Another thing to thank McCain for: GOP lawmakers head for the exits

The pundit talk is that as Republicans fail to rack up gains in Congress, even as they hold a majority in both houses, the inevitable result will be a switch to Democrats by the next midterm election. Actually, it's much worse than that.  Republicans are leaving on their own, with no prompting from voters.  The latest, according to the New York Times, is Rep. Pat Tiberi, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and by all accounts a loyal-to-conservativism Republican.  According to the Times: In a sign of mounting frustration among Republicans in Washington, Representative Pat Tiberi of Ohio, a senior lawmaker with close ties to his party's leaders, is expected to resign and take up an executive post with a business group in his home state, according to three Republicans briefed on his plans. An abrupt departure by Mr. Tiberi, who is an influential member of the House Ways and Means Committee, would signal a deepening...(Read Full Post)