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Establishment GOPís Desperate Fight to Hold Power
Conservative HQ ^ | 4/11/12 | Richard A. Viguerie

Posted on 04/13/2012 2:49:52 PM PDT by xzins

Rick Santorum’s exit from the Republican presidential campaign is a win for the Republican establishment, but it is a win that has revealed the desperate weakness of the Republican Party’s Washington insider culture.

Now completely dominated by acolytes of the Bush family, the Republican Party at the national level has no real philosophical core – it is merely about holding onto power.

But this is not power as it is understood in high school civics classes – the ability to use the levers of government by holding elective or appointive office. The power that the insiders of the national Republican Party seek to protect is the power to receive a share of the spoils from the looting of beyond-the-Beltway America.

The dirty secret of Washington’s inside culture is that the lobbyists, influence peddlers, access sellers and professional political operatives who make-up the inside elite of the national Republican Party will get paid no matter who is President.

Indeed, it may even be more lucrative for them if Obama is re-elected while the House remains in Republican hands. While there would be no ambassadorships handed out to bundlers and major donors, imagine the vast fees that can be generated through lobbying and the constant political warfare that are the hallmarks of divided government.

The Santorum candidacy, and those of the other conservative candidates in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, represented an existential threat to the insider culture that now dominates the Republican Party at the national level.

The last thing the Republican establishment wants is a newly elected conservative President arriving in Washington at the head of a vast citizen movement committed to change and to ending earmarks, midnight tax breaks, crony capitalism and other abuses.

The Republican establishment’s commitment to repeating the strategy that led to the defeat of John McCain – appealing to moderate to liberal voters, while ignoring grassroots conservative concerns – is indicative of their desperation to hold on to power and their complete indifference to actually winning the political and philosophical battle about undoing the welfare state and instituting fiscally sound constitutional government.


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KEYWORDS: establishment; gop; gope; romneytruthfile
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1 posted on 04/13/2012 2:50:03 PM PDT by xzins
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The GOP-e does not really care if Obama wins. They know that their lush payoffs will take a serious blow if the Tea Party gets into power.


2 posted on 04/13/2012 2:51:41 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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The GOP-e does not really care if Obama wins. They know that their lush payoffs will take a serious blow if the Tea Party gets into power.

This has been obvious for some time. It's a disgusting, criminal, mindset that is anti-American in values and ideals. They're all crooks.

3 posted on 04/13/2012 2:54:30 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: xzins
Establishment GOP’s Desperate Fight to Hold Power

PATENT BULLSHIT!!

4 posted on 04/13/2012 2:55:22 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: xzins

It really is time for a new party. Not just a Tea Party operating under the Republican banner but a stand alone Tea Party running its own candidates.


5 posted on 04/13/2012 2:55:49 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: xzins

Reading this makes me want to not vote for Romney. Fortunately for me, in Texas it won’t make a difference whether I vote for a Presidential candidate or not. The other races are important, though.


6 posted on 04/13/2012 2:56:43 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: xzins

I will vote for Newt in the primary (5/29).


7 posted on 04/13/2012 2:57:43 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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” The GOP-e does not really care if Obama wins. They know that their lush payoffs will take a serious blow if the Tea Party gets into power.
This has been obvious for some time. It’s a disgusting, criminal, mindset that is anti-American in values and ideals. They’re all crooks.”

It is obvious the the GOPe doesn’t want to win.

List Obama’s atrocities(at least 100), and not a peep out

of these traitors!!!!


8 posted on 04/13/2012 2:59:48 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: xzins

I recommend Conservativehq.com for all those of you who call yourselves true Conservatives. Richard says it like it is...


9 posted on 04/13/2012 3:00:28 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: GoldenPup

Did you read the article or just the headline?


10 posted on 04/13/2012 3:04:15 PM PDT by upsdriver (Newt..... stop Romney, get to a brokered convention and start a DRAFT PALIN movement!)
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To: saganite

” It really is time for a new party. Not just a Tea Party operating under the Republican banner but a stand alone Tea Party running its own candidates.”

It would take too much money to start a new party. The Tea Party needs to run these RINOS out of office.


11 posted on 04/13/2012 3:05:29 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: xzins
The GOP-e does not really care if Obama wins. They know that their lush payoffs will take a serious blow if the Tea Party gets into power

Many of us have understood this for some time. Ever since McCain threw the election it was obvious.

12 posted on 04/13/2012 3:06:17 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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Rick Santorum’s exit from the Republican presidential campaign is a win for the Republican establishment...

Uh... Santorum's campaign itself was a "win" for the Republican establishment.

It's insulting how he managed to sell anyone on the idea the former 3rd ranked Republican Senate leader, one with a penchant for "taking one for the team" over his supposed conservative values, was not establishment.

But, they argue, Newt was Speaker... Ah... but Newt was overthrown by the establishment and pushed out.

13 posted on 04/13/2012 3:07:43 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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Indeed, it may even be more lucrative for them if Obama is re-elected while the House remains in Republican hands.

This is probably so. I hadn't understood that , before.

14 posted on 04/13/2012 3:12:22 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: bcsco
brazilian saying: Different flie$, $ame $h!t...the Establishment. :-P

15 posted on 04/13/2012 3:33:53 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: xzins; dixiechick2000; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; tubebender; hedgetrimmer; forester; Carry_Okie; ..

The GOP-e have become timid and fearful of a beautiful grass roots conservative movement that if supported could have given them and all of us ownership of the government for the next forty years or longer!!!


16 posted on 04/13/2012 3:36:56 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Negativity must die because it's self-fulfilling!!!)
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To: GoldenPup

That wasn’t nice and furthermore it wasn’t true!!!


17 posted on 04/13/2012 3:38:46 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Negativity must die because it's self-fulfilling!!!)
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"I will vote for Newt in the primary (5/29). "

I will too- if he's still in it.

18 posted on 04/13/2012 3:45:24 PM PDT by matthew fuller (The Magic Mormon is now in position to re-elect the Magic Negro.)
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To: xzins

The Capital needs to be moved out of DC and rotated amongst the States


19 posted on 04/13/2012 3:51:48 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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I guess the elites do have an interest in keeping the economic machine well-oiled and working so they can skim their cream off the top. The Obama radical lefties want to completely destroy the economic capability of our country and control us completely.

Given no other choice, I guess I had rather be a pack mule for the elites, hoping one day to flee the farm, than to ride the leftist ship to the bottom of the sea.


20 posted on 04/13/2012 3:54:47 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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