GOP OVERREACH WATCH, cont'd
A few days ago, Trent Lott blindsided President Bush by pressing for swift passage of the "partial-birth abortion" bill (and perhaps a wish list of further restrictions on abortion). Yesterday, wingnut GOP back-benchers blindsided their own party's leaders by voting down the bankruptcy bill because it contained a provision unfavorable to anti-abortion protesters. (And again today the pro-lifers failed to achieve a compromise that can pass the Senate.)
Remember, the GOP's Year Zero is a mere ten days old.
These guys are going to be very, very extreme. The only question is how much damage they'll manage to do before they thoroughly alienate the public.