There is no end to my amusement with Republicans lately. "Leaders" bow down to Rush Limbaugh regularly, every other sentence out of Michael Steele's mouth is a gaffe and the latest thing this small minority is into is a national teabag party (didn't someone working with the manufactured movement take a moment to think about what "teabagging" meant?) to protest "taxation without representation" despite the fact that their party got spanked in the last two elections.
And if that wasn't enough, let me introduce Congressman Spencer Bachus to you. He goes above and beyond these teabaggers with an act that would make Senator Joseph McCarthy proud. He is going public with a list of Democrats in Congress that are "socialists." BarbInMD at DailyKos sums it up best:
State DepartmentHouse is infested with communistssocialists. I have here in my hand a list of 20517 — a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of Stateme as being members of the CommunistSocialist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State DepartmentCongress.
With this type of behavior, Republicans are only setting themselves up for more pain and punishment in the 2010 elections. Going harder to the right isn't going to solve their party's woes. This craziness might excite the fringe, but 30% or less does not win elections.