Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection notes:
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace said Sunday morning that he’d received opposition research from other Republicans about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in advance of Cruz’s appearance this morning, a serious indication of how upset the GOP is with the Senator leading the risky charge to defund ObamaCare.
“This has been one of the strangest weeks I’ve ever had in Washington,” Wallace said. “As soon as we listed Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions, not from Democrats but from top Republicans, to hammer Cruz.”
I saw Chris Wallace say this live earlier this morning on Fox and Friends as he promo’ed his show. The more I thought about it, the more enraged I became. Congress has become nothing but a criminal enterprise with members who will do anything to assure that they can remain engaged in their own criminality, up to and including turning on one of their own if they have the temerity to deviate from the approved status quo. The very fact that “high placed” Republican sources are sniping at Ted Cruz is evidence that the whole festering, fetid mess needs to be cleaned out. Perhaps the only thing that can sanitize a body covered with so many little pus filled cysts is a cleansing fire.
Let it all burn.
To the ground.
Until this past election, I thought that the Republican Party was reformable…and I also thought Romney was electable.
Well, screw that. I was wrong…about both.
Until earlier this year, I had been a lifelong Republican. I turned 18 in January of 1977 and my first presidential vote was cast for Ronaldus Magnus. I have not voted for a Democrat or Independent in my life but the performance of the Republicans since the 2010 mid-terms leads me to believe that the sooner it burns, the sooner we can try and rebuild. I’m sick to death with variations on a losing theme, Republicans tripping over themselves to be loved by the press and turning into Democrat Lite.
I’m sick of the fear of confrontation. When Obama’s sycophants say that he has created a bazillion months of positive job growth resulting in 4 million jobs, I want to look them in the eye and ask them how we stay ahead of population growth with so low of a creation rate and have them explain about the 10 million or so people who have dropped out of the labor force. I’m sick of being Mr. Nice Guy and losing elections. If you are going to lose, let’s lose on principle and not because we hired idiot consultants.
I happen to believe that classic liberalism is a simple, easy understand message to sell. It shouldn’t be this hard.
The problem with burning your home to the ground is that you have nothing until it is rebuilt – like the Israelites, we may be in for a rough time of wandering in the wilderness until we can rebuild…but the longer we wait, the longer it will take.