Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Today's GOP = tomorrow's Whigs?

Bad news gets worse for Republicans:
A flood of recent polls supports Democratic arguments that the party will win a larger majority in the Senate in the next election.
Democrats have now polled ahead or within the margin of error in 11 Republican-held seats. . . .
The most recent numbers, released Tuesday by independent Rasmussen Reports, showed businessman Bruce Lunsford (D) leading Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) 49-44 in the race for McConnell’s Kentucky seat.
Prompting John McCormack to note the possibility that "the Democrats could win control of a 60-seat filibuster-proof Senate majority in November.":
Just a couple months ago, Republicans really weren't expecting they'd have to invest significant resources in Kentucky, North Carolina, or Texas. But now Democratic challengers have emerged from recent primaries, and they're running neck and neck with GOP incumbents.
(Via Ace.) Remember that Republicans are on the short end of a huge fundraising disadvantage to Democrats. Remember that Republicans have given up hope of recapturing the House, and will most likely lose more seats in November.

President Barack Obama? Democrats in control of both houses of Congress, with a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate? Get ready for Soviet America.

Since 1998. Republican leaders have made the quest for power in Washington their only political principle. Now, Republicans are just months away from having no power in Washington. They're dead men walking.

The coroner will conclude that the Republican Party died a decidedly unnatural death, inflicted by many hands. Karl Rove, Bob Ney, Tom DeLay, George Voinovich, Jack Abramoff, Mitch McConnell, Larry Craig, Ken Mehlman, Lincoln Chafee, John Boehner, Mike DeWine, Mark Foley, Arlen Specter, Alberto Gonzalez, Chuck Hagel, Michael Gerson, Trent Lott, Andy Card, Mel Martinez, John McCain -- these are but a few of the more prominent knife-wielders in the band of assassins who killed the party of Reagan.

We're headed to the elephant graveyard. GOP, R.I.P.

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