I realize the title might be an exaggeration, but I don't think that the GOP will be able to recover until it learns to quit volunteering its own defeat. What am I referring to?
How about Senator Orrin Hatch co-sponsoring a bill to subvert the constitution and give the Dems another guaranteed vote in the House.
The complete disregard for the Constitution is bad enough, but Sen. Hatch's pure stupidity on this issue is infuriating. In exchange for giving Washington D.C. a voting Representative in the House, Utah will be given an extra Representative. But get this, the Utah vote will be contingent on the results of the 2010 census. So in other words, Hatch is trading the Constitution, and a perennial Democratic seat in Congress for a 4th Utah Representative that chances are they will get in less than two years anyway! Furthermore, the seat could actually be taken away from Utah based on Obama and Rahmbo's impending shenanigans with the 2010 census! So in reality all that Hatch is getting is an extra guaranteed seat for a little over 1 year!This absolutely blows my mind. With the Senate this close and Orrin Hatch selling out (along with fellow GOP turncoats Sen. Spector, Snowe, Maine and others) this bill will pass. The only hope left is for the Supreme Court to add some sanity to the situation and strike this down as unconstitutional.
I'm starting to think the GOP are the Detroit Lions of American politics . . . they are simply averse to winning.