Ed Martin called it right.
In my view, there is an enormous overburden of crap that the GOP could be criticizing about the Democrats. They spend too much, they have a warped view of what freedom is, they are bullies. Every one of their policies have the opposite effect of what they are supposed to do. With such a target-rich environment, you would think that everyone in the Republican Party would have more than enough to complain about long before they made their way down the list to another Republican.
You would think wrong.
Senators McCain and Graham, still exhausting the flatus from a fine meal with President Obama raced to the cameras to scold Senator Rand Paul for the filibuster heard ’round the world. Ed Martin, the MOGOP Party Chair, rebuked McCain and Graham for their diamond-like political hard-headedness. I think these two old bulls had a sock in the eye coming. As I said, there is more than enough to critique about the Other Guys. Taking a snark at Rand Paul was just two old Republican hacks giving a little love to a core constituency – the media.
I thought Ed made a strong argument about how the Republican Party needs a lot more Rand and a lot less McCain and Graham. Paul took the fight to the Obama administration. McGraham was taken by the Obama administration.
Throughout the various privations visited upon our nation by the most liberal president in history, John Danforth has been largely silent, content to have his various and sundry foundations cash their cut of the largess from Uncle Sam. What then would rouse this old Moderate Lion from his slumber?
Ed Martin rebuking the rebukers.
Apparently it is OK for fossilized moderates to swipe at their juniors, but Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of the Speakers of Ill. What a load of balderdash.
Bill Hennessy has done a bang-up job of deconstructing Danforth and the problems with the Old Guard of the GOP. I know I spent the last five years trying to stem the hemorrhaging freedom promised by the ginormous expansions of government ushered in by President Obama. I am sick and tired of the Establishment GOP being too afraid to take on anyone but conservatives. I am delighted Ed Martin called out The Maverick and his sidekick.
Our side needs to use some of that boldness on the other side. Keep swinging, Ed.