Noted Democrat strategist Ed Kilgore thinks the GOP is engaged in a murder-suicide.
It’s possible, and perhaps even probable, that the GOP strategy for 2010 is to create a political environment so toxic and voter-alienating that Republicans can win a very low turnout election by whipping their base into a genuine frenzy. That’s obviously not a very good scenario for the country, and it remains to be seen if it’s even good for the GOP.
The problem for Ed is that this is exactly what the Democrats did in 2006 and 2008 — from “miserable failure” to “Hailburton” to pegging Bush as a “war criminal”, etc. The list really does go on and on.So if Ed is trying to indict a political party, he just did it to his own.