It occurs to me that I haven't seen a bunch of conservative writers and thinkers publicly rending their garments over how the Stalkin' Malkin brigade and Rush Limbaugh have hurt the GOP cause with their jihad against the SCHIP kids. Sure, there have been some mentions, as with this WSJ article, about "the controversy." But to the best of my knowledge, there have been zero long think pieces about how these extremists are going to alienate the Republican party from Real Americans or how they are dragging the party over the cliff with their impulsive and impolitic activities. I certainly haven't seen any calls from within the Republican establishment for the GOP to distance itself from their tactics or risk being tagged as captive to a radical political faction.
Odd, don't you think?