The Republican defeat in a special Congressional contest in Mississippi sent waves of apprehension across an already troubled party Wednesday, with some senior Republicans urging Congressional candidates to distance themselves from President Bush to head off what could be heavy losses in the fall.
“They are canaries in the coal mine, warning of far greater losses in the fall, if steps are not taken to remedy the current climate,” Mr. Davis said in a memorandum. “The political atmosphere facing House Republicans this November is the worst since Watergate and is far more toxic than it was in 2006.”
Maybe there is hope after all? I hope the Republicans get totally smashed this cycle, they change their ways (a.k.a. lose the "police state & war machine" platform planks), Democrats continue to grow a spine, and just maybe we can get our country back.
See it for yourself (PDF)
Even though Democrats only have a majority of one, the Republicans are giving up delusions of winning back a majority in the Senate:
The battle cry of the Republican Party is "Two seats to capture the Senate." But Nevada Sen. John Ensign, who is leading the charge for the GOP, now concedes the party may not win the fight, particularly after two prospective candidates he had hoped to recruit—one in New Jersey, one in South Dakota— refused to sign up for the struggle. "Realistically, we have a very, very slim chance of getting back into the majority," says Ensign, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. "That's not even our goal anymore. Our [numeric] goal is to hold as close to where we are as possible." Democrats control the chamber by a narrow majority, 51 to 49.
Apparently, torture, corruption, and endless warfare don't sell very well with the electorate.
I'm looking forward to having Supreme Court Justice Richard Dawkins, and Attorney General Glenn Greenwald! (I can dream...)
This is despicable. This kind of dishonest fear-mongering and distortion of the actual issue should disqualify the entire party from holding office.