The Los Angeles Times has a good article up on the continuing story of the battle to control the Republican Party post election.
In skirmishes around the country in recent months, evangelicals and others who believe Republicans have been too timid in fighting abortion, gay marriage and illegal immigration have won election to the party’s national committee, in preparation for a fight over the direction and leadership of the party.
The growing power of religious conservatives is alarming some moderate Republicans who believe that the party’s main problem is that it has narrowed its appeal and alienated too many voters.
The Times’ reporter Peter Wallsten is very good and so I would say that this is good news for progressives. If the right wing is preparing to take control of the Republican National Committee with the help of Limbaugh
and his agents of intolerance–then moderate Republicans will change alliance and join the big tent of the Democrats. This might even lead to the defection of a Senator like Susan Collins over to the Democratic Caucus.
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