The Republicans are in trouble. While many of them are giddy that they’ve rediscovered their “principles” by opposing Obama on the stimulus, the American people are not impressed. The GOP risks becoming a purer, yet much smaller party, as they cling to their old ideas and threaten anyone who breaks ranks.
Here’s Michael Steele, the new RNC chairman, indicating that he’d go along with punishing Senators who voted for the stimulus bill.
Given the realities facing the GOP in 2010, when they have five open seats to defend, it’s stunning that Steele would throw Arlen Specter under the bus. The Democrats only need one more seat to get to 60 in the Senate, and Steele is undermining Specter’s chances as a result of one vote!
Also, take a look at the video. Steele is very unprofessional with the language he uses. He refers to the host, Neil Cavuto, as “baby.” Have you ever seen someone try so hard to look cool?
Hat tip: Americablog