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In which I obliterate the Wall Street Journal's pathetic attempt to see Paul Ryan become Speaker
Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | October 9, 2015 | Doug Ross

Posted on 10/09/2015 3:22:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Over at the GOP establishment's press release reprint service known as The Wall Street Journal, the panic over Kevin McCarthy's sudden withdrawal from the race for the Speaker's gavel is palpable.

Decrying a "toxic crack-up inside the Republican conference", the Journal says the real issues in Washington are the fault of the "Refuseniks" (the party's conservative base and its representatives, albeit a better epithet than "hobbits"). According to the WSJ rocket scientists, conservatives blame the GOPe "for all the country’s problems, not President Obama."

That kind of sheer unvarnished idiocy is not unexpected from the GOP, which now seeks to install Boehner Lite -- Paul Ryan -- as Speaker.

Let's put aside the reason McCarthy is rumored to have withdrawn ("perhaps McCarthy shouldn't have been schtupping Renee Ellmers on the side, the worst-kept secret in Washington").

No, the real problem -- as Leon H. Wolf reminds us -- is the GOP establishment itself:


Remember the losers like Charlie Crist, Thad Cochran, Lisa Murkowski, Arlen Specter, Dick Lugar, Dede Scozzafava and the rest of the GOPe turncoats who, rather than endorse the conservative that beat them fair and square, instead endorsed/became Democrats or used the most loathsome tactics imaginable (e.g., the Barbours' Goebbels-like racist mailers in Mississippi) to try and reverse the will of the voters?

Can the WSJ offer me the name of a conservative candidate who has behaved as despicably as the names listed above? I think not.


Perhaps the Journal can tell me what the GOP establishment stands for.

It has no agenda, no focus, and no guiding principles. It grows government, even as the country's fiscal situation goes critical.

It surrenders to (or, increasingly, covertly allies with) Obama on the most insane deals imaginable, with Iran and Obamatrade (TPP) serving as archetypes.


It lies to the voters, over and over again, to get elected. It lies to members of its own chamber, over and over again.

Its only mission seems to be to raise money, feather its own nests, and ensure the big-government Uniparty continues to get elected.


One way or another, the GOP establishment is walking dead.

It committed suicide long ago by trashing its base and refusing to ally with its most passionate and principled backers.

The only hope for the country is for an outsider like Trump, Carson or Cruz to get the nomination and start unraveling the joke that is this party.

TOPICS: Wisconsin; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: boehner; congress; paulryan; ryan

1 posted on 10/09/2015 3:22:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Beautifully written.

The GOPe must be destroyed.

And we can add Todd Akin and Christine O’Donnell to the list of principled conservatives the GOPe was willing to sabotage. The GOPe is trying the same thing with Trump and Ted Cruz today.

2 posted on 10/09/2015 3:41:07 PM PDT by Menthops (If you are reading this..... the GOPe hates you!)
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Lest we forget the connection among the current crop of "Young RINOs"

3 posted on 10/09/2015 3:41:29 PM PDT by twister881
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The WSJ is correct, it is the “Refuseniks”. Problem is they have labeled the wrong Republicans with that moniker. For it is the establishment Republicans that have refused to fight Obama and the Democrats. Refused to be conservative. Refused to listen to base. I’m sure there are more refusals I can come up with but I think we all get the picture.

4 posted on 10/09/2015 3:45:43 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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2013—Lyin’ RINO Ryan targeted and stabbed military retirees (include those retired medically) in the back when he struck a deal with Sen. Patty Murray to reduce retirement COLAs. Same deal that they wanted to payout over $4 billion to illegals invading our country.

It took two votes to overturn this piece of garbage. I’d never vote for him for anything.

5 posted on 10/09/2015 6:05:48 PM PDT by Skybird
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