The result? Disaster for them and the Nation.
Some still extend an unjustified benefit of the doubt. Harold Meyerson's column today expresses puzzlement why the Administration's recent scandals date after November's calamity. He offers four possible alternatives: a) Republicans hope for rescue by a non-Bush, non-“insider” candidate in 2008 such as Rudy to replace Bush; (b) Republicans want to stall and run against Dems as “do nothings”; (c) they believe their own Kool Aid and FOX; and (d) they just can't help themselves.
Harold, bright as he is, still doesn't fully grasp the nature of those ruling this country these past 6 years. First, the Movement continues to act in its self interest. Congressional Republicans are an after the fact consideration if not considered a nuisance. Nick Calio was essentially an appendix in the White House universe. Legislative outreach dwindled still further after his departure.