John Cole, a libertarian-leaning conservative and a fairly loyal Republican until the Schiavo affair enlightened him, reviews the latest bunch of GOP outrages and remarks:
I can’t believe I ever voted for these people.
My hope is that a lot of people are feeling that way about now, and will keep feeling that way. George W. Bush is now doing for the Republican Party and conservatism what Jimmy Carter did for the Democratic Party and liberalism: he’s making people not just dislike a party and its core ideology, but wonder about the intelligence and the morals of anyone who supports them. That effect, if it sticks, could be much more important than the number of seats the Democrats gain.
Footnote John is also displeased with his old ally Glenn Reynolds.