The GOP Fallout: Cue the Circular Firing Squad

The massive defeat has sparked an angry blame game inside the GOP. Who will survive it?

Left; Mario Tama / Getty: Ethan Miller / Getty

Left; Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

The Republican bloodbath has begun. Say goodbye to Colin Powell, who turned away from the party the Bush family helped build. Columnist Kathleen Parker has been drowning in hate mail since calling for Sarah Palin's head. Chris Buckley, the son of the late William F. Buckley Jr., went AWOL and lost his position at the National Review. Before the party can reclaim its soul, the unbelievers within must be cast out.

When removed from power by voters, no party keelhauls itself quite like the GOP. The party's success at capturing the White House is...

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