Conservatives and Republicans today suffered their most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s.Death panels. Heh.
We followed the most radical voices in the party and the movement, and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat.
There were leaders who knew better, who would have liked to deal. But they were trapped. Conservative talkers on Fox and talk radio had whipped the Republican voting base into such a frenzy that deal-making was rendered impossible. How do you negotiate with somebody who wants to murder your grandmother? Or – more exactly – with somebody whom your voters have been persuaded to believe wants to murder their grandmother?
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Yes, Glenn Reynolds: the Tea Party and the GOP failed. In epic fashion.
Read TS's post below, then read this.