If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
Yes...it would be the appropriate thing to do. Give the reasonable Republicans back their party and let the teabaggers go off on their own. Of course, the teabaggers don't have the integrity to do such a thing....they will continue to hold the GOP hostage.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
If you are a Dem you are hoping and praying they stay together because the Tea Party is polarizing the Republican party and trying to force the Republicans away from the middle and to the right. It works right into the hands of Democratic planners trying to appeal to Moderate Republicans.
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain
The possible issue is that it could divide the Republican Party's numbers at the polls; perhaps not as large as the Progressives in 1912, but a sizable portion nonetheless. This would be the Democrat's gain, but it could also allow Republicans the chance to figure out a better pecking order. My preference is just that you pressure the Tea Partiers to stay silent and marginalized, with the more persistent types being forced to choose the Libertarian Party or the Constitution Party. You then work to moderate the tendencies of the passive or malleable Tea Party types so that they become a bit more tolerating of the establishment.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963