Seems like it had to happen sooner or later: John McCain’s home state party committee has formally censured him for his crimes against conservative dogma. The specific complaints have to do with immigration reform and not helping Ted Cruz kamikaze the Affordable Care Act, but Arizona has been a hotbed of crazy for a long time and McCain has yelled at that wing of the party to get off his damn lawn at least since he kicked off that torrid bromance with Joe Lieberman in the 90’s. It seems inevitable that they would one day bite back.
You have to feel something for today’s non-crazy Republicans. Here they are trying to enact great evil like a corporatist party is supposed to do and out of nowhere this bunch of coked-up hippy insurgents shows up to monkeywrench it with loony efforts to
levitate the Pentagon er, take away health care from Americans who need it. Take John Boehner, complaining that he has to play gestapo to keep the tea partiers in line. No doubt it kills him inside to bring this stuff out in public, yet he apparently needs an even sterner authority figure to emulate (emperor Ming? cthulu?). The GOP’s tail is wagging the leadership towards debt default yet again.
After the last election cycle John Boehner and his dwindling band of semi-lucid party leaders promised to weed out any Todd Akins who might blow more winnable Senate races. The little Nemo in wackoland wing promises to kill obamacare if they have to set themselves on fire to do it*. Consider the current state of the GOP primary electorate and tell me who you think looks ready to deliver what they promise.