Steve Deace has written good piece attacking the GOP establishment for what it is: shameless, whoremongers, backstabbers, self-interested hacks, betrayers. He details a representative case of Boyd Marcus and labels the problem of GOP establishment leaders as “undocumented Democrats.”
Deace leads with a long metaphor of an adulterous wife developing a full blown affair until it is open and brazenly naked right in the husband’s living room. What’ya gonna do about it?
The piece is great overall, but I make a slight modification to the adultery metaphor, appropriate as it is. The GOP has never been faithfully or even legitimately wed to the grassroots. It has always been an establishment party. The rise of the grassroots has been a modern development, and when the establishment cannot co-opt grassroots support for its causes, the establishment has always—ALWAYS—utterly despised and rejected the grassroots true conservatives. Note this point well: always and utterly.
I see party activists this morning reacting to Cuccinelli’s loss. Some are blaming the “L” Libertarian candidate for robbing Cuccinelli of the few votes that would have closed the slim margin of loss. Allen West himself is using this argument. He generalizes the lesson: “Let me . . . cause some people’s heads to spin: third party candidates always assure Democrat victory.”
The only heads spinning with that statement are Jimmy Carter’s and Al Gore’s. Let’s reiterate some more history: even without Perot, exit polls show that Papa Bush would still have lost to Clinton in an electoral land slide.
West of all people should understand who is the real enemy of conservatives: the GOP establishment that abandoned him when he needed them, and actively worked to eliminate him from office.
Ironically, the proper concern begins to show through when West and other pundits turn from VA to NJ. They see the establishment puffing up Chris Christie. Here’s a tough Red Governor of a Blue State! He’s the next Reagan!!!
No. More like the next Romney.
I must repeat the point I have made for some time now: history shows, proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the GOP establishment would rather let Democrats win major elections than have a true conservative represent them.
They hate the true grassroots conservatives if they can’t use them. Hate. So we see already Mitt Romney himself is anointing Christie as the guy who can “save the party.” “They don’t come better,” he says. The other guy that lost to Obama is scheming to help pass liberal legislation only after the 2014 primaries are safely out of the way. Alleged conservative leaders are joining liberal forces and leading crusades to attack Ted Cruz.
This was the truth, as I have posted before, that Carroll Quigley revealed decades ago. It bears repeating, and repeating:
As long as there are party hacks in both major parties who profit from one form or other of big government, it will not change. The two party system was created for and protects a corrupt system. As insider (and mentor to Bill Clinton) Carroll Quigley wrote,
The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. . . .
But either party in office becomes corrupt, tired, unenterprising, and vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.1
The irony is that I went to find that quotation, and then recovered this in Quigley’s very next paragraph:
The capture of the Republican National Party by the extremist elements of the Republican Congressional Party in 1964, and their effort to elect Barry Goldwater to the Presidency with the petty-bourgeois extremists alone, was only a temporary aberration on the American political scene.2
In Quigley’s view, this “petty bourgeois (lower middle class)” was driven to support Goldwater due to its “clinging to its particular version of the middle-class outlook” and “passing it on to its offspring in an even more intensified form” while the rest of the middle class was disintegrating around it.3
Ring any bells about “cling to their guns and religion”? And in Quigley’s day, the establishment right was just as exasperated about Goldwater as the left was.
The establishment, left and right, has not changed.
Deace, if I understand him correctly, is preaching this same message:
The story of Boyd Marcus proves yet again these hacks aren’t RINOs or moderates. They’re really undocumented Democrats. RINOs are gutless, while moderates are pointless. These people are neither, nor are they “the stupid party” as we have preferred to describe them because that spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, rather than us admitting what we really know the truth to be. And that truth is they’re actively working to help the other team score points, and any competitor knows that whoever scores points for your opponent is really your opposition no matter which jersey they’re wearing at the time.
I think this is right on, and I think it applies to the entire Republican establishment. Deace captioned his post of this article on Facebook with the same sentiment: “This is who the GOP establishment is, and this is what they did to Cuccinelli. Never forget this. Wipe them out. All of them.”
This must be done, or else any genuine conservatism has no hope in this country. The grassroots absolutely must eliminate and replace the establishment figures who have controlled the Party or else the grassroots will continue to be fooled and used, and will always lose. Always and utterly.
I repeat: ditch the establishment, or you will lose. There has not been, and will not be, any exception to this rule. Conservatives have to get honest, grow up, and zero-in on the real enemy. They have to quit making ridiculous excuses for their losses.
Now, I know I am not nationally syndicated, Regnery won’t publish my books, and I am not an attractive blonde. I am not mainstream, and Ann Coulter won’t reply to me by name. But on this point I am nonetheless right. Ignore it at your own peril. Follow the establishment voices and their rationalizations if you like, but you will be following them in sleeping with the enemy.
There is a reason idolatry and adultery are close metaphors in Scripture. We need to follow that book: destroy the idols, and cast out the adulterers.