In the long run, though, the real test of this year’s conservative triumph will occur immediately after November 2. Whether it’s a matter of Republicans in Congress being forced to write a budget or of Republican presidential candidates having to come up with a positive message and agenda, they will not long enjoy the luxury of moving to the right without consequences. If they take control of the House and begin investigations and maybe impeachment proceedings against the president, their craziness will be apparent. And in 2012, they will face a very different electorate than the old-white-voter–skewed midterm crowd of 2010.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Ed Kilgore: "In 2012, they will face a very different electorate..."
Ed Kilgore (The New Republic) sums up his piece with a very nice warning for the Tea Partiers and the Conservative wingnuts: