A Democratic friend of mine, watching the Republican debate on Fox News, said he enjoys watching the Republican Party collapse.
So do I. I’ve watched the Republican Party collapse many times. I watched it collapse under George W. Bush. I watched it collapse under the leadership of Newt Gingrich. I watched it collapse after the Watergate scandals. I watched it collapse under the candidacy of Barry Goldwater.
But somehow it always keeps coming back.
As long that Americans are locked into a two-party system, both legally and psychologically, then neither political party is ever going to collapse for good.
There will always come a time when voters are fed up with the incumbent party. Then they will turn to an alternative. If there is only one alternative, that is the one they will choose.
If you really want the Republican Party to disappear – or the Democratic Party, for that matter – then work to change U.S. political system to allow for more than one opposition party.