Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Why The Changes In The GOP Base Are Bad For America

Robert Reich explains why the internal conflicts within the GOP are bad for the US. He also provides a good analysis of the tea party. It is represents a cultural segment of rural and southern America that has been with us for a long time. They voted for the "Dixiecrats" in the South before the civil rights act shifted them to the GOP. The GOP has become more dependent upon on their votes since its base in the East and the Midwest has become more liberal. This is unfortunate for America since its influence has been a powerful force in making the country less governable. Compromise used to work in Washington. Today compromise is a bad word, even when Democrats give ground in order to reach agreement with the GOP.

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