The Republican party is beginning to come apart at the seams. First we learned last week that John Boehner, the highest elected Republican official, was tossing several Conservatives off several key committees then we learned that Jim DeMint is stepping down to move to the Heritage Foundation.
DeMint was seen as an important ally in the battle against reckless spending. DeMint said he can better lead the fight from outside the Capitol building.
So talk is swirling around the 16 votes needed to throw Boehner out of the House Speaker’s position.
The idea is to replace him with a real Republican.
And so the coming schism of the Republican party – thought put to bed after the 2010 mid-term elections – is coming.
Fiscal vs. Social Conservatism.
The Republican party is without a nationally known leader. Romney lost and his influence on the Republican party was non-existent. Nobody, a month from now, is going to say they believe in “Romneyism” or some such thing.
So John Boehner, Speaker of the House, is technically the leader… which is to say there is no leader.
And the Republicans are wondering, rudderless, down the river as the so-called “fiscal cliff” approaches and Barack Obama and his party eye the big prize: higher taxes and more spending.
And the opposition is broken, humiliated, and leaderless.
Things don’t look so good for the “small government” group right now.
I came across this cartoon today… it is how Liberals view Republicans now that they lost the presidency: