Thursday, July 26, 2012

Gohmert speaks for modern Republicans

No, this is not your daddy’s GOP. William F. Buckley is long gone. Ronald Reagan is long gone. Today Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) speaks for modern Republicans.
Gohmert wasn't the only Tea Partier criticizing McCain on Tuesday. The longtime Arizona senator was also the target of ire in his own state, where Phoenix-based Tea Party leader Wes Harris called for a recall effort against McCain.

“Go to hell, Senator, it’s time for you to take your final dirt nap,” Harris wrote.
Click here to read the entire article in the Huff Post.

It was just three-and-a-half years ago that John Warner (depicted above) retired from the U.S. Senate. Warner was a class act and certainly no slave to rigid ideology. Although I disagreed with him frequently, he represented Virginia well in his six terms in office. Think how far the Republican Party has moved to the right and away from civility since then.

Now Warner can stay out of such ugly business. But when he was in office (1979-2009), there’s no way he would have stood by and remained silent with a Tea Party blowhard in the House of Representatives calling his fellow veteran, Sen. John McCain, “numbnuts.”

-- Art by F.T. Rea

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