Is Leach the Canary in the GOP Coal Mine?

Living in Canuckistan has it’s down sides, one of which is the lack of US news coverage in the evening pacific time. I had only two televised choices to catch up on the goings-on at the Democratic National Convention last night, MSNBC’s replay of the events or CNN’s whatever the hell it is CNN thinks they are doing. As you can imagine I chose the former and as such was left with only the highlights of Michelle Obama’s and Ted Kennedy’s speechs. Lucky for me, CSPAN has fantastic online coverage of the convention (insert shameless plug for one of our blogads here) and I was able to catch what seems to me to be the most underreported story of day one, Jim Leach’s GOP defection speech.

For what its worth, this speech codifies what has been a slow slide into madness for the GOP. It clearly shows that the mainstream of the Republican party, held together with tooth picks and bubble gum today by the likes of Arlen Specter, and Olympia Snowe – is dead.

I don’t care how they try to spin it, today’s GOP has decided to let the nuts run the nuthouse.

Watch the video of Leach’s speech and judge for yourself whether this is the GOP’s canary in the coal mine.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6981BGSPnNU[/youtube]

2 Responses to “Is Leach the Canary in the GOP Coal Mine?”

  1. radical_Moderate says:

    I so agree with Leach being underreported, I was stunned when MSNBC of all the outlets didn’t show his speech live (I haven’t heard it yet.) It is especially galling with all the coverage crazy Zell Miller got, and now Liberman. And to think that McCain claims that the MSM is “in the tank” for Obama and the Democrats.

  2. I’m kind of bursting with (futile) hope that Team Obama is secretly still trying to convince Chuck Hagel to delivera speech.

    That would make front page.

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