The Sodom & Gomorrah Solution?
New and recommended:
Steve Goldstein's interview with former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey, who says there is a "distinct possibility" that Republicans could lose control of one or both houses in the fall election.
Reading between the lines, I hear the conservative Toomey almost wishing for a Republican defeat to purge the party of its evil ways of profligate spending and abuse of power it has picked up in its years of control of Congress.
Is he wishing for an Old Testament moment?
As Twoomey told Goldstein:
"There's a lack of partisan intensity on the part of Republicans compared with Democrats. And I believe it's because Republicans have abandoned the principles of limited government and fiscal discipline that historically have united Republicans and energized the Republican base."
Toomey's message surely will resonate with fiscally conservative Republicans. And he should know something about revving up that base.
In 2004, the former Lehigh Valley congressman came within 2 points of knocking off Arlen Specter in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate.