In an op-ed in Politico today, talk show host Steve Deace analyzes the civil war within the Republican Party at the national level, aiming frustration specifically at President Bush's political guru Karl Rove and the Republican ruling class that reject their party's base.
There is now an out-in-the-open civil war within the Republican Party, and most of the grassroots patriots I talk to are just fine with that. The GOP establishment is so hated by its own base that increasingly more and more of its grassroots have decided they might be better off with Democrats in charge rather than Rove’s kind of milquetoast, John Boehner-type of Republican. In an all-out fight for freedom and liberty these types of Republicans have proven to be about as useful as lipstick on a pig.
At least when the Democrats are shredding the Constitution, and imposing more statism destined to catapult this republic “forward” into bankruptcy, it’s easier to recruit the next Ted Cruz or the next generation of Jim DeMints. Nothing stifles the GOP grassroots more than the GOP establishment. Look no further than the 2012 election for evidence of this. Mitt Romney did what he needed to do with independents to win, but actually did a poorer job than John McCain did in 2008 of energizing his own party.
But that’s what Rove and his ilk want. They’re always willing to do things to those of us in the grassroots they’d never do to Democrats, because in the end these people want to pillage and plunder the public trough every bit as much as the Democrats do. They just want the check from the U.S. Treasury made out to their cronies instead. The leadership of the Democratic Party wants to run a country. The leadership of the Republican Party wants to run a party. They would rather lose elections than lose control of the party to us.
Those Republicans that maintain control of the party and reject their own party platform are the same ones that have driven the Republican Party over election cliffs to loss after loss. Deace writes the future of America's liberties are now at stake.
It’s time we in the grassroots that do most of the heavy lifting for this party stopped allowing the Republican Party establishment and the liberal media, who are virtually one in the same nowadays, to determine our standard-bearers. Yes, some of our preferred candidates recently (i.e. Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, etc.) haven’t been up to the task, but others (i.e. Cruz, Rand Paul, etc.) have been.
Let’s face it. Nobody snatches defeat from the jaws of victory like the Republican Party establishment. They’ve lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. They lost total control of the federal government in the 2006 and 2008 elections. They presided over 12 years of dangerous and unprecedented loss of liberty, freedom, and fiscal sanity with nary a shot fired.
The rest of Deace's comments are HERE. Agree or disagree?