Interesting article at the Wall Street Journal. The GOP is facing the inevitable fracturing that follows a series of heavy losses. The coming civil war is even more pronounced this time, as the whole of the conservative movement appears broken and discredited. It appears as though the entire party brand itself if broken.
It should be very interesting to see what happens with the Republicans after November 5, but it's folly to believe the problems with their competing factions will be resolved anytime soon. The Dobson-Limbaugh faction is firmly in control, and their Orwellian obsession with the infallability of The Party will make any necessary introspection all but impossible. The Party can make no mistakes, and Holy Conservatism can never fail. They will instead settle on a series of scapegoats for their ills, and insist on stubbornly moving even further to the right. Anything else would be seen as weakness, and if there's anything these little doughballs hate, it's being seen as weak.
This is what happens when crazy people take over your political party. Until they are completely banished to the hills for good, the GOP will remain the party of crazy people. Sensible adults like Colin Powell won't be coming back anytime in the forseeable future.
I say good bye and good riddance to these losers. I'm embarassed that such rotten criminals were ever considered politically viable in this nation. In any other modern democracy, the far right would be consigned helplessly to the fringes. In America, they wielded power for a generation. It just may take us another generation to undo all their damage; but we won't soon forget who was responsible.
So bring on Newt Gingrich or Sarah Palin or whatever pathetic loser they'll try to throw at us. We'll be waiting.