Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, in a recent interview, identified what I think will be the most important dividing line in the upcoming debate over the future of the Right:
He said the economic crisis exposed the split in the Republican Party.
“We ran into the bailout. The bailout touched upon the larger discussion in the Republican Party,” he said. “It’s not the conservatives versus the moderates, that’s the rather cliched way of looking at it. What you really have are globalists versus traditionalists. Globalists tend to view America as an economy, not a country. The traditionalists tend to view it as a country – a very delicate microcosm, a collection of individuals with different hopes, dreams, aspirations.”