Begala: GOP Will be Reduced to Cheney-Limbaugh 2012

By Ben Cohen

Paul Begala crunches the numbers on Cheney’s nation wide support, and they don’t look good. If he and Limbaugh represent the GOP, they’ll be doomed to ‘regional right wing’ status:

National Journalreports that its survey

of 100 GOP insiders shows widespread disapproval of the high-profile

role Dick Cheney is taking these days. Practical party strategists want

to win elections. Ideologues want to win purity contests. Right now,

the ideologues have the upper hand.

This is a wonderful gift for the Democrats. At precisely the time

when they need to nurture new leaders, Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh

are sucking up all the oxygen – and, believe me, these two really do


Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.