Honestly, is there any other explanation now?
Obama is flailing about for squirrel distractions again. Mark Pryor is trying to shame Christians into voting for him again despite his Obamacare support by invoking the Bible. The left has finally found a lower limit on attacking conservatives in Martin Bashir which is a nigh incomprehensible display of ethics on their part. And what do we get from the Republicans?
Honestly, maybe the Republicans do want to lose. They want it to go back to the way it was before 1994 and just be the permanent minority. Illusionary opposition parties don’t have to do any real work to fundraise. Just pretend to oppose and drain your base of cash with your duplicity while voting the way the big donors want. If recent history is any guide, it’s not as though they care the slightest bit about conservatives and are perfectly happy to just use them.
A few problems on that point though now though. The Democrats have managed circumstances like California and Illinois. Republican nonexistence has been done, and they would be happy to repeat the feat at the national level. That, and the previously trusting base is forming things like Tea Parties and the kernel of a replacement party because the old-school theatrics don’t work any more. Pre-1994 is gone forever.
Still, the Republicans could be gullible enough to believe the good old days will return. If you guess they’ll do something stupid to get them back, you’re taking a small step out on a sturdy limb. Either that, or they believe won’t pay for it because Obamacare will be so vile all else will be overlooked. I’m sure Romney thought so too.