William Rivers Pitt: The Laugher Curve
(Click on title for Pitt's article)
Some weeks ago, I penned an article titled "Dump the GOP," which argued in part, "President Obama can work with the Democratic congressional majorities to pass future legislation, perhaps making sure to get one GOP vote in the Senate to thwart a filibuster. If no such vote is forthcoming, he can dump any quixotic quest for one or any GOP votes and dare the GOP to filibuster widely popular bills. He's not going to get GOP support for anything, so why bother trying? Let them keep it up and lose every time, and let them try to stand on that record for the 2010 midterms."
It appears my advice in this matter was a tad premature. President Obama does not have to dump the GOP, for it appears quite evident they are doing just fine dumping themselves without any help from the administration...
Pitt's got a point. The Republican Party is the Barney Fife of politics. Give them only one bullet and they will always shoot themselves in the foot with it. They're listening not to their president but an Oxycontin-addled, pill-popping sex tourist who does a crappy radio show out of his Florida home. The Obama administration doesn't need to make Limbaugh the official mascot of the GOP. He already is their latter-day elephant, an America-hating racist and misogynist who stands for everything the latter-day Republican party stands for.