November 17, 2014
Three reasons why the GOP establishment is as dangerous as the Democrats
By Tim Dunkin
Many on the Right were euphoric that the Republicans thrashed the Democrats in the elections earlier this month, expanding their presence in the House of Representatives while recapturing the Senate with a wide (and still growing) margin. Yet, in a move that seems to have been calculated to burst everyone’s bubbles, John McCain came out last week during an interview with the left-wing web magazine Salon and promised that the incoming GOP senators wouldn’t be “Ted Cruz types.”
Of course, the collective response of the majority of Americans who came out and voted on November 4 was to ask, “Say what??”
Yet, this is so typically, typically John McCain. Clueless. Tone deaf. Out of touch. Living in a self-reinforcing bubble of media and lobbyist-fed backpatting that insulates him from the real world. This is pretty much the only way to explain his comment. The voters went to the polls because they were tired of business as usual, because they were tired of the antics of the permanent Washington class that continues to ignore the will of the people. We voted to end this business as usual from the Democrats – but we didn’t put the Republicans in power just so they could have their turn at the trough.