Sunday, July 27, 2008

Congressional Republicans discouraged?

So it seems, as the American Spectator's W. James Antle reports:

"Your humble servant asked [Republican House Minority Leader John] Boehner if there was any strategy to regain the majority or at least mitigate this year's losses. I don't think I am being unfair in saying that his answer was basically, "No." Unless you consider saying the word "drill," hoping that John McCain will win the presidential election (with coattails, no less), and letting individual members do their own thing in their own districts a sufficient winning strategy. An every man for himself approach to congressional campaigns is fine for a majority party pleased with the status quo. Or Bob Michel Republicans who are happy being in the minority."

One would hope this isn't true. But watching the antics of House Republicans lately, one fears it is. Fight, gentlemen; you have nothing to lose. And conservatives out there need to encourage, directly, their Republican representatives to fight.