The Republican Party is in disarray — if you need actual proof via film footage, look no further. On May 12, 2012 the Oklahoma Republican Party held its State Convention. The fractured party at times became violent — or eating their own, if you will.
This can be dismissed as a one time, violent free-for-all, or we could look at other facts. Grover Norquist firmly believes that presumptive GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will do as he’s told.
We can also delve more into the authoritarianism of Norquist, whose Party First pledges have created much division in this country.
A small but increasingly vocal group of freshman Republicans are publicly rejecting the idea they are beholden to Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform pledge for their entire congressional careers.
A handful of other freshman members privately told POLITICO they had been struggling with their ATR pledge signatures, as they felt it had become clear the pledge was a hindrance to certain tax reforms they’d like to see happen.
Some members aren’t backing off the pledge, but when asked about it, their offices didn’t glow with praise for Norquist.
Fractured, indeed. Divisionism is not defined as, patriotism, instead it’s more synonymous with the tactics of ideologues.