Why are GOP leaders backing Obama?
The GOP is schizophrenic. It thinks it is an opposition party
when in reality it is a branch of the Democrat Party.
The GOP leadership is pulling the party apart to back Comrade Obama on Syria. But I suspect some 75% of GOP opposition to Syria has a lot more to do with self preservation in the 2014 elections than anything else.
This GOP schizophrenia should be expected. It has been my contention for some time that the "Conservative" Republican Party does not exist. We basically have a one-party state with two factions that pretend to fight with each other.
Sure there are a few social issues each faction exploits to drum up support: gays, abortion & guns. But on the important issues of Big Government growth and spending, Police State spying and war the parties are nearly identical.
|Matt Drudge asks|
Who are the Republicans?
The only real argument is which faction gets to hand out free crap from the US Treasury to reward their followers.
But the GOP is stumped about Syria.
Obama and the CIA have been running guns to the rebels for some time now. But Republicans want to pretend they are both blind and deaf. "We see nothing." Never mind the stories of gun running are in the British papers for the world to read.
Matt Drudge, founder and editor of the influential Drudge Report, is a conservative by all accounts and he has picked up on this general theme. This last week he lashed out at the GOP and he was anti-Republican Party.
“Why would anyone vote Republican?” Drudge tweeted. “Please give reason. Raised taxes; marching us off to war again; approved more NSA snooping. WHO ARE THEY?!”
The tweet came after another that was also critical of the GOP. “It’s now Authoritarian vs. Libertarian,” Drudge wrote. “Since Democrats vs. Republicans has been obliterated, no real difference between parties.”
Libertarian is a nice catch all code word, but it is a bit off.
It is really Authoritarian vs. Constitutional Federalism. You either believe in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights or your don't.
That's where the confusion happens on issues like Syria. You have "Liberal" Democrats and "Conservative" Republicans standing together demanding that the Constitution be ignored and Obama be allowed to bomb the crap out of any nation he wants to.
That is the contest within the GOP for 2014 and 2016.
Will the rather small and underfunded Constitutional Federalist wing of the Republican Party be able to overcome the mountains of special interest money out of Washington and take control of the party?
Dr. Michael Savage: "I am an anti-war conservative"