On Tavis Smiley's radio show, conservative pundit Deroy Murdock just said that Michale Steele and the GOP must "exorcise" the legacy of George W. Bush. I perked up. I had no idea who Murdock was, and I thought he might be close to saying something interesting. And he did say something interesting, although not in the way I had hoped.
Murdock laid out the parts of the Bush 43 legacy the GOP should embrace, and the parts it should reject. In summary:
Good: wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, tax cuts.
Bad: spending 2008 bringing "socialism" to the US.
This is the same sort of nonsense Rush has been peddling lately. These people seem to think that the GOP needs to get more conservative, get back to its roots. And I hope they do just that. I hope they circle the wagons and start shooting inward, and their obstructionism on the stimulus makes me think they might.