Old Maverick McCain backing off New Maverick Chuck Hagel — Tea Party Might Lose Influence in Confirmation HearingsMonday, February 18th, 2013
Yesterday morning (over 24 hours ago) we wrote a story here with regard to the Tea Party and Republican vendetta against (NE-R) Chuck Hagel with regarding the confirmation hearings, and now (as of 13 hours ago) we are learning that (AZ-R) Senator John McCain might be backing off his attacks against his former pal, Chuck Hagel. McCain was adamantly against Hagel and we are seeing a 180 degree turn now.
From the NYTIMES:
What we are looking for here are signs that will point to the Tea Party losing influence within the GOP.
Simply put … the GOP is mad at Chuck Hagel (a Republican from Nebraska) for supporting Democratic Candidate Bob Kerrey instead of the Tea Party extremist Deb Fischer. Now the Republican Party wants to punish Chuck Hagel for supporting a moderate over the Tea Party extremist.
We are glad to see Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. John McCain stop the partisanship and gridlock. The Tea Party are a bunch of obstructionists who have no desire to reach a consensus.
From our yesterday morning story…
Shirl Mora James, a Civil Rights and Immigration Lawyer — now President of SOMOS INDEPENDENTS (formerly the National Tequila Party which is a woman-led counter-movement to the Tea Party) nails it when she states:
The Tea Publicans are in the death throes and they are fighting to stay relevant and keep control of the Republican Party since they have hijacked the GOP. Independent thinkers such as Ronald Reagan or Barry Goldwater and Chuck Hagel are demonized today – such the reason why Congress cannot get anything done. They have lost their ability to compromise and reach consensus that will help the best interest of Americans. Unfortunately, the GOP is now the Party of “me” and not “us.”
Failing to recognize the value of inclusion within the GOP, the November 6, 2012, clobbering will be ongoing, if the Republican Party continues to be narcissist in nature. In order to repair their image, the Republican Party will need to welcome moderate consensus builders into the Party in order to survive in the long term.