discussion over kos way
In today's post on 'laffaire Lott, Kos wonders: "...despite all the calls for Lott to step down, it looks as though the Republican Party establishment is happy with him as their leader. So, can there be any doubt that the GOP is held hostage to its southern racist wing?"
A visitor to the comments section using the moniker Illinois Republican offered this opinion that seems to go along with something I said earlier:
The Republican party is facing a critical defining moment. We can either shine as a party and totally denounce Lott, ask for his removal (or don't select him when congress adjourns) as Majority Leader, publically censure him very critically...and show some credibility. Or, be labeled as racist (and why the hell shouldn't we all believe that if you aren't willing to deal with this) and be set back 50 years and lose any hope for being a party with influence in the future. The one thing BIG DONORS, BIG BUSINESS can't do, it can't paint a racist pure. If they are counting on the Big Business and donors to bail them out of this one, the American people simply won't stand for it.
Bravo. There's lots more good stuff there; Kos's comment threads seem to attract reasonable discussion from both ends of the spectrum.