Skip to comments.Open Letter to Reince Priebus and the GOP
Posted on 11/10/2012 4:45:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Well, the results are in and everything we predicted came true. Because we ARE patriots we supported YOUR candidate, Mitt Romney.
It is shameful the way the TEA PARTY and CONSERVATIVE base was dismissed, ignored and disrespected throughout the year. Ron Paul delegates were shut out of the process and denied their right to cast their votes for their delegate at the convention in Tampa. This was poisonous to our cause.
Sarah PALIN was also the most qualified person to lead the party this year and she was shunned. There will be people saying how it was her fault she didnt do more, or that she is not qualified or experienced enough to be president should she decide to run.
I have news for you. The party is over. Your party. The GOP has failed and Mitt Romney lost because of his own mistakes. LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICANS never win races, even when they fake being REFORMED CONSERVATIVES. Let this be a lesson.
And may I add: YOU will not blame Sarah PALIN for what happened in 2012. She will NOT be scapegoated like she was by Mitt Romneys advisors in 08. It will not be tolerated by us, her supporters, which represent MOST of the party base.
SHAME on you for NOT listening to us, for not heeding our warnings, and for being so obstinate and missing the point.
Its time for YOU TO accept responsibility for this failure.
Isabel Matos Miami, FL
I guess conservatives should’ve been careful what they wished for when they demanded the resignation of Michael Steele.
Did Steele resign?
Its hard to tell.
Yeah i’m inclined to agree.
the gop is dead.
The GOP will survive for awhile longer by offering a mix of patriotism and handouts, with the patriotism part diminishing as the generation that values that trait continues to die off, until there is virtually no difference between the parties.
We can go back through the posts regarding the RNC selection that resulted in the feckless Preibus being inducted as chairman ~ and find out who these people are who baced him here. They are clearly NOT CONSERVATIVES!
This post is written in anger and frustration.
Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Partys elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left.
Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme by over half of my countrymen last night, BTW).
I have no solve for exactly how to accomplish this. Only advice based on a long military career in several foreign lands for how to defeat the dems once this is accomplished.
This thought process is based on the concept of irregular warfare with twists thrown in here and there for good measure.
With that, I provide the following advice for the good of the order.
LEADERSHIP: The old crew has proven either incompotent or outdated. McConnell and Boerner must go. They represent a failed plan to defend and resist without clearly explaining their position. They are content with looking like the bad guys and face public scorn when they dont realize how important it is to manipulate a clearly left leaning MSM. They represent the failure of the last four years to our own and obstructionists to the opposition. Weve got to show a new face to the nation. That is the genesis of rebuilding this movement. Ryan or Cantor in the House, Rubio or Demint in the Senate.
We also need a standard bearer and I see no one on the horizon with as much rockstar potential and substance as Rubio. These next four years must put him on the center stage with a unified and consolidated message. It also needs to protect him from the attacks from the left that are guaranteed to come.
Everything the Obamites used to deny, deflect, and difuse will be used againstt hem....including the race card. THAT is what will make Rubio a teflon candidate.
These men represent a change in a party that has been beaten soundly in the last two elections by a charlatan and his traveling circus. A fresh choice in leadership represents change you can TRULY beleive in from every angle. It marks a clear start from inside and outside when we actually started taking this enemy seriously.
GROUND GAME: It is IMPERATIVE to develop and foster an intricate ground game. It requires a MICRO-ANALYSIS of every county, every city, and every early and absentee ballot by demographic to find how how, why, and with what method they voted. The dems have built quite the coalition but its a house of cards; its a fractured coalition of single issue voters held together by a media-invested hollyweird worshipping demagogue. They can be piecemealed away bitby bit without sacrficing principle.
Give it to the dems on their community organizing machine. We dont need to reinvent that model. We MUST develop our own. One that will INSTILL our principles in a language tailored to the audience. Theyve tailored theirs on the community organizer, we can create ours around the military special operator. This the winning of hearts and minds in our own third world backyard dem strongholds.
This isnt as difficult as it sounds. It requires a patient and immediate effort that starts with the post election analysis looking not for what we WANT to find, but for the GROUND TRUTH. GROUND TRUTH is REAL INTELLIGENCE not Rovian number-crunching wishful thinking.
It will require an insurgent effort at the ground level. An infiltration into dem areas that we identify are weak or vulnerable to start cutting in to the blue.
The COIN (insurgeny/counterinsurgency)effort would include the identification of these areas, the inflitration of the areas through churches and charitable organizations AND PARTICULARLY THROUGH EDUCATION.
