The snootiness of the establishment Republicans should be reduced a bit by the complete failure of the 6 years when they were in control with Bush II and the Republican Congress. Corruption, sex scandals, massive growth in government, war, and then rejection by the voters and minority status in Congress. Then their partners in “bipartisanship” the radical left continued to grow government and we had a crash and an economic depression. Good job, establishment! Go Romney! Go McCain! Go Murkowski! Eat well well we struggle.
Maybe they REALLY don’t care about the people.
“The snootiness of the establishment Republicans should be reduced a bit by the complete failure of the 6 years when they were in control”
It is just the nature of the beast and has little to do with political accomplishment.
Spiro Agnew spoke about an “effete corps of impudent snobs,” meaning anti-war libs. But the phrase could just as easily be applied to the so-called “Rockefeller wing” of his own party and the GOP establishment in general.(Of course, Spiro was arguably a part of that crowd himself.)
Those folks are the country club Republicans who have a severe superiority complex due to income, education, background, and “breeding.” They could run the Party into the ground by pushing useless candidates and siding with the Dems as often as not and couldn’t give a flip about the consequences. Not as long as they are represented by scions of the “best people,” such as the Bushes.
They are just one branch of the moldy “ruling class” and are in their death throes as far as their control of the GOP is concerned.
But don’t mind me, I’m still mad about the treatment that Goldwater got from them back in the ‘60’s and Reagan in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s.
Don't have the answer.........but we'll go to our grave thinking the same way......God Bless you too!