Will GOP leaders snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?
by John Allison III, editor
It certainly seems like that’s the plan lately.
President Barack Hussein Obama, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have bulled through any and all obstacles on their path to destroy our country’s Constitution since the President took office last year. They first ignored, then insulted, and finally impugned the everyday Americans who arose to resist their planned Socialist takeover of the United States of America.
The Obama-Pelosi-Reid path of destruction through the core values and principles of American society laid the groundwork for what increasingly seemed a certain midterm victory for conservatives in general, but Republicans specifically.
But lately the Republican National Committee and its blundering chairman, Michael Steele, seem intent on remaining the minority party inside the beltway.
One of the most important missions of the RNC is fundraising. It takes money to fund tough races, conventions, and other events designed to get Republican candidates elected. But the missteps of Steele and the RNC have jeopardized that primary mission. Last month, in spite of the fact that Democrats forced an unwanted Socialized medical system down the throats of the American people, the Democratic National Convention raised more money than did the RNC.
Problems at the RNC run deep, and aren’t being addressed. The conservative ideals espoused on the official website seem almost as foreign to leaders of the committee as they do to ultra liberal filmmaker Michael Moore.
That’s why conservative icon Michelle Malkin promotes and routinely publishes her Rejected RNC Solicitation series. I can’t tell you how many RNC solicitation letters I’ve thrown in the trash, or how many times I’ve told RNC fundraisers on the telephone that I’ll donate again once I’ve seen proof they stand up for my conservative values.
But when the RNC sends donors’ hardearned cash to Democrats with an R beside their name, like they did with Dede Scozzafava last year in NY, it turns the stomachs of real conservatives. She proved us right and gave the RNC a huge black eye when she dropped out and endorsed her Democrat opponent in the race for New York’s 23rd congressional district.
Now it looks like a similar situation may be developing in Florida where NRSC endorsed liberal Republican Governor Charlie Crist is considering running for US Senate as an independent. Crist started early last year as the far-and-away favorite. The NRSC and Florida’s RNC National Committeeman endorsed him over conservative candidate Marco Rubio for the 2010 Senate race. But nearly a year later (and a lot closer to the primary), Rubio enjoys a 20+ point lead on the RINO Crist and the Governor is contemplating leaving the party to run as an independent.
If backing liberal candidates who call themselves Republicans isn’t bad enough, we recently heard Steele whine that too much is expected of him and President Obama because they’re black. Then the little “outing” to a lesbian bondage strip club sponsored by unknowing RNC donors to the tune of $2000!
But there’s still more. We just recently learned that Steele funneled GOP donor cash to liberal, outspoken, race-baiter Al Sharpton’s National Action Network! That’s the same Al Sharpton recently appointed to be our black President’s liason to the black community. The same Al Sharpton who recently labeled elements of the TEA Party racists.
It’s little wonder that conservatives don’t want to loosen their pursestrings to support Steele and the RNC when this is the representation they’d be buying.
But Steele’s gaffes do much worse than damage the fundraising efforts of the organization. They leave conservatives feeling the Republican party isn’t going to represent them any better than the liberal Democrats. They leave that passionate, energized, mobilized group that makes up the TEA Party feeling as if they have no place to turn for real representation.
The RNC is counting on TEA Party voters to carry them to a sweeping victory in November. But if Steele and his pals aren’t careful, they’re going to convince many to stay home.
Tags: GOP, RNC, Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, Newt Gingrich, Election 2010, Conservatism, TEA Party
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