Boehner should invite the 12 who voted against him to leave the GOP. He should bar them from attending any Republican Conference meetings. He should strip them of all committee assignments. He should instruct the NRCC to view those seats to be held in the hands of non-Republicans, and find candidates to run for them. He should instruct Republican allies on the outside — business groups, corporate PACS, trade associations, the Chamber of Commerce — to cease to give these members any campaign contributions. The Speaker should instruct the Appropriations Committee to deny all spending requests made by any of these 12 members. These members shouldn’t be allowed to travel on any congressional delegation trips.Nor to join in any congressional games, I suppose. This is pure establishment crap, the kind of world view that sees the main function of congress being to “get things done”, to serve as an assembly line for legislation, that measures success in the quantity of bills approved and in the extent of adherence to the spirit of (one-way) compromise, that values loyalty to the Party leadership above fidelity to principle. People like Feehery lack the vision, or even the basic native wit, to see that the struggle between those who support traditional constitutional rights, individual liberty and limited government, and those who want to transform America into a soul-destroying nanny state, is reaching a critical historical stage, and that it is a battle that cannot be won by focusing on insignificant tactical machinations that garner virtually meaningless concessions from the Democrats in return for wholesale betrayals of those great ideals that the Republican Party used to stand for. Establishment hacks like Feehery just want to sit up there in the howdah on top of the elephant and admire the view – all the way to the elephant graveyard.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I agree with James Feehery
The Republican Party should begin a purge – starting with any elected Republicans at the national level who share James Feehery’s views.