In Karl Rove's GOP, you're either with us or you're against everything that makes America great.
Consider how the following blue states, large cities, and newspapers have incensed the conservative base for their fatal transgression of not supporting Republicans…
* Massachusetts: George W. Bush has taken great glee in mocking the state over the years, once declaring in a debate: "I'll tell you what pay-go means when you're a senator from Massachusetts, when you're a colleague of Ted Kennedy – pay-go means you pay and he goes ahead and spends."
* Chicago: Yesterday in New Mexico, John McCain boasted, "I don't need lessons about telling the truth to the American people. And were I ever to need any improvement in that regard, I probably wouldn't seek advice from a Chicago politician."
* The East Coast In General: During her vice presidential debate with Joe Biden, Sarah Palin wrote off the entire right-hand flank of the country and its politicians for keeping Alaska oil production in check.
* The Non-Murdoch media. Whether it's ripping The New York Times, MSNBC, or PBS, Rove's GOP has made it clear: You either engage in televised fellatio of the Palin clan or you're officially Al Jazeera Lite.
Here in 2008, this strategy continues to rile up the Republican base. But given current trends, the GOP could end up with a lot more states and public institutions to hate by the time of the next election.
Tags: Alaska, Bill O'Reilly, California, Edward Kennedy, George W. Bush, George Will, Illinois, Iowa, Joe Biden, John McCain, Karl Rove, Massachusetts, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin