This is an interesting column from the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/will-bush-suck-the-gop-do_b_71216.html). One does have to wonder why, if the Chimperator's popularity is so low, the GOP continues to blindly follow his lead. I am all for loyalty, but when the emperor has no clothes, at some point reality should kick in. The only explanation would seem to be - as Arianna Huffington describes - is that the GOP has been completely taken over by the Christianist lunatic fringe. I hope Bush DOES suck the GOP down with him. I also echo her question as to why the Deocrats seem incapable of growing some balls to confront Bush. The 2006 election clearly showed a desire for real change in direction, yet the Dems still play nicey-nicey. Why?? Here are some column highlights:
George Bush continues to swirl around the drain; the only question now is: will he suck the Republican Party down with him? Michael Gerson, the speechwriter responsible for many of the president's rare moments of eloquence ("the soft bigotry of low expectations," "Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance, and love have no end.") certainly sounded gloomy about the current state of the GOP during his spot on Sunday's This Week with George Stephanopoulos: "The party is in a funk. There is a lack of creativity, very little domestic policy energy. I think it's going to be a problem."
Of course, Gerson is one of the party's brightest thinkers and a Bush loyalist, so his calling it "a problem" must be translated as "a disaster." In the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, a whopping 74 percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. Only 24 percent think we're heading in the right direction. Which makes the behavior of the leading GOP presidential candidates all the more befuddling. To a man, every one of the top tier candidates -- Giuliani, Romney, McCain, Thompson, and Huckabee -- seems intent on competing to see who can out-Bush Bush.
I've written about how the lunatic fringe of the GOP has taken over the party. Well, the takeover is so complete that those looking to lead the party have come to the conclusion that the only way they can win is to compete for the 24 percent of the country that does not think we are headed over the edge of a cliff. They are all vying to be voted head wacko of the lunatic fringe.
Now, can some please explain to me why the Democrats keep caving in to this bunch of dead-enders?