After watching this clip over at Newsbusters (which I
think is hilarious by the way) I got me to thinking about
which party really has a purity tests and deep divisions.
Yes, there are some divisions between the moderate and
conservative wings of the Republican Party. There are even
divisions between the conservative and libertarian wings.
Although everyone on the Right right now seems to unified
on economic policy. Moderates, conservatives, libertarians
all agree that spending has gotten out of control. Just like
everyone on the Left and Democrats eventually unified in
their anti-Iraq War stance. But I didn't hear anyone complaining
about purity tests when Joe Lieberman got kicked out of the
Democratic Party by Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos because
of his stance on the Iraq War.
I would also say that the Democrats are the ones in power
so as of this moment it's the Democrats' divisions that matter
the most. They don't need any Republicans to pass the health
insurance reform in the House.