Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Driving the non-crazies out of the GOP

I've been joking for a while that the Republican's are so attached to ideological purity and opposition to the Dems that they've systematically alienated everyone who is not a lunatic. That would, after all, explain why a recent poll found that self-identified Republicans are at the lowest level since 1983.

But I thought there had to be a moderating factor at work somewhere, a recognition on some level that they were hemorrhaging people, and that it was going to hurt them badly. Apparently I was wrong, as Arlen Specter has switched parties, giving the Dems a filibuster-proof majority once Franken is seated.

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