Once step closer to the Rubicon
The National Review's John Fund writes "Conservatives Versus the GOP" (the fracture is not even hidden with that headline) and commences his article with this, massively important paragraph. I would go further and if the scenario that is envisaged plays out, i.e. tax increases then more than de-funding of the GOP will take place, rather funding of the new third party will commence
"Conservative groups are sending written warnings to both congressional Republicans and the Republican National Committee. If Republicans sign on to a deal that raises taxes, they risk an open break with large portions of their base. “This is a time of testing for you,” more than 70 conservative leaders write in an open letter sent Friday morning to every GOP member of Congress. They warn that if a budget deal that raises taxes is passed with GOP fingerprints on it, conservatives will “see that the current leadership is not an acceptable alternative to the left. Conservatives would then likely repeat what they did in the 1970s, when they systematically and successfully undertook a multi-year effort to replace Republican congressional leadership."
You can read the rest AT THIS LINK
As it is proving difficult to keep up with the seemingly irreversible fissure that is opening up I will simply repeat my post on the matter from earlier today-the Rubicon is in sight. If the crossing commences it will be a wild and choppy swim but once on the other side I envisage a repeat of 1856
ORIGINAL POST; AT THIS LINK