"My party has gone bat-shit crazy!"
At least SC Senator Lindsey Graham is being honest. He went on to say that if Tea Party spark plug Ted Cruz was murdered on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, no one would be convicted. *and he should know!*
Thanks Tea Party. Because of you, the Republican Party has ceased to be a respected body of conservative thought, and has instead become a body of radical obstructionists. They are no more capable of governing than Joe McCarthy was back in the 1950's. Even those reasonable Republicans left in Congress are afraid to speak up against these extremists....except apparently Lindsey Graham.
It's ironic to me to watch Tea Party stalwarts pledge such strong allegiance to the Constitution, then eschew compromise. It's "my way or the highway" they proudly proclaim. They have no compunction about shutting down the government, even willing (so they say) to suspend retirees and disabled veterans Social Security and disability checks in order to leverage their coercion. How shameful!
Do they not realize that the Constitution is itself a compromise? When the populous states wanted representation based on population, and the less populous states wanted equal representation, they compromised....our Founding Fathers agreed to two houses of congress. The House of Representatives is weighted in favor of more populous states, and the Senate allows for two Senators per state.
Such pragmatism has worked for us for 227 years, but the Tea Party seems to think they know better. Call me skeptical. HIGHLY skeptical!
Those of you who live in Super Tuesday states, don't forget to vote tomorrow.