Here is what Jeb was quoted as saying in the New York Times: “The looming victories for Republican candidates next Tuesday [are] not a validation of the Republican Party at all….Instead, they reflect “a repudiation of the massive overreach” by Mr. Obama and Democrats and “disgust with the political class” for its failure to cooperate and deliver results. It could create a middle ground, or it could create a dismemberment of our political parties.” * * * * I think it is very possible that the Republican far right will splinter and cast its lot with the Tea Party. Rhetorically, at least, Rick Perry has already done this.