In a New York Times story we learn that the NRSC is pulling contracts with advertising and PR firms who have worked with the Senate Conservative Fund, even going so far as to call individual Senators and warn them that they’d better not employ agencies who have done work with such anti-establishment interlopers, cartoonish true believers who somehow got it into their fevered heads that we need not, as a matter of fact, have a permanent ruling elite made up of lifelong politicians — and that perhaps it’s not so terribly unhealthy to send to DC voices that actually represent the constituents in their states, not just their cronies in DC, in the US Chamber of Commerce, or on K Street.
Meanwhile, both the NRSC and the NRCC have become notorious for withholding funds from GOP candidates who don’t hew to the Karl Rove strategy of rebranding the party as Kennedy Democrats.
It’s an all out war now, people, and it’s being led by the same sleazy insiders who continue to give us McCains and Bushes and Romneys — while spending all their time fighting not the Democrats, but rather those politicians who rise up as representatives of the GOP’s rapidly deserting base. They’ve let the Democrats all but buy the state of Virginia. They are actively seeking to run “pro-business” corporatist candidates against TEA Party incumbents — even as Ann Coulter, who when she wasn’t humping Mitt Romney was humping the hamhocks of Chris Christie, suggests that our desire to primary those Republicans who actively fight against our wishes is insane and near treasonous. Revealing herself for who she really is: just another Connecticut GOP party flak who got rich telling conservatives what they once wanted to hear.
Our incumbency rate in this country gives us re-elect numbers higher than the House of Commons, meaning that our political aristocracy is actually more entrenched than that of the country from which we declared our independence. That right there? Situational irony.
This ruling class has long controlled the money and has had the power to make or break candidates. And they often would rather see a Democrat win then allow another troublesome TEA Party outsider to enter their exclusive club of polished DC blue bloods.
Which is why we need to circumvent all these GOP Clearing House organizations like the NRSC, some of which have taken to rebranding themselves “conservative” in order to fool the base, but who remain at heart “center-rightests” whose only desire is to be seen as bipartisan, to “govern effectively” from the top down, in a compassionate conservative instance of the technocratic nanny state.
And the first step to stop these arrogant losing more slowly types is to back candidates using direct contributions — a truly grassroots approach. Or, if you prefer to think in metaphor, to back particular individuals over the attempt by the GOP collective to manage our decisions for us.