Former Ohio Congressman Steve LaTourette hurled another grenade in his war on the conservative wing of the Republican Party, this time writing in Politico that leaders of groups like Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, and Tea Party Patriots are “grifters” and con artists who are “lining their pockets with the hard-earned money of working men and women … promising things in return that they know they can’t deliver.”
And Ted Cruz is the devil (or something), because Cruz makes a great malefactor in LaTourette’s Us vs. Them faux unity fairy tale. Grifters are the new Wacko Birds.
Hey, Tourette’s, I’ll be happy to leave your clubby little Gentry GOP. If everybody who feels as I do actually did so, you’d be left with the squish core of 20% or so of your current membership, and would then either fade into insignificance or join the Democrats where you belong, leaving the rest of us to get on with the creation of an actual conservative party.