Club for Growth, Extreme Greed Loses Badly
by Matt Stoller, Wed Sep 13, 2006 at 04:08:02 AM EDT
I had hoped that Laffey would beat Chafee, but I can sympathize with Steve Clemons who is glad that the far-right candidate lost. The Club for Growth, which is one of the most pernicious forces on the far-right, took a huge hit in terms of prestige last night. Nothing does that to you like losing. Laffey wasn't a foreign policy lunatic so much, he was more in the extreme greedocrats wing of the GOP, so his spanking suggests that this era of antitax fervor is over. I still little of Chafee. He is a puddle of a man, who deserves to lose to Sheldon Whitehouse.
But I can't help thinking that the Club for Growth's guns are just not as loaded as they once were.