You know who you are! You're the "country-club", ever-so-sophisticated inside-the-beltway elites who don't mind being the minority as long as you get a generous supply of crumbs from the table. You are all too willing to throw conservative principles in the trash can in order to secure those plumb crumbs. Well, despite your bumbling, you made significant gains in the Senate and won control of the House this past week.
Besides the good graces of God, who else should be credited for your success? C'mon! You know damned well who that might be! Might it be that great unwashed mob of hayseeds, hacks and country bumpkins who call ourselves the Tea Party Movement? The fact is, without our involvement and our energy, the GOP didn't stand a snowball's chance in hell of coming as close as it did on November 2nd. However, not a week has gone by, and some of the RINO bigwigs are already seeing fit to trash the very people whose sweat and money delivered one of the biggest Republican turn-overs in history.
This Politico article shows Trent Lott and Lindsey Graham whining about the losses in Delaware and Nevada. Commenting about Chrisine O'Donnell of Delaware, Lott plainly (and stupidly) said, "we did not nominate our strongest candidates." Question, Mr Lott! Who is "we"? Last time I checked election protocol, it was the registered voters of a particular locality who elect their representatives. Do you presume to scold the Republican citizens of Delaware? Who do you think you are? What makes you think that Castle would have won that election, if he lost the primary? What nonsesne! Moreover, I propose that RINOs did much to hurt O