RNC chairman Michael Steele, being obsequious before La Rush Petit, Glenn Beck, on his Fox show yesterday, let slip an inadvertent truth about Republicans in general:
Beck: Michael, ah, you know, the Democrats should not be pushing for the Fairness Doctrine, because quite honestly, um, I think, at least my radio audience is more pissed at you guys than they are the Democrats. We expect socialism from some of the Democrats, we don't expect it from you. And if I may be so bold to speak for a lot of people here, I can tell you how I feel, and I think a lot of people feel this way.
We actually believed in something in 2000. We believed in something in 2004. It's not really easy to be, you know, the pariah in your office, to be the hatemonger racist that wants to steal, you know, starve everybody's children and just hates anybody who is different. We actually took a lot of crap for a long time, and then you guys betrayed us. Why we would we even think twice of pulling a lever again? Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice -- oh my God!
Steele: No, Glenn, look, I'm not going to soft-pedal this with you, I'm not going to try to blow smoke either. The reality of it is you are absolutely right. You have absolutely no reason -- none -- to trust our word or our actions at this point.
So yeah, it's going to be an uphill climb.
I don't think admitting that they've proven themselves utterly untrustworthy is going to convince anyone that now they are. Especially when they're making the confession to nutcases who think they weren't rigidly ideological enough.