Via the wacked out STSOZ Dr Strauss (deceased) goes on to describe how The Movement i.e. the raving right of the GOP has practically hollowed the what was a big tent party out. He has a point here. What the GOP isn't doing is shifting towards the center to challenge the Bush lite conservatism of President Barry. The phrase "circular firing squad" tends to be used by moderate insiders. It looks more and like angry despair when faced with this sort of thing. The Doctor concludes: It's bad, real bad. I'd not be sanguine about a US with one right wing party with a history of starting wars and an unelectable far right opposition. The likely outcome in the longer term is the emergence of a third party. You've got to worry when Shepard Smith Calls Out "More and More Frightening" Fox E-mailers. The freemarket Reagan era economic project has spectacularly crashed and burned, deficit has ballooned out of control under Bush, at some point someones going to have to pay taxes and it ain't going to be just the grand kids to cap it off there's a dusky way too cool Hawaiian in the oval office. Somethings just snapped in the politics of honky grievance. There's a growing tide of crazy out in the Red States. The gun shops are running out of 9mm Parabellum. We've had a couple of far right terrorist acts in the past few weeks. Expect more, much more.