We need what, now?

David Brooks, in today’s Houston Chronicle:

We need real Rhino Republicans to take back the GOP

…The wingers call their Republican opponents RINOs, or Republican In Name Only. But that’s an insult to the rhino, which is a tough, noble beast. If RINOs were like rhinos, they’d stand up to those who seek to destroy them. Actually, what the country needs is some real Rhino Republicans. But the professional Republicans never do that. They’re not rhinos. They’re Opossum Republicans. They tremble for a few seconds then slip into an involuntary coma every time they’re challenged aggressively from the right.

Whatever, dude. That’s just how RINOs roll; you might even call such behavior one of their defining characteristics. And it ought to be obvious why they do it, too — because they believe in things they know damn good and well they can’t really defend to most Republicans.
But as for them “taking back” the Republican Party — who in the hell does David Brooks think runs it now? If it is the hated “wingers” that have been running things, how did they end up with people like Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney as their standard-bearers over the last few elections? Make no mistake here, folks — what David Brooks, just like everyone in the GOP establishment who is pushing Mitt Romney, wants the conservatives to do is sit down and vote for whom they’re told to vote for. It’s like they don’t even remember the outcome of that strategy the last time it was tried.
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