I would have never believed it possible, but it's close. Mighty close. Excitingly close. I would have never believed that anyone could scribble a scapegoating piece as droolingly oblivious to reality as Jennifer Rubin's, but RedState's Erick Erickson has come close, very close.
Why did Mitt Romney meet with such unspeakable ruin on November 6? Was it that Mitt, hands down, was the godawfulest nominee in the history of American presidential politics? Or that the base's knuckles couldn't pull a lever because they were too sore from all that dragging? Was it because Iowa now guarantees, every four years, a thermonuclear mind-meld of flabbergasting far-right imbecility? Any of these? Perhaps a few hundred other valid reasons?
No. According to Mr. Erickson, "for the Republican Party evil is located on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314," where "top party consultants waged war with conservative activists...."
And now the very same top party consultants are assessing the ruin and being "put in charge of the autopsy of the GOP’s defeat." Which is absurd, writes Erickson. How absurd? Only Erick could say it this well, with such verve, with, indeed, the very kind of electric originality which the party now so desperately needs: "This is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house."