The Republican primaries, and then the Republican convention, have shown America a party far removed from the “compassionate conservatism” the GOP tried to sell in 2000. Instead, we have a party that’s been taken over by Tea Partiers, nativists, social Darwinists, homophobes, right-wing evangelicals, and a few rich people whose only interest is to become even wealthier.
I totally agree with this.
My own county's political process is being attacked, and literally blackmailed by the local chapter of the Tea Party. As a result, new political parties have popped up, each one trying to sound more freedomy or libertyee than the last one. All of these partys are run by local Conservatives who used to support the Repubs. The Dems have remained intact.
New Party's in Northern Illinois -
Lincoln Legacy Party (Blocked by Tea Party and Democrats from running for office)
Senior Support Party (disbanded I think)
The Constitution Party