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Much has been written about the current sorry state of the Republican Party. But the article I've excerpted below says it better than I've seen anywhere. Aside from great analysis and an enjoyable writing style, the author doesn't spare Democrats in the equation. Quite rightly, it is pointed out that the Democrats' key strength is that they aren't Republicans. There's some good stuff here.
Requiem for the Republican Party
The experts think the Republican party can get up off the canvas and stage a comeback, but don't bet on it. The poor GOP isn't really even a party anymore; it's more like a vaudeville troupe scuttling from one backwater to the next performing the same worn slapstick. They've simply become irrelevant, a "non-party" that no one pays much attention to apart from the occasional zinger on the Daily Show or Letterman. In truth, the GOP is so deeply-traumatized from their shocking fall from power, they'd probably benefit from a spell on the couch. Perhaps if they spent a few weeks in therapy, they'd see what a mess they've made of everything. . .
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