Yes, it has been for some time.
Yes, it will be all in good time.
No, it is just going through a rough patch right now.
No, it is doing just fine.
I have come to the opinion that 'true' conservative or liberal exists in classrooms and think tanks. Neither are resilient enough to exist in the real world.
I would not count the GOP out, after WWII and the Republicans smarting from their isolationism dropping them on the wrong side of history. They did come back by demanding to know who 'lost' china and commie hunting here in the states. Future leaders like Reagan and Nixon made their bones by hunting commies.
Besides angry old white men will always have a place in American politics...
Its not a redefinition its what the republican party was and should be...I was a republican for 43 yrs and the teaparty so turned me off that I left and am now a registered independent....the republican party was never for just the rich and against everything for everyone else
Obama signed it.
Whatever blame you want to assign GWB for its submission, to remain honest, you must heap several orders of magnitude more of it on Congress and Obama.
So tell me:
How much do you blame Bush for FY2009?
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
I'd very much like to hear your re-defintion of "conservativism", and how said re-definition is what it 'actually" means.
The GOP is a political party, not in ideology, and like the Democratis Party, has a broad range of people with a broad range of vews.