No, as I said, I think his 'thesis' is that there's a natural correction going on in the GOP. Nobody except the fruit loops want more crazy in the pot, and frankly none of the extremeophiles (fruit loops, robber barons, libertarin-ishers, whatever) ultimately drive the party, it's every day people in the middle who oscillate back and forth between the left and right. They went left, an now at least some of the ones who are left on the right are trying to change the calculus since it doesn't seem like we'll ever have a legitimate centrist party where everyone can mostly get along.
I was pointing out the fact that as soon as Taibbi veers from interesting objective commentary about political action:reaction to subjective caterwauling about tropish political memes like "looting the nation" or "spying on everyone to prevent any kind of popular uprising" he loses credibility because his argument hangs on the assumption that this 'desperate' investment is being made to ensure those actions can resume unfettered. The reality is that looting and 'spying on everyone' is not some exclusive function of the GOP, its endemic to politics, and any effort to try to restore sanity on either end is a good thing.
Taibbi is rubbernecking here, and since it's an opinion piece, that's fine and his colorful language gets clicks, but I still cry foul over wasting the platform he has. It's far more interesting that there is a major investment being made to create a course correction - and it is amusing to me that instead of embracing the fact that the GOP has recognized 'wtf' with the Tea Party nonsense, that Taibbi runs to political comfort food while ignoring that the donkey was/is at the same trough.