Skip to comments.After Foisting Romney on Base, GOP Elites Now Start to Gripe
Posted on 09/24/2012 7:05:17 PM PDT by neverdem
One of the most interesting aspects of the 2012 election is how the tea party movement has proven more politically mature than the center-rights self-styled elites, and those who spent much of the Republican primary season chiding swathes of people for being insufficiently pragmatic have turned out to be far more childish than the conservative base.
For the past several weeks, Mitt Romney has been surrounded by critics from the DC-Manhattan elite whove denounced him for a lackluster, unfocused campaign, teeing off on Team Romney in the wake of the 47 percent comments for a number of issuesbut mostly, in my read, from failing to take their advice. Romneys defenders, meanwhile, have been many of the same individuals who spent the primary season torching him in effigy as the encapsulation of everything they hate about the Republican ruling class. For months the elites bashed the base for failing to suck it up and see the big picture, to line up for Romney and come on in for the big win. But they got their wish!
The tea party movementonce again proving its pragmatism once the general election season rolls aroundlined up in the immediate aftermath of the Paul Ryan pick and has proven they can grow up. Professional concern troll David Frum, who spent most of the primary season telling liberals why conservatives were never going to suck it up and go for Romney, now seems very concerned that they have. Michelle Malkin, who could be taking the wood to Romney on a daily basis for his infidelity to the immigration hardline, has morphed into a loyal soldier while Peggy Noonan is calling for Romney to bring in the 82-year-old Jim Baker to rescue his campaign (yes, really). Ann Romney seems a bit perturbed about this.
The roles of all...
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Hmm ~ all predicted last December.
"One-man-one-vote" sounds nice, but it's about the worst voting system possible.
Had voters been able to express their preferences as a ranked list of candidates, Romney would have been near the bottom for majority of people.
One gets the feeling that the GOP-e care more about destroying the conservative wing of the party than winning the election.
Remember, those elites have to hire Mexicans to change their lightbulbs!
That is for d*mn sure.
Get Ryan out front and center. Now.
Why gripe? You want Obama for four more years? Just get out the vote, clowns.
Isn't it grand how folks who want others to do something find them particularly insightful and 'grown up' when they capitulate and do it?
Backing Romney isn't my idea of growing up. It's my idea of selling out because you have very little alternative.
Yeah sure, they're grown up, and have resigned themselves to seeing Romney dissect their nation rather than Obama.
I'm certainly not going to trash them for it. I'm certainly not going to congratulate them for it either. This is something none of us are going to be proud of.
Taking out Obama is going to be grand, but then reality sets in. My God, what a reality.
four more years they can take
four more Conservatives, no so much
four less Conservatives, “WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...”
“Just shut up and do what we tell ya.”
With a wink and a nod the elitist, establishment Republicans sold us Romney like a cheap chord of wood.... what it really amounted to was it was Romney’s turn to run and no outsiders were welcome.
I’ve for a long time felt that Romney doesn’t even really want to win. He won’t take it to the Mau-Mau where it will really do some damage.
That is the gospel truth!
“The purpose of power is power.”
—George Orwell, *1984*
Those GOPe s must have a lot of power. They must have hypnotized the primary voters. There were primaries weren’t there? Was any more conservative candidate denied the opportunity to run? Isn’t it time to stop the mantra about RINOs and GOPe s and admit that Cassius was right all along?
Lead or get the hell out of the way.
According to the article its the GOPe’s that are bitching, not conservatives.
1) The RINO elites got who they wanted, Romney, so why are they surprised by him?
2) Those who didn't like him before who apparently do now see something in him that has changed for the positive?
Or is it just proof that the RNC can put up anybody? Or just not wanting to be on the same page: "If they don't like him anymore then we are gonna(like him instead)"
I swear this below link reminds me of 2008, you know what I mean?
This sounds like the prep for' Ryan for 2016' threads to start being posted come January. It is just too familiar.
Bottom line is to defeat lib asshats...this must be done for several election cycles.
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