Whee! Now this is fun.
Here’s a quote from a letter from two dozen conservative leaders reported in an article by Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times.
“You obviously mean to have a war with conservatives and the Tea Party,” the letter said. “Let it start here.”
Nice allusion to Lexington and Concord there, lads.
A letter to Obama? Pelosi? Reid? Oh no, that is a letter to Karl Rove’s PAC, American Crossroads, which recently announced a plan to fund “electable” Republican candidates. Not surprisingly, the whack jobs that dominate the Tea Party/Dixiecrat/Know-Nothing wing of the Republican Party view this as a direct assault on them. Because it is.
Of course, this is fabulous news for Democrats. They continue to bumble along without really doing much to tackle big issues like income inequity, excessive growth of entitlement or rampant militarization and military over-expansion, bumbling which should earn them a swift kick in the rear end from the electorate. But wait, the people charged with drawing up the “Kick me” sign can’t get it together to pin it on the Dems because they are too busy scratching and clawing each other.
This is a win/win for Progressives. If Rove and his ilk win out, then the Republicans send some rational and responsible lawmakers to Washington. Or at least as rational and responsible as those guys can get. Remember, Cheney and Gingrich are examples of the rational and responsible wing of the party. If they lose, then the Republicans continue to put up unelectable punching bags like Mourdock, Akin, O’Donell and the guy below, Paul Broun.
“In Georgia, the contest to fill the seat of Senator Saxby Chambliss, a Republican who is retiring, drew its first contender on Wednesday as Representative Paul Broun announced his intention to run. His candidacy was welcomed more by Democrats than Republicans in Washington, largely because of a string of comments Mr. Broun has made that worry his party’s leaders about whether he has the discipline and broad appeal to win a general election.
Mr. Broun, a physician on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, attracted attention last fall for saying that “evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory — all of that is lies straight from the pit of hell.””
Admittedly, “unelectable” nutbag is a reach when we’re talking about Alabama and Arizona and other states that have shown stunningly bad judgment in the past. Still, if you’re a Democrat, you have to be doing a little happy dance right now.