Is it because establishment Republicans are afraid of their base? Are congressmen and senators afraid they'll be "primaried?" Are GOP leaders worried that the tea party might bolt the Republican Party? Are they putting their party above ... their country?
I understand why John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are silent on the subject; they're party hacks. But what about senior Republicans, like John McCain? He likes to think of himself as a leader. After all, the senator from