But while the 'blame the Democrats machine' is already working, before any new members can even be sworn in, predicting future doom for the nation, many of us are continuing the calls of BS against the machine.
Excellent post by Your Right Hand Theif.
"I love these conservatives who are now saying that the past six years of total GOP rule didn't represent "true conservatism". Yeah, no freakin' kidding. Thanks for the belated "head's up", though!"Damn. Just. Damn.
"Why? Because power corrupts conservatives, too, and liberals should always be able to out-promise them on the campaign trail. (Which explains why conservatives are susceptible to bewitchment by pretty fantasies like supply-side voodoo and neocon foreign policy. Always beware when a so-called conservative is telling you about economic free lunches and easy/cheap nation-building.)"
"And now they are starting to say, "what you saw over the past 6 years wasn't really our 'true' selves."
"Oh, OK. Well, let us know when you stop snorting political faerie dust and return to your "core" principles. In the meantime we'll try to clean up the mess after your binge."
Luckily, many conservatives also mirror this thinking, and to be fair, were fed up with the Repbulcian Party's ineptitude for a while. Though they may be unduly frightened witless by the prospect of a Democratic legislature being as bad as this one, they need to keep that in mind the next time they win the majority when keeping their own folks in line. (Here's a hint, spend less time worrying what inconsequential 'liberals' think, and spend more time worrying about what how your own folks are doing/not doing their jobs....) DADvocate has a short round up here.