Suddenly serious topic: is the GOP on a suicide mission?
Ann Coulter, who assured us that Mitt Romney was more conservative than Reagan and that Chris Christie — who, when he isn’t supping with Obama and the Chinese in the White House, or blubbering over Bruce Springsteen noticing his fat ass, is preaching bipartisan compromise with unbridled and unabashed collectivism, supporting mosques at Ground Zero, and rushing to implement a state health care exchange after refusing to sign on to the brief opposing ObamaCare — was the last best hope for the GOP, wants to know.
To which I reply, at the risk of being called a pussy by the erstwhile Bill Maher groupie and Connecticut Republican who made her name as a conservative firebrand, that it’s kind of an odd situation: yes, they are committing suicide, but it’s almost a murder/suicide pact, in which they want to make sure they take down any remaining constitutionalists (we use to call such types the base) with them. And at the same time, the constitutionalists (who we now call Visigoths, Hobbits, arsonists, domestic terrorists, anarchists, Purists, and True Believers), aren’t entirely content with allowing the GOP to take the lazy way out, and would rather see it die in a fiery clown car wreck, punctuated by a puddle of little orange tears.
Funny, isn’t it, that some commentators can flit from position to position, their fingers planted firmly either in the wind or up their own asses, and still be taken seriously. Meanwhile, the most constant, consistent, and — dare I say, staunch — of the classical liberals and constitutional conservatives / libertarians are the first to be excommunicated from the “big tent”?
Not “funny haha,” I don’t mean. More like “funny, fuck you, you opportunistic bullshitters.”