David Brat: Quartermaster for the Republican Foot-Shooting Brigade

The big news this evening is that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary¬†to Tea Party challenger David Brat. Needless to say, this is an absolutely shocking development. Part of the reason for the loss appears to have to do with the fact that Cantor's responsibilities as House majority leader meant that he did …

Quote of the Day (Part Deux)

As we have just seen in the government shutdown, these new pseudo-conservative ideologues reject compromise out of hand. And, of course, they drum anyone who dares deviate in any way from the prescribed path¬†out of the conservative movement. Precisely the characteristics [Russell] Kirk identified as the attributes of ideological partisans. --Stephen Bainbridge. Read the whole …

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