Maybe you’ve noticed that people in the Democrat Party in recent years all seem to be “yes men.” Meaning that, while some Democrats might be more liberal than others, they all seem to head in roughly the same direction on every issue. Whether they’re as liberal as socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (whose actually an Independent), or as “conservative” as Joe Manchin (D-WV) (who is not conservative at all). Once the Democrat caucus has decided on a course of action, these politicians vote together.
The Republicans, however, seem a much more disparate group in recent times.
Consider the attacks on the Tea Party caucus of Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) from the moderates John McCain (R-AZ), Peter King (R-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). These men are all members of the same party and are supposed to be ideologically similar, yet they’ve been at each other’s throats for months, while the Democrats have been unified in their destructive legislation. At a time when the President’s approval rating is 37%, the Republican Party should be having fun beating up on their Democrat opponents. Instead they are beating up on each other!
All of that to say – maybe this is why CNN’s Candy Crowley could ask Rand Paul this question with a straight face.
“Do you see yourself at any point in the future being anything other than, politically, a member of the Republican Party?”
Really, Candy? I wonder if she’ll ever ask any Democrat that question. Probably not.
Here’s a newsflash for the main stream media: some politicians actually truly believe the things that they are saying. Republicans like Paul, Cruz and Lee are all philosophical conservatives. They believe that smaller government is better government and that the economy works best when the people get to keep more of their hard-earned dollars. While the moderates in both parties may not be that different from each other, the true believers are.
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