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October 02, 2006

A Little Late Afternoon Freak-Out

Ah, that was fun.

I suppose this is just one guy talking, and an irrelevant one at that. I also suppose that what Bill Frist floats as a trial balloon is Nancy Pelosi's concrete plan.

I guess I'm still on the team. But it's pretty clear to me that it's not just the Democrats that don't get it; it's a good number of the Republicans too.

It's also clear to me the GOP is pretty determined to lose this election, and there's little that pundits, bloggers, or voters can do sway their minds.

They've been admirably upfront, I guess, about their intention to give power back to the Democrats for at least a year now, if not more; I suppose they can at least be credited with being more or less honest about wanting to return to minority status.

George H.W. Bush seemed to not be terribly interested in winning in 1992. Governing is, I guess, exhausting. The GOP is exhausted, and it shows. Elections turn on a number of things, but high among them is a party's determination and energy and will to win, and the GOP just has none at all of that.

We deserve better, but it is what it is.

I'd thought the GOP had panicked that they might lose over the summer. Rather, they seem to be panicking now at the thought they might actually win, and are determined to avoid that.


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