Fear is a big motivator in Republican circles these days. Fear of being labeled obstructionist is one of the primary .
Rather than stand on principle, and fight the continuing tilt into statism, too often Republican officeholders have been more concerned with how they are perceived and portrayed.
Speaking of cads, there are way too many to list here. Most have been in Washington too long.
The latest round in the culture wars is the fight to fill Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. And the Establishment Republicans wonder why Trump is doing so well on the campaign trail.
If they refuse to stand and fight against the leftists, then more and more folks will abandon the GOP and embrace populists such as Donald Trump, even with his many flaws and inadequacies.
It’s such a sad state of affairs that Trump is apparently the best candidate in the Republican field.
Republicans must remember the lessons learned and taught by Bill Buckley:
“A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.”