Sounds Great!

[Content Note: War on agency; homophobia.]

I'm sure you are going to have a lot of luck with this, and you definitely deserve it, because this plan sounds amazing:
Steve Baldwin, a former California lawmaker and onetime executive director of the Council for National Policy, believes that Tea Party and Religious Right activists should form a third party to "do to the GOP what the GOP did to the Whig Party 150 years ago."

"I believe a coalition between social and fiscal conservatives could be formed around the issue of eliminating all federal abortion funding, reversing Roe vs. Wade (let the states fight it out), and prohibiting the Federal government from granting special rights to people based upon sexual behavior (laws that almost always infringe on our religious, property, and freedom of association rights). I believe such a platform would unite all factions of conservatives and libertarians," Baldwin writes in BarbWire today.

And he already knows who he would like to lead the party: Sarah Palin.
There is much more about his strategy for building such a coalition online at the link.

Now, first let me say that anyone who ever underestimates the extreme rightwing's ability to pull some shit is a fool. The extreme rightwing has an awful lot of patience, and an awful lot of deference to both authority and conformity, which makes a dangerous and effective combination.

But I think Baldwin is fooling himself if he imagines that the people with the big money currently funding the Republican Party give a tiny shit about abortion politics and gay rights beyond their usefulness in convincing poor white conservatives to continually vote against their own best economic interests.

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