There ARE like thinkers in these communities. How do we find them? Ask Jesse L. Peterson. Ask JC Watts and Herman Cain. They KNOW how to splinter these vulnerable areas off the blue.
The hispanic issue is RIPE for moving into the red. Catholic, family oriented cultures who beleive in being left alone and naturally distrust the government. And they voted Obama? This is the epitome of the single issue voter. the RNC needs to go toe to toe, issue to issue with the Race and counter it in that community, in that language, at THAT LEVEL.
Think it cant be done? SOF has been doing it since the end of World War II. It CAN be done.
WE must get deep into the education system to promote the ideals and values of conservatism that should be selling themselves. Im not talking about traditional public schools and universities. They are ROTTED with liberals. They also arentthe keys to education in the 21st century.
Im talking about the new way to educate - the online universities, the trade schools and nightschools. Corporate allies need to invest and educate with the ideals of economic and fiscal conservatism.
The RNC needs to lead and develop this effort. A novice like me can see that there is a disconnect between the voting habits of catholic-dominated hispanics and pockets of baptist blacks and their actual stated values. That disconnect can be exploited if it is done slowly, deliberately, and effectively.
INFORMATION WARFARE: We are ATROCIOUS AT THIS. Dems get a simple message out early and often. They poison the well and we are left to change minds rather than get the initial impression right from jump. We constantly play defense and think we are sooooo clever when dems (as they ALWAYS do) do something stupid or illegal and shocked when the media all but ignores it. We must take the offensive in getting up in every Candy Crowley, every George Stepenopolis face and call them what they are: democratic hacks posing as the objective media
We ABSOLUTELY MUST be proactive. We must attack at EVERY OPPORTUNITY then add each fail of the dems to a trend and theme. These themes must be simple, tailored, and repetitively broadcast to each target demographic.
We must look out beyond the 5 and 10 meter targets. Weve got to effectively interpret what the dem message is on the horizon and confront it at all levels - from the national MSM level filtering directly down to the target group level. Even I can see what the talking points of the upcoming week are by watching the Sunday talking head programs. Defense is unacceptable. we cant pretent that the most outrageous comment wont gain traction then act surprised when weeks later, that theme picks up steam. Attack, attack, attack.
Alinsky tactics must be turned against their masters. There is GREAT power in ridicule and scorn. They make it too easy to use. It needs to be culturally tailored and consistent. Dennis Miller needs his own show on FNC AND a late night show on Fox. Let him source and promote culturally diverse conserative comedians that vulnerable areas can relate to and remember. Bold Fresh tours arent enough.
This is only part of an overall information operation plan that is constant in a simple party message and what it means to each target group.
WE DONT DO THAT WELL. WHY NOT? I find it unbelievable that Obama has hijacked the reputation and imagery of the Party of Lincoln.
COIN operations involve a very in depth understanding of cultural idocyncracies and how best to exploit them to our advantage. Its not a wool-over-the-eyes approach or a free shit approach like the dems sell. THAT ALWAYS COMES UP SHORT.
Its a sell based on how it effects each target group and what it means to them. If its done right, I am CONFIDENT that the tenets of conservatism sell themselves.
In Civil Miltary Operations, assistance in areas that seem unrelated builds trust in the agency. Granted, theres a fine line between assistance and the giving of free shit but, the special operations forces walk that line well. It can be done. Community outreach in areas that we identify, in ways that we havent before can build a larger tent without sacrificing our beliefs.
The military has been doing this in third world countries for years. Weve been more successful in some areas, less successful in others. In the United States third world strongholds of the Democratic Party,I am confident that it can be done.
Here’s the kicker: There are countless retired special operations planners and operators working overseas as contractors RIGHT NOW. It’s too easy; the RNC needs to hire them as contractors over here.
This is, by far, not the only avenue weve got to pursue in order to turn the tide.
But, if we are going to war, the RNC must look to the military to rediscover and reorganize. The number-crunching beancounters have their place in the organization but, on their best days, they can only identify who will and wont vote Republican.
This is a Hearts and Minds effort.
It requires a new way to think about the political battlefield.
Rangers Lead the Way.
A tiny fraction of republicans even go to state conventions where national committeemen are chosen. There were only some 1500 total votes case at the convention in Michigan but a small group of tea partiers, GOP conservatives, and even Paul voters got together and removed uber RINO Saul Anuzis from his national committee seat and replaced him with conservative Dave Agema.
