Originally Posted by reggie-wanker
So, after the guy to McCain's left wins, the party moves further to the right?
Where does a Republican party that moves further to the right even go? At what point does it stop being distinguishable from naked fascism? And then what? The marriage of religious extremists and fiscal conservatives is total lunacy and it needs to end now. Kick the Christians out of the damn party, or abandon it to them and start over or co-opt an existing party. Conservatives, true conservatives, for the love of Lady Liberty stop treating our homegrown Christian Taliban like they're anything other than exactly that.
I think some of you don't realize, how McCain pissed off many in his party with the whole campaign finance reform bill. That's when the talk radio thugs like Limbaugh really got fed up with McCain, they've never forgiven him for that. They claimed that bill muzzled Republicans because then people would only get information from the "left wing media".
Then you have the whole deal with the immigration bill. McCain was working with Kennedy of all people in that one, and nothing pisses off the worse of the "base" than illegal immigration. Snaikeye is a perfect example, illegal immigrants are a great excuse to blame all of societies problems. Disease, health care cost, and now apparently even the freaking mortgage crisis.
I know many of you see McCain as some right wing nut, but the truth is he's not really representative of that part of the party. So when you say, "who far to the right can they go", it really means you don't really know some of these people very well. You should.