As you know, I am Chicken Souping my soul by temporarily suspending the conceit that I am right about some things and other people are wrong or are so late to the party that they should at least wipe their feet before heading for the keg.
Meanwhile and unrelatedly, blogger, popular Conservative public intellectual and official internet laurel-bestower Andrew Sullivan is getting pretty darn tired of all these Moderate-Come-Latelies:
Of course I agree, but I still find it passing strange that McConnell is now viewed as some kind of moderate realist. I’m a little tired of bestowing the laurels of moderation on all those who only actually worked toward sanity in the very last hours before default. Many appeased insanity until that very point, which, given the economic catastrophe over the horizon, is not moderation at all.
The GOP is full of cowards – congressmen scared of primaries, leaders scared of Ted Cruz, everyone scared of Rush Limbaugh. It’s a party riven by fear, exploiting fear, and creating fear.
Great job, Andrew, but a gentle reminder that ultimately you'll never get ahead in this business by mean or critical of others.