Yes, the RINOs are whining.
Seems that but for the Tea Parties and Jim DeMint, they could have had more Senators. Or so their common complaint goes. It was a giant win on Tuesday, and they still have to have a problem with it.
They have no room for it.
Want to know who cost them the Senate? They can look to Cornyn and the NRSC, who’ve been getting underfoot the whole season. They can look to an RNC run by the Iron FUBAR Michael Steele. The Tea Parties probably would have made some more gains if that pack of fools hadn’t interfered in the primaries and spent a good deal of time fighting against the primary picks. We conservatives are supposed to fall into line without question, but the RINOs that are defeated can throw hissy fits, backbite, and launch indie runs? No.
And make no mistake, the Republicans wouldn’t be here at all without the Tea Parties. It’s their win. They made the wave the brought the Republicans all this. In return, a bunch of anonymous staffers and the occasional RINO loser like Graham are badmouthing DeMint to anyone who’ll listen. Yet he had the drive and initiative to put forth some effort, form his own funding group, and step up for conservatives and against the establishment when most of his detractors don’t even have the nerve to trash talk him on record.
Speaking of RINO losers, I still haven’t heard a word from Senator Epic Presidential Fail McCain. After two days, he certainly should be front and center, lecturing us in condescending tones about how we conservative rubes all just have so much to learn. Still, his only winning pick was Kirk, and it’s hard to say if he’ll even be a pickup at all until his voting record demonstrates that he’s not just a mislabeled Democrat. I don’t have high hopes for that.
Erick Erickson at RedState has a solid piece answering the recriminations if you want more, but my final note is this: RINOs have only produced failure and defeat. Bush squandered all he was given starting in 2000, which resulted ultimately in 2006 and 2008. Despite being legends in their own minds, they have no room to lecture, and not one of the improvements we may legitimately need to make includes ‘listen to the RINO trash’.