There hasn’t been an RNC Chair worth a bucket of warm spit since Lee Atwater (RIP).
http://www.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/images/2010/december/totalpopulationbyage2010.jpg This is a line graph showing population by age in 5 year increments. Notice that the Baby Boomer Bulge is already flattened and on its way downhill! That’s the missing voters.
Unless something major happens (another devastating terrorist attack or war, e.g.), I fear that the takers are now in the driver's seat. Playing Santa Claus might win elections, but it dooms future generations to a steadily declining standard of living. Young people are dooming themselves to a life of servitude by their support of St. Nick.
Before we do anything we have to ask ouselves if the message of the Founders, why a nation of laws not men is superior to the reverse, of the sovereignty of the individual who's rights descend from God, opposed to 'we'll take care of your every material need' will even sell anymore and, if so, how.
Frankly, as Americans are ignorant of their own heritage I do not see how the Founders message can compete with the party of the EBT and Obamaphone.
Preibus just hasn't cut it.
The GOP performed pathetically when history was on the line. You were missing in action when it came to articulating our parties values and policies.
Please leave now. You’re worthless.
The GOP as we know it—is gone. BUT from the ashes will come a better GOP—or the Tea Party must strike out on their own. Just as the Federalists died and the Whigs—so too the Republicans. They forgot what they believed in. they were killed by trying to reach a wide base. A new party must come forth and it will take a decade of Progressives and neo-communists in power to bring this about—Now the Liberals need the GOP as a straw man party—to put weak men up to be defeated. the Liberals will fight to keep the token GOP around least they be re-energized into a new, dynamic force, one they can not manipulate with the Media Allies.
sarah Palin and John McCain should both demand Reince Priebus step down now! Newt G. should take his place—OR talks should start with Constructional Party to have the Tea Party leave the GOP and join them! Sarah Palin needs one good Tweet and the GOP is finished. Let the RINOs have there Party—we will form a new one—symbol—The Rattle Snake! The symbol for the Democrats should be changed from the donkey to the Chinese Panda bear.
That’s what Hearts and Minds is all about: Make the thing thats important to you impoprtant to them.
I’m not a genius and I’ve been thinking this thing through over and over since Tuesday. But, SOMEONE could tailor this to the proper demographic at the proper level.
I am TELLING YOU, it WORKS.
I like Sarah Palin...but she is not electable in this environment. The media has made her radioactive to even the most normal of women.
I am sure that, that radioactivity influenced the decision to exclude her, but it thinks that she will just go away. Prebus and his ilk are deathly afraid that she will run in 2016 and that they simply cannot have.
There's no such thing as the Constructional Party....the word you're groping for is "Constitutional".
Come on, people....we have standards here.
Steele had nothing o do with the 2010 elections of Republicans. In fact, he gave an interview months before that election predicting Republicans would not take over the House. Get over Steele, he is a big RINO and a liar to boot.
Um, I'm thinking you meant the Constitution Party?
And yes, Sarah now holds a terrible weapon in her hand. Should she ever send that fateful tweet, somewhere in the course of those 140 characters, the RNC would suffer a mortal wound, if it has not already. She doubtless knows this but she may be somewhat reluctant to be the person who gives that Grand Old Pachyderm one last nudge into oblivion. No going back after that.
We won in 2010 in spite of Steele, not because of him. He was a piss-poor chairman.
Michael Steele’s contract as a contributor to MSNBC is the only proof we need to prove he’s a RINO. We need a TRUE conservative to lead the RNC. But doubt I’ll live to see that ever happen
This was still a black Democrat with huge turnout accordingly by blacks. Latinos were bought with the Dream Act. Gays with gay marriage. Young women scared for their lady parts. The party of fear.
Yet with all that and the entire MSM against him, Mitt lost by 350,000 swing state voters.
You can tell us how terrible Steele was at running the RNC and I will respond to you that it's pretty obvious you are no judge of political success!
The GOPers decided to run a lukewarm campaign in a year when there was white hot issues. They sounded stale and boring. In their effort to not offend independents, they failed to fire up people who were not politically well plugged in.
One of their biggest mistakes was to sideline, ignore, discredit Sarah Palin. One of the best tools available to them, and they decided to hide her away...why?... because she does not always dance to their song.
You should see these RNC creatures up close.
Vile disgusting blue blood country club types with greedy pulled back wives.
The RNC members will do just fine, they are after all the political class and skim off the top the money the IRS extorts from the working man.
