Enjoy the Republican Defeat Now (in Case They Don't Actually Lose)


The New York Times has a schadenfreuderiffic front-page story about Republican "precriminations" over the GOP's widely anticipated and richly deserved ass whupping in next month's elections. In short, the economic conservatives hate the social conservatives, and the social conservatives hate the economic conservatives, and everybody hates the Jews neocons. Some choice quotes:

Focus on the Family founder James C. Dobson: "I have been extremely disappointed with what the Republicans have done with the power they were given."

Former House Republican leader Dick Armey: "Dobson and his gang of thugs are real nasty bullies. I pray devoutly every day, but being a Christian is no excuse for being stupid. There is a high demagoguery coefficient to issues like prayer in schools….These issues are easy for the intellectually lazy and can appeal to a large demographic."*

American Conservative Union Chairman David Keene: "The principle sin of the neoconservatives is overbearing arrogance. It is not so much that they have been wrong. It is that nobody has ever convinced them that they have ever been wrong."

[*The Times cribbed the Armey quote from The Elephant in the Room, Ryan Sager's well-timed book on the conservative crackup.]