have not switched back. So who’s fault is it that Spector is now a member of the Democratic Party??

  2. Now that’s irony!

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