Repudiation of the two-party system is starting to become a daily theme in the MSM. Peggy Noonan wrote the following for The Wall Street Journal:
Something’s happening. I have a feeling we’re at some new beginning, that a big breakup’s coming, and that though it isn’t and will not be immediately apparent, we’ll someday look back on this era as the time when a shift began.
All my adult life, people have been saying that the two-party system is ending, that the Democrats’ and Republicans’ control of political power in America is winding down. According to the traditional critique, the two parties no longer offer the people the choice they want and deserve. Sometimes it’s said they are too much alike–Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Sometimes it’s said they’re too polarizing–too red and too blue for a nation in which many see things through purple glasses.
Vox Day wrote something similar at World Net Daily:
You are either with the concept of American liberty or against it. The Democratic-Republicans have proven themselves to be firmly against it. Either an American Alliance will restore America to herself, or her people will be swallowed up by the bureaucratic Brussels on the Potomac that is now aborning.
Even Cal Thomas is calling the GOP impotent. If I was the GOP puppet master, I’d likely be picking up the phone and demanding that the Republican Party support candidates like Sue Jeffers and William Weld in order to not suffer too badly in the 2006 elections. However, the GOP seems focused on continuing its act of political hari kari. I expect serious Republican losses in 2006 if they continue to place power-player politics and petty party partisanship ahead of a principled political presence.
Graphic courtesy of Scott Bieser.