Skip to comments.GOP Empire's Plan to Crush Tea Party Rebels
Posted on 10/13/2011 9:26:50 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
Step 1: The first rule of the establishment is: Do not admit you are part of the establishment! Step 2: Disarm them with praise Step 3: Moderate whoever they pick as the 2012 nominee. Step 4: Teach them about compromise. Step 5: Never forget reality
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They left out the part about “fragment their vote with fake populist Establishments candidates”.
Kristol told me just after Perry entered the race, a development that essentially ended [the more radical Michele] Bachmanns brief ascent. Establishment Republicans may prefer Romney to Perry, but their assumption is that either man can be counted on to steer the party back toward the broad center next fall, effectively disarming the Tea Party mutiny.
I think these are actually Romney’s debate notes, no?
This is exactly why having Freepers blabbering about how they will vote for a RINO as a last resort is damaging our chances of ever having a decent candidate.
Last but most important step: complete and utter surrender of your positions, values and philosophy in the name of compromise is never surrender.
RINO compromise=be reasonable and do it my way.
The politicrats get embedded in state and local gubamints and ya can never get rid of them. Well, Huns and Barbarians could.. RINOs are on thin ice and they know it.. :-)
Rush’s entire opening monologue was based on this very thing, today.
And a crooked one.
"Weber retired from congress in 1992, two years before the "Republican revolution", after being caught up in the House banking scandal which revealed the bank had repeatedly paid overdrafts for 125 checks on his account"
You will want to read this. See what the GOP Establishment says about Perry. Basically he is one of them and they know it.
The problem is we lost our General Grant and the Tea party went with her.
And, Step 6, lose the election to the Democrats. Being in the minority works just as well for the GOP and its elected centrists as both can rake in contributions from corporations and fat cats needing juice in D.C.
If conservatives want to use the GOP as a path to power, we must get in the party and take over the wheel at all levels, county, state and national. Kick out the RINOS. Plus, when there is a good conservative candidate running as a Republican, back him or her with money, so the candidate has a chance of winning.
Nonsense. General Grant didn't win victories by not engaging in the battles. The Tea Party is not just doing well, it will elect one of them as the next President.
This is ecactly why they FEAR Herman Cain!
Herman Cain who truly was until recently a virtual unknown had faith enough in himself to decide to run for President of the United States on his own. There was no Media hype/pressure/build-up about a possible run, there was no urging by members of the Party, no words spoken into his ear by party players, elites, beltway boys or pundits, not even a word of encouragement from the Republican Party of his home state only faith in himself. Now after months of being treated as being a inconsequential candidate the curious sideshow of a conservative black Republican, he is now in the top tier along with people of great party pull, of men with experienced political machines and the dollars to power them. He did that on his own with no help from anyone accept by his own. Now think what a man with faith in himself like that could accomplish if given the chance.
Now many are saying Cain hasnt a chance with his little formal organization and even less money.
Well let me remind all of you of what a recent movement did with no formal organization and even less money, The Tea Party.
The Tea Party manage with both those weakness to go on and seriously change the political landscape and in doing so caused the Leftist members of govenment, ellitist of both political parties and media types to quake in fear of them and their rath and all done with only a minimum of formal organization and on a shoe string budget.
Thats what sucessful AMERICANS do, what they have always done! It’s what makes us WINNERS! They start out with what they have and they MAKE IT WORK! They make it work because what they dont have in manpower or money they make-up with brains, sweat, blood and last but most important faith.
Which is why Sarah bailed out at exactly the wrong time. Just when she was needed most, she bailed out on us. I fear the tea party is now no longer reliant, the establishment wins again and the people lose again. Very sad, with Sarah we could have at least driven the dialog. Now there is very little that can be done to change the direction the nation is going. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Not surprised in the least. La Raza Rick was as big a fraud as I knew he was.
It is good that in this election the RNC/establishment are specifically being called-out as Left leaning organizations.
Terms like ‘steering back to the broad center’ are clear code words for ‘Leftist status quo’.
The ass-kicking we’re going to give them in 2012 will dwarf what we gave them in 2010. The Establishment is delusional if they think otherwise.
Don't forget to SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!
Dem takes the bite, and immediately begins to whine that it wasn't enough, and he wants another bite at the apple. Mean Pubbie is starving others by not sharing. Media reports on Pubbie’s bad behavior and shows a crowd of “starving” dems.
Pubbie relents and allows another bite. This continues one bite at a time until the Pubbie is left with just the core, so he picks up a pear, and the whole process begins again.
At some point the Pubbies need to draw a line in the sand, and begin making the other side compromise, pushing the dems back from the cliff where they are trying to push us into the abyss.
The Tea party began while Palin was still in Alaska being Governor.
She is not responsible for it, nor is she responsible for why we have disappeared.
The Tea party was never supposed to have politicians as leaders. That hurts more than it helps.
It was a citizen thing that held all politicians feet to the fire.
Problem we really have is that it has been co-opted by politicians.
Now, eveyone sits back waiting for a leader rather than doing the work that we began with.
Yeah, we all need to worry about picking someone “who can win” as opposed to insisting our values are represented and respected by politicians.
The economy is BOOMING and everyone is getting wealthy because of the great job the establishment politicians have been doing so we owe them all our support, right?
They broke it. We have to fix it.
,,,,,,,,, the republican establishment just doesn’t get it ,,,,,, the Tea Party is Americana and we’re tired of compromising with the socialist enemy . That’s how we got in this mess ,,, a bunch of RINOs trying to get along with liberals and trading pet projects for congressional votes on unpopular bills instead of holding to any conservative value system . Today there is little difference between the liberal democRATs and the establishment RINO republicans . The TEA PARTY may just be the RIGHT cure for the liberal disease and a few more election cycles should bare witness to this trend .
