Pat Buchanan on the perceived impending dissolution of the Republican party:
The coming clash over statues of Confederate soldiers and statesmen is likely to split Northern and Southern Republicans.
As is always the case with Pat, the column is full of evidence supporting a dissolution, but this excerpt isn’t an instance of as much. At least it needn’t be.
The Cloud People do not understand how overwhelming public opposition to the removal of these statues is. Blacks and a vociferous minority of Antifa-type white leftists do. Nobody else does. Moderates don’t. Even white Democrats, in general, don’t.
Parenthetically, some may object that they do understand it and that said understanding pushes their disdain for the Dirt People to new heights. Could be.
Anyway, the sentiments of Republicans from New England, the mid-Atlantic, and the South on whether Confederate statues should remain or be removed follow. “Don’t know” responses are excluded (n = 812):
Opposition to removal is even stronger in the confederacy than in the union, but support for keeping historical monuments in place is unquestionably the dominant position among Republicans everywhere. Well, among Dirt People who vote for Republicans, anyway–I suspect there is bipartisan support for statue removal among our political overlords. Different moral universes, you see.