Where is that Grand Old Party, the Republican Party that once stood for fiscal restraint, free enterprise, and deregulation but at the same time promoted progressive taxation, racial justice, and a world presence? The Republican Party that once held conservative values is now controlled by a handful of extremists.
The good old members of the Republican Party are mostly in the US senate where they are badgered by a couple of their extreme-right thinkers. Many new party members are young ultra-conservatives who hold the House of Representatives and its Speaker hostage with their solid “30-plus” voting power. The rest of the party is spread out in state governments where they preach and practice their anti-gay, anti-government, anti-immigration, anti-women’s rights, and other hate doctrines.