State of indifference

Salon
by Sidney Blumenthal

01/23/07

The Republican Party, disoriented by defeat, its leadership unable to whip its troops into line without the incentives of entrenched power, and crushed by Bush’s unpopularity, has turned into a scene from bedlam. Having just suffered loss of Congress, Republicans awake to the prospect of further fatalities in 2008. At least 30 Republican members of the House are contemplating retirement, according to the Washington Post. In the 2006 wipeout, 34 Republicans clung to their seats by winning less than 55 percent, making them prime targets in the next cycle. On the Senate side, Republicans hold 21 of the 33 seats up, many of them vulnerable. … When Republicans in Congress see Bush they are staring into the abyss...

//www.salon.com/opinion/blumenthal/2007/01/23/state_of_parties/


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