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A Republican intellectual explains why the Republican Party is going to die

Updated by Zack Beauchamp on July 25, 2016, 8:50 a.m. ET

CLEVELAND — Avik Roy is a Republican’s Republican. A health care wonk and editor at Forbes, he has worked for three Republican presidential hopefuls — Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Marco Rubio. Much of his adult life has been dedicated to advancing the Republican Party and conservative ideals.

But when I caught up with Roy at a bar just outside the Republican convention, he said something I’ve never heard from an establishment conservative before: The Grand Old Party is going to die.

“I don’t think the Republican Party and the conservative movement are capable of reforming themselves in an incremental and gradual way,” he said. “There’s going to be a disruption.”

Roy isn’t happy about this: He believes it means the Democrats will dominate national American politics for some time. But he also believes the Republican Party has lost its right to govern, because it is driven by white nationalism rather than a true commitment to equality for all Americans.

“Until the conservative movement can stand up and live by that principle, it will not have the moral authority to lead the country,” he told me.

This is a standard assessment among liberals, but it is frankly shocking to hear from a prominent conservative thinker. Our conversation had the air of a confessional: of Roy admitting that he and his intellectual comrades had gone wrong, had failed, had sinned.


(An open letter, feel free to share) Dear, Greens... Where the fuck were you between elections?

Yes, yes, yes, I’m a Democrat. I always vote for Democrats and it’s probably going to be a cold day in Hell before I ever vote for you assholes (and I ain’t talking about Hell, MI either). But, I’m just curious, what the fuck are you latte drinking, legal weed smoking, trust fund having Peter Pans doing when you’re not trying to hijack Democratic votes during election time?

Anything? And what I mean by “anything” is other than meeting in cafes, bookstores and Big Boy restaurants whenever the five of you decide to get up off your fat asses and away from your X-Boxes.

As much as I hate those gawdamned Republicans, at least I know where they are during off years… They’re in Oakland County, with the rest of the rich, white motherfuckers. But where are you? I just looked at your site for the Detroit Greens, which is barely two fucking weeks old, by the way, and I tried to see where your local office is located.

The rest: http://mrscorpio.tumblr.com/post/148097991689/an-open-letter-feel-free-to-share-dear

"May I speak to you about our lord and savior, Megatron?"

I haven't been on Truth-Dig for a while. Stopped by for a sec...

A ridiculous Mr. Fish cartoon brought me in.

While reading through the articles and comments it seems, apparently, that they've lost their gawd damned minds. It's turned into a 365 degree version of Freeperland.

I can't tell if the comments are all pro-Trump, anti-Clinton or both.

Also, I think that I've found Jill Stein Central as well.

Even anti-Trump pieces are all turned into Hillary bash-fests. Facts about Trump's horrible, anti-democratic traits are all accused of being "Clintonite" propaganda. You know those right wing Russian trolls that are mentioned in those articles? I think that they're all posting there.

They've lost all credibility, as far as I'm concerned... And I voted for Bernie in the Michigan primary.

They have no plans on what to do, no mention about building a grassroots third party movement to create a presence at the local, state and federal level. They're just whining and calling Hill every name in the book. I get the feeling that they hate her more than they like Bernie. It's a petulant temper tantrum parading as a website.

These people are NOT Democrats, that's for sure. I bet that they never were.

Trump's next conniption fit is a bit overdue.

"Marsha, come see this. Trump is making a fool of himself again."

Fabulous pitties don't give a fuck, because fabulous pitties are too busy being fabulous...

I will NOT be pandered to...

I stopped by Fox for a sec... Hannity is PANICKING big time

He's really, really scared.

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