Skip to comments.The Republican Establishment's Strategic Blunder
Posted on 01/30/2012 12:08:01 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
The RepublicanParty has a tenuous hold on the conservative movement in America. At present the only home for the 40 per cent of the electorate that identify themselves as conservative is the Republican Party, but it appears that those who are nominally identified as the "Republican Establishment" are doing all they can to alienate the vast majority of the current base of the Party.
There is no office on ConnecticutAvenue in Washington with a sign reading "The RepublicanEstablishment" or the "The Democratic Establishment"; rather it is an amalgam of like-minded groups with one common interest: control of the government purse-strings.
The Republican Establishment is made up of the following: 1) many current and nearly all retired Republican national office holders whose livelihood and narcissistic demands depends upon fealty to Party and access to government largesse; 2) the majority of the conservative media, including pundits, editors, writers and television news personalities based in Washington and New York whose proximity to power and access is vital to their continued standard of living; 3) numerous think-tanks and members thereof who are waiting to latch on to the next Republican administration for employment and ego-gratification; and 4) the reliable deep pocket political contributors and political consultants whose future is irrevocably tied to the political machinery of the Party.
The overriding interest of this cabal has been and continues to be: the accumulation of power through the control of the income, borrowing and spending by the Federal Government. Thus, with the exception of the presidency of Ronald Reagan and the Republican controlled House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999, the Republican members of the Ruling Class have been content since 1952 to merely slow down the big-government policies of the Democrats while publicly decrying their tax and spend policies.
This insider apparatus has been the....
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Thus, the Establicans of both sides are melding into One Thing: a single, government Party along the lines of every Socialist state.
Will we see more conservative leaders step up at this critical time (the mask is off, so there is no longer a reason to be coy) or will they too disappoint and betray and fall in line behind Mitt?
It’s time to give us their best or get the hook. We are all sick and tired of being mollycoddled into compliance.
This article spells out nicely why I consider myself an Independant Conservative rather than merely a “Republican.”
If a conservative third party must be created it should be called something like the “New Republicans”.
It would be useful to link the party to the Republican party as much as possible... bill it as an offshoot that seeks to reform the GOP. Welcome all true conservative republicans to join.
If Mitt gets the nomination then Newt should run on a third party ticket. He would at least take the fight to Obama. He could wring a few promises out of Mitt in exchange for throwing support to him near election day. Not sure if Mitt’s word is worth much though...
Excellent thread and post!
Us “frogs” know the “pot” is too hot.
“Perhaps Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum or Ron Paul are not the right candidates to face Barack Obama, but that decision should be up to the voters. While it maybe the role of the conservative pundit class to proffer their opinions of the various candidates, it is not the role of the overall Establishment to so marginalize candidates that there appears to be only one viable alternative.
The Establishment could not have made a more strategic blunder. They will, in all likelihood, succeed in securing the nomination for Mitt Romney, but the damage they have inflicted upon themselves is approaching irreversible. The public now sees the length to which the Establishment will go to make certain their hand-picked candidate is chosen.”
It’s sad to see them use Alinsky methods on their own side.
They are flirting with disaster.
BTW, I think this explains the sudden two day open registration on Hot Air.
Again, excellent thread! Thank you!
Excellent article, Even to the casual observer, it has become apparent, obvious as a baby with a big schlong, how big a joke the whole process has become, Just like certain NFL games, the outcome is rigged,
Mark it down, Obama will beat Mitts, Newt is taking one for the team to make things appear legitimate, to keep the base distracted until its too late, Cain, Bachman, and Perry bridged the gap until Newt and the primaries,
It is the Bob Dole Play from 1996 all over again, The RNCs playbook is as predictable as Mike Mularkeys,
Just like in the GO PEE the conservatives remain divided. A party which could combine the grass roots conservatives of both parties would have the majority, but the elites with all their money have a way of infiltrating and taking over such movements and inserting wedge issues to keep the American people arguing and distracted, while they do what they want to our detriment.
They differ only on which freedoms they want to take.
The left wants your economic freedoms.
The right wants your moral freedoms and privacy.
The government designed by the Founders was incapable of providing either group of busybodies with the means of controlling your life.
Back then, vigilance groups of one ilk or another burned your house down and strung you up if you exercised a freedom they didn’t like.
But you could shoot back, at least if you were White.
FUMR and the White Horse you rode in on....
It is all about money and power, not on just a national scale, but on a global scale. This is called globalism.
In the context used here, American power players and Wall Street interests who have dominated international commerce and established monetary structures in a Global network that requires military strength projected worldwide as protection from Third World aggression. It is commonly referred to as protecting US interests overseas but has grown far beyond that in reality.
