Why Does The Republican Party Exist? by Ben Domenech.
Why does the Republican Party exist? What is its purpose as a political entity – to what end do its members work to elect their fellow Republicans? What are its priorities? Whose interests does it serve? Why is this political party still around so long after its primary motivations for creation – the defense of the Union and the end of slavery – were achieved? The Democratic Party exists to serve its clients – but the Republican Party’s justification is more ethereal. Is it just an arbitrary entity seeking a universal negative, designed to push back against Democratic policies and demand they be more something (efficient) or less something else (expensive)? Or does it have actual principles and priorities it seeks to make a reality?
Related: Here’s Why Republicans Hate The Republican Party by David Harsanyi.
If the GOP is incapable of making a compelling case against Planned Parenthood, Iran, or Ex-Im then, really, what exactly can it do?