Rubbernecking as the GOP Continues to Crash

Dear Republican Party, it is not 2008 ... would someone get these guys a calendar?

The Republicans' pre-election mentality is getting kind of embarrassing.

Yesterday, for example, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) was asked why there was no "drill here, drill now" push in Congress. The Nevada Republican replied:

"Certainly Republicans are going to be pushing that this summer. We're going to be pushing the search for more American energy supplies, coming out with -- there are several Republican proposals out there right now that are really comprehensive energy bills."

Also yesterday, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele sent out his latest attack on the president:

Steve Benen is "blogger in chief" of the popular Washington Monthly online blog, Political Animal. His background includes publishing The Carpetbagger Report, and writing for a variety of publications, including Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect, the Huffington Post, and The Guardian. He has also appeared on NPR's "Talk of the Nation," MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," Air America Radio's "Sam Seder Show," and XM Radio's "POTUS '08."
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