The always worth-reading Rick Moran — even when I couldn’t disagree with him more (and this is not one of those times) — has a piece on how to make the GOP a majority party again — and it isn’t by reading the ideologically impure out of the party:
What is it that possesses certain conservatives to fool themselves so spectacularly into believing that they can create a majority out of a minority?
That kind of alchemy hasn’t been seen since Nostradamus tried to turn lead into gold. In the case of far right conservatives who think that they can turn their meager numbers into a ruling majority all by themselves, the disconnect from reality would normally call for an intervention – except they reject anything from anybody who doesn’t agree with them 100%. Nor can they seem to grasp complex political realities that would complicate their simplistic, ignorant view that their idea of what constitutes a “conservative” reigns supreme all across the land.
Predictably, Rick is being attacked for this (and there’s much more; you should read the whole thing) by the usual purest of the pure far right zealots — Pam Gellar, to whom Rick links so I don’t have to; and Smitty at The Other McCain, for two.
John Cole has seen this fork in the road:
I would hope that the lesson Rick would learn from this is that the party we both loved at one point is now run by insane people, but I’m afraid he drinks deeply from the cup of Broder and will decide that “if Pam Gellar and Robert McCain hate me and the Daily Kos doesn’t link me, I must be doing something right.”