This is pretty stupid of them. Landrieu is a blue dog. The Republicans now not only may have their fingerprints on a conspiracy(in the federal, legal sense, not the Oliver Stone sense) to do surveillance, with a view to intimidation, of a US senator, but one that was kind of on their side and might have gone back to it on this. Now she won't, and I can bet other blue dogs won't want the implication they're being intimidated by the RNC. Meanwhile, this brings us right back to the Republicans as the Dirty Tricks party, the party of, seriously, Watergate. They actually did this. They never learn anything at all and haven't changed their approach since I have been alive, and I just turned 41(Nixon was my first president--great inoculation against ever trusting his party). They might have won, but just like always, that's not enough for them and they took that extra, unnecessary, stupid step. Much like Watergate.
This will look good in an election year if the connection turns out as firm as it looks likely now. They do nothing in Congress, they shout and scream, and they spy on their opponents. Being only interested in power, not governing, they are fundamentally lazy and inclined to the path of least resistance: they cannot make themselves look good--they can only try to make others look as bad as they are.
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