Let's first visit with Molly Ball at The Atlantic, which is the leftist journal for leftists who love leftism:
...The recent government shutdown, and the infighting it laid bare between Republican factions, convinced many conservatives that the institutional GOP would rather sell them out than stick up for them. “There are two views on the right. One says more Republicans is better; the other says better Republicans is better,” said Dean Clancy, vice president of public policy for the Tea Party group FreedomWorks. “One view focuses on the number of Republicans in the Senate, the other on the amount of fight in the senators.”
...It will not be possible, Deace predicted, for the two factions to coexist. “This is going to end in divorce,” he said. “One side is going to win control, one side is going to lose, and the losing side will go do something else. There will not be a reunification.”
Perhaps. Perhaps not. What Ball neglects to mention is that this war has been going on since the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan was pilloried for challenging a sitting Republican President in 1976 (Gerald Ford). The GOP establishment despised Reagan and fought him tooth and nail.
What about the loony corporatists at The Wall Street Journal, who never met a big government program they didn't like? Here's Laura Meckler:
...Many business executives say they were dismayed that some Republicans didn't heed their warnings that closing the government and risking default would hurt the U.S. economy...
...the conversation among businesses is "characterized by tremendous frustration and angst," said Dirk Van Dongen, president of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, a trade group. "Because at the end of the day, the system is supposed to produce results, and the failure to produce results has consequences." ...
...The episode has prompted top business lobby groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to consider taking sides in Republican primaries next year in hopes of replacing tea-party conservatives with more business-friendly pragmatists...
Businesses are frustrated with the GOP? Hell, we're frustrated with the crony capitalists!
And just what the hell is a "Dirk van Dongen"? Oh and hey, Dirk, listen up: when the economy collapses as the country enters a fatal debt spiral, guess what: I don't think it's gonna be good for business.
Norman Braman, a Miami businessman and GOP donor, said he is asking candidates who solicit campaign contributions for their position on immigration and will be reluctant to support those who don't back a revamp...
"Those of us who have been active and supportive of the party have a duty to express our feelings," he said...
Oh, and I guess we get to express our feelings, too, at least for the moment. Until Dear Leader does away with blogs, talk radio, and Fox News.
And say, Norman: if you're such a big GOP donor, perhaps you can tell me which way millions of low-skilled, largely illiterate workers from third-world countries -- who will be net drains on the taxpayer -- will vote? Here's a clue: it ain't gonna be for the Republicans.
Here's my message for the corporatist, crony capitalist backers of the GOP establishment-types: BRING IT.
These fakers, these losers like John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, and Jeff Flake -- to name but a few -- had to pretend to be conservative to get elected.
See, dummies, we're the real Republicans. We're not pretending to be that which we are not.
You're the charlatans, the fakers, the sellouts, the phonies. Join the damn Democrat Party if you want unbridled centralized government. Because we're having none of it.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.