As I have pointed out before, Greg Patterson over at espressopundit is a really smart guy and has a great, great blog.
But he needs to put the crack pipe down and rethink what he wrote here:
The new schism in the Republican party is not Conservative or Moderate, it’s Conservatives who are part of the establishment versus conservatives who are part of the resistance and it looks to me like McCain, and to a lessor extent even Shadegg and Brewer, are vulnerable in Republican Primaries.
McCain vulnerable in a primary? Maybe. Depends a lot on who it is.
Brewer vulnerable in primary? Uh, oh yeah – you know, the whole demanding a tax increase thing? Yes, Greg, Brewer is vulnerable, very, very vulnerable. No “lessor extent” about it.
Shadegg vulnerable in a primary? What are you smoking? Seriously. Yes, McCain has not been the most solid of conservatives – you know, campaign finance, global warming, and, you know, immigration. Yes, Brewer is following in George H.W. Bush’s footsteps. But Shadegg?
This is a guy that conservatives (you know, like, Mike Pence, Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter, Ron Paul, et al.) begged to stay in Congress when he announced retirement last year. This is a guy who consistently ranks among the most conservative in the U.S. House by Club for Growth, National Taxpayer’s Union, American Conservative Union and Americans for Tax Reform among others.
If the argument is that some elected officials are potentially vulnerable because they are not conservative enough, then I get it. But saying that Shadegg isn’t conservative enough is a little bizarre.