The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Establishment Republicans: Newt vs the Establishment

I am not crazy about Newt, I much preferred Herman Cain.  But sending an establishment republican like Romney against Obungler will give us 4 more years of Obungler and change we cannot afford.  Newt has weaknesses and skeletons but Romney has Romneycare which if he gets elected he will not get rid of Obunglercare.    He says that he will but I have severe doubts.  Obungler will run the class warfare machine on Romney big time...rich white person.versus minority person....can you see the ads now.....?
      Who ever gets the nod for the Republicans I will support, but I will hold my nose when I pull the lever.  There is nobody to really get the base fired up.  We Tea party people have been squeezed out by the establishment GOP interest and they will run an establishment candidate against the Obungler and the establishment is so inept that they will hand Obungler 4 more years.  The GOP will be the tax collector for the welfare state.

    I got this off Politico

The conservative Republican base understands Newt Gingrich better than the GOP establishment thinks.
They are aware of his intermittent apostasies and occasional adventures with crackpot policy. They know Mitt Romney is the one with executive experience and that Gingrich can’t really run things.
And they don’t want Gingrich to run things. They want him to destroy things.
If you are in Washington and you see a member of the Republican establishment, say, walking down K Street, wrap your arms around them. He or she needs a hug, because probably for the first time ever in a Republican presidential primary the establishment is in danger of being completely ignored.
The Republican establishment believes that the birth and rebirth of candidate Gingrich should have ended in the cradle, that he had no right messing up Romney’s coronation in South Carolina and had better be stopped in Florida.
The establishment knows Gingrich. He’s kind of a friend of the Republican establishment. And Gingrich, the establishment says, you’re no president.
The establishment may be right. But it may not get its way. Win or lose Tuesday in Florida, Gingrich is in the game for real, because the Republican base is giving him a chance.
The grass-roots conservatives, tea partiers, evangelicals and the like who compose the base have had it with the establishment. The base is not only angry at President Barack Obama. The base wants to eat its own.
It was nice, polite Republicans, like Romney, who colluded with Democrats in expanding the federal government and who piled up the $15 trillion debt that now threatens to destroy the country. It was upstanding members of the GOP who added a new Medicare entitlement without paying for it, who created new agencies and wove myriad regulations to govern the lives of regular folk.
The base wants someone who is not polite, who is not conventional, who has the potential to grasp the established order in Washington by its cuff links and rip out its entrails.
For the same reason conservatives fell in love with blunt Herman Cain and his cigarette-puffing campaign manager, they now have eyes for Gingrich.
And the establishment is desperately trying to figure out what to do.
Sure, Republican primaries have, on occasion, created some turmoil. But in the end, someone “sensible” with the imprimatur of the establishment has always prevailed.
The nomination has usually been passed like a monarch’s crown — to the runner-up in the previous contest. George H.W. Bush prevailed over Bob Dole in 1988 and then fended off the anti-establishment upstart Pat Buchanan four years later. Dole got the nod in 1996.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/72122.html#ixzz1l3GuXNWb

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