Thursday, March 16, 2006

Anything Goes

The New York Times says the righties are rallying around the Feingold censure motion…as a fund-raiser for their candidates.

With the Republican base demoralized by continued growth in government spending, undiminished violence in Iraq and intramural disputes over immigration, some conservative leaders had already begun rallying their supporters with speculation about a Democratic rebuke to the president even before Mr. Feingold made his proposal.

“Impeachment, coming your way if there are changes in who controls the House eight months from now,” Paul Weyrich, a veteran conservative organizer, declared last month in an e-mail newsletter.

The threat of impeachment, Mr. Weyrich suggested, was one of the only factors that could inspire the Republican Party’s demoralized base to go to the polls. With “impeachment on the horizon,” he wrote, “maybe, just maybe, conservatives would not stay at home after all.”

This basically says that the most important thing to the right wing isn’t whether or not the country runs well, whether or not the economy recovers, whether or not there is peace in Iraq, whether or not we’re blowing whatever good will we had with our allies, or whether or not the Religious Reich takes over every uterus and monitors every marriage in America. It’s about keeping their claws clenched in a death grip on the reins of power. That’s all that matters to them.

They’re such patriots.