ALL the cognoscenti were sneering yesterday at the clown-car wreck in the House of Representatives. Apparently it's laughable, according to the president's spokesman, that the House GOP can't get its act together in electing a new Speaker.
As usual, it's the Democrats whose slip is showing. It reminds me of Nancy Pelosi's confidence back in 2009 that the Tea Party was an AstroTurf outfit. Of course it was, Nance, because in the Democratic Party, it would have been.Think Occupy Wall Street.
So the Democrats are sneering because a cock-up on the Speaker front could never happen in the Democratic Party. Exactly, because nothing moves in the Democratic House without Nancy Pelosi approving it. Well, she's such an amazing fundraiser. House members could never do without her.
Also, the Democratic Party lives to keep its various interest groups, from gentry liberals to #BlackLivesMatter, separate from the American mainstream and angried up. It doesn't work the same way on the Republican side.
As I see it, the Republican base is something of an embarrassment to the GOP leadership. And it is something that it doesn't control. Let's compare with gays on the Democratic side. Gays and Democratic leaders are in sync. They know what's on the agenda; they know what the sound bites are. They know what to say and what not to say. All stitched up.
Christopher Chantrill is a writer and conservative, and author of Road to the Middle Class. He runs usgovernmentspending.com, the go-to resource for government finance data, is a frequent contributor to the American Thinker. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Click for more.
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