Sunday, June 17, 2007

GOP crackup

It seems like the GOP coalition is having some major problems holding itself together. Apparently Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS), who supported the stalled immigration reform bill, recently complained that “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.” This is pretty interesting. Talk radio has been one of the most powerful weapons in the right wing arsenal. To hear Trent Lott describe it as a "problem" is quite stunning.

Needless to say, digby is not terribly sympathetic to the GOP's current woes:
No wonder Bush is sweating bullets. Aside from the small matter of turning the country into a rogue super power, his lasting political legacy may be overseeing his party's decline to a minority faction of racists and malcontents because they foolishly empowered a bunch of shrieking wingnut gasbags to speak for them in the national media --- and now they can't control them. As ye sow, so shall ye reap.
Although it heartens me to see the savage id of the GOP turning against its political leaders and corporate paymasters (and vice versa), one must remember that this same id will be shrieking against the Democrats, should they regain power. Democrats need to learn how to persevere in the face of this noise, or they won't be able to accomplish anything.

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