Erick Erickson Will Look Down and Whisper ‘No.’
The above link is to an blog post by Matt Yglesias on ThinkProgress.org and it encapsulates what I think is one of the major problems in Republican politics. Why are congressional Republicans seeking advice from incoherent conservative blogger Erick Erickson? Aren't they supposed to be intelligent, free-thinkers who were elected by their constituents to serve their needs and interests not that of the conservative blogosphere? Why are they so beholden to the likes of Grover Norquist and his ilk? Why are they constantly boxing themselves into legislative corners by signing useless right-wing pledges and making grand statements in order to toe the line of some austere conservative talking point? I have plenty of faults with the Democratic party but nothing they do is even comparable the Republicans basically giving away their power to bloggers, think tankers, pollsters, and corporate interests.