Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- In 2006 and 2008, voters inflicted
on Republicans the worst back-to-back electoral drubbing any
party has received since the Great Depression, when Franklin
Delano Roosevelt all but destroyed the Party of Hoover.
Republicans quickly reached a consensus about why they lost so
badly: They had failed to be sufficiently Republican.
This consensus still moves the party -- and since it is
false, it moves them to make mistakes.