Witnessing the Death of the Republican Party
truth-out.org — Republicans win by stressing their superior ability in standing tall, defending the United States against its enemies, and steering the ship of state in the right direction. They don't win campaigns on social issues such as contraception or abortion. For a couple of weeks, Americans have been listening, with some incredulity, to Santorum denouncing the separation of church and state and saying he "threw up" when he read John Kennedy's speech endorsing just such a separation in 1960. So does Santorum want America to become some sort of snooping theocracy with no bedroom free from its intrusions? Santorum seems quite blithe at the prospect. And over in the other corner is a Mormon, active in his faith and secret rites. Is this a recipe for victory in modern America? What we could be witnessing is the death of the Republican Party as one capable of winning a national election, since its active base are right-wing nuts of the sort Romney has been groveling to across the past months.