Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I had to chuckle when I heard Sen. Arlen Specter came out in support of Larry Craig, urging him to fight. As you see at the top of this blog, Bush sided with the pro-choice, more/less pro-gay rights Specter over the ardent, far right Toomey and now it backfires on the GOP. Frankly, it's not the first time since Specter was not exactly laying over for Gonzo; in fact, he was often refreshingly blunt in his contempt for the former AG.

As with McCain, even Bush has apparently found it difficult to navigate the looney partisan pretzel maze that currently makes up the GOP. None of the current batch of candidates are far enough to the right to win over the crazed base, and if they are they're near the bottom in the polls and likely unelectable on a national scale. The longer the party remains a willing hostage to the out-of-touch base, the further the party drifts towards obsolescence.

But of course Specter is right about Craig, no chance for a guilty verdict in court. He did nothing wrong legally. The GOP is merely showing its zero tolerance for gay behavior. Throwing more red meat to the ravenous base....

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