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When The Rump Votes, Ctd

Beinart thinks the GOP is "blowing their shot at a midterm landslide". Oddly, I think that would be better for them than a decisive win. Why? Because they may interpret victory this fall with victory for the Tea Party; and thereby be even more emboldened to take more radical anti-government positions. With a majority, moreover, they will have to take a position on spending cuts - and spell them out. If they are to resist any and all new taxes, the cuts will make the new British government look like the Bush administration. Which will doom them in 2012 and beyond, if Obama has any political skill at all.

And he has. Plenty.