Monday, February 04, 2013

The Next Great Republican Purge

Joe Stalin (left) and three friends from the Russian Revolution. By 1938 all three had been purged from the Communist Party by their old friend Joe and executed on his orders.
One thing that endlessly amuses me is the habit of the Republican Party to emulate their old adversary, Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union, and hold periodic party purges. Often they attack those who stray from orthodoxy in some small way and become RINOs.

Currently, the Republican Politburo has pointed its long knives at the Tea Party. Karl Rove, the Bush family's longtime executioner, has been tasked with driving Tea Party radicals from the Republican Party. There may not be show trials followed by firing squads, but with Rove you never now for sure.

1 comment:

Katy Anders said...

But these are fake purges!

Look at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld if you don't believe me.

How man y times have these two been purged form the party?

They were involved with the Nixon Administration, the Ford Administration, the Reagan Administration and BOTH Bush Administrations - plus, Rumsfeld managed Dole's 1996 campaign.

Almost every time the GOP has felt it needed to clean house over the past 50 years, those two have been front and center to get purged. Yet every time a new GOP regime arises, there they are.