To the left of an online ad for "37 Things You Should Hoard" in a food crisis--one of them being plenty of shotgun shells, judging from the accompanying photo of some squat-bellied bubba sporting a Winchester pump in front of his "Looters Will Be Killed" graffito --Eric Erickson leads the unhappy rabble in a Paul Ryan coup against John Boehner. The present may be a post-averted-apocalypse for the rest of us, but for the RedState crowd, it's still pre-apocalypse. Then again, isn't is always?
At any rate the villainous Boehner, observes Eric the Reb, was once "willing to raise taxes" and "he now doesn’t even want to fight Obamacare" and, murkiness most foul, "he wants to start putting moderates into leadership positions." Perhaps the speaker's wickedest transgression, though, is that "he is demanding conservatives 'get in line'"--which, in Boehner's defense, is merely the way in which Richard III conservatives began racking up dynastic victories in the post-Goldwater mayhem.
Enter Paul Ryan, who "is actually speaking up defending conservative values, ideals, and principles," all of which, it would appear, Erica Erickson Macbeth-Ryan is attempting to enforce on Ryan's behalf, which leaves the reader in a hazy Say what? about the above, "get-in-line" dagger plunged in Boehner's heart.
Act III--and by now I'm cheering like a wild man: "House Republicans ... should consider Paul Ryan as their Speaker." Aye, Paul. Go for it, says the Missus. For this time it just ain't so: "yet do I fear thy nature/It is too full o' the milk of human kindness."