Monday, August 12, 2013
Repairing Republican Rot
America not that long ago appeared to have a conservative national party and that party called itself the GOP. Something happened to that party, and now, elder statesmen like former Presidential candidate John McCain are conciliatory toward the most radical leader the United States has ever had, while displaying overt hostility to conservative legislators of their own party and to conservative voters. It is not that the McCain-Lindsey Graham-Lamar Alexander wing lack backbone; it is that their courageous stands are always and only directed against the right wing of their own Party. To have senior US Senate Republicans call their younger TEA Party colleagues "wacko birds" while giving Barack Hussein Obama a pass on tilting the nation leftward shows national elite Republicans have discarded the mantle and conservative legacy of Ronald Reagan.