The Death Throes of the Old Republican Party

“Politics used to be the art of the possible. Now it’s the art of the impossible. Meaning, let’s put forward proposals that can’t possibly pass so that we can say to our respective bases, ‘Look how I’m fighting for you’ … We’ve gone from the sublime to the ridiculous.”

— Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), commenting on his party’s inability to govern, quoted by Punchbowl News.