Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA-11) is obviously not used to other Republicans not toeing the party line around him. He appeared on C-Span's Washington Journal this morning and got a big dose of reality from a self-described life-long Republican.
We have a complete catastrophe as a Republican [sic] today. I will give you the vision of the future next year: about 8 to 11 senators will be voted as Democrats that are now Republicans. There will be about 30 Republican congressmen that are now Republicans that will also become Democrats. And the next president will be a Democrat. My entire Republican party is being destroyed because of this catastrophe that's happened in Iraq and all these wonderful young soldiers - 27,000 wounded and disabled soldiers, 12 - 15 million [thousand?] with severe mental problems, almost 4,000 dead. That's 50,000 young men that...lives have been either partially destroyed or are dead today and we have accomplished absolutely nothing. It is very sad and very pathetic and you can put lipstick on this pig any way you want to, but in the final analysis, we have accomplished absolutely nothing and it is very sad to see my party destroyed over this issue.
And Rep. Gingrey's weenie response?
You say you're a Republican, but what primary did you vote in last time in Ohio? That would be kind of interesting to know.