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Sunday, January 22, 2012

South Carolina to Republican Establishment "Get Out of the Way!"

In 2008, Republicans were known as the strong law and order and national defense party. That year the establishment convinced us we needed John McCain. By the November election, the economy was crashing. We had the wrong candidate.

This election, the establishment and even the media are convinced it will be the economy so they tell us we must choose Mitt Romney, the manager. But by November, the economy could be improving. Once again, the establishment will have given us the wrong candidate.

The issue that will not change however, is the clash between the two visions for our future. Will we deteriorate into a failing European type Socialism? Or, will we return to the principles that made America exceptional?

This Fall, Americans will finally be tuning in–even the Jersey Shorers and the American Idolists.

If our candidate is Newt, they will hear our vision perfectly channeled. At the same time, he will force Obama out of the closet to defend whatever it is he really believes. (Obama can duck, but he can’t hide.) Who is he really? I don’t have a clue. Do you?

Following South Carolina, the establishment is going bonkers because once again the people are proving more wise than they. Let us hope. Yes, let us sincerely pray, we do not let the media and the establishment get it wrong again. The future of our country hangs in the balance.

59 comments:

Blogger said...

Who is Obama? When a person’s true beliefs are camouflaged so well as are Obama’s, it helps to look at his intellectual mentors. One is Saul Alinsky. “According to Alinsky, (Wikepedia)the organizer must first overcome suspicion and establish credibility. Next the organizer must begin the task of agitating: rubbing resentments, fanning hostilities, and searching out controversy. "The first step in community organization is community disorganization."

Sarkazein said...

Obama is following Alinsky to the letter.

Sarkazein said...

McCain won the most votes of Republican primary voters. I still don't know who this "Republican Establishment" is. If Newt wins, will his supporters become the "Republican Establishment"? If Ron Paul wins, will his supporters become the Republican Establishment?

Blogger said...

Who is Obama? Because he is clandestine, we are looking at whom he draws from. December in Kansas, he takes Theodore Roosevelt as one of his heroes. The last issue of National Review subtitles an article “Channeling TR.” In the article they point out that Roosevelt’s inspiration was Herbert Croly. Croly writes “the traditional American confidence in individual freedom has resulted in a morally and socially undesirable distribution of wealth.” Under Croly’s vision: “The American state will in effect be making itself responsible for a morally and socially desirable distribution of wealth.”

Blogger said...

Right now, the establishment are all those who were trying crown Mitt before we conservatives found our candidate.

Blogger said...

Sarkazein Who is the establishment? I just told you. Those who believed they knew what they were doing the last two elections. They're back and with no humility.

Sarkazein said...

But who are they? And how are they capable of crowning without you and me voting for him?

Sarkazein said...

Is Governor Christi now an Establishment Republican?
Does one become an Establishment Republican by voicing support of Mitt, and do you get a membership card or a badge to carry?

Blogger said...

Because he is so camouflaged, these comments are asking “Will the real Obama please stand up?” Remember this guy? “Attacks of September 11, 2001 were proof that "America's chickens are coming home to roost" and "The government gives them (blacks) the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, not God Bless America. God damn America — that's in the Bible — for killing innocent people. God damn America, for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America, as long as she tries to act like she is God, and she is supreme. The United States government has failed the vast majority of her citizens of African descent.”

What would 20 years of that do to a person’s subconscious?

NewGuy said...

Good post Blogger!

The good thing about our system is that the people will select our candidate - the "establishment" may have it's influence, but the candidate will be the person with the most delegates at the convention. And, we choose those delegates.

I presume the "establishment Republicans" to be the party leaders and the Republican politicians in power. I would also add the major contributors; the people behind the large PACs, and - to some extent, the guys in the smoke filled room. They probably favor Romney by a wide margin - but they don't get to decide!

I have been a Newt supporter since the original "contract with America"....I have wanted to see him as a presidential candidate ever since our defeat in 2008! When he entered the race this year though, I had second thoughts. I have had some doubts about his electability and, I admit to a fear that he will self destruct at some point.

After what he accomplished in SC however, I am of the opinion that he is a lot more 'electable' than I had been giving him credit for. He has a command of the issues; is articulate and persuasive when given a microphone. He has a certain 'star quality' about him and definitely can rally people to his cause! He outshines Romney in every debate and will fair better against Obama in the "real" debates than Romney would.

I still am in the "undecided" column - but I have fewer reservations about Newt's electability than I did a week ago.

Blogger said...

