Sources say the chairmen were slightly surprised to hear such a warning from the mild-mannered Virginian. But with rank-and-file Republicans angry about the farm bill’s collapse, they know Cantor is facing pressure.
This farm bill, like all farm bills, was nothing more than a huge boodle-bucket full of pork.
That “rank and file” Republicans were angry about its failure tells you everything you need to know about rank and file Republicans. It also tells you everything you need to know about the possibility of the GOP, as presently constituted, ever stopping, let alone reversing, the march of the government Leviathan.
The key phrase in the above is “as presently constituted.”