Rove and Company Should Heed Donna Brazile's Warning
Democrat strategist Donna Brazile, understands what Karl Rove, Reince Preibus, and the Republican establishment stubborningly do not. Appearing on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Brazile said: “Eric Cantor did not pay attention to his voters. He lost touch with them and he spent the morning of election day, I mean, this is a very important time to be on the local news, not in the national news, the local news, at Starbucks. He should have been [at] Krispy Kreme down in his district…He was out of touch. And the Tea Party is still highly caffeinated. Because the Tea Party is the energy inside the Republican Party. You ignore them, you ignore the base. And that’s a problem. And he ignored the problem.”
I agree with most of what Brazile said. I differ with her in that I do not believe for an instant that Eric Cantor lost his seat because he and the Republican establishment ignored the Tea Party. They didn’t ignore us, I submit they are dismissing us; working in concert with Democrat fringe groups, and with racist groups like the NAACP to marginalize the Tea Party. I do agree with Brazile’s point, and I paraphrase, Republicans are doing so at their own peril.
Cantor justifiably paid for the error of his ways. It is good riddance to old rubbish; i.e., one less RINO in the House that we have to contend with. Now we must to work to divest ourselves of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell by keeping them from winning their general elections. That is an extreme position; but ask yourself what either Boehner or McConnell have done to help We the People? Just how different are they from their Democrat opponents? Losing Boehner, McCarthy, and a few other establishment House Republicans will not hurt our having a solid majority in the House and it will not prevent us from taking the majority in the Senate. But it will send a clear message to Rove et al.
Brazile echoed the exact message that I have been saying since 2010 when the Tea Party movement was singularly responsible for one of the greatest political tsunamis in recent history.
The people of Virginia sent the message, that not unlike of our forefathers; i.e., an underfunded group of determined freedom fighting patriots, who are committed to the idea of victory “by any means necessary,” can and will ultimately succeed.
We the People must be resolute in our commitment to do whatever it takes to correct the course of the Republican Party. I am resolute in my position that any candidate the GOP establishment supports, I will oppose because I believe that candidate has sold their soul to get elected, and will turn on We the People if we permit them to be elected.
Keep in mind, Rove has made it abundantly clear, only Republican candidates he and the establishment approve of will receive campaign monies. The person who controls the purse strings controls the candidate.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here