One night a thief breaks into your home and is turned over to police for proper justice. The next night a rapist enters, and your astute neighbor says to you, "well, if you hadn't gotten rid of the thief there would not have been room for the rapist". Great read, Neighbor Jones!
That is the very logic many Cantor supporters are now using, attempting to blame McCarthy's election as majority leader on the local 7th district tea parties who were instrumental in removing Cantor, as if somehow it is their fault that McCarthy has been elected by the same self-protectionist group of congressional cronies who elected Cantor previously; this viewpoint necessarily suggests that we must learn to tolerate an unworthy representative because his replacement might be worse.
I submit that the proper lesson from McCarthy's election to Majority Leader is that the GOP still refuses to learn from electoral defeats and will continue to blame the tea party, conservatives, Democrats, Ron Paul, Mickey Mouse, Goofy or perhaps even Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction for their own impotence and insistence upon continuing the crony capitalism that has run this nation into the ground, enriched all too many congressman and reduced liberty in the process, rather than recognize that perhaps they themselves have made a lot of very bad governing decisions that resulted in a disaffected electorate. .
And predictably, rank and file GOP apologists will blame anyone and everyone except their latest political crush for the problems created by the very people they misguidedly worship.
By all means, let's not try to turn the Titanic away from the iceberg for fear we might run into another one.