What has happened to the Republican political savvy? Has the departure of Karl Rove from the political shadows to the media been a tremendous blow to their political machine? It seems that the Republican Party has been incredibly incoherent in their messages recently. At least with Karl Rove and the Bush administration, they were pretty much consistent about their "give us all the power we want, you don't need any rights" message, and dramatically contrary statements were spaced years apart. Now they seem to be vacillating between opposing positions within days.