If Boehner had put a quarter of the energy into combating the Obama administration that he has put into fighting conservatives, the country might have more reason for hope than it does now.
Taking the yellow-brick road of least resistance.
Update: Related - In case there were any lingering doubts about Karl Rove's true colors, he has now let the cat completely out of the bag by calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment.
News flash, Karl: the Second Amendment did not grant a new right, but simply acknowledged an existing one. If you really want to see violence on a national scale, of civil war dimensions, go ahead and try to confiscate our guns.
Update II: At least a couple of bloggers have pointed out that Rove did not, in fact, explicitly call for repeal. What he said was this:
Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep us from having more of these. I mean basically the only way to guarantee that we will dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society, and until somebody gets enough “oomph” to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s not going to happen.So, perhaps he was just positing a logical absurdity to make a point and I jumped the gun (so to speak). And yet, what on earth does "oomph" mean in this context? The word is like a cloud of ink that Rove squirted over his comment to obscure his actual sentiments. It could mean "moral courage" or "totalitarian power" or anything in between.