Rebuilding the RI GOP Part Ia: Tear it down?
A few days ago, I posted Rebuilding the RI GOP Part I: Forming a Political Philosophy. I’m still working on a follow up post, but Dan Yorke–inspired by an Ed Achorn column that Yorke characterizes as having been written about a million times already–has a rather provocative proposal of his own: dismantle it. I believe Yorke’s premise is that there simply is neither an effective leader who will/can step forward to rebuild the existing GOP nor will the current hierarchy go away. Yorke avers that too many in the RIGOP leadership are hopelessly pathetic, “Me too” and in bed with Democrats, that there is no hope to really change it. So Yorke thinks that a 40 year walk in the desert is called for (actually, about 5 years). However, Yorke’s premise relies heavily on the Governor calling for the death penalty for the RIGOP. That won’t happen. It certainly sounds extreme and is highly, highly, highly unlikely. But I suppose it’s an option.