The illusion has faded. All that talk about ‘party unity’ and ‘backing the primary winners’ was only supposed to apply to conservatives like us. Crist proved it. Murkowski proved it with her new write-in campaign. Castle proved it by refusing to endorse O’Donnell after her win, and the Republicans proved it with an open and naked refusal to support her in the slightest.
To be sure, it can’t be happy to be in their position. The Stupid Faction of the Stupid Party tore it to the ground again in 2006 and 2008. We were just supposed to rebuild them to what they were. We weren’t supposed to help finish the job they started on themselves by inflicting primary losses on RINOs, or decimating the funds of the RNC when Steele proved to be just another incompetent dolt. We surely weren’t supposed to come up with those Tea Party things when the Republicans proved to be utterly useless after they were given all of government in 2000, followed by the worse Democrats in 2008.
Yet here we are, and now we know it was all just lip service on the RINOs part. A bit of spin appealing to the ‘adult’ side of us conservative rubes so we wouldn’t rout them in the general elections. A way the self-serving meritless RINO hacks could continue to gain and retain their jobs time and again without actually having to be anything but a marginal improvement over the Democrats.
Those days are gone, hopefully forever.
So perhaps we just forget the illusion now and ask some questions the establishment doesn’t like again. Seriously:
- Would putting McCain back in the Senate really be an improvement over the Democrat given his history of mavericky uselessness?
- Would Kirk give the Democrats the cover of bipartisanship and deflate conservative momentum just in time to re-elect Obama in 2012?
- Would voting for an outsider candidate instead of the current March of the Mediocre running for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2012 really be so bad?
- Should we really care if the RNC goes bankrupt?
- And why should we listen to Rove, the architect of 2006?
If we can’t get an answer defending RINOs better than ‘well, they’re not the Democrat’ or ‘We’ll get the committee chairmanships we won’t utilize and drive an agenda that won’t differ from the Democrats’ in the slightest with them around,’ why not go our on way? To hell with the establishment and the illusion of comity that only lasts until they’re the ones that have to grit their teeth and show it. It’s time to put the country in order, which starts with defeating the RINOs now and then the Democrats after when they can no longer impede us.