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It's an iron-clad rule. So, watch how the Note twists and turns until it finds the downside to the recent GOP implosion; until the Note finds its beloved yes/but narrative for the Obama era [emphasis added]:
To go with this flow, this is what going rogue gets you: As scandals begat stunners -- as Ensign morphed into Sanford, and then all got swirled into your very Palin holiday weekend -- Democrats have been given a series of gifts that also happen to be burdens.
The disorder in the Republican Party, coupled with the long-delayed resolution of a Senate race that give Democrats 60 votes starting this week, gives Democrats control of the court, the clock, and maybe the scoreboard (to borrow yet another metaphor).
But it also puts complete governing responsibility on the party that isn't imploding at the moment, the one that controls all the levers of government and even has fewer high-profile opponents to deal with on the other side.
Prominent Republican from Nevada admits to having an affair? Check.
Prominent Republican from S.C. admits to using taxpayer money to carry out affair? Check.
Prominent Republican from Alaska quits her job as governor and holds baffling press conference? Check.
Democrats finally grab 60 seats in the Senate? Check.
But, that might mean bad news for Dems.