This election was over who gets to control the money, not about mitigating the greatest threat to American freedom wealth and prosperity, the federal apparatchiks in DC and Arlington.
I like your model. It reminds me a great deal of good general sales technique. I know (and work for) a very weathy person here in Springfield who shared one of the ideas most important to his own success, that of “embracing the objection.” Too often, he says, you can get into debates with the prospect about why their objection is just silly and they should like your product. Bad approach. Shields go up. Nothing happens.
He says when you encounter an objection, you need learn about that objection from them, to so wrap your mind around their objection that if you were actually them, with their background and their expereinces, you would feel the same way they do. Only from a place that deep inside their world can you build a rational path back out to a place where they can see, on their own, how your product meets their needs, if in fact it does.
If there is to be a new party, it might be Texas Republicans that start it. We have no voice as to who the nominee is, because our primary is so late.....and we are the only state that can deliver 38 guaranteed electoral votes for the Republican Nominee, good luck trying to win without them. Time to use our leverage to change the party, or to leave it.
Even Steele's assistant's foray into eliciting Hollywood lesbian support has been paying off. Lindsay Lohan made quite a stir coming out for Romney. What are other Republicans doing in California?
He's also RIGHT TO LIFE and virtually none of your RINOs are RIGHT TO LIFE ~ they always gotta' have an exception so they can continue to kill babies.
The primary system is demented, and the RNC tries to punish any state that dares not follow their schedule.
Texas ought to hold their primary for 2016 in 2014, the hell with Iowa and some of the other states with open primaries screwing up the nominating process.
The RNC has no idea whats coming, the gloves are off, the conservative Governors must lead the way.
Michael Steele is a race card carrying moron, and this Priebus character should immediately resign, as it would be the honorable thing to do after pushing shoving this shape shifting vampire MYTH ROMNEY down our throats.
REINCE PRIEBUS MUST RESIGN
The Revolution Starts in Texas!
And yet, he had nothing to do with it. I suggest you talk to FReeper ChicagoLady, who was the nominee during one of the special Congressional elections that Steele ignored during his tenure (indeed, he was more interested in fawning over liberal RINOs rather than Conservatives). It was a motivated base and the Tea Party that was responsible for the 2010 wins. Zero himself did more for turnout than Michael Steele, who was incompetent and remains one of the worst party chairs of the past 50 years.
Clue ~ there's a reason for that ~
I suspect the greater problem is the GOP-e decided they were oversubscribed with Right To Lifers in Republican ranks ~ they were being embarassed, so they thought, in their confabs with Leftwing elitists at Georgetown cocktail parties.
It's time to purge the GOP-e. Maybe Mike has some special names he'd like to pass along for the honor of 'FIRST TO GO"
you are 100% correct but get your shield on, cause those who view her as the Obamabots view him will come after you.
So if you had your way the rape/incest and life of mother are all not in the platform. That will always lose. And so, guess what ? The millions of convenience abortions that I abhor ? Well we won’t get to stop those either.
the place to stop the barbarians is at the gates, and in the traditional manner. opening the door and letting them run over you is not going to work any better now than it ever did. i do not believe in ahemsa.
My lack of moral standards? Sure. I have worked diligently in the prolife movement since 1975.
I also have a child with a profound disability. She will be
horribly affected by the evil new healthcare.
It was imperative that we at least get as many weapons in our arsenal to try to slow it down.
You are a pompous ass and smugly self righteous.
This will come back to bite you.
Even with an near ideal conservative party, there is still the liberal media.
It’s a propaganda organ that provides the pravda to the ignorant masses.
They can convince the 50% of stupid americans that 4% unemployment is bad and near recession, but 8-9% is OK and the new normal.
No, there was no excuse for it. Democrats wouldn’t have done so had there been a special election for a prominent GOP member. When Dennis Hastert resigned, they went into that solid GOP district and snatched it (a district that had only gone Democrat once since after 1934, in the Watergate landslide). Steele willfully ignored an excellent, articulate candidate. A Hispanic woman, pro-life, pro-borders, a solid Conservative. Precisely the kind of candidate the party needs to run more of and expand appeal. He should’ve been fired before the year (2009) was out.
Right on the money.
Then the environment must be changed.
By any means necessary.
Thank you for taking the time to put this important post together and sharing it with us.
What you’re saying about Palin being unelectable, is exactly the same argument used against Ronald Reagan by RINOS back in the late 1970s.
The Marxists used their Alynsky tactics against individuals such as Mrs.Palin, and you fell for it.
The problem is with you, not her.