Real America fought like hell last year against a full-on onslaught from the Sorosbots and the media to wrench control of the House away from the walkers.
And this is what we got for the effort. Bupkes.
In re the impending cave-in, Allahpundit put it pretty well:
The most pitiful part of what’s happening right now isn’t the cave itself, which was predictable since day one of the quixotic “defund” effort, but the fact that they’re going to drag it out another day or two to the bitter end purely for theatrical purposes. There’s a 99 percent chance that Reid will reject whatever emerges tonight from the House, leaving Boehner to float a clean debt-ceiling hike tomorrow and let Pelosi and the Democrats bail him out, but in order to marginally reduce the upset among grassroots conservatives, he’s going to push this to the last possible moment. That means passing — hopefully — one more House bill to show that he really did try to get something in return for raising the debt limit, even though what he and House Republicans are now asking for barely qualifies as “something.”
That Boehner didn’t even try to repeal the medical device tax, and get something useful out of this, adds injury to insult.
We need a new speaker of the house.
And while I’ve never been one of those “primary ’em” kinds of conservatives, and the people who say “better to have 30 solid conservatives than a workable coalition of 51 conservatives and moderates” are idiots, we definitely need a GOP leadership that hasn’t gone native inside the Beltway.
Not sure what that’ll take – a Tea Party majority in the caucus? Moving the party HQ someplace away from DC?
I don’t know. But not since this have I been so tempted to break my “no gratuitous profanity” rule.