Posted on | September 21, 2014 | 64 Comments
One must borrow Her Majesty’s dead horse in response to the Fox News question:
After a long, unapologetic effort to defeat Tea Party and other so-called “unelectable” candidates in GOP primaries, the Washington establishment will likely need Tea Party voters in November to help swing several tight Senate races and win control of the upper chamber.
Here I go:
What difference, at this point, does it make?
One can understand that, yes, there are still two years of #OccupyResoluteDesk to endure. But
- ObamaCare is still a river of lies, with no hope of repeal
- The IRS is an affront to all things American
- Ground truth on Benghazi remains elusive
- We have no hope of a reasonable budget
- The Federal Reserve is still running amok
- The immigration sellout seems a question of when, not if
- Border and national security seem a shambles
The GOP can’t just argue: “We may suck, but we’re all you’ve got” and “SCOTUS” and expect the base just to roll over like so many moderate Congressional panhandlers waiting for the deal to be cut.
Actual conservatives are wondering things like: “Where is the leadership?” and “What is the reform course?”
The gut feeling amongst the irregular troops who should be supplying the bulk of the momentum for a wave election is that there may not be a point to it. That the real mission of the GOP is to be a shock absorber for reform. That the substantial difference between Boehner and Pelosi is that Cryin’ Johnny never equated Tea Partiers Nazis. That those who cautioned against leaving the GOP for a brand new party (and I’m still in that camp, barely) may have been just wrong. That it may be time for our version of UKIP. There are a couple of proto-Nigel Farage figures in circulation, but breaking them loose of the Vichy GOP would seem unlikely at the moment.
A repeat of 2010 should be a no-brainer, but we may first need a no-Boehner.