Skip to comments.Get Rid of the Republican Establishment, Once and for All (The author has a point)
Posted on 12/27/2012 6:44:48 AM PST by Kaslin
Here's a New Year's wish I would love to see come true. However it is defined or however many people are part of it, it is time to send the giant never-ending "GOP Establishment" made up of some professional politicians, some moneyed nouveaux riche who -- by virtue of their contributions and the faux friendships it buys with politicians -- consider themselves political landed gentry and the endless scam artist consultants they support packing.
As previously stated, I thought Mitt Romney to be a better candidate than did many observers. That said, the recent revelations in news articles that claim to chronicle the Romney campaign reinforce the idea that the "silk underwear" branch of the GOP just doesn't get it.
The emerging story of a candidate who really didn't want to run in the first place and consultants who never listened to pleas from his own family to humanize the man so that everyday people could "feel like he understands them" just makes conservatives and the GOP faithful sick. They once again spent their hard-earned money and endless time backing another Republican nominee who had no prayer of connecting with the average voter. Never mind that he was, at closer examination, a young man of privilege who outgrew his silver spoon to create his own hard-earned fortune, his case was never properly made.
And why is that? The answer is the current class of Republican "experts" and "consultants" who constantly blow into somewhere outside of their self-indulgent D.C. bubble and believe that they really do understand the "average American" in the 21st century. They do not.
Same for the well-entrenched elected officials, many of whom have gone from scrappy challengers of the status quo to fat and happy potentates. The so-called "experts" just sell any sort of snake oil a candidate or elected official and his loyal leeches will swallow. Hence, terrible focus-group-driven commercials, poor strategy in message and a "get out the vote" effort about as technologically advanced as the telegraph and with all the planning for contingencies as the Hurricane Katrina emergency efforts.
Until Republicans get rid of the inherent haughtiness of their operations, nothing will change. I've always described the GOP Establishment as a bunch who will hold a fundraiser, say, with an incumbent Republican president (don't hold your breath for that again anytime soon) or a nominee, or a governor's inauguration -- you name it -- with one unmentioned thing in mind: themselves. They inevitably make the event like one of those toys with endless boxes within boxes, each smaller than the one before it. That's how they do their big "fundraisers." There's the massive box, holding the masses -- where from the distance of a football field one might catch a fleeting glimpse or hear a bit of a speech or event.
From there on, the boxes get smaller and smaller -- and more elaborate. One huge amount gets you into a private reception; the next more expensive one warrants a 10 second photograph with the political star; then there's the price-busting one that gets you a 30 person private audience -- in which every dupe there fails to note that the leader of the free world or the top person in their state listens, speaks, leaves and likely forgets the whole thing five minutes later.
Oh, and then there is that last box. It's reserved for the same snooty creatures who have run everything in their subdivision of the GOP forever. They often are there because they helped take everyone else's money! But regardless, they are there, in the most private of rooms with the highest of public leaders, just hanging out. They are a small, cozy group -- the elite of the elite. Sort of like today's Republican Party -- a small, cozy group.
If I have to read one more story about some Republican official's great golf handicap or how much they all enjoy the private company of one another, I think I'll be sick.
Republicans need to retool their image and their mindset. Just shed all the king's trappings and some of the king's men. Keep the hardworking and in-touch ones, bring in fresh faces, understand the mindset of the next generation, but more than anything articulate what they stand for and, damn it, stand for it.
A little fire in the belly and purpose for being elected and holding office in the first place could at least start to get the GOP turned around before it really is too late.
I'm sick of RATS' lies. To hell with the consequences, grab the microphones and blast these Dims.
I have been saying since the TEA party started- We need a TEA party march ON GOP HEADQUARTERS~!!!
Those who voted for Obama don't care about economic opportunity--they don't want economic opportunity--they want access to other people's money.
Now, let's get real, how do we deal with this? The only way I know is again through articulate communicators that might be able to get through to some of these parasites that eventually, their checks are going to stop coming. Outside of that, I have no ideas.
I don't want pledges. The GOP-E told me they didn't want my vote last November. Their promises mean nothing to me.
I expect action before I'll call myself a Republican again.
Well, we have to bring it way down to their ignorant level. Tell them the old story about 10 people going to dinner weekly, that have the top 2 paying 25% each of the bill, etc. down to the bottom two who don't pay anything. Then the top 2 stop coming, etc. so the bottom people eventually have to pull their own weight on the bill or fend for themselves entirely.
AND for those oh so smart, know it all Obama loving lefty college punks, tell them they will now be sharing their Straight A's with the dorm buddies that are flunking, so they all get C's. BWAAA listen to them squeal.
Goes back to “you just can't fix stupid”. No one starved during the depression. My mother lived through it and by cutting off the freebies, forcing people to get a job, they can begin supporting themselves. No free lunch.
Soc. Security funds are being drained by the leaches on SSDI who have a hang nail and milk the system. Shame on us for allowing this. Congress needs to fix THAT problem, not keep raising the age for Seniors or of cuts to Medicare. Yikes. Get the young people off of these Entitlements except for the very ill, unable to truly support themselves.
I know. The GOP elite isn't old (or new) Manhattan money. They don't all get together at the Yale Club to decide things. They don't give marching orders through Time or the Herald-Tribune any more. It's hard to know just who they are.
A lot of them are lobbyists and campaign consultants. People who started stuffing envelopes for Bush or Dole or McCain and worked their way up to partnerships in lobbying firms and even talking head roles on cable television. Some of them are editors or contributors to The Weekly Standard or National Review or (like the guy who wrote the article) nationalreview.com.
Some of them are people with money who give big campaign contributions. They have a lot of power, obviously. But it looks like it's more after the fact. What I mean, is they can get favors from a candidate or office-holder, and their contributions can move a candidate closer to the nomination, but they don't pick Romney's or McCain's or Bush's name out of a hat.
The political people, campaign consultants, columnists, lobbyists, editorialists, are usually first on the scene and point the money men in one direction or the other. Also, the big money folks aren't as identifiable as they once were -- not all Rockefellers and Whitneys. Most of the big names you recognize actually give to the Democrats.
Easiest one there is: Anyone who’s been in office more time than they’re been in the private sector DOESN’T GET THE VOTES required to continue being a career politician.
Get the layers, lobbyists, etc. OUT of office and normal people...People that pay bills, make the payroll, DO something for a living aside from making more laws.
>> Even Peggy Noonan — the Grand Dame of Gipperism — has succumbed to Obama’s undeniable conservative charms.
> Barf, that arrogant pos having conservative charm. I wonder what she had been drinking when she wrote that?
No, he does want to keep things the same: corrupt... in that sense, Obama is quite conservative. (Remember who instituted the TSA [generally the Patriot Act] and the objections that were raised.)
We lost for two reasons...
15 million immigrant citizens who vote overwhelmingly for the Democrat Party.
An absolutely dominant Hard Left MSM that works relentlessly to destroy Conservative principles and the Republican Party.
Unless we fix that, Conservatives are on the way to political extinction.
His parents must be A$$holes!
I hear you one some good successes, but did you ever hear of the “Peter Principle” (where everyone is promoted to at most ONE level above their optimum level of performance)
I wonder if ANYONE at GOP Headquarters would read this and think “OMG, is THAT what people think of us???” (and resign in shame)
ROFLMAO!!! No, they're too busy triangulating embracing homosexual marriage, illegal immigration and ushering in another layer of gun control laws to bother dissecting FR commentary.
Well, then...... Barry boy is Peter Principled WAY out of his pay grade.
I hear ya!!!
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