More evidence continues to come in to support the common sense conclusion that conservatism didn’t lose last Tuesday. Of course, that won’t stop some on the Left from misdiagnosing what happened. Watch for more clashes between the two worldviews.
Meanwhile the GOP prepares to elect new House leaders … people who will definitely hear from the conservative base. The candidates’ responses will be instructive.
Update: Somebody shoot me. The Stupid Party is living up to its nickname:
The depleted House Republican caucus, a minority in the next Congress, convenes at 8 a.m. in the Capitol Friday on the brink of committing an act of supreme irrationality. The House members blame their leadership for tasting the bitter dregs of defeat. Yet, the consensus so far is that, in secret ballot, they will re-elect some or all of those leaders.
In private conversation, Republican members of Congress blame Majority Leader John Boehner and Majority Whip Roy Blunt in no small part for their midterm election debacle. Yet, either Boehner, Blunt or both are expected to be returned to their leadership posts Friday. For good reason, the GOP often is called “the stupid party.”