Please cite for me a successful movement that did not have leaders? I am racking my brain trying to recall one. Best I can come up with is maybe the labor movement of the late 1800’s. Maybe.
#5 Is good advice that I don’t think that most GOP establishment types would agree with.
From the NY Slimes article:
“But maybe all the moment requires is someone who can pass as a broadly acceptable alternative a candidate who doesnt project the Tea Party extremism of Michele Bachmann or the radical isolationism of Ron Paul. If we have a Rick Perry versus Mitt Romney battle for the nomination, its a little hard to say, Ooh, the party has really gone off the rails, Kristol told me just after Perry entered the race, a development that essentially ended Bachmanns brief ascent. Establishment Republicans may prefer Romney to Perry, but their assumption is that either man can be counted on to steer the party back toward the broad center next fall, effectively disarming the Tea Party mutiny.”
Don’t let the Party Boys Establishment pick the candidate for you. If the establishment-types don’t like a candidate, we should give that candidate a second look.
In 1776 it was the British. In 1828 it was the Federalists. In 1860 it was the Whigs. In 1912 it was the Republicans. In 1980 it was the Democrats. And now it is the progressive crony capitalists of both parties. We wont get rid of them in 2012, just like we didn't get rid of them in 1980. A true collapse of the economy will have to occur before we can throw them out and start the rebuilding out of the ashes.
Very well said.
Wow, no wonder they were so desperately trying to paint Cain in cahoots with Romney. It all makes total sense now.
The Tea Party is very much alive, and after the next election, everyone will know it. As soon as Sarah Palin announced she wasn’t running, all the media and the Republican establishment jumped onto the “Tea Party is dead” band wagon. The Tea Party isn’t Sarah Palin. It is patriots who love America, believe in America, believe in the Constitution and conservative principles. We believe in liberty, freedom and private property. We believe in the power of the individual to succeed with hard work. We believe free people don’t need big government to be responsible for them. We believe in putting Americans first. We believe in prosperity and posterity, from protected border to protected border. If the Tea Party is dead, America is dead, and I don’t see it that way.
We can kill of the republican party if we need to... keep pushing you republican party marxists and we will.
If the establishment continues along these lines, then within the next decade there will be a political realignment along the lines of Republicans/Whigs.
The new Party will be TEA Party. At that point I may needto change my handle to “Grunthor, TP.”
Call all the RINO’s out for who they are, Bill Crystal light; Romney; Bennet; Jeb Bush etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
American people = Tea Party
NEVER FORGET WHO THE RINO’s ARE!
Great post, thanks!
Well said!!! Bravo!!!
OUCH! I resemble that remark and swear I will not indulge again.
Apparently you are not bothering to listen to a word Cain is saying or what he has done
And there a lot of them...
I hope a conservative Tea Party member can run against Boehner. All these Statist pigs should be defeated.
I pray all RINOS and their Rat comrades are slaughtered in an electoral bloodbath.
If our Republic is to survive, the Rats and Rinos must be politically destroyed.
I've got news for the country-club Pubbie establishment: Your days of exploiting us are over. We will never again back another Ivy League "compassionate conservative." This is war, because we alone want to save this republic. We will crush you, or die trying. My advice: get your wimpy, pansy, law-school behinds out of the way, punks.
We have people declaring surrender on a daily basis, right out in front of God and everybody.
It. is stupid and counterproductive>
There is a red letter warning every time you post, "LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS"!
I humbly disagree.
If the conservative loses in the primaries, the winner is our candidate. The MSM can do all they want to ensure a lib Republican is the nominee.
It’s up to us to also get our word out and promote conservatism as America’s guiding light.
I’ll stand my ground, I will not vote for another RINO.
You left out the last part, where MSM denounces the pubs for "failing" to produce the Apple Dumpling, then "flip-flopped" by switching to a pear.
Rush is hitting the Republican Establishment hard today. It’s good to hear....
It’s good stuff! But he’s been hammering them for while. ESPECIALLY during the 2010 elections warning the Tea Party candidates not to get pushed to the side once elected.
And SWAMPSNIPER wrote in #5: This is exactly why having Freepers blabbering about how they will vote for a RINO as a last resort is damaging our chances of ever having a decent candidate.
Political vampire Romney would suck the blood out of the Republican party and leave a pale corpse. He and the folks who voted for him will have killed the party off.
Could be the time is now to go offense and start a third party, and believe me, I never thought I'd say that, because a third party is a near-sure win for Democrats. But between Romney and any Democrat, a win for Republicans is assured to be as (and in some ways more) destructive for America as a win for Democrats.
If Romney gets in, it's time to kill the Republican party, put it out of its misery. This isn't sports, it's the survival of liberty and limited government in America. Once upon a time, a Republican victory meant the latter, but in the presidential race today, it's shaping up that a "win" is like sports: of zero material consequence which side wins.
If Romney is the GOP presidential candidate, my vote will go elsewhere because I love this country and recognize that Romney will do MORE DAMAGE to the Republican party morale and any ability to shrink government than Obama could do in his wildest dreams. Those of you willing to pull the lever for him simply because he's not Obama will be voting FOR big government, you'll be voting for and condoning STATISM, you'll be endorsing and validating everything you stand against, with that vote.
Rationalize all you want, but that is EXACTLY what you would be doing. It's what I would have done ten years ago, too -- but I'm sadder and wiser now. SWAMPSNIPER, I agree with you heartily, except that I know I mean what I write; I think the old party hacks are hoping most of us are bluffing. It will take guts, true guts, to stay the course of rejecting Romney.