I guess after years of deriding MoveOn, the next thing to do is to mimic them:
House Republican leaders and conservative activists are targeting critics of President Bush’s plan to send more combat forces into Iraq — and some GOP lawmakers are on the hit list.
Amid a mounting campaign in Congress to limit Bush’s military options, conservatives led by talk show host Hugh Hewitt have created an advocacy group designed to counter the anti-war MoveOn.org. And its first round of targets will be the 17 GOP lawmakers who voted for last week’s Democratic resolution in the House opposing the troop increases.
First in the sights of the new Victory Caucus is Rep. Ric Keller, R-Fla., whose district includes Orlando.
I support this wholly, and hope to assist Hugh in creating his permanent right-wing crazy minority party. They can focus on abortion, patriotism, and immigration. Hell, I even have a Presidential candidate for them- Harriet Meiers.
In all seriousness, Hugh and company- you guys show ’em. I think anyone who demonstrates anything less than absolute and complete fealty to the Decider’s plans should be excommunictaed and defeated, and replaced with someone crazier.
The best way to keep Hugh’s ideas from ever infecting the public agenda is to support them in this cause, because working to defeat the few moderates remaining in the GOP will only keep the Republicans in the minority for a long time coming. So you show ’em, Hugh! I fully support your quixotic quest for ideological purity. But please don’t roll out the phrase “The big tent party” anytime soon.