This is the question Rush Limbaugh asked on his radio show. This is one of the few times I agree with Rush.
The term GOP premortem, I don't know who used it first, but a couple of other bloggers and stuff just think it's cool and they're all slapped -- not all, two or three of them slapped it up. They think it's really cool. One of them is I know is Glenn Reynolds. What's his place? Instant Pundit? I'm not sure, but here's his analysis: "If the GOP Goes Down, It's Because It Had It Coming." Once again, let me ask: if the Republicans win, is it because they had it coming? What kind of a fool reason is it to suggest that if the Republicans lose, it's because they had it coming? Do Democrats have nothing coming? Why is it that we still can't focus on, beyond me and the USA Today columnist who picked up this thread, why is it that we can't focus on what happens to the Democrats if they lose?
You know, the Republicans are expected to lose. The way the bar has been set it really isn't going to be news, is it? If the Republicans lose, because that story is already been written, and it continues to be written every day. But if the Democrats lose, then is that not a huge story? It seems to me that people that have an interest in the outcome of events ought to be looking at that side of this as well. I'm trying to take the lead on this, but this whole idea of a premortem and analyzing why the Republicans are going to lose simply because they had it coming? Even if you believe Republicans deserve to lose, let me ask you, do you deserve to lose?
I have to admit I am getting fed up with certain bloggers.
Micky Kaus and polipundit on immigration. Who is in more trouble of losing right now Santorum or Specter? How did they vote on the issue of immigration? Need I say more?
Malkin on Katrina and Dubai. Well when it comes to being unhinged who can hold a candle to pretty little Michelle? The truth is CNN's coverage of Katrina was as fair as Malkin's was and her initial reaction to Dubai did not change even when it became apparent that she was just plain wrong.
Glenn Reynolds and his little list that included everything from Harriet Miers to Terri Schiavo. Well the Right got their way on Miers and Schiavo is dead so why are we still yammering on about this? Is this really the best the great Instapundit can do?
Ed Morrisey on Foley. Well with friends like that who needs enemies.
This is taking too long. Suffice to say my point is that bloggers can be just as ready to jump in there and run off at the mouth without any facts as the MSM can be. They can exhibit malice and hubris and arrogance the same as any pretty boy newscaster. And they can be just as biased as well. Have these people really helped the process?