In a post entitled My Party of Cowards, conservative commentator John Batchelor blogs at The Daily Beast about his party’s shameful reaction to President Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. Key quote:
After hearing out 100 hours of indecency hurled at the ardent and articulate Sotomayor by the Nouveau Demagogues and their choir, and hearing nothing in passionate rebuke from the GOP leaders on the Hill, it is time to accuse each and every one of the Republicans in Congress of betrayal. It is time to say they have abandoned the people who elected them to represent a political party that was built, at the heroic moment of its birth under the guns of the slavers, upon a belief in liberty for all. It is time to challenge them to speak up loudly for our better angels in the face of the conjurers or else confess their lack of interest in the history of the party and find another, less-demanding vocation.
When will rank and file Republicans rise up and tell the likes of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Tancredo, Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, and more that they do not run the party? Will moderate conservatives reclaim their party, or will the GOP become so fringe that they’re irrelevant?