This is Chris Christie hugging Obama before the 2012 election all over again. A statist is a statist is a statist, regardless of party affiliation. And if the GOP refuses to represent the interests of its constituents, what the hell good is it? Why isn’t McConnell telling McCain, Kirk, and Coburn to shut up and hold the line — that the case can be made very easily against the idea of universal background checks?
And the truth is, the GOP worries more about being cast by the Democrats and media as “against child safety” and “for gun violence” than they do about our natural rights and the Constitution.
It really is that simple. And I hope some of the TEA Party Senator will drop the collegiality bullshit and call them on it directly. We’ve reached that point.
Well, the GOP does not regard liberty-minded conservatives as being its constituency. Its true constituency is itself, its hangers-on, and its perks, powers, and prerogatives.
In terms of supporting conservative ideals and principles, the question is not “what good is it?” but “how bad can it get?” The answer is that it is already very, very bad, and will doubtless get much, much worse, as it trades our liberties for its own security, power, and wealth.
Political collegiality, by the way, is a scam foisted by the political ruling class on the halls of power in order to marginalize and destroy any dissent from the ranks.