As one of the few people who steadfastly insisted, from start to end of the election cycle, that John McCain would win the Presidential nomination, I feel that I can make some claim to expertise on the topic of the national Republican Party. So, in the new issue of the Boston Phoenix, I look ahead to what that party will look like beyond next week's election.
That future, I suggest, is grim. The GOP has, I believe, passed a tipping point where it is under the control of the reactionary right-wing ideologues.
With its rigid, uncompromising beliefs, those ideologues are becoming irrelevant to serious political debate. So, all they have left is the same angry accusations that now seem sadly dated.
My article can be found here: Rise Of The Political Bogeymen.
But also DO NOT MISS my accompanying ranking of the 25 scariest conservatives, who will hold the most sway in 2009 and beyond!