While some of us are dancing on the GOP’s increasingly crowded grave, Democratic strategists are, well, strategizing. And, it seems, giving the Republicans too much credit. Says CBS’ Dick Meyer:
Democratic opposition researchers are trying to connect the Foley-Vitter-Craig dots. Because only a nit-wit could believe that three very sordid scandals could scourge the GOP in one session of Congress by sheer coincidence. Democrats do not believe in a God that generous.
I am told Democratic counter-operatives are pursuing three conspiracy theories at this point.
[One:] The Gay Wedge: The idea here is that Republicans are trying to split the traditionally Democratic gay and â€œsexually permissiveâ€ vote by enlisting sympathy for victims like Mark Foley (priest abuse) and Larry Craig (police state intrusiveness). David Vitter, Louisiana Senator who was on the infamous D.C. Madamâ€™s call list (and apparently a few others) is obviously a smokescreen.
Interesting theory, but we’re not convinced of some conservative conspiracy. If you ask us, its the Republicans’ repression that did them in…