It must be tough to be Senator McCain.
He spent all that money beating Hayworth in a split primary only to go back to the Senate and have some conservative upstart from Texas keep reminding him that he’s nothing. Politely and certainly not directly, but he does the job. And to top it off, McCain will likely spend his last term in the Senate with the new Tea Party sorts like Cruz running rings around him over and over again (though I will grant that duplicitous amnesty shill Rubio didn’t turn out so well).
It can’t be fun. A new group of Senators actually intent on doing their jobs refuses to respect the elder-statesman-in-his-own-mind and let him have his way. They were even elected on their own merits with genuine grassroots energy. McCain, on the other hand, has no other claim to fame other than the fact he annoys conservative better than anyone else for media kudos. Kind of like a dancing, mavericky monkey that amuses his masters by throwing peanuts at the passers-by.
So happy I donated to Cruz.
Gee, the press is starting to feel the gentle touch of a leftist administration. Granted, I never thought that day would come because even if leftist politicians did think the MSM were useful idiots, they would at least pretend to see them as equals. But Obama? He’s having none of that.
It’s like the mainstream media actually thought it was special and it didn’t really matter when this happened to the conservative side of the aisle. But to feel their own iron boot across their proverbial necks? Seems the useful idiots are special to Obama until they became useless idiots. Or he simply doesn’t feel like talking to them.
They can think of it as their first real introduction to leftism. The real leftism that’s not so beloved by ordinary people worldwide. The sort that wants to control everything, spawns disastrous policies, and tolerates no dissent. After all they cover they gave him, it might wake them up.
If nothing else, they can enjoy the karma.
Credit where it’s due. Chuck Schumer made an accurate statement today. I doubt that’s what he intended, but that’s exactly what he did when he referred to Graham and Flake as ‘our Republicans’ as they helped shoot down amendments to their Gang of Eight amnesty. Except when he told them they could vote as their constituents would want knowing nothing would come of it. Yep, pretty much the Democrats own those two and they really are pet Republicans.
I still don’t know what they’re thinking on all of this. The base won’t forgive them for it after everything else. What, they’re going to snark their way out of the backlash? Blame Conservatives for it because we should have done it under Bush and hope we shut up and fall into line? I bet Romney thought that would work for him too before he lost due to insufficient conservative turnout.
Have they simply decided that if they can’t run the Republican party then no one else will either? It may as well be, because if this passes there won’t even be a point to the continuation of the Republican Party. We just start over building a new one because knowing ‘leaders’ like Bush, McCain, McConnell and Boehner would squander anything we gave them again somewhat ruins the justification for trying to put them back on their feet.
It certainly isn’t worth it now if Schumer is giving Republicans voting permission.
Want to get to the core of the IRS running roughshod over conservative groups? The fact Obama thinks he knows it all and does more or less what he wants? It’s not this Presidency in action. It’s liberalism in action.
This is who they really are. Not the compassionate coolest-lot-in-America image they’re constantly spinning themselves to be. This is the power-hungry, opposition destroying, do-anything-it-takes crowd that has blighted the world over revealing itself in the IRS’ behavior now. Obama is barely trying to hide it anymore and there’s no reason to believe the scandals actually bother him all that much.
It’s also why we still need a real opposition party. A real opposition party would do more than make some token noise in the face of all of this. It’s all the Republicans are doing now should they continue to follow their historical pattern, and there’s no reason to believe they won’t. They could be using the power of the purse on the IRS to force some reform, but that would be too much like effort and the press would call them names or something. And they wonder why conservatives stayed home given the RINO lineup they offered in 2012.
This is big government and liberalism writ large. Looks like we’ll have to press the point without them.