Saturday, October 07, 2006

# Posted 3:06 PM by Ariel David Adesnik  

"DO [WE] REPUBLICANS DESERVE TO LOSE OUR MAJORITY?" That's the question Liz Mair asks. She writes:
To those of us who were paying attention in 1994, it feels a lot like the way the Democrats had behaved for years in the run-up to that election--as if they were somehow entitled to be in power indefinitely; as though they weren't the paid servants of the populace; as if they didn't have to work to ensure their continued control of the legislative branch...

If some responsibility for allowing the Foley affair to occur, and indeed, spiral out of control, is shown now, then maybe, just maybe, voters will return us to control, albeit with a reduced majority--which is probably appropriate in the circumstances.

But if that does not occur, we will have no one to blame but ourselves. As one reader suggested a few days back, if you walk around with a sign on your back that says "Kick Me," you shouldn't be surprised, and you're not entitled to gripe, when someone does.

That someone will likely be the average American voter, come November 7.
I find it hard to disagree.
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I don't know what's worse: that Ms. Mair is just now noticing that many prominent conservatives have been calling for a Republican defeat for over a year now, or that noticing it now makes her an opinion leader.
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