In an earlier post this week I questioned why the leaders and establishment in each major political party have allowed extremist elements to “hijack” their parties, resulting in part to the deadlock in Washington.
I am happy to see at least one politician has refuted the extremist uncompromising influence the Tea Party (scary website if you ask me!) has within his party.
Senator John McCain (remember him?), at least has the guts and willingness to not only take a stand, but refuse to apologize for it when confronted:
Even The Wall Street Journal in a recent editorial is starting to question the Tea party, and its adverse effect on the discourse in Washington:
” …The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against . . . Barack Obama. The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.
This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into GOP Senate nominees. The reality is that the debt limit will be raised one way or another, and the only issue now is with how much fiscal reform and what political fallout.
Now, who on the Democratic side has the courage to take on the extreme leftists?