File this under “how much more stupid can you get?”
Increasingly, Republican rank and file, as well as their traditional allies in the libertarian circles have been opposed to the terrible “leadership” of the big government establishment in the GOP. There was the open cheating for Romney during the election — calling states during the primary for the candidate, only to find out he had actually lost — followed by the last minute changing of the convention rules to avoid a possible challenge to the anointed candidate by Ron Paul supporters. The ham-handed attempts by John “Crybaby” Boehner to ram through rules to allow Progressive big government Republicans to work with Progressive, big government Democrats on the idiotic continuing resolutions that have been haphazardly funding the government resulted in House Republicans bucking the leadership. The “bipartisan” efforts to bring the terror war to the United States, led to Rand Paul’s recent filibuster. It’s obvious that the “leadership” is out of step with the people they claim to represent.
So what’s the response of the Progressive Republican establishment as their big government elitist style of “leadership” gets hammered by their own party? A bit of outreach, perhaps? Some nice-nice talk? Nope…
After undergoing that unpleasant shock, House leadership hasn’t responded by listening to the concerns of the more conservative members of its caucus. Instead, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Sunday that he would be open to ramming through bills without the support of a majority of his own Republican caucus. Not just on small bills. On issues like immigration and gun control, McCarthy said, he’d be open to taking rogue Republicans across the aisle to work with Democrats.
When one considers the amount of time Senators John “Angry Bird” McCain and Lindsay “I Love War” Graham spent blasting Rand Paul’s principled stand against the burgeoning police state, I think Ben Shapiro’s got a good point when he says,
This is a declaration of war within the Republican ranks. And it should be deeply troubling to Republicans across the country, watching as the recently and controversially reminted House leadership continues to pursue the same political philosophy that led to a mini-rebellion in the House in January.
It’s time for the Republicans to realize that the leadership doesn’t not have the faith of their party, nor do they have its best interests in mind. What they want is to get invited to the good parties and be spoken nicely about by their Democratic colleagues’ sycophantic press corps. It is well past time to throw the ancient, creaking, crony-ridden House and Senate leadership over the side.