Repug leaders worry that the big electoral comeback in 2010 all the rightwing talking heads are constantly crowing about won't happen unless the rightwing talking heads just STFU.
Some moderate republican officials – you know, RINOs – are worried that needed Independent voters will view the GOP as "shallow", overly partisan or “just plain” fucked up.
Many top Republicans are growing worried that the party’s chances for reversing its electoral routs of 2006 and 2008 are being wounded by the flamboyant rhetoric and angry tone of conservative activists and media personalities, according to interviews with GOP officials and operatives.Shallow, overly partisan and just plain fucked up conservative activists.
Congressional leaders talk in private of being boxed in by commentators such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh — figures who are wildly popular with the conservative base but wildly controversial among other parts of the electorate, and who have proven records of making life miserable for senators and House members critical of their views or influence.
When Republicans such as Rep. Phil Gingrey have complained about these figures in public, most have quickly apologized in the face of outraged phone calls and e-mails from conservative activists.