6/11/14

The Gradual Cleansing of GOP Progs

Deadwood painfully slow to clear due to incumbent protection racket
And so the toppling of Cantor will lead to a gut check for the GOP: go all “scorched earth” and run amnesty through despite the base, or deal with the reality that those spiffy Progressive ideas have all the appeal of a dirty diaper outside the Beltway.

It would be great to say I’m confident that the latter will occur. The GOP will recognize the need for reform. The GOP will at least borrow some fortitude and ignore the Graham/McCain/Boehner Axis of Deadwood.

I don’t think that’s how this works. The Tea Party has to root out incumbents one at a time. The resources just don’t exist to start an entirely new party, much less blow away all the incumbent deadwood at once.

This will be a slow and steady effort. Congratulations to Brat, and a toast to avoiding becoming that which he despises.
(full story "Virginia Shocker: Cantor Canned" at theothermccain.com)

Bartolomeo Vanzetti Born, Charlie Rangel Born, U.S. - Soviet Bailout

On This Progressive Day: June 11
The U.S. agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union (1942)

Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only prisoners to successfully escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island (1962)

Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam (1963)

President B. Hussein Obama stages a 'town hall' meeting of unionists in Green Bay, Wisconsin to promote Obamacare, the federal government's takeover of the U.S. health insurance industry (2009)

b: Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1888), Charles B. Rangel (1930), Henry Cisneros (1947); d: John L. Lewis (1969), Timothy McVeigh (2001), TeĆ³filo Stevenson (2012)

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