They're fighting among themselves as they try to find a message. But it's really not that complicated. The message is: The Republicans are the party of incompetence...dangerous incompetence:
Republican efforts to craft a policy and political agenda to carry the party into the midterm elections have stumbled repeatedly as GOP leaders face widespread disaffection and disagreement within the ranks.They less they accomplish, the better off Americans are. But you gotta love it when they're bad-mouthing each other.
Anxiety over President Bush's Iraq policy, internal clashes over such divisive issues as immigration, and rising complaints that the party has abandoned conservative principles on spending restraint have all hobbled the effort to devise an election-year message, said several lawmakers involved in the effort.