Tuesday :: Oct 3, 2006

Open Thread - Heads Roll Or Else Edition

by Steve

The wingers have been quiet for a couple of days now about the Foley cover-up, but according to a Page One in Tuesday's Post, the GOP is worried that the winger base will stay home unless heads roll within the GOP caucus.

Republican strategists said yesterday that public revulsion over the sexually graphic online conversations between Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) and former House pages could compound the party's problems enough to tip the House to the Democrats in November -- and could jeopardize the party's hold on the Senate as well.
As House GOP leaders defended their role in handling revelations that forced Foley on Friday to give up his House seat, party strategists said the scandal threatens to depress turnout among Christian conservatives and could hamper efforts to convince undecided and swing voters that Republicans deserve to remain in the majority.
Republican operatives closely following the battle for the House and Senate said that they are virtually ready to concede nearly a third of the 15 seats the Democrats need to recapture control of the House, and that they will spend the next five weeks trying to shelter other vulnerable incumbents from the fallout of the Foley scandal in hopes of salvaging a slender majority.

Read the rest of the piece, and you will get a sense of doom and gloom amongst the GOP's base that could only be fixed by Hastert and others stepping down. The Democrats will be hanging this around the GOP’s neck for the next five weeks, and the cultists will have to deal with it on Election Day.

OK, it’s your turn.

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