And what a fascinating rogues' gallery they are, too. Via @GeorgiaTipsheet, meet the seventeen Democrats who voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his ongoing coverup of the Fast & Furious gunrunning schedule:
|Mike Ross||AR-04||Tom Cotton|
|Leonard Boswell||IA-03||Tom Latham|
|Joe Donnelly||IN-SEN||Richard Mourdock|
|Ben Chandler||KY-06||Andy Barr|
|Mike McIntryre||NC-07||David Rouzer|
|BIll Owens||NY-21||Matt Doheny|
|Kathy Hochul||NY-27||Chris Collins|
|Mark Critz||PA-12||Keith Rothus|
|Jim Matheson||UT-04||Mia Love|
|Nick Rahall||WV-03||Rick Snuffer|
Of the seventeen, two are retiring (one unwillingly), one is currently in the process of losing the Indiana Senate race, three (Kind, Peterson, & Walz) are currently rated as being in 'safe' districts... and the other eleven are pretty much scared out of their minds that they're going to be tossed out on their ears in November. With good reason: every one of these people have been tainted by their willingness to enable House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's radical agenda, and the GOP will cheerfully replace them with actual conservatives - i.e., Republicans - in a heartbeat.
And the funny part? If the Democrats want to even pretend to be trying to get the House back, they're going to have to support every single one of these candidates who is running for re-election. Because if the Democrats don't... well. It's enough of an absurdity that the Democrats can get 25 seats back (particularly since every challenger out there learned today that he or she now has to explain why he or she is in favor of Obamacare's half trillion dollar health tax). But to risk losing a bunch of seats on top of that? That's absurdity thrown up on top of absurdity. Nope, honestly, no real choice here for the Democrats. But that's all right. After all, nobody who matters on the Democratic side will be affected by the necessity to reward these Democrats' not-treason. What's that? What about the progressive sacrificial lambs who won't get DCCC money because it has to go to somebody who back-stabbed Eric Holder?
Bless your heart, but what part of 'nobody who matters' was unclear?
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*"...What's the reason?/ Why, if it prosper / None DARE call it treason."