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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:08 PM

The Incestuous Bleeding of the Republican Party

Some election post mortem by a Republican that makes sense for a change.

If money is the root of all evil, for the Republican Party evil is located on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Strip away the candidate and coalition and it is on the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza where the seeds of Mitt Romneyís ruin and the RNCís get out the vote (GOTV) effort collapsed ó bled to death by charlatan consultants making millions off the party, its donors, and the grassroots.

66 Canal Center Plaza is also why Jeff Larson, the Chief of Staff of the Republican National Committee, should not be put in charge of the autopsy of the GOPís defeat. Multiple sources confirm to me that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has already put Larson in charge of the so called autopsy.

This is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. The fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza reveals a tangled web of incestuous relationships among Republican consultants who have made millions all while the GOP went down the tubes. Here the top party consultants waged war with conservative activists and here they waged war with the Democrats. On both fronts, they raked in millions along the way with a more fractured, minority party in their wake. And they show no signs of recognizing just how much a part of the problem they are.

According to a Lexis business search, the fifth floor of 66 Canal Center Plaza houses the following groups:
■Crossroads Media
■Black Rock Group
■WWP Strategies
■Restore Our Future
■Targeted Victory
■DDC Advocacy/Blue Front Strategies
■Target Point Consulting
■Digital Franking
■Americans for Job Security


http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/28/the-incestuous-bleeding-of-the-republican-party/

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:27 PM

1. so sorry for them

not.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:49 PM

2. Dorks

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:16 PM

3. My favorite thing about them is this

There are STILL several over there screaming that if they would have just run a more conservative candidate, they would have won. Yes, someone MORE conservative would have won the Latino vote, the African American vote, the gay vote, the women's vote and the young people's vote. They still think it is because they didn't market their message effectively.

What they don't realize is that many people understood their message just fine and found it appalling! I'm half of a mind to register there just so I can encourage them to keep running even more conservative candidates and stick to their talking points.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:55 PM

4. Their real problem is a fractured coalition

It isn't because a boatload of political advisers and lobbyists made lots of money--the left also hired advisers and had lobbyists. The real problem is that the two primary factions of the republican party are increasingly incompatible ideologically, politically...they've always been at odds demographically.

The fundamentalist faction has always been very different from the business-first faction. They were able to stitch it all together by being very, very vague on the tax issues (LOWER TAXES!!!) knowing that low-info voters weren't that likely to dig down to discover that a) while they may "save" $100 in lower taxes, big businesses would get breaks worth $millions; b) government benefits/projects would be cut and the cuts would hit the very people chanting "LOWER TAXES!!!" the hardest. Of course, it sorta went the other way too...the corporatist faction did what it does best when addressing the religious/social issues they didn't care about--they lied, piously.

Both factions peaked about a decade ago with W., maybe the best at making people believe he was a true believer in both factions. His economics were discredited and support for "old time moral" stances has shifted. Attacking and villifying gays doesn't actually raise your poll numbers any more (at least nationally). Likewise, far few people nod in agreement that trickle-down programs are the only workable ones.

With the tide shifting against them on almost every front, the artificial coalition was highlighted. It is hard for low-info fundies who are overwhelmingly poor to lower-middle class to identify with a fabulously rich industrialist who only "sorta" believed in their anti-abortion/anti homosexual agenda. Likewise, the corporatists were totally unable to relate to the fundies and didn't seem to understand why they continually forced Mitt away from the center where they thought he could win.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:43 PM

5. WHY is this surprising to anyone? This is how they ran our country, too, when they had power.

Republicans eat their own. This is their modus operandi. They have no decency, no loyalty, no integrity, and they worship one god: The Dollar. And they will kill, skewer, cook and eat their own mother, and their children, for that dollar.

Thank God they lost. America and Americans would have been next on the menu, if they had won.

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