Civil war has begun in both the Domocrat and Republican parties.
Howard Dean (former Democratic National Committee Chairman) this week called on everyone to "KILL THE (healthcare) BILL" because it had no public option. Soon afterwards Obama's main squeeze David Axelrod called him "insane." (I agree with Axelrod, but for other reasons.)
Gibbs also called Dean irraitonal. These are Obama's guys attacking one of the most liberal guys in the party.
Joe Lieberman is also being attacked via his wife. Some have called for her to be released from a global ambasador position while others have called Lieberman "not really Jewish" for not wanting to vote with the Obamaites.
Michael "Capitalism Sucks" Moore has even threatened to boycott the whole state of New Hampshire because of Lieberman's inaction.
There are also many moderate Democrats now who are calling for the President to get with it and be the president and make the bill pass.
Inside the Republican party, there has been a rift as well.
On December 7th Rasmussen reported that on a generic ballot, the Tea Party (23%) had more voters than the Republican Party (18%).
Among voters not affiliated with either major party, the Tea Party comes out on top. Thirty-three percent (33%) prefer the Tea Party candidate, and 30% are undecided. Twenty-five percent (25%) would vote for a Democrat, and just 12% prefer the GOP.
Seventy percent (70%) of Republican voters have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party movement while only seven percent (7%) offer an unfavorable view.
GOP members are just sick of the Republicans not standing up for their principles and values and have taken a few steps to the left in recent years.
Will the Tea Party become America's third political party? I don't think so. There are too many hurdles for the party to leap over. Although it has been registered as a party in Florida.