Huge international conglomerates have developed and moved American jobs overseas. It has in the past been neither conservative nor liberal in orientation and both Democrats and Republicans have been involved over the decades.
Now there is a struggle between businesses and the international labor unions, who support global social justice - communism in another guise. Obama is their puppet. And it IS a struggle, with dire results for U.S. Conservatives if they dont choose the right champion for the American people.
Neither group, business or organized labor, gives a damn about the rights of individuals. The common man, or woman, on the street is just a unit to be taxed or obliterated, it matters not to them.
The last thing that either group wants is for conservatives with Bibles and guns asserting their God-given rights and demanding that Washington, D.C., changes how it does business.
Wait ... YOU’RE FRENCH?
COUNTY HELP IT.
I don't think Mitt keeps promises or that anyone expects him to. Thus his abysmal lack of support and the reason Newt is ahead of him nationally.
Yesterday Newt said he's down in Florida because he's being carpet-bombed (and he certainly is) and that he is ahead nationally because all the guns are trained on him in Florida. If Mitt comes out of Florida with a healthy win he will be insufferable as will his handmaidens (and their money and ink) which are outlined so well in McCann's column.
The money and muscle is going to Mitt (and he has his own $$$ to draw on that he'll get back in spades) so it really is time for us to put our money on the line. We can NOT remain a silent majority. How long can we let the D.C.-New York Syndicate demand that we pay their bills, rescue their failed business and funnel money to their friends to continue this farce?
The threat that Newt poses from K-Street to Wall Street is a show we don't want to end in Florida or after Super Tuesday -- but rather watch for 8 years as Newt holds the bully pulpit, the veto pen and the judicial nominations.
I for one, want to help Newt write the next chapter in U.S. expceptionalism. I want to see power restored to the states and to the people. I want my grandchildren watching a president inspire a country to greatness (to dream) and work to get government out of their way so it happens.
I want my grandchildren to be Americans and to hold all the pride and chance of success that comes with being an American.
Good post CW! :-)
I’d love it if Newt could find a spot for Perry. Of course he is still at work in TX.
I used to live in El Paso, would like to go back someday.
Who is identifying and naming names on who is who and which is which?...
We start by identifying groups..
FOX News is looking increasingly questionable..
O’Really may be the Propaganda Miester.. to disorient and confuse..
Shemp Smith and “Eddie Munster” Cavuto are vacuous..
Anyone who is paying attention knows who’s who.
But drawing up lists is a waste of time now, it’s time to push back and give Newt some wind at his back — and it will only come with backing from the “silent majority” and TURN OUT!!
The silver lining is, now we now know who to trust and who to avoid.
Great post! A backlash is coming. It sucks to be a fake and it is going to suck more and more as time passes. Book sales will drop like a rock and reputations will tank for good.
We've already waited too long. I believe we're in one of the situations described by Churchill .... we're certainly at the point where "you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival" ... and I suspect we might be further 'down the road' than that.
"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." - Churchill
The remains of the free world is watching this election — it will decide if their futures are carved in stone or if Americans again can save the world.
One of the best articles I’ve ever read. The GOPE has hung themselves. May they die a painful death.
Yes, the unmasking of some of them really hurt....I feel betrayed.
Coulter was a particularly painful revelation :-(
Now I can barely stand to see her gaunt face....when she appears on FOX, I just change stations.
Cultural hegemony is the philosophic and sociological theory, by the Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci, that a culturally diverse society can be dominated (ruled) by one social class, by manipulating the societal culture (beliefs, explanations, perceptions, values) so that its ruling-class worldview is imposed as the societal norm, which then is perceived as a universally valid ideology and status quo beneficial to all of society, whilst benefiting only the ruling class.
Read more at the link.
There are already plenty of third parties; Libertarian and U.S. Constitution Party to name a few. If it wasn’t for the fact that election boards do not acknowledge anything other than the two major parties, I would join the USConst. Party. The primary reason I remain a Republican is so I can try to vote for the most conservative candidate in primaries, but since the Establishment of the party seems determined to choose a RINO for the 2nd presidential election in a row before the primary even gets around to my state, staying within the GOP really has lost it’s draw.
It has been melded since Ronaldus Magnus bequeathed us the Bushes. The BOHICA Party emerged and have been working long and hard to divide us and confuse us. It is time for a Conservative Party to rise up.
"Under my plan, the cost of [food, fuel, energy, water, oxygen, etc.] will necessarily skyrocket."
This article didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know, but it’s the best description of the issues I’ve ever read. This article nails everything to a “T”.
