By Ed McManus
I have managed to get my hands on a top-secret memo written by high-level Republican congressional strategists as they licked their wounds after the party's defeat in the 2008 Presidential election. (Those of you who know my reputation as someone who has a number of close associates who are high-level Republican congressional strategists will understand.)
"Let's establish a reputation for ourselves as the party that repeatedly refuses to work with the guy from Kenya," the memo reads. "Then, when a serious budget crisis is about to develop, we can convince the press that it will be disastrous for the country if the Muslim gets re-elected, because without our cooperation he won't be able to make a deal--reach a compromise--and the result will be a disastrous recession with global impact. But we all know that the Democrats are friendly types--the suckers--so you can be confident that they will put together a deal with the newly elected Republican President to save the country."
Yes, I made that up.