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"A 50-Megaton Warhead That's Been Dropped on Conservative Washington"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 5 2009

The Next Right's Patrick Ruffini is warning conservative allies about the coming press-pocalypse. Using Bobby Jindal as a model, Ruffini traces attempts to "delegitimize and destroy up-and-coming Republicans" as they resonated through Daily Kos to Keith Olbermann to Talking Points Memo to Politico to the general political consciousness. Oh, he's not upset about it. He wants it. Conservative commentators need to get off their lazy behinds, says Ruffini, and start reporting. His commenters aren't so sure. Some argue that stories about Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers were just too fluffy to get traction. Others make the point that GOP leadership is too weak to do the aggressive oppo pushing that a party in opposition needs to do to earn its version of events an airing. Writes commentator "Cahnman": "Here's a much simpler solution: Don't nominate John McCain ever again."