If you’re unwilling to risk a protest vote for a Democrat after the grotesque spectacle of a group of GOP cronies using liberal votes to prop up an elderly man whose heart isn’t in it anymore, you’ll never be willing. And if you’re unwilling, maybe it’s time to stop complaining about Cochran and cronyism and the rest of it and accept that this is who we are and who we’re going to be.
Vote for the Democrat in the Mississippi Race. Vote for the Democrat in Boehner’s congressional race. Vote for the Democrat against McConnell in Kentucky.
Even if all three lose, the power calculus in Washington won’t change much. But the attitude of the Ruling Class that thinks it owns the Republican Party will.