Thursday, August 11, 2011
Disappointed NYT journalist retreats to fantasy
So desperate is the left with single-minded concentration on Obama's success that their columnists have resorted to fantasizing about how they'd like things to be. Thomas Friedman of the NYTimes wrote an article pretending that John Boehner poked his finger in the eye of the tea party and joined forces with Obama by becoming a center-left republican. Friedman wonders what would happen if Boehner abandoned the very constituency that handed him the House majority and the Speaker's gavel.
I can answer that very quickly. If republican leadership tries to marginalize or ignore the tea party, in 2012 John Boehner and any republican that joined him would find themselves out of work....their political careers well and truly over. But that's exactly what Friedman was fantasizing about. Tea Party people are not GOP loyalists. We're happy to toss out anybody who fails to fight for the core principles of economic conservatism.