By Isabel Matos
CRACKPOT1. NOUN – a person who is eccentric, unrealistic, or fanatical.2. ADJECTIVE – eccentric; impractical; fanatical: crackpot ideas.
Rick Shaftan says the GOP establishment calls the base nuts and kooks. It’s how they think. The disconnect is an attitude that is contemptuous of people of faith (us): patronizing and condescending about the sanctity of life, gay marriage. He says the GOPe also uses the term crackpots, talks about keeping us “in line” and criticizes us for religious beliefs. The people who vote for Obama get what they want, our side make excuses for not doing what we voted them in to do.
Regarding the tie from the Barbours to the race-baiting ads, what really is offending people is not the elections results, it’s that the dollars as donors to the Republican committees are being used to pay for ads which are attacking conservatives. They don’t do this to Democrats. Shaftan noted how Mitt Romney went after Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum ten times harder than they he ever did Barack Obama.
That is why we never win. They just hate us. As soon as the conservative is defeated as far as they’re concerned the election’s over. As far as the GOPe is concerned, if Romney wins, we get some job. If Obama wins, at least a Conservative is not in power.
If Cochran is reelected, there will be embarrassing and awkward moments far worse than the farm animals comments. The GOPe has given the advantage to the Democrat in this race. To avoid that, Cochran would have to tell McDaniel supporters to vote for him, which is not gonna happen. Voters are so upset with the GOP establishment and the GOPe money coming into the state to tag Tea Partiers as racists and virtual defacto members of the KKK that there is no way in the world those people will vote for Cochran. They will either sit it out, vote for Childers or write-in Chris McDaniel’s name even if their vote doesn’t count, as a protest vote. Shaftan says the objection was not the arguments against social-cultural conservative issues, but the lies about them taking away food stamps, etc. It was an economic left-wing argument, not a conservative one about why African-Americans should vote for Cochran. This could be a banner year for Republicans….
The bottom line is that the GOPe has nothing but complete and utter contempt for the grassroots which the left does not have for theirs. The solution is to STOP giving money to national party, support candidates individually and see if they talk about the issues that are important to you. If you don’t hear them talk about those issues, then they are probably holding the wrong position on them.
Speaking of crackpots.. THAD COCHRAN and Farm Animals (Icymi)
OUT of TOUCH and CLUELESS
Speaking of contemptuous and condescending establishment mindset: what would a post be like without this charming Rino’s insights these days?
H/T William Davis for Focal Point Video Part 2
Update: The interviewed guest’s last name is Shaftan not Shaft. It has been corrected thanks to Mr. Shaftan himself who contacted me to thank me for sharing his work.