Who is Obama? Because he is clandestine, we are looking at whom he draws from. December in Kansas, he takes Theodore Roosevelt as one of his heroes. The last issue of National Review subtitles an article “Channeling TR.” In the article they point out that Roosevelt’s inspiration was Herbert Croly. Croly writes “the traditional American confidence in individual freedom has resulted in a morally and socially undesirable distribution of wealth.” Under Croly’s vision: “The American state will in effect be making itself responsible for a morally and socially desirable distribution of wealth.”

Blogger said...

Thanks New Guy. Twice now Romney has faltered. These debates are just the training camps. What do people think will happen to him in the NFL?

Sarkazein said...

Why was the Establishment Republicans not for Mitt and for McCain and now for Mitt?.

Blogger said...

Sarkazein, One way to see the establishment I am talking about would be to have listened in after South Carolina. This morning Judas Scarborough (Newt helped him get elected), Krauthammer eating crow last night and admitting he was choking on it, George Will stammering all over the place this morning and on and on. Yes, following my own logic in this post, those heavies who tried to convince us that only Romney is electable (South Carolinians are smarter) became the establishment. Keep your eye on them now as they retreat to the old-time smoke filled rooms to try to stop the people and to crown their anointed. They think they are so much smarter than we that now deep in the woods, they can’t back up and see the forest for the trees. For the reasons I have given in this post, I say they are wrong, wrong, wrong.

Blogger said...

Sark, just don’t forget my main point. The people of South Carolina had the scales come off their eyes. They realized that what we have been waiting for is a conservative with a fire in his belly who can take the fight to Obama. Not only that, he is the best communicator of conservative principles. The second point I have been making in the comment section is that the real Obama must be exposed while Americans are paying attention. Newt is the best to do that.

Blogger said...

If Obama’s messianic proclamation hadn't been so cooky, I would have titled this post : South Carolinians finally blazon: "We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For”

Blogger said...

Once more with feeling: It is highly likely that by November, jobs and the economy will not be the issue it is today. Then what does Mitt sell? Newt on the other hand can easily pivot to what ever is the issue at that time.

Mike D. said...

Sark,

If you really want to see the face of the Republican establishment, you need walk no farther than the closest mirror.

If you want to know what the Republican establishment looks like, look for the Republican who continues showing support for the establishment candidate even after almost half the contributors to on the conservative blog proclaim that they absolutely will not vote for that establishment candidate under any circumstance. That'll be your guy, the one wearing establishment blinders.

Sarkazein said...

MikeD- So it is anyone not supporting Newt. Well, I don't support Newt or Romney. So my establishment must be the Republican Establishment of Santorum.
The "Establishment Candidate" is the most competitive candidate to the one you like. I get it.

"If you want to know what the Republican establishment looks like, look for the Republican who continues showing support for the establishment candidate even after almost half the contributors to on the conservative blog proclaim that they absolutely will not vote for that establishment candidate under any circumstance."- MikeD

You are actually defining the Republican Establishment as being you. If "half the contributors to on the conservative blog proclaim..." then you are part of the Establishment and I am not. Your words.
You are writing that you base your candidate choice on what the consensus is amongst whomever your are communicating.

At best, the "Republican Establishment" is somewhat fluid as it changes faces on a regular basis.

Newt is a controversial figure, no one disagrees with that. So it would stand to reason talking heads would be of mixed views about him.

Sarkazein said...

Is this group Establishment Republicans?

Blogger said...

Sark, you wrote: “Obama is following Alinsky to the letter.” Sark, what are you noticing? Among the things I have noticed is how Obama let his Senate Democrats make the Senate dysfunctional. Then, as the American people turn on the dysfunctional Congress, Obama agrees with them. He then makes the dysfunction his pretext to end-run the do-nothing Congress–making appointments while they are in session–appointing czars–using his EPA and other branches to undermine congress–all as savior of the people from the crises he creates–right out of the Alinsky play book.

Newt is the one who can expose what has been happening while they slept.

Blogger said...

One more time. This election will not be about any of the things the pundits are saying because the economy will improve just enough to help Obama. Iraq and Afghanistan will be on their way into the history books. This election though, will be about explaining to the people Obama’s vision of their future as opposed to ours. All of us have heard the parable of the boiled frog. The water was raised in the pot so slowly he was unaware until he was one dead frog. We know that while America slept, something catastrophic was happening. Someone must wake them up before our goose (frog) is cooked. Newt can do it.

Blogger said...

When I was young, I was a radical lefty. Then I grew up. I became a radical conservative. To all of you who are putting up material about the younger Gingrich, I say people can grow up. I know. I did.

Sarkazein said...

