Andrew Breitbart contrasts the games Republicans play (croquet, as I would sum it up) with the games Democrats play (rugby). Andrew calls on Republicans to toughen up:
In the next election cycle, things need to be drastically different. Democracy is not Augusta National Golf Club. It’s a messy free-for-all, and in a two-party system, the GOP will not survive if it doesn’t accept the fact that the Democrats are its enemy and that it must begin to play for keeps. That means finding another Lee Atwater – only meaner – and not apologizing when we get him.
With respect to the media, Andrew points out the same watchdog/lapdog phenomenon that Paul noted last night:
Where is the media to expose this blatant corruption when the media are in the middle of the pile? NBC News, whose parent company General Electric is getting billions in stimulus cash to perpetuate Democrat-friendly “green” technologies and health care information systems, is at the forefront of a bizarre campaign to act as a check on the party that is out of power, not the party in power. NBC anchor Brian Williams bowed to the new president; MSNBC is a Fellini-esque exercise in liberal triumphalism.
With Democrats holding comfortable majorities in the House and Senate, as well as controlling the executive branch, it’s only logical for the mainstream media to focus their scrutiny on Mr. Limbaugh, ex-Rep. Tom DeLay, former President George W. Bush and Sarah Palin, the governor of one of the least populous states. Right?
Fortunately, the Republicans’ return to power depends mainly on how badly the Democrats overreach, not on anything Republicans themselves do. That being case, the Republicans’ renaissance is proceeding ahead of schedule. Still, it would be helpful if the party, as Andrew suggests, could toughen up a little.