November 7, 2013
“Leaders of the Republican establishment, alarmed by the emergence of far-right and often unpredictable Tea Party candidates, are pushing their party to rethink how it chooses nominees and advocating changes they say would result in the selection of less extreme contenders.” NY Times, today. See link below.
Is it “pragmatic” to underwrite the status quo when plenty of evidence exists that suggests the prevailing situation is characterized by failure? And one need not endorse the methods or ends of the “extremist” Tea Party to ask and answer this question.