Now, to show you why I still think he's one of the best writers on the internet - even though I occasionally disagree with him - take a look at this gem.
The wheels of demolition often grind slowly in American politics. But the countdown to detonation has begun. The GOP has finally maxed out its ideological madness. It can, simply put, morph no crazier than it already is. Which is to say, it can no longer march forward. It can only retreat. And it must do so with a demographically dying base.Nailed it!
Following Romney's crushing defeat, the firebreathers will of course blame Mitt Romney: he was never conservative enough, he wasn't vicious enough, he wasn't inspiring enough, he wasn't, let's say, Santorum enough, and so on. But every sober strategic breath will be whispering: We need to make another plan--now.
Then the fireworks will really begin. Or so I suspect.
To loop back to my original disagreement with carpenter, this is not happening because Barack Hussein Obama is "lucky." Certainly its true that demographics have and will play a role. But a big contributor to why "the GOP has finally maxed out its ideological madness" is that President Obama gave them the choice long ago to either work with him or dive into that madness. In other words, he employed conciliatory rhetoric as ruthless strategy...perfectly.