October 10, 2013

Pragmatism Update and Survey

I think we've all enjoyed Dr. Milton Wolf MD, President Obama's cousin and thorn in his side. He has provided great material on these pages. He is a man of passion, intellect, and a rare understanding of liberty qua liberty.

But is liberty served in his primary challenge to Pat Roberts (Old Fuddy Duddy - KS)?

I am sympathetic to the argument that the competition has led the veteran Senator to embrace Tea-Party-friendly positions. But I have little patience for resources' being directed to Kansas and Wyoming when Steve Lonegan is starving for funds in the Garden State just as his invincible opponent appears vinceable. I can live with Roberts and Mike Enzi (Serviceable R - WY); I wish to elect GOP leadership.

UPDATE All Hail Taranto:


Tea Party Posted by John Kranz at October 10, 2013 1:49 PM

Well, no less a political philosopher than Tip O'Neill said, "All politics is local." I see no reason to let flyover senators off the hook because someone like Bloomberg can get elected as a Republican on one of the coasts.

The events of recent years have taught me that, while "party trumps person" it is still common for the wrong people to become representatives of the party. One must be vigilant in keeping the principles of liberty at the front of the GOP bus. One possible way to do this, that I learned about yesterday and will be investigating, is the Republican Liberty Caucus. It has both a national and a local presence. [rlc-dot-org for the national arm.]

Posted by: johngalt at October 10, 2013 2:50 PM

Incidentally, RLC has endorsed Steve Lonegan.

Posted by: johngalt at October 10, 2013 2:52 PM | What do you think? [2]