Mitch McConnell to TEA Partiers: Bow before ZOD
You know you’re running with the conservative pack when you choose to bash the TEA Party in the New York Times. And you’re prepared to do anything in your power — with all the party machinery at your disposal — to make sure you hold on to your seat at the trough. Because if you ever did, you’ve long since stopped worrying about the wishes of the electorate, trading that in for tricks on how to manage their expectations, fluff your own voting record through procedural gambits, and both personal and crony wealth gathering.
So. Though I was out there on the tip of this particular spear when it wasn’t popular to be so — McConnell, recall, heralded the victory of Obama over McCain by announcing “the era of Reagan is over,” as if McCain was some kind of Reagan conservative and not the poster boy for the GOP wing of the Democrat party, and I blasted him for it, just one of my many unhelpful bits of exposition that has led me into the pundit wilderness — it does not make me happy, sweet sweet vindication aside, to see that, like Boehner and Rove and others before him, McConnell has taken off the mask and vowed to work to defeat every TEA Party candidate everywhere. That is, that he’s proven he would rather be a lesser noble than one of the people who believe it necessary to challenge the king and assert their individual autonomy.
Instead, it makes me kinda nauseous, if you want the truth.