Note from Dan: Regular J.M. White posted the lines below on this thread and I didn’t want it to get lost there.
“The next few years are going to be a cannibal carnival within the GOP. Factions will congeal and dissolve. There may even be an outright revolt. It’s going to be like watching a really cruddy knockoff of “Survivor.”
This is great, Republicans. You have The Land of Milk and Honey right here. All you have to do is compromise and settle for it being The Land of 2% Milk and Locally-Farmed Honey. Instead, you choose to willingly walk into the wilderness, bickering amongst yourselves as you go. It didn’t have to be this way, you know…
This is the crop you’ve nurtured. You truly are reaping what you’ve sown. Like kudzu, the Tea Party is highly invasive and difficult to eradicate once it takes root. It smothers everything but itself, consuming ideology, tradition and integrity along the way. How this plays out in the end depends on the one thing you can’t seem to get right – compromise. Trees must sway with the wind or they will shatter and fall.
The cracks are showing and time is running out on you. 40 years is a long time in the world of politics. How long will you wander in your self-imposed exile in the wastelands? When you finally realize that 2% milk isn’t all that bad and locally-farmed honey is good for the welfare of your constituents, come on back to the table. We’ll keep a chair for you.
In the meantime, enjoy the show.”