A friend posted this article on Facebook. Provided the fundamental point of the article is true (and it does pass the smell test, at least to me), then here is my question:
Why is John Boehner letting this minority of Republicans cripple his party?
Regardless of why the shutdown was implemented, it’s a PR nightmare for the GOP. The Democrats will probably get some blowback, too, but they’ve successfully maneuvered themselves into the position of victims. I’m not talking about reality here, just the perception of reality.
So, the obvious solution (at least to me) is to kick the recalcitrant few out of the Republican Party. Force them to run as independents or, maybe, try to form a third party.
You will doubtless say, “but Tony, won’t that split the Republican vote? The GOP would be committing suicide in 2014!”
My response: “They committed suicide the moment they even obliquely endorsed something as incredibly stupid as the government shutdown. This is acknowledging that fact and trying to recover in time for 2016.”
John Boehner would probably lose any credibility he has left. Again, why is this bad?
I await Kevin’s response (and maybe other readers too!).