…what’s the word? Oh, yes. Evolving.
With Rubio’s curious maneuvers on the immigration bill, and the 16 Republicans (including “conservative” Pat Toomey) who voted to kill off the possibility of a filibuster on the gun control legislation, I am more convinced than ever that the GOP is on its last legs as an effective national party. I don’t know that a third party – shall we call it the Constitutional Party ? – would be very successful in the beginning; however, the Democrat model for society is going to collapse at some point, and we should start laying the groundwork for an organization that will be in a position to begin picking up the pieces. An alternative, of course, would be for grassroots organizations to do everything within their power to drive pusillanimous and/or unprincipled elected officials from the existing party; it’s conceivable, though, that establishment Republicans are so thoroughly entrenched, and promising new conservative politicians are so easily fetched by their blandishments, that the task may be well-nigh impossible.
Meanwhile, I, er, dreamed yesterday that I found an AR-15-type rifle (with a 30-rd magazine) online and purchased it. Looking forward to my next two dreams: picking it up at the store, and taking it to the range.