There are lots of reasons for the Republicanâ€™s defeat. Some real (they lost their way, they renegged on term limit pledges, Schiavo, runaway earmarks) Some false (Iraq) but one thing which really did drive them to lose, and I have no doubt, is the shit thats peddled on Fox News. If you donâ€™t listen to anything else I ever write, just remember this – Fox News (or at least their prime time â€œpolitical debateâ€ programs) are about the least intellectual thing on TV. I canâ€™t think of a worst example of folks without a clue of how D.C. works or whats actually going on around here actually fooling people into paying attention to their contrived talking points.
Interesting theory, but I’m curious as to how exactly this has hurt the Republicans? I agree completely with his statement here, but don’t quite make the connection to electoral failure. My first choice for where to lay blame would be evangelical voters who think as long as a guy loves Jesus, he’s OK by them.