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Time For House Teabaggers To Put Up, Or Shut Up

September 26, 2015

There is a broad sense of understanding in the nation that one of the reasons for the dysfunctional nature of Washington is the fact about three dozen crazed House members hell-bent on not allowing government to operate have done everything in their power to fulfill their mission.  Trying to extract concessions from their party in ways that are not even remotely possible and clearly not sensible has not stopped their attempts to be nothing more than homegrown political terrorists.

So it is now time after they were reasons one, two, and three for the resignation of Speaker John Boehner to either step up and place their ideas on a way forward for a vote of the whole body or to understand that clearly there is no reason for anyone to listen to what they sputter about anymore.

Today in The Wall Street Journal the top editorial could not have made that fact more clear.

This is the moment for the rebellion caucus to put up or stand down. The Members should organize behind a candidate of their own, put their tactics to a vote among their colleagues, and abide by the result. The worst outcome would be if they continue to use a threat to depose the next Speaker as a way to dictate strategy from the caboose.

The time to shut down the uneducated and moronic fringe members of the house has arrived.  The future of the GOP and the election of 2016 is at stake.

American voters are watching.

One Comment
  1. September 26, 2015 9:50 PM

    All politics is seeking advantage in communities, so how can you fault the conservatives for merely pressing what must be heart felt convictions?

    On another note, a while ago, you claimed in response to a comment that this was not a partisan blog. But when one considers the language you use: “tea baggers,” “uneducated,” and “moronic,” the reader has to wonder what audience this language is to impress? This leaves the regular reader of your blog confused as you have often reflected that all that was gentlemanly and civil has gone out of politics. Civility begins at home, and from what you have written, I find it hard to think that such language is the language of Hancock. It doesn’t serve your ethos. The web needs more thoughtful arguments, not more low insults. Finally, I freely admit my language is far from pristine at times, so I note my own hypocrisy.

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