But he's right to assert the gop's problem is deeper than ORCA and social media.
The former Virginia governor was once the golden boy of the gop.
And the conservative media infrastructure remains too much in the tank for the gop to notice.
That could change after November if the gop gains control of the senate.
John Ensign just crashed off our top 10 list for 2012 gop presidential aspirants.
Even that capitulation to the oil industry was not enough for the gop.
The second path for the gop—attempting to bring down the economy—is a clear and present possibility.
With Michele Bachmann out of the race, none of the rest of the gop candidates seems to have any cojones.
"U.S. Republican Party," 1884, an abbreviation of Grand Old Party. The Republicans were so called from 1876; the Democratic Party also was referred to occasionally as grand old party, with lower-case letters, in 1870s-80s and had a greater claim to the title.