From Pine View Farm

Fantasy Worlds 2

One of the saddest sights in the American political landscape is a Republican of good will who tries to pretend that a vestige remains of his fantasy “traditional” Republicanism. One such is Wisconsin’s Austin Given, who laments in part

If only the RNC had not implemented the Southern Strategy, Republicans might still be the party of civil rights. If state’s rights conservatives had not infected the party founded to stop them, Republicans would be fighting for minority rights, not majority comfort and supremacy.

Real Republicans recognize the party’s cancer. The growing state’s rights conservative movement has mutated the Republican message from empowering individuals to overpowering them.

Do read the rest. His faith in the existence of “real Republicans” somehow separate and apart from the actions of the Republican Party is touching and sweet in a sad puppy dog way.



  1. Racer_X

    January 12, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Sure they exist. They are the Republicans that voted for Ike. I am sure there are still a few hundred of them around.

  2. Frank

    January 13, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    “A few hundred.”


    The issue is their inability or refusal to see what the Republican Party has become.