Republicans need new ideas - for the sake of the economy, and the country

America needs two healthy political parties to work. With Senator Arlen Specter's (D-PA) decision yesterday, however, one of those parties, the Republican one, is in serious danger -- particularly if former SNL funny man, Al Franken is seated from Minnesota. It turns out that you can't pull together enough people through an agenda that's evangelical, pro-gun, anti-immigrant, anti-government spending and anti-tax to maintain even a filibuster-capable minority in the Senate.

This is not to say that such an agenda can't pull together enough people to get meaningful traffic for one media company. But this raises an important political question: Is what's good for News Corp (NWS) good for America? Let's face it, this month's teabagging ceremony reportedly pulled in as many as a hundred thousand people around the country provided a few good interviews for Fox News anchors.


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