Whoah, it's kinda like a news vacuum right now, isn't it?
Anyway, one thing keeps striking me as I look at how Republicans are interpreting their huge losses this election cycle: they have no idea what their "base" is. The best example of this is how various people keep talking about how Sarah Palin "energized the base." Huh? Sarah Palin energized two totally non-overlapping groups of Republicans: rural, Christian fundamentalist xenophobic idiots and ivy league neocons. Does the GOP really believe either of these fringe groups is their base? Did they look at Palin's approval rating free-fall? Do they really think the neocon-led foreign policy of the past eight years is viewed as a success? Do they honestly still believe the Christianists have much clout with the general public?
George Bush energized the real Republican base: the suburbanites, the city conservatives, the "security moms" (remember them?), in addition to the extreme right wings (please note the plural).
So anyway, as long as the GOP keeps mistaking their most extreme elements as their "base," they're going to keep hemoraging their real base. And I, for one, couldn't be happier.
UPDATE: It occured to me that this would be like the Democrats referring to Daily Kos diarists and PETA members as their base.