Republicans: No way out

If Hastert resigns, it’ll be a signal the Republican Party is collapsing. If he doesn’t resign and keeps stonewalling, well, it’ll still be a disaster for them.

What’s still baffling is how badly Republicans have managed this. Their formerly massive and effective spin machine has malfunctioned to the point of being non-operational. They’ve lied about FoleyGate, then been caught in lies. They are alienating their once-firm base of the Religious Right, who are quite rightfully appalled that Congressional Republicans put a coverup before honesty and the safety of kids. Plus, they’re realizing the Republican elite has “pure contempt for evangelicals.”

It’s stunning how fast the Republican machine is self-destructing. As I’ve said before, there may well be much more happening behind the scenes than has been made public (so far.)

Why did Foley resign so fast? Why can’t they get their stories straight? What are they hiding?

  • Yes, it is odd that he resigned so quickly when the Democrats just smile and say
    it’s none of our business who I have sex with. But Republicans never stand behind
    their weak members the way the Dems do. Not as much party loyalty.

  • Mike

    Strange, but I thought the entire scandal was about the Republicans covering up for and thereby enabling more acts by Rep. Foley. That would make at a case in which Party Loyality was more important than protecting children from a predatory adult. Silly me.
    On the other hand, after Tucker Carlson mentioned the contempt which the Republicans hold for evangelicals,
    Olbermann has a review of a new book, Tempting Faith, by a man whose bono fides are above suspicion, showing the truth is far worse than Carlson says.

  • DJ

    I’d be a lot more excited if there was any hope the Dems had anything to offer. If the Republicans implode, what are we left with? A one-party system?

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