This is, quite honestly, the first semi-sane thing I have seen written at Red State in several years:
We Lost Because We Suck: There’s no conspiracy, really.
So, we have this great big circular firing squad going about whether to purge moderates, or socons, or fiscons, or libertarians, or Methodists, whatever. No, Virginia, there isn’t a smoke filled room somewhere where a bunch of Ivy League, Wall Street, K Street elitists conspired to deprive the Republican Party of a victory in the last two elections. We lost because nobody in their right mind would trust us to run a government. That we did as well as we did is a tribute to the fact that they don’t trust the Democrats much either.***
In seven years we demonstrated to the American people that we really didn’t mean what we’d said for all those years; we weren’t against spending, we were against Democrat spending. We weren’t against big government, we just wanted it big in the places we like. The people caught us in the lie and held us responsible for it.
I am kind of gobsmacked atm. Sure, there is some spin and nonsense in there, but there was no tribute to Palin, no calling Democrats terrorists or terrorist-enablers, and no questions about Obama’s birth certificate. What is going on? Why hasn’t Moe banned this guy yet then issued a non-apology apology the next day and mumbled something about being cranky?