Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Move over Ronald Reagan. I am convinced that the modern Republican party has a new idol. Or more correctly three. Smoot, Hawley and Hoover. I think we would have to go back a long ways to find such a dedicated act of political pettiness and suicide. The only thing more scarce than bank credit right now is true leadership in the GOP. These people don't have a clue about economics. What's worse is that a lot of them seem to know it and still don't care. Their almost glib sound bite comments keep referring to party principals and fiscal conservatism (where were these principals over the last eight years?). The GOP is setting itself up for one of the most crushing electoral defeats in history, and rarely has a party been more deserving of it.