Art of the Deal: The Continuing GOP Death Spiral
jackandjillpolitics.com — On paper I get what the GOP is doing. The President has them in a Zugzwang, a chess term for a situation where every move you makes weakens your position. And, like a Grand Master, this President has boxed the GOP in. They are required to move. Each move they make disadvantages them. The President is in the ascendant position. For the GOP this is a terrifying moment. Their party has been defined, for almost 30 years, by lower taxes as the only demonstrable accomplishment. What are they going to do when they have to raise taxes on rich people? Further, the conservative media complex, not satisfied with costing the party credibility, the election (twice), and the votes of Blacks, Women, Hispanics, Asians, and young people, is waiting with baited breath to cannibalize any GOP person who shows rationality.