In addition to the GEE-OH-PEE, a lot of people have identified themselves as being part of the problem and in doing so have damaged their careers. For example, I liked Ann Coulter and have bought all her books. My daughter even had Ann sign her Kindle when Ann spoke at Georgetown recently. I will never buy another Coulter book or even watch her when she pops up on my TV. Ann’s intellectual dishonesty in recent months has been a sad thing to witness.
As for the GEE-OH-PEE, I would vote for Gingrich but certainly not for Romney. It’s become painfully obvious that the GEE-OH-PEE establishment doesn’t care if they win the presidency, so why should I?
The GEE-OH-PEE knows that it doesn’t have to win the presidency to pursue its goals as described in this excellent article. In fact, the GEE-OH-PEE seems to prefer to be out of power so that it can lie to conservatives by telling them that it wanted to do the conservative thing but the Democrats just wouldn’t allow them to do it.
If Gingrich is not the nominee, it’s a no-brainer that the only thing to do is to vote for anyone but Obama or Romney. It won’t make a dime’s worth of difference which of those two abominations is elected.
Regardless of whether it gets to that point or not, there's no way I'll cast a vote for Willard; and I'd like to think and hope that everyone of us who can't stand the arrogant, punk-of-a-con-man will not vote for him either, even if it means an Obama second term.
I like “The Founder’s Party.”
Good morning! A most excellent article which articulates what most of us are thinking.
We should all send it to our GOP reps with a notation “what he said.” :)
The GOP failure is an everyday event.
Welcome to the United Soviet States of America..where the Pravda State Media vet the candidates to the pleasure and needs of the RinoCrat UniParty.
This election will be a non-election...featuring the state approved candidates-whose only distinction is whether they are black or white.
Good idea and say that you've cc'd it to everyone you know.
Well, I donated to Santorum a month ago on the spur of the moment. Still like him the best, but I don’t think he has much chance. So - I sent $100 to Newt. Hope I don’t jinx him! (I also donated to Cain early on, and Duncan Hunter last time.... You get the point!)
“In this deceitful American game of power politics, the Negroes (i.e., the race problem, the integration and civil rights issues) are nothing but tools, used by one group of whites called Liberals against another group of whites called Conservatives, either to get into power or to remain in power. Among whites here in America, the political teams are no longer divided into Democrats and Republicans. The whites who are now struggling for control of the American political throne are divided into “liberal” and “conservative” camps. The white liberals from both parties cross party lines to work together toward the same goal, and white conservatives from both parties do likewise.”
I agree with you 100%... the MASK IS OFF
The common characteristics among the “establishment” Republicans are as follows:
1-They all want to see Barack Obama defeated.
2-They all have bought into the myth that the ideal candidate will have to tack to the middle to garner independent votes in the general election.
3-None of them have worked in the private sector and thus they cannot grasp the depth of emotion among private sector players, who feel folded, spindled, mutilated, maligned and persecuted.
4-Since most of them are pundits, they ascribe far too much power to the media’s ability to persuade, and consistently underestimate the power of the tea parties and the new media, which arose due to the conditions outlined in #3.
Cases in point: 2010 election smack-down of Democrats, 2012 South Carolina primary, Florida 2012?
The republican Establishment has Figured Out tht the 40% conservative Base is SMALLER than the 49% Deadbeats who Pay NOtaxes and their Votes count just as Much as the Conservatives.
What that Means FOLKS is that we have reached that Point that one of the Founders warned about. When the Populace figures out it can Vote Largesse from one group to give to the Other,Our Democratic Republic Is Finished. What we are seeing is that the Republicans have Surrendered and they have Visions of Out Democrating the Democrats.So Conservatives we have a Choice,Capitulate and support this Farce or Start a third party,Either way we Lose,the Numbers are just not there
The Free Republic party. Has a nice ring to it.
The mask is off, the curtain drawn back...and the people...are FUMING. This crap ends now, this year...or go down fighting.
God help the RNC caller or mailer that contacts me next...however, I think after the last blast, the calls have tapered off.
If we didn’t have a closed primary here in Pa., I’d change my registration to independent NOW instead of after the primary. Sick up to here with these people.
I have yet to be convinced that the “Establishment” Republicans want to see obama defeated. From what I can see and hear, the “Establishment” Republicans in both Houses of Congress do not even believe that we, as a Nation, are in a serious crisis and our future depends on wich way the 2012 election goes.
Good one. Thanks for posting this Cincinatus’ Wife.
The Establishment don’t want anyone ‘rocking the boat’. As long as power is maintained, and champagne and cash continue to flow; they couldn’t care less who is in the White House. They sure as hell don’t give a damn about the people...
You saw that also?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.