Matt Drudge, founder and editor of the influential Drudge Report, is a conservative by all accounts. But at least for Tuesday, he was anti-Republican Party.
“Why would anyone vote Republican?” Drudge tweeted. “Please give reason. Raised taxes; marching us off to war again; approved more NSA snooping. WHO ARE THEY?!”
The tweet came after another that was also critical of the GOP. “It’s now Authoritarian vs. Libertarian,” Drudge wrote. “Since Democrats vs. Republicans has been obliterated, no real difference between parties.”
It’s unclear what specific policies Drudge was referring to in his critique. Republicans did, however, vote to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” in January, a vote that included an increase in taxes on upper-income earners. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) also said Tuesday he supports President Obama’s position on a limited military intervention in Syria. And scores of Republicans, such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, came out in support of government spying techniques meant to thwart terrorism.