There were (still are) a lot of morons in this town who believe that '06 was the low water mark for the Republican Party.
It wasn't. 2008 might be. 2010 could be. 2012...
It all depends on when the Republicans decide to actually build a party for the 21st century. Not continue to live handcuffed to some convoluted, morally bankrupt and expired idea of how they think they should govern based on a time long past.
In any event, Ambinder has the latest two calls to the firehouse here and here.
Yeah, shit is on fire.
But, the silver lining is the more than burns away now, the easier it is to rebuild later.