From filibusters and threats to shut down the government, to outsider presidential candidates and vows to keep out Syrian refugees, the Republican party is in a peculiar and "unprecedented" place. Is the G.O.P. too polarized to function?
In this hour of Midday, we take a historical look at political insurgencies from the past: from the democratic Watergate Babies in the seventies, to the Tea Party and Freedom Caucus of today. Our guests: Barry Rascovar from the Maryland Reporter; Laura Blessing, the Senior Fellow Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University and Geoffrey Kabaservice, author of ‘Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party.'