Trey Gowdy is serious.
Could be that Boehner has made a tactical mistake here. By appeasing conservatives with his selection of Gowdy, he might just have inadvertently shown voters what principle and a refusal to cow to the attacks of the left actually looks like. And in so doing, gives them an idea about what kind of candidate to vote for, should they wish to see the country reverse its current disastrous course.
This should have happened after Cruz and Lee fought so hard to stop ObamaCare, of course, but in that fight, the establishment decided to undercut the two upstarts. Here? They are responsible for empowering one — and we may wind up seeing what aggressive leadership and a combative reaction to a partisan press yields.
At least, there’s a chance. Which is evident in this throwback clip.
I love the smell of verbal napalm in the morning.
Better hurry up with oppo research, Media Matters. Because this guy doesn’t seem to fear generic bad press — a trait that already sets him apart from the entirety of the GOP leadership in the House and Senate.
(thanks to geoff B)