But at least we all have a moment of clarity. The GOP is not, in any meaningful sense, a conservative, first-principles, Constitutionalist party â" and unless itâ(TM)s subsumed by the Tea Party, it never will be. Rather, itâ(TM)s content to be the lesser half of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party as long as it can collect some of the pork scraps from underneath the table of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Government. No wonder they keep losing â" they like it.
The recent unpleasantness has helped the GOP elite be perfectly clear.