Sunday, March 21, 2010

Just the Beginning ...

Kevin Fischer tries to find solace in the ridiculous we-didn't-lose, we've-only-begun-to-fight! argument:
“What they (Democrats) don’t realize is that today’s vote isn’t the end, but just a new beginning in the debate over health care. Buckle up, because if they manage to cobble together enough votes to pass the Senate Health Bill today, we’re set for weeks and perhaps months of a constitutional and political crisis the likes of which we haven’t seen in our lifetimes.”
Yeah, a "constitutional crisis" probably isn't going to happen and neither is (as) much GOP opposition once the bill the leaves the House.

The only thing conservatives have left is vitriol, hyperbole and apocalyptic pronouncements of the end of the republic -- which will arrive in short order. I, for one, can't wait for them. They will have two fundamental effects:
1.) Making their speakers look desperate and silly.

2.) Making the GOP/Tea Party Clique/Talk Radio/Shrill Conservative Bloggers look powerless, impotent and unable to win the fight to "save America."
This isn't a "constitutional crisis" -- this is a crisis of conservatism on an epic scale and the most troubling thing for the GOP is that the party doesn't seem to show any desire to moderate itself in the near future. There's a real possibility that Dems will take a few loses this November, but it may take President Obama's landslide re-election in 2012 before the GOP learns that it needs to begin ignoring the most virulently right wing aspects of its base.

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