Skip to comments.How To Make the GOP Eat Itself Alive
Posted on 09/01/2012 1:16:40 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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Thanks for the kind words, and Marcella has wonderful insights as well.
No matter how deep this runs, the post at #28 by yefragetuwrabrumuy is nothing short of brilliant.
THERE, sir or madam, is your direction. From the ground-up, shall we capture the Republican party..... much as the radical left captured the Democrats.
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You can’t reach the goal of reestablishing our most important fundamental principles by surrendering those principles for perceived political expediency, any more than you could win a war by surrendering your armies and arms to the enemy.
You should read up on how and why William Wilberforce was able to end the institution of slavery in the British empire. He played the incremental compromise game for years in Parliament, until he finally figured out that not only was what he was doing wrong, it just plain didn’t work. He then adopted a no-compromise position, which succeeded.
In spit of all the hoopla during the Republican convention, there was and has been something missing for generations now in both paratpoliical parties:
Something larger than life, absolutely essential to the ssurvival of our blessed country. Perhaps this an explain it far better than I:
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Thanks very much, SE Mom!
Keep the information coming.
Good job, LAZ!
Out with Boehner! We need a TEA Party replacement. NOT Cantor!
Great link. Thanks!
Eatten Alive ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-fD1cn64is
Ooooo, that picture is grand!
Spot on, although one of the things I think you sell short is the influence of the Bush Family Mafia. None of this could have been done without the presence of Rove’s people in the Romney apparatus, for instance, Ed Gillespie.
Yes, I didn't include Rove because he wasn't there in the actual rules committee meeting or actually taking the vote on the floor.
He, more than anyone else in the Romney group, would know how to compromise party rules. He is likely the one who thought to do this and gave instruction to Sununu and the lawyer.
You are also correct that the Bush family desperately wanted Romney as president and did all they could to bring that about. I heard them over and over praising Romney, starting months ago.
Thanks for your “thinking” post.
I've spoken the truth. Whether anyone believes me or not is up to them. I've run into many fools who refuse to believe when I speak the truth.
I don't want to minimize the effect of the rule changes. To me, giving the candidate some veto power over the delegates sent to the convention makes sense. We disagree over Mitt Romney, but let's go back to 2008 as an example.
Many people in the party hierarchy seemed to want Rudy Giuliani or John McCain to be our nominee as we went into the primary season. Rudy Giuliani lost too much momentum when he refused to participate in any contest before Florida, but let's assume that John McCain had health problems that kept him from running at all. If that had happened, Mike Huckabee might have won Iowa and South Carolina. If Rudy Giuliani had campaigned in New Hampshire, he might have won. Mitt Romney would have lost support quickly once Huckabee and Giuliani were splitting victories. Under those conditions, I could easily see many state GOP establishments hoping to seed their delegations with Giuliani supporters even if Mike Huckabee won the state. In that case, this kind of rule would help prevent the establishment from seeding delegations this way by giving Mike Huckabee veto power over delegates pledged to him. He'd pick delegates who would come to the convention willing to be loyal to him instead of people looking for an excuse to change their votes and give the nomination to Rudy Giuliani.
I realize that all sorts of people wanted an ugly floor fight this year to try to give the nomination to anyone but Mitt Romney. They spouted the usual "establishment" insults the way that liberals cry "racist" whenever they lose an argument. This year, these rules would be a hindrance to "conservatives" trying to derail Mitt Romney. Next time, the same rules may be all that saves a conservative from being derailed by someone more liberal.
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