So, the septic election is over - and the septic republicans are regrouping. But, the question is, where do they go from here? Do they try to become more of a big tent party or do they move ever more to the radical right - or do they do something entirely different? Originally, Barry Goldwater's GOP stood for fiscal conservatism and no government interference in private matters. But after Goldwater's presidential bid came to nothing, they decided to energise voters who had been politically apathetic - evangelical Christians. Their efforts were funded primarily by large corporations, industry groups, and conservative foundations -- including R.J. Reynolds, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute -and a group called ALEC took a chain-restaurant approach to public policy, supplying precooked McBills to state lawmakers. In 2000, according to the council, members introduced more than 3,100 bills based on its models, passing 450 into law. To me, sounds like legalised bribery. Anyway, in 1980, the term 'moral majority' was coined, and an intense push to get members of fundamentalist, Pentecostal and charismatic churches politically involved, was made by the septics. And so thousands of fundamentalist preachers went to political training seminars that year and in turn, they got more than 2 million people to register Republican. Eventually, with this grassroots efforts, they unseated five very liberal Dems in the Senate and helped Reagan beat Carter. The sleeping giant had awoken - but one that could possibly destroy the very fabric of US society and its Constitutional basis. This injection of theocracy has caused a dangerous schism in US politics - and amongst the US citizens themselves - that I don't think can be reconciled. Where to now, republicans?