Electoral slaughterhouse

I’ve been predicting a serious Democratic landslide for some years now, it looks like the massacre might even exceed my expectations:

In a major blow to national Republicans, a Mississippi congressional seat that once voted for President Bush by a twenty-five point margin elected a Democrat on Tuesday. Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Travis Childers beat out Republican candidate Greg Davis, the mayor of Southaven, by a 54%-46% margin, a spread that several Republican strategists on Capitol Hill characterized as a startling wake-up call for a party in dire straits.

What does this make, the fifth or sixth straight wake-up call for Republicans? And yet, they seem to think that banging the war drums and chanting “we are at war” is going to work if they just repeat it one more time. I’ve long felt that George W. Bush’s job was to run down the Republicans in order to hand the White House to Hillary Clinton, but between him and the anti-conservative Congress, they may have sentenced the Republican party to another 40 years in the minority.

This is the price of political pragmatism. This is the predictable result of what voting the lesser evil inevitably entailed. Was it worth it, o compromising conservatives? You got Bush, you got Schwarzenegger, you got the power you sold your principles for, was it really, truly worth the price you’re going to pay?

There is no reason to vote for a Republican in 2008. None. Let them suffer the consequences of their actions. Celebrate their well-deserved self-immolation. False friends are always more dangerous than enemies.