From my comments left elsewhere:
I don't think it's accurate anymore to talk about Zombie Reagan. He lives on in the hearts of true conservatism.
It's the GOP that is the walking dead, and far past reanimation. I lived through the results of Perot's bid, and we all survived it. We may not survive the merging of the GOP with the Dems, however, which is what Newt and McCain and all of the other worshipers of the Expedient Moment have given us. Perot was ill-timed, not ill-conceived.
As I posted elsewhere, every fiber of my being told me what I wanted to know after the November elections. Indeed, after the nomination of McCain: it's dead, Jim. Dead. Not pining for the fjords. Not resting its eyes.
I don't want a "new" GOP. I want to mourn the old one and then go to the pound and find some feisty, non-blueblooded, half-wolf halfbreed of a political party and name it "Spike" or some such. Tired of the baggy-pantsed, wrinkly, old elephant.
Don't get me started with the horrible label of "Tea Party" which continues to evoke the GOP elitist mentality.
I'm calling it the New Whiskey Rebellion!
And yeah, straight up, but far from neat.
Yes, I am in command of my faculties and don't arrive at too many places by accident!
"Tea Party" is so weak a moniker as to make me think the AP named it, and not any real patriot.
However, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka could be shortened to the Firefly Party and I'm all about misbehavin'. . .