Timothy Noah, Slate | October 3, 2008
For Republicans, the financial crash of Sept. 29, as the stock market fell over 700 points, will be remembered as the day which began their "exile" from political power. ++ Republicans in the House voted against their own party's bailout plan by a margin of 2 to 1, emphasizing their divided and seemingly leaderless state. ++ While the presidential race is still uncertain, it is obvious that Republicans will lose seats in the House and the Senate. ++ Despite that the GOP has been known to bounce back, it certainly appears dead.