The establishment GOP is digging in its heels. McCain, McConnell, Boehner, and company are clinging to power. They thought they had a win when the shutdown ended. But guess what? More and more people, and not just small government people, now think the shutdown was at least to some degree warranted given the historic disaster that is Obamacare. What a difference 3 weeks makes.
The barbarians are no longer at the GOP gate, they’ve busted through and are coming over the walls. The establishment would be wise to sue for peace.
I’m looking at you Karl Rove.
There is a hostile takeover happening within the Republican Party. The senior management of the GOP has failed its key shareholders, abandoning the founding vision of individual freedom, equal opportunity, fiscal responsibility and constitutionally limited government. What’s worse, those passing through the revolving door of rent seekers like things just the way they are.
That’s why reform efforts by the new generation of principled Republican legislators like Sens. Lee, Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky are met with vitriol and media attacks designed to isolate and discredit.