That kind of sheer unvarnished idiocy is not unexpected from the GOP, which now seeks to install Boehner Lite -- Paul Ryan -- as Speaker.
Let's put aside the reason McCarthy is rumored to have withdrawn ("perhaps McCarthy shouldn't have been schtupping Renee Ellmers on the side, the worst-kept secret in Washington").
No, the real problem -- as Leon H. Wolf reminds us -- is the GOP establishment itself:
IT IS TRAITOROUSRemember the losers like Charlie Crist, Thad Cochran, Lisa Murkowski, Arlen Specter, Dick Lugar, Dede Scozzafava and the rest of the GOPe turncoats who, rather than endorse the conservative that beat them fair and square, instead endorsed/became Democrats or used the most loathsome tactics imaginable (e.g., the Barbours' Goebbels-like racist mailers in Mississippi) to try and reverse the will of the voters?
Can the WJS offer me the name of a conservative candidate who has behaved as despicably as the names listed above? I think not.
IT IS UNPRINCIPLEDPerhaps the Journal can tell me what the GOP establishment stands for.
It has no agenda, no focus, and no guiding principles. It grows government, even as the country's fiscal situation goes critical.
It surrenders to (or, increasingly, covertly allies with) Obama on the most insane deals imaginable, with Iran and Obamatrade (TPP) serving as archetypes.
IT LIESIt lies to the voters, over and over again, to get elected. It lies to members of its own chamber, over and over again.
Its only mission seems to be to raise money, feather its own nests, and ensure the big-government Uniparty continues to get elected.
GOODBYE, GOPeOne way or another, the GOP establishment is walking dead.
It committed suicide long ago by trashing its base and refusing to ally with its most passionate and principled backers.
The only hope for the country is for an outsider like Trump, Carson or Cruz to get the nomination and start unraveling the joke that is this party.
Hat tip: Uncle Ben.