Saturday, February 13, 2010

The State of the GOP, or, Why The Tea Party Grew in Recent Years

The bailout of Wall Street demonstrated the centrality of the government to the survival of even the paragons of the market system and accordingly challenged American faith in the correlating ideology. The business wing of the Republican Party could no longer convincingly mount traditional arguments about government non-intervention in (health care) economics and leadership of that party naturally passed to those party members least committed to intellectual integrity.