Sunday, April 22, 2012

GOP elite holds off the Tea Partiers

Via Southern Nationalist Network

The Republican Party establishment has withstood the tea-party revolution.
The tricorne-hat wearing, Gadsden-flag waving insurgents were nowhere near the Republican National Committee’s annual meeting of state chairman, which wrapped up at a posh resort here Saturday afternoon.

Instead, veteran party leaders — who wore business suits even in the 100-degree heat — reigned supreme.

The 2012 meeting of the Republican national command shows just how little has actually changed in the Grand Old Party since the tea-party movement helped Republicans capture the U.S. House majority two years ago and announced that they were a powerful force in American politics.
While tea-party activists have won county chairmanships and seats on state central committees, few (if any) activists have clinched slots on the Republican Party’s 168-member governing committee. That’s not to say that tea-partiers have disappeared or that they won’t get their moment in the sun — but it may take years for them to climb the party ladder the same way as everyone else.
GOP elders sympathize with the movement’s ideas and want to channel whatever energy the decentralized groups offer for November. But when asked about the tea-party’s influence in interviews here, the movement was always spoken of in the third person and as one constituency in the larger Republican coalition, sort of like defense hawks or fiscal conservatives.
Many Republicans here said that tea-party activists now understand that things will run more smoothly if those with experience are in charge rather than those who put a premium on ideology over process.

“The important thing for any group in the party to understand…is that you need experience to govern,” said New Hampshire Republican Chairman Wayne MacDonald. “Everybody has to start somewhere. It’s just important they learn the mechanics of how the party operates…It doesn’t mean new ideas aren’t welcome.”  (Screw you.)

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  1. Oh,really?,well the "important thing for all deadwood entrenched paid for hack`s like yourself to remember Mr.MacDonald is,we are not going away"!.

  2. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.

    The TRUTH as I see it is that - broadly speaking, and excluding the true anarchists who are miniscule in number - there are basically three political types now:
    (1) "Progressives" (read:socialists/communist types)
    (2) "Moderates" (read:RINOS + Soc/Commie "lite" types
    (3) "Conservatives" (read:Those who favor true "capitalism" and the rest of Our Founders' Republic)

    We "3's" (see what I did there?) actually outnumber the rest of them by a significant margin. If we could get those who now abstain from voting on board, I truly believe we could take over the WH and a majority in both houses. This is where the Retardlicans have also misunderstood the power behind Ron Paul - he pulls in a lot of people who don't like the Demmunists but would just never vote Retardlican!

    IOW, there are a lot more "conservative" types at this point than there are "progressive" Demmunists or RINO Retardlicans.

    Personally, I REALLY think that it would be easier to get a new "third party" rolling than to try to take back the "GOP", given how entrenched the PROBLEM-PEOPLE are in the positions of power ...

    OTOH, there's no funding or LEADERSHIP-structure for such a "scratch" effort, and too many problems with the parties that exist (Green, Constitution, Libertarian, etc) to get folks to move and consolidate into one of them...

    Where's Ross Perot and his billions when we *REALLY* need him!


    We're fooked...

    Probably a better bet to stick with prepping for disaster, huh?

  3. Probably a better bet to stick with prepping for disaster, huh?

    Yes, while we work for Ron Paul.