is GONE! I know some of the usual RINO bed-wetters are freaking out, and some others, like John Hinderaker of Powerline, seem to be doing so as well (though for him in it is good faith). But I think they are all wrong.
People just aren’t going to suffer the RINOs anymore. Playing “nice” only gets you rolled—it is a loser’s game. Just ask Mitt freakin’ Romney! Sometimes you need a little chaos to clean house and get your mind right. Just continually capitulating is rarely a good strategy! So I welcome this.
People are heartily sick of being juked by charlatans (like Romney). And McCarthy knew what ground he stood on—he just thought he could get away with selling you out yet again. Well, he knows better now!
This is done, in part, pour encourager les autres.
I’ll be very interested in who comes in next. See, I don’t think AT ALL that it shows that Republicans can’t govern—quite the opposite, in fact. It shows that Republicans have a little gumption and will not be rolled again! And they will kick out milquetoast RINOs who are, in the words of C.S. Lewis, men without chests.
“We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise,” says Lewis. “We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”
It would have been quite disheartening and even discouraging if McCarthy had survived.
He knew what he had to do to remain Speaker. And if he had done that he would not have been ousted. But he didn’t do it–he lacked intestinal fortitude. Well, we weren’t bluffing when we said how how he had to behave in order to be and stay Speaker…