Oct 29, 2015

Genius Meme Perfectly Expresses What’s Going On All Across America

By on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Townhall gives 5 reasons conservatives don’t trust the Republican establishment:
1) They have supreme confidence without supreme competence. Conservative talk show hosts, columnists, bloggers and Tea Partiers don’t always get it right. We make our mistakes. But, we recognize that. The problem with the establishment Republicans is that they make just as many mistakes, if not more, without ever being humbled by the experience. Karl Rove is a truly brilliant man and he’s done a great service for conservatism by raising so much money to help Republican candidates (although he’s now promising to torpedo conservative candidates in GOP primaries), but his strategic decision-making also turned Bush’s second term into a Hindenburg style disaster that the GOP hasn’t recovered from yet. How did the “Super-Committee” the GOP establishment championed in 2011 work out? Not so well. How about Harriet Miers? The comprehensive immigration reform battle in Bush’s second term? John McCain? Mitt Romney? It’s fine to think you’re the smartest guy in the room, but if you can’t back it up, don’t expect everyone to ignore the dunce cap you’re wearing and pretend that you’re Einstein.
2) They always prefer moderates to conservatives. It should tell you something when the GOP establishment always, always, ALWAYS prefers the least conservative candidate. It backed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey, David Dewhurst over Ted Cruz, Bob Bennett over Mike Lee, Trey Grayson over Rand Paul and Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio. Our two top “leaders” in the Senate, Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn, both endorsed Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio, a guy who is now being touted as one of the frontrunners for the presidency in 2016. When the best and brightest of the GOP in the Senate were almost universally opposed by the GOP establishment, what message does it send to the base? It sure as hell ain’t “You can trust us” or “We’re on your side.” The real message is, “We’re so frightened by our own base that we’d rather back future Democrats like Charlie Crist and Arlen Specter than movement conservatives.”
3) They stick with the same failed leaders. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have been in charge in Congress since 2006. What do we have to show for their “leadership?” Three bad election cycles out of four. John Boehner seems to mean well, but neither he nor McConnell can message their way out of a wet paper bag. In addition, McConnell has been outmaneuvered and outsmarted by Harry Reid at every turn and is polling so poorly that he’s pulling a Todd Akin by running for his seat when he should be stepping aside for a more electable candidate. Reince Priebus did an excellent job of raising money at the RNC last cycle, but did nothing else well during a lousy cycle that his failure as RNC Chairman contributed to mightily. Everyone agrees that the GOP did poorly in the Senate in 2012; yet the head of the NRSC John Cornyn failed upwards to become the new Minority Whip in the Senate. William Buckley once said, “I’d rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston telephone directory than by the faculty of Harvard.” Well, the GOP would be better led by randomly elected Republicans than the crew that’s running the show.
4) They’re incessantly looking for excuses to jettison conservative principles. When Democrats run for office, they lie about being moderates to get elected and then move to the Left. When Republicans run for office, they lie about being conservative and then move to the middle. So, when Barack Obama lies, it’s a lie about pretending to oppose gay marriage. On the other hand, when Republicans like Marco Rubio lie, it’s a lie about opposing amnesty for illegals. What that means is that there is never a time when conservatives can trust Republicans in Congress to just do the right thing. Every time gun control, immigration or spending comes up, we have to ramp the pressure all the way up just to get the Republicans in Congress to do the jobs they were sent to Congress to do in the first place. If you hired a waiter at your restaurant and you had to yell at him every day to get him to talk to customers or hand his orders in to the kitchen, you’d fire him in a heartbeat. We’d love to do the same thing to Republicans in Congress and the only reason we don’t is that it would mean hiring Democrats who’d pocket all the tips, loot the cash register, and picket the restaurant for not having a bathroom for transsexuals.
5) The Republican establishment doesn’t produce results. With Obama in power, the Democrats slammed through Obamacare and are pushing for gay marriage and gun control. On the other hand, when Republicans were in power, they implemented Medicare Part D and wanted comprehensive immigration reform. What’s supposed to excite conservatives about that? Additionally, no matter who’s in charge, government gets bigger and spending increases.

The establishment also managed to clear the way for both John McCain and Mitt Romney because they were both moderates who ran from social issues, which made them so “electable.” As it turns out, they were both so “electable” that they lost. Isn’t it funny how often the GOP establishment gets its way, loses, then declares that no one could have done better and we need even more of the same next time? Show us the great victories achieved for the conservative movement by the establishment Republicans who’ve had their way with the party since Newt Gingrich’s Republican Revolution spluttered to a stop? If the establishment Republicans don’t have anything to offer but defeat, painful compromises that never seem to bear any political fruit, and complaints about the people whose first priority is the good of the country instead of fattening their own wallets, what good are they?


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