The Modern Republican Party
Republicans were brimming with optimism in January 2015, when the GOP assumed control of both chambers of Congress. By year's end, however, the optimism had turned to disappointment and anger. As the campaign for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination got under way, polling showed that an overwhelming majority or registered Republican voters were angry with the party establishment and wanted an "outsider" candidate. The GOP, analysis observed, was at a crossroads. It could follow a path charted in the 1980s by President Ronald Regan, a staunch conservative who nonetheless recognized that governance oftern requires political compromise. Or it could follow a path advocated by a more recent breed of Republicans who insist on ideological purity and relish confrontation. Read this book to find out about how the modern Republican Party evolved - and where it might be headed.