The Right Panics

When you're too extreme for Michele Bachmann, it may be time for a different strategy.

In an article on Redstate, Ms. Bachmann concludes that “the current battle has devolved to an agenda that is almost too limited to warrant the kind of fighting that we’re now seeing in Washington.” Likewise, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a possible presidential candidate, said Friday afternoon in an interview that a shutdown would “hurt the Republicans, not the Democrats.”

Of course, I agree. And to shut down the government over a difference of a billion dollars and Planned Parenthood makes the GOP look deranged. They're taking pay from the troops just to make a point about abortion? The backlash among independents could be severe.