Republicans should be disgusted with the House Freedom Caucus

Reports from Capitol Hill today indicate rising exasperation among old-school conservatives about the shifting, raise-the-ante, refuse-to-say-“yes” demands from most members of the House Freedom Caucus, with regard to the upcoming vote on the House Republican healthcare bill.

The exasperation is well-justified.

The House Freedom Caucus is clearly driven by outside groups such as Heritage Action, which has become such an all-or-nothing, my-way-or-the-highway outfit that it makes Patrick Henry look like a compromising squish. It seems as if every concession made to the Freedom Caucus is met with a new demand.