Sunday, October 26, 2008

The crisis meme

This is the kind of "GOP gotterdammerung" story you can expect more of in coming days:
Aides to George W.Bush, former Reagan White House staff and friends of John McCain have all told The Sunday Telegraph that they not only expect to lose on November 4, but also believe that Mr Obama is poised to win a crushing mandate.
They believe he will be powerful enough to remake the American political landscape with even more ease than Ronald Reagan did in 1980.The prospect of an electoral rout has unleashed a bitter bout of recriminations both within the McCain campaign and the wider conservative movement, over who is to blame and what should be done to salvage the party's future.
The good news? The prospective "bloodbath":
Jim Nuzzo, a White House aide to the first President Bush, dismissed Mrs Palin's critics as "cocktail party conservatives" who "give aid and comfort to the enemy". He told The Sunday Telegraph: "There's going to be a bloodbath. A lot of people are going to be excommunicated. David Brooks and David Frum and Peggy Noonan are dead people in the Republican Party. The litmus test will be: where did you stand on Palin?"
Mr. Nuzzo, if we should ever meet, I owe you a drink for that one.

(Cross-posted at AmSpecBlog.)

1 comment:

  1. Let us just hope that a bloodbath within the party will mean a thing. People really do not fear Obama or a Democratic run on congress enough. But worse, even if Republicans hold one or the other, it is pointless. The tent is so big that it doesn't exist anymore. What could, and very well might, go wrong no matter what happens is an end to anything like real elections in the future. Some say that is already happening with this one, on almost every level. I, mostly, must concur.

    Historians will remember this election, the ones who keep quiet about it will know... until they pass on and have no student left to pass it to without potentially ending up in a political prison.

    There is some small nagging hope, but that hope, like any, will not be free or easy.