I skipped this one yesterday, so I might was well unload two days worth of stuff.
At Post Partisan, I said that everyone can ignore endorsements in the presidential general election. Yesterday, I defended Mann and Ornstein against Jennifer Rubin, not that they needed any help with that, and made a further point about one of my bugaboos, the GOP talking point about Democrats not passing a budget resolution.
Meanwhile, at Plum Line I trotted out the GOP war on budgeting again, after a report that (shock! alarm!) House Republicans don't think that extending Bush-era tax cuts needs an offset. And yesterday over there I did a post about the Republican Senate primaries in Indiana and Nebraska and their importance. Note: I'm paying more attention to Nebraska than I am to some other races because the GOP likely nominee, Jon Bruning, was profiled in political scientist Ronald Gaddie's Born to Run.
And meanwhile, since I wrote that last one, it's looking more and more as if Dick Lugar is toast. If it does cost Republicans the seat -- unlikely in my view, but certainly possible -- it does make you wonder if there's any point at which they might start rethinking their strategies, no?