Levin welcomes the erstwhile GOP quislings
Albeit tentatively. Because make no mistake: the House leadership has decided reluctantly to go ahead with the defunding of ObamaCare only because they couldn’t find another way out — be it with phony symbolic votes, orchestrated attacks from GOP establishment types (both in office and in the media apparatus they use to constrain the Hobbits), or through dissembling about the legality and even possibility of the defunding plan.
We the people, the “anarchists” and extremists, the grassroots, yes, the TEA Party — equally despised by Obama and Boehner, Reid and McConnell — refused to let the GOP call craven caving “pragmatism” or “realism” so that they can avoid an unpleasant political fight, one they know the media will try to spin in Obama’s favor. As Levin put it, try as they might, they just couldn’t muster the vote for surrender.
So now it begins.
And it’s time to orchestrate a message that will sell to the American people, who already reject ObamaCare.
This would be easy, naturally, if the GOP establishment actually believed in any of its purported Party principles. As they don’t, we might have to teach them what to say and how to say it.
Like training seals, almost. Sure, it’s arduous and unrewarding work — these are dumb animals, after all — but once they can clap on cue and balance that ball on their noses, all will be at least temporarily forgiven.