|St George and the Dragon by Raphael|
And to eat their own. Brat slew Cantor as David slew Goliath, but he could easily become the next Goliath himself. He will soon face the choice whether to remain pure or to become effective. If he chooses the former he consigns himself to futility, though it can easily be a noisy and gratifying futility in which the conservative media complex hails him as a hero. If he chooses the latter, however, in a few years we’ll be reading bitter right-wing denunciations of “Brat the RINO” and “Brat the sellout” and beholding his primary demise at the hands of a genuine, true, pure, immaculate candidate to his right. And Eric Cantor will smile.