More thoughts on Dobson
Jeff Alworth has some good thoughts on the winners and losers in The Deal. He agress that the theocrats are the big losers here.
Dobson is in a real bind now. If he continues to push the no-compromise line he will further fracture the Republican coalition. The Mods have demonstrated that they still have enough intestinal fortitude to stand up to the theocrats. If Dobson does nothing but hammer away then that will just push the Mods to be even more oppositional.
But, if Dobson yields at all to the Mods then his base will rebel against his leadership.
Uncompromising extremism works only so long as you keep winning.