Michelle Malkin: “Just when the MSM focus had fixed on the Democrats’ culture of corruption and business-as-usual, along come Beltway Republicans to remind us of how lame the GOP leadership is.”
And then there’s John Hawkins. I don’t agree with everything he has to say in this piece, but this is spot-on:
Conservatives insisted that we stop wasting money and we got a Bridge to Nowhere. We insisted that we take an enforcement first position on illegal immigration and we got an amnesty plan that was worse than anyone had even imagined a year or two beforehand. We heard calls for ethics reform and we got the Republican leadership complaining because the FBI searched the office of a Democrat with bribe money in his freezer. With that kind of performance, is it any surprise that the base wasn’t there for Washington Republicans when it counted, at election time? For too long, Republicans in Washington have lived by one principle, “What are they gonna do, vote for the Democrats?” and it finally caught up with them in 2006.