… AND WITH GOOD REASON
We make it a point never to argue with Mothers we’d Like to Fahrvergnügen when they are correct … which is why we’re showing some rare love this week to Tea Party personality (note we didn’t say “leader”) Sarah Palin.
The “Naughty Monkey” – whose aversion to substantive policy is legendary – stumbles into good politics from time to time believe it or not. For example, Palin is absolutely correct to criticize “Republican” leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives – who are currently purging fiscal conservatives from positions of influence within the party.
“We send good conservatives to D.C. to fulfill the promises they made to the electorate, and yet when they stay true to their word the permanent political class in their own party punishes them,” Palin told Breitbart. ”This won’t be forgotten come 2014.”
Good for Palin. The GOP leadership deserves to be bashed for attacking its few fiscal conservative members – although Palin obviously can’t say that she hasn’t also endorsed RINOs when it suited her purposes.
Still … she got this one right, and in the process stumbled upon a larger theme: The tone deafness of the national GOP as it relates to its ongoing electability problem. At a time when “Republicans” need to be elevating the influence and stature of the few GOP elected officials who actually practice what the party preaches, U.S. Speaker John Boehner and “Majority” Leader Eric Cantor are instead doing everything they can to drown out these voices.
Why? Because the new “Republican” party wants to tax and spend almost as much as Barack Obama and the Democrats …