The GOP’s Conservative Ideological Plantation – And the Suicidal Conservative Serfs Who Inhabit It

GOP’s McCarthy would bring much different approach to majority-leader role after Cantor – The Washington Post

The belief now is that if McCarthy can put up an overwhelming victory — approaching 200 votes or more out of 233 Republicans — it will demonstrate how little support those conservatives have inside the caucus. That would set up a smooth transition for him to ease into the job by the end of July, when Cantor steps down and when Congress begins its five-week summer break.

Actually, it will demonstrate that the conservative quest to reform the GOP and its leadership into something more representative of the conservative principles on which the Republican Party rests is fruitless.

And if so, we might as well leave now, and start working on something else to represent us.

We used to laugh at African Americans who mindlessly vote for the Democrat Party as being little more than political serfs on an ethnic plantation.

How, then, is the situation any different for conservatives in the GOP?

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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