My feeling is that listening to the Republicans' rhetoric between now and November will be like watching someone continue to blow up an already too-inflated balloon as we cringe and wait for it to pop.
Bob Dole said today that the GOP needed get on board and stop fighting health insurance reform. Republicans must follow his advice, or continue down the path of no results, no leadership, and nothing but no.
We can call the 2000s the "Worse Than Zero" decade or the "Big Zero," or anything we wish, but what characterized it most for me was the near total control of corporations, especially over our civic institutions.
At present, the anti-immigration faction of the GOP has antagonized Hispanics and alienated independents, presenting a public face of the party with its most prominent features being intolerance and intemperance.
Welcome to South Carolina, where all the candidates have their best game faces on. It must be the fact that they had a day to get some sleep — they are all better, sharper, and more relaxed than they have seemed in, well, days. In campaign time, that's like a week in Cabo.