Friday, July 19, 2013
GOP's Malfunction Tied to Our Representatives
"It is the Southern conservatives* who, along with their Northern Tea Party colleagues, seek to kill immigration reform and who insisted on removing the food stamp program from the recently passed Farm Bill."
-- Thomas Edsall, NYTimes (here) today
* Those "Southern conservatives" represent most of the Virginia House delegation, including three from our region: Bob Goodlatte, Morgan Griffith and Robert Hurt. Goodlatte is the classic example of the GOPer who is terrified of a primary challenge and who has moved far, far to his natural right stances. Griffith is an immobile hard-right representative who is deep into the pockets of the Koch brothers (they of the great Nazi past). Hurt is an empty suit who profited by Obama's lack of popularity in some redneck districts.