Monday, April 11, 2005
One Is No Split
Quest to get a Republican to fight DeLay may have crossed a line
Guilty party: New York Times, surprise...
And vice versa. We don't need Shays and you don't need Zell Miller, or anyone who is not in favor of abortion.
The problem for the Dems is that the deepening separation between the party ideologies works to their disadvantage. They are an increasingly minority party, which must therefore rely on forging coalitions with moderate Republicans to have any hope (sans filibuster) of even trying to derail Republican initiatives, much less starting any initiatives of their own. The fewer moderate Republicans, the less opportunity for Dems.
I agree with Commando that Shays criticizing DeLay is not evidence for a Republican split, so that previous headline was overblown.