Blogger- I see the economy possibly in a MUCH worse condition by election time. There is evidence in the world of possible collapse. I certainly don't see this economy as anywhere close to being improved enough to take it off the table. The MSM may try to present it that way if a collapse does not occur. I don't think even Newt can defeat the MSM. He will scrimmage with them on occasion, but if they give him a MSM award trophy and throw him a big party, he will become their best friend.

Sarkazein said...

Blogger-Regarding Alinsky Jr and the US Senate, your comment about him helping to screw up the Senate is right on. He sent them a bad enough budget the Democrats couldn't even support, and I don't think they have passed one since. To be successful in his fundamental change of America, everything has to be screwed up. The main thing I see is his moves to overload the system by placing insurmountable debt and uninterpretable complicated regulations on the economy. He is moving for a collapse of the system.
The Keystone and Brazilian oil failures are part of the plan to create another energy crisis.

guy faulkes said...

Sark, for my two cents worth, an establishment Republican is a liberal status quot supporter of big government. He wants to keep himself and those he can work with in power at all costs because it benefits him, not the country. He flip flops and says anything to get elected, even if his record proves what he ways is a lie. He is so liberal, he is Democrat lite. In other words, look at Romney.

Sarkazein said...

OK, let's say an Establishment Republican is the more middle of the road or liberal wing of the Republican Party. How do they control primary results other than more of them voting then more of us? If the Conservative wing of the Republican Party can not rise to the occasion, then we don't deserve a win. If we do win, then there was no credible Republican Establishment after all. I don't think there is a "Republican Establishment", I think there are different groups among the Republicans. The group with the most voters is your "Establishment" if it is not your group of Republicans. Naturally more of those Republicans would be in office and talking heads, because there is more of them... whichever group it is at the time. I consider myself to the right of Attila the Hun... in the Primary, I do not support Newt. Santorum is to the right of Mitt and Newt. Why do you Establishment guys not support him?

Sarkazein said...

Does anyone remember when Newt, after becoming Speaker, told reporters in a news conference that the then President Clinton was now irrelevant and he would pretty much be running things now?
Well, he found out the President was still part of the balance of power. This reminds me of that press conference

Mike D. said...

"OK, let's say an Establishment Republican is the more middle of the road or liberal wing of the Republican Party." - Sark

"The group with the most voters is your "Establishment" if it is not your group of Republicans." - Sark


There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding here. Everything you see is in shades of liberal and conservative. The English language has hundreds of thousands of words, and very few of them are adjectives which describe shades of liberal and conservative politics. Obviously, we know the definitions of "Republican" and "candidate", so it must be this pesky word "Establishment" which is giving so much trouble. When in doubt, a simple trip to the dictionary can sometimes help.

Establishment - "the existing power structure in society; the dominant groups in society and their customs or institutions; institutional authority"

Wikipedia: The Establishment. This may also help to clear it up. It has nothing to do with how liberal or conservative a candidate is, and it has nothing to do with how many voters support a candidate.

It has to do with an entrenched, elite group of individuals who choose among our candidates based on the allegiance particular candidates have shown for the wishes of this entrenched, elite group.

Romney has his nose so far up their behinds that his whole head is brown. Gingrich, however, makes his own mind up about things and does what he feels is right, not what his masters tell him is right.

Sarkazein said...

MikeD- You seemed to have missed half the comments and who made them.
My question is, how does your "elite group" control the primary results without the votes? The results of the primaries are controlled by the votes, not this mystery group of ever-changing elitists with a different opinion than yours. So the group with the lesser vote claims victim status... victim of the elitists with the most votes.
It looks like the elitist establishment group is about to change to being the Newt (30 some years as a Republican leader) supporters. And how did Christi go from newbie to establishment in one speech?

Sarkazein said...

McCain... The Maverick Republican.... now the "Establishment Republican". The World turns.

Sarkazein said...

Ann Coulter... "Establishment Republican"... who knew?

guy faulkes said...

Sark, I do support Santorum now that Cain dropped out.

What made you say I did not? I have said that I could hold my nose and vote for Newt, but could not vote for Romney under any circumstances.

I still have to decide about Paul. His foreign policies and stances on national defense are atrocious. If not for those, I could not only vote for him but support him.

Blogger said...

Rasmussen: Florida GOP Primary: Gingrich 41%, Romney 32%
Less than two weeks ago, Mitt Romney had a 22-point lead in Florida, but that’s ancient history in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Following his big win in South Carolina on Saturday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich now is on top in Florida by nine.

Blogger said...

Mike "This may also help to clear it up." Hey, Thanks Mike for the home run.

Blogger said...

Sark and Guy and others on Alinsky Obama. Remember Rip Van Winkle who fell asleep. When he woke up he found he had slept through a revolution. Americans today are Rip Van Winkles.
Here is a part of what is going on while they sleep. Obama–the man who would be king. Hell with the constitution. Just get it done

Blogger said...

Today's Gingrich newsletter: "The political establishment in Washington and their allies in the liberal media have written our campaign off as dead - not once, but twice! But here's something they couldn't account for: the American people know that we need a Reagan conservative to debate Obama, to draw stark contrasts with Obama, and to make sure we defeat Obama!"

Sarkazein said...

Guy Faulkes- My apologies. But, if Santorum wins Florida, then we will be the Republican Establishment.

Blogger said...

Rush and Hannity were sure fun to listen to today. On Newt, they are as smart as I am.

guy faulkes said...

Sark, we can only hope!

Blogger said...

Sark: "He is moving for a collapse of the system." As I have been writing, Obama is camouflaging what he really believes. So far the only time he has committed himself was way back when he told Joe the Plumber that he believed in income redistribution. After that he has only obfuscated. Therefore, we are left to look at his mentors and fellow travelers. A number of them hate this country. So, at this point, not knowing what he believes, but looking at his behaviors and his teachers, the only thing that makes sense of it all is exactly what you said.

Wolf's Head said...

Rush explains things as they are.

http://www.breitbart.tv/rush-establishment-is-in-panic-over-newt-success/

Sarkazein said...

"They"- Anyone in Office, not liking Newt.

Sarkazein said...

Blogger- THIS is a good article on possible things to come... predicted by Obama's puppet master.

Sarkazein said...

Marco Rubio joins the the Establishment Republicans---- "Said Rubio: "Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist. Romney is a conservative. and he was one of the first national Republican leaders to endorse me. He came to Florida, campaigned hard for me, and made a real difference in my race."

Sarkazein said...

Pelosi prepares to tell the public about her and Newt's love child. Newt supports the child with money received from Fannie-Mae. Pelosi re-sells the tens of thousands of dollars worth of booze she bought with tax payer money while Speaker to help provide support for the kid.
Just a guess

Blogger said...

Sark, "her and Newt's love child" 'fess up Sark, you work for the National Enquirer don't you?

Mike D. said...

Sark,

For how many posts can you say complimentary things about Romney, nothing specific about Santorum, and nasty things about Gingrich, and expect us to believe that you are a Santorum supporter?

Mike D. said...

"I consider myself to the right of Attila the Hun" - Sark

Really? I seriously doubt that you know anything substantial about Attila or the Huns. What makes you think Attila was even a conservative? In what areas do you consider yourself more conservative than he?

You know what I think? I think this is just another nonsensical bit of partisan lingo, another way of proclaiming that you are the most Republican, the most loyal to the Establishment elite.

"To the right of Attila the Hun"... you don't even know what that means. You just think it makes you sound 'cool' to other Establishment suck-ups.

Try thinking for yourself sometime.

Anonymous said...

"Sark For how many posts can you say complimentary things about Romney, nothing specific about Santorum, and nasty things about Gingrich, and expect us to believe that you are a Santorum supporter?"

Newt and Romney are the "front runners"... the subjects of the topic. So far no one has said the "Republican Establishment" is plotting against or is for Santorum. Hopefully Santorum will gain from not being in Romney's and Newt's crossfire.

And who is "us" comrade?

Anonymous said...

There goes that Hilary thing again?????? Above comment Sarkazein

Sarkazein said...

MikeD- I do think it sounds "cool" to say I am to the right of Atilla the Hun. I am proud of it.

Hillary????

Sarkazein said...

MikeD- Newt is a controversial figure, hence the controversy.

Sarkazein said...

MikeD in his flit wrote- "Try thinking for yourself sometime"

If I had said I am AS or LIKE Atilla the Hun your insult would work. But I said I am to the right...

Sarkazein said...

And another thing- MikeD, you are following the big Newt crowd, I am not. How does that make you the more independent thinker?

Mike D. said...

Mrs. Clinton,

From the moment Cain left the race, Gingrich became the only suitable candidate for me.

Sarkazein said...

For you! Open your mind a little and allow for other's opinions.

Sarkazein said...

Whew Boy! This must have been the official Establishment Republican's pile on Newt day. I wonder what his mother has to say about Newt. Maybe Connie Chung can ask her off the record.

Sarkazein said...

Well, Newt's old runnin' buddy has got to be spinning ON THIS ONE!