Guest Post by Loki
Today’s IR had a guest editorial from former Secretary of State Bob Brown. He also ran against Brian Schweitzer for governor in 2004.
Today he bemoaned the failure of Sen. Richard Lugar in his re-election campaign. He cried about the loss of compromise in Congress.
This article disgusts me. We have the most partisan Congress in history. Democrats shut out Republicans in key meetings. There was no reaching across the aisles by Democrats during the Obamacare passing. President Obama made recess appointments while Congress was in session without compromising. Democrats don’t compromise on their Supreme Court nominations, but they force Republicans to compromise, can we spell Bork. We have the Department of Justice prosecuting cases based on their political merit to the Democrat party.
And Mr. Brown bemoans the loss of a compromiser in the Senate. No wonder Montana can’t find enough conservative Republicans to run for office. They are judged by their peers as to how well they compromise with Democrats making them indistinguishable from Democrats.
It is no wonder Mr. Brown lost the election in 2004. He was running under the wrong party designation. He must have compromised himself into that position.
The Democrats are digging in and doubling their partisan efforts and attacks. They are not compromising their ideology. Now is not the time for Republicans to compromise.
The real news is not that Senator Lugar lost. But that the Tea Party backed candidate won. I guess rumors of the demise of the Tea Party were just partisan stories from the main stream media.
It is time for Republicans to return to conservatism.