Bush and the last few congresses have betrayed every principle conservatives ever stood for, and these folks were there with pom-poms the whole ride, degrading the debate and attacking anyone who dared to disagree with Bush. These are the folks who pushed Schiavo, these are the folks who said little to nothing over the hideous bankruptcy bill, these are the folks who told us all to STFU and let Bush lead us in the debacle in Iraq, these are the folks who insist that torture and invasive surveillance are first order conservative principles. I could list 100 more things, but why bother?
And now their ox has been gored, and they are freaking out.
Personally, I am experiencing wave after wave of sheer joy at their expense. They brought it on themselves- their cheerleading already cost them the House and Senate, as it was their bullying of dissenters and unflinching support of the Bush/Cheney axis of incompetence that lead to the mess we have now. You want to know why the GOP lost the House and Senate and will lose the Presidency in 2008?
Because this administration has been so coddled by its internet cheerleaders and the base, that no matter how inexcusable the administration incompetence, they had still had the full support of the rightwing nutroots bootlickers. It got so bad, that the vast majority of the country, when faced with Bush’s assertion that you are either “With us or against us,” the choice wasn’t so clear any more.
And the folks screaming hysterically today are the root cause. Excuse me while I gloat.
Balloon-Juice has become a great read the last 18 months or so and you have to give Cole credit for his intellectual honesty.
At this rate, Alberto Gonzales and Kathryn Lopez will be the last hispanic Republicans for generations. Leaving the GOP with, let's see, white people and the occasional person of color who really, really wants to be on "Hardball" (I'm looking at you Ron Christie [I'm over here by the way]). And it's also trying hard to become the party of White Men. Their unbounded militarism, paranoia-based internationalism, and general assholishness is making them a political party running on the "Eastern Island" principal of politics.