June 11, 2008
Holy smokes: Why is Barack Obama under-selling the notion of “Bush’s third term” when he rightly can and should be selling it as a third “Bush-Cheney term”?!
Go read this post from Matt Corley at Think Progress for all the frightening details.
Republicans start every election cycle with structural advantages regardless of the issues and all the other factors that usually determine who wins elections.
The speaker was never master of his own majority.
Republicans never really promised to deploy congressional power to fundamentally change national policy.
Thomas F. Schaller is an associate professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and author of The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House.