The Republican party is in serious trouble as changing demographics continues to reduce the power of the angry white male voter. But now things are revealing themselves to be getting worse for them, faster than previously imagined. This morning former right-wing congressman Joe Scarborough talked about how the Republican party in DC ignored Governor Chris Christie during attempts to handle the damage done by Hurricane Sandy. He pointed out how this act was a symptom of a much larger issue, as you can watch for yourself here:
The inability to respond to a national disaster is just a symptom of a grander issue for the modern Republican party, as rightly pointed out. It is collapsing around us. if it were not for severe gerrymandering, the Democratic Party would control both houses of Congress right now.
As Scarborough mentioned above:
I will tell you, the seeds are being planted right now for the destruction of the House Republican majority. They are being planted before they are sworn in today.
And to continue:
We haven’t even talked about Sandy Hook. We haven’t talked about being wrapped as the party of Wayne LaPierre instead of the party of Ronald Reagan. The extremism that is going to be wrapped around this party, the men and women being sworn in today start – behind the 8 ball – they are already on their way to making Nancy Pelosi the next speaker of the House … They better turn this ship around quickly or we’re going to have a Democratic monopoly in Washington D.C. on January 4, 2015.
What the former congressman from Florida’s first district is reminding his audience is that the 2014 elections are now shaping up to be a serious fight-back, to claw and rip down the Republican control of state legislatures nationwide. Already the Democratic party is preparing a major push for the midterms. And, despite the clear warning signs, the GOP seems intent on blaming everyone and everything rather than accept the truth, that they are in serious trouble.
Joe Scarborough entered Congress as part of Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America” crowd in 1994. He served until 2001, when he resigned unexpectedly after the death of an aide in his Florida office. He was listed as 95% conservative by the American Conservative Union. And now he is sounding like a moderate, which tells us how far the Republican Party has gone off of the deep end.
Nathaniel Downes is the son of a former state representative of New Hampshire, now living in Seattle Washington.
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