Skip to comments.Palin: Stop gloating over last night’s primaries, establishment Republicans
Posted on 05/07/2014 6:49:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Cmon. RINOs cant do a little high-fiving after their guy (whos not much of a RINO, by the way) pulled off a big win in North Carolina? Granted, granted, some of the celebrating is excessive, but lets be real. If Ben Sasse nukes Shane Osborn next week and then Matt Bevin upsets Mitch McConnell, therell be fireworks lit throughout tea-party America. Why wouldnt there be?
Her full statement is at the first link above, but heres the meat of it:
"Congratulations to candidates in yesterdays small pool of state primary elections who will now move on to their respective general elections. Now, knock off the gloating. The GOP establishment must ratchet any kind of arrogance way down and get in touch with independent, constitutional conservatives who build the base of the party. They do the thankless work to put boots on the ground for your campaigns, and they show up to vote if you give us good reason to vote. Anything less and we will not secure victory for America this fall.
Surely, politicians and high paid D.C. consultants, you realize we all need to work together after these valuable competitive primaries that offer good debate and clear awareness of candidates positions, right? Its extremely off-putting to witness post-primary smugness. Well-funded campaigns that rub a victory in the face of primary challengers supporters sure dont endear the winning campaign to voters who are beyond tired of the selfish political games that have gotten the country into the mess were in. Your gloating causes apathy, if not downright disgust, among concerned citizens who want to remind you: Its not about you.
Youre perpetuating an us versus them mentality with this gloating. That does our cause of defending our republic and all our freedoms and opportunities no good. Are we not on the same side, standing firm on all platform planks that empower the people instead of growing government? The people youre mocking comprise the base of your own party, remember? To paraphrase the great Ronald Reagan: Rein it in and humbly learn how much we can accomplish together for America when we dont care who gets the credit."
I dunno. If I were an amnesty shill, Id be hugging every illegal in sight this morning to celebrate Renee Ellmerss victory in NC-2. Pop the champagne, Mark Zuckerberg! Reform is coming. But seriously there is, most assuredly, an us versus them mentality between donor-class Republicans and grassroots conservatives, and it goes both ways. There wouldnt be a tea party without it. How many posts have I written this year alone about Boehner strategizing to stab the base in the back on immigration? The donor class is socially moderate, supports big business and government cronyism as needed, is very much unwilling to tolerate shutdowns or debt-ceiling standoffs even in a noble cause, and of course is proudly pro-amnesty. Grassroots righties are socially conservative, disdain cronyism, are willing to stand on principle even it hurts the party or the economy in the short term, and oppose amnesty. (Foreign policy is more of a muddle.) The two sides agree broadly on lowering taxes and deregulation; thats the linchpin for the whole coalition, but its a cold peace maintained by sides that see each other as culturally and philosophically suspect. Youre bound to see that on display to some extent after contested primaries. Again, imagine the roars of exultation on the right if Bevin beats McConnell. QED.
If you want to tweak a gloating RINO today, Molly Ball, Matt Lewis, and Dave Weigel have a better way to do it: Remind them that, thanks to the tea party, even the establishment candidates are more conservative than they used to be. The entire center of gravity in the party has moved right not so far right that congressional Republicans are willing to hit the debt ceiling but sufficiently far right that Boehner feels he now has no choice but to appoint a select committee on Benghazi. Tea partiers arent where they want to be with their representation inside the Beltway, but theyve made undeniable progress. Thats a reason for even righties to celebrate today.
They never fight so hard against leftists and Democrats
“Congeniality,” thah knows.
I’ll bet the gloaters are wondering why I never answer the phone. Caller I.D.
When the GOP's and Democrat's powers Combine.
They are: "The Uniparty"!!!
I sure hope she’s right. The amnesty republicans increased their power in these elections.
The entire center of gravity in the party has moved right...That's simply not true.
Bumpity bump to both of y’alls excellent points!!
If Ben Sasse nukes Shane Osborn
If Clay Aiken beats Ellmers and Grimes makes the McConnell race more competitive it makes amnesty less likely.
The RINOs and Priebus are insane but I think they at least want to win the senate in 2014.
Why doesn’t Sarah Palin go back into politics and really take the hits? I’m sorry, and I know she has children and family and she may have thought she was protecting them by just becoming a cult media personality, but she really needs to put up or shut up herself.
I’m sick of these “conservative pundits” with no skin in the game telling people who to vote for. That’s why we lose elections.
I used to give what I could to the Republican Party, but now I hang up. People who want my vote and money can show a little respect.
Tillis, like Cornyn, won by just single digits.
That ain’t something for the GOPe to be celebrating about a primary.
I recall how the GOPe partisans gloated and taunted us Reaganites at the 1976 RNC after Gerald Ford narrowly beat out Reagan for the presidential nomination. The president’s son Jack even celebrated by going onto the mezzanine and dumping a bag of confetti on the pro-Reagan Texas delegation, which was seated below. Come November, they probably weren’t in such a gloating mood.
Yeah, how’d that work out for them? LOL
I pray and hope you r right!
We’re losing elections because we are trying ton be like Democrats. That is the GOP Establishment at work. They are losers.
Palin is conservative. We need to be listening to her.
The establishment won... America lost....