What is the GOP establishment? To rogues like me it would be those who live and work up and down the 95 corridor of Washington DC to New York. They live with liberal elites and they pretend they are not those whom they want to be. It was first noticed by me in particular during the 2008 election cycle with people like Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, and so called Republican David Brooks of the New York Times – they couldn’t keep the saliva off their chins when speaking of Barack Hussein Obama. It was ever more present when Ann Coulter couldn’t find enough knee pads in stock, due to wear from kissing the backside of Chris Christie. Whenever you see so called Republicans lauding those whose conservative credentials can be called into question, based upon votes they have taken or the people they surround themselves with, or worst of all, sucking up to an Alinsky leftist like Barack Hussein Obama you have what are called inside the beltway elites, or Rockefeller Republicans or Jerry Ford Republicans or pick another elite title and fill in the blank.
The 95 corridor elites who write for National Review or The Weekly Standard time again have proven that their idea of conservatism does not equate with the philosophy of the conservative base, which is smaller government, less taxation and liberty. It’s quite simple, they don’t see the collapse of America as imminent as we do, they think if they are given the reins of the federal government they will spend our tax dollars “better” then Democrats, but NEVER less then Democrats, well, until this last pack of hardcore progressive Democrats proved that spending isn’t to be stopped at all.
I think Sarah Palin showed and Newt Gingrich (though he deserves a whole slew of his detractors) has shown again, when the elites decide that there is someone who might actually cut, cap and then and only then consider spending – they have to destroy them. Where do you think they learned the “art” of destruction? They of course learned it from the elites in the Democrat Party who have used the politics of personal destruction for decades. It is sickening to watch the whole play as it unrolled this past week, but the bonus for we in the TEA Party Movement has been an awakening to whom it is that is looking to maintain the status quo and who will fight for the America that should be. There is a generational theft occurring, whereby our children and grandchildren will be paying for decades for the excesses of the political class and their welfare beneficiaries. It is a horror to us and just a bump in the road to the elites up and down the 95 corridor, is the dividing line between true conservatism and Democrat-lite.
It isn’t enough any longer to have a manager of the decline, We The People deserve a WARRIOR who will flip DC upside down and truly change the way business is done in that cesspool of corruption. I don’t know if that person is Newt Gingrich, or Rick Santorum or even if with a full compliment of TEA Party backed Senators and Congressman Mitt Romney can be pushed in that direction, what I do know is that we are unwilling to listen any longer to those who do not see the devastation that 16 trillion dollars in debt is having, and will continue to have on this beautiful, wonderful Country They Would Rather Cannibalize Their Own Then Fight For America
We have witnessed something very disturbing this week. The Republican establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted the tactics of the left in using the media and the politics of personal destruction to attack an opponent.
We will look back on this week and realize that something changed. I have given numerous interviews wherein I espoused the benefits of thorough vetting during aggressive contested primary elections, but this week’s tactics aren’t what I meant. Those who claim allegiance to Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment should stop and think about where we are today. Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater, the fathers of the modern conservative movement, would be ashamed of us in this primary. Let me make clear that I have no problem with the routine rough and tumble of a heated campaign. As I said at the first Tea Party convention two years ago, I am in favor of contested primaries and healthy, pointed debate. They help focus candidates and the electorate. I have fought in tough and heated contested primaries myself. But what we have seen in Florida this week is beyond the pale. It was unprecedented in GOP primaries. I’ve seen it before – heck, I lived it before – but not in a GOP primary race.
I am sadly too familiar with these tactics because they were used against the GOP ticket in 2008. The left seeks to single someone out and destroy his or her record and reputation and family using the media as a channel to dump handpicked and half-baked campaign opposition research on the public. The difference in 2008 was that I was largely unknown to the American public, so they had no way of differentiating between the lies and the truth. All of it came at them at once as “facts” about me. But Newt Gingrich is known to us – both the good and the bad.
The Republican elites up and down the 95 corridor will come to find as they did in South Carolina that We The People have had more then enough. We are not buying what they are selling and we are willing to fight back. If they continue, they will find themselves without jobs, because that little 25% that Mitt Romney continues to carry around this Country will hardly be enough to keep them all in business. I will not shed a tear if NRO or The Weekly Standard folds up their tents and move on, they have been a true liability to the conservative movement in this country.
Cartoon is one by A.F. Branco a brilliant cartoonist and one you should look at every day