Is the Republican Party literally dying away?

Over and over again in recent years, the point has been made that demographic changes in America tend to favor Democrats over Republicans. For example, the non-white segment of the populace, most of which leans Democratic, is growing faster than the white segment. But there’s another factor that spells trouble for the GOP: It’s membership is dying off at a faster pace than that of the Democrats. Daniel J. McGraw has the story HERE: There’s been much written about how millennials are becoming a reliable voting bloc for Democrats,...

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Here’s why Republican politicians don’t much care about Amtrak

Is it too rash to lay blame for the fatal Amtrak crash near Philadelphia at the feet of congressional Republicans? Perhaps so. Or perhaps not. The inescapable truth is that Republican lawmakers aren’t much concerned with Amtrak. Their priorities lie elsewhere. Besides, their constituents are far less likely to use Amtrak than those of their Democratic colleagues. Philip Bump of the Washington Post EXPLAINS: House Republicans had planned to spend Wednesday marking up a transportation spending bill that included steep cuts to the budget...

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Former Reagan aide says GOP has gone from a party of ideas to a party of lunacy

The utterly irrational conspiracy theory about Barack Obama’s plot to use the U.S. military for a hostile takeover of Texas is just the latest example of how a sizable segment of the Republican Party has wandered far afield from reality. The GOP didn’t used to be that way. Not long ago, it was widely seen as a party of fresh ideas. Sadly, however, it has become, as Bruce Bartlett, a former senior policy analyst for Ronald Reagan, puts it, “the party of crazy people, ignorant Tea Party people—people who know nothing and are...

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Fox News analyst says Republican presidential hopefuls are mostly flip-floppers

Fox News Channel apparently keeps political analyst Juan Williams on its payroll to fill two quotas. He’s liberal (sort of), and he’s black. Williams is out today with a piece in which he characterizes the race for the Republican presidential nomination as “an exhibition of cartwheel-size political flip-flops.” But it’s not under the Fox banner that Williams delivers this snide commentary. Rather, it’s on the website The Hill. Anyway, Williams derides a whole host of GOP presidential hopefuls for switching...

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Here’s an issue on which Republicans are in a pickle going into the 2016 elections

There was a time not long ago when Republicans could not imagine that the issue of same-sex marriage would ever cause their party big political problems. After all, most Americans — even lots of Democrats — were opposed to gay marriage just 10 or 15 years ago, and it seemed unlikely that public attitudes on the matter would change much in this lifetime. But that was then, and this is now: Today, the only sizable segment of the populace that remains opposed to same-sex marriage is the far-right wing of the Republican Party. And...

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