Reality emerges UPDATE 2
After months of media frenzy and, after November 2, days of hysterical chatter, finally someone gets it right–Ross Douthat (I won’t say of all people, but this is the best column he’s written for the Times):
“The Unready Republicans.”
“When a political party suffers two consecutive thrashings at the polls, its supporters can usually look forward to a long period of exile — a time to lick wounds, settle scores, feud over policy and gradually map out a road back to relevance.
“Not so the Obama-era Republicans.” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/opinion/08douthat.html?_r=1&hp
And we wondered why Republican candidates wouldn’t say what they’d do in office!
UPDATE: Anne Applebaum–not a liberal–has a zinger of a column on the contradictions in the Republican agenda. “Even if some legal obstacle prevents her from becoming senator, Murkowski’s write-in campaign got the most votes. When offered a direct choice, in other words, the majority of Alaskans chose the corrupt, big-spending Republican Party of Murkowski over the shallow, hypocritical radicalism of Miller.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/08/AR2010110804485.html?hpid=opinionsbox1
And this: “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is maneuvering behind the scenes to defeat a conservative plan aimed at restricting earmarks, setting up a high-stakes showdown that pits the GOP leader and his “Old Bull” allies against Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and a new breed of conservative senators.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/44888.html#ixzz14oL4Pqku