Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Republican establishment isn't going quietly

It looks like Boehner et al are perfectly willing to work with Democrats in order to thwart conservatives in their own party.
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Sunday that he would be open to ramming through bills without the support of a majority of his own Republican caucus. Not just on small bills. On issues like immigration and gun control, McCarthy said, he’d be open to taking rogue Republicans across the aisle to work with Democrats.
And here's confirmation of my long-held opinion that Republican moderates see government as an assembly line for legislation (whether it's good or not):
“It is better if the House does their work,” said McCarthy. “We should be sending bills to the Senate.”
Republicans have been sending bills to the Senate, and stiff-necked partisan Harry Reid has been refusing to take them up. The Democrats have refused to compromise on virtually anything, so here come the Vichy Republicans to help them by rolling over their own unruly conservative coleagues - for the good of the country, of course.

If you really want a civil war in the GOP, McCarthy, congratulations, you just got one.


Yojimbo said...

Seems like McCarthy has secret longings to become Minority Whip. Maybe he doesn't realize how close we are to a third party in this country.

Spiny Norman said...

Vichy Republicans = Cotton Whigs, and likely to end up the same way... becoming Democrats after they've destroyed their own Party.