“Ryan: No Civil War in GOP”
protein wisdom: “‘the fuck? Did you like, miss the ‘autopsy’ report put out by the Bushies for the Bushies that counsels Republicans to embrace the Bushies — and in so doing, ditch the hateful racist misogynistic homophobic nativism (and Asian animus) that for too long has passed for conservative “principle”? Did you miss the call to eschew the fringe extremist constitutionalists and fetishizers of small government in order better to cozy up to the electoral wonders of pragmatic pandering and identity-bloc coalition building?
Look, Paul: Many of us tried hard to believe that you were a true TEA Party representative — this, despite your earlier votes for TARP and your frequent capitulations to a House leadership bent on capitulating to the President and the Democrats; but the truth is, though you may personally stand for conservative principles (and I believe you do), when push comes to shove, you first loyalty is to Party and politics. That is, to the game and the positioning and the posturing. And that’s a shame.
So we will move on without you. And likely, what remains of your Party. Which of course is in just fine shape, and isn’t undergoing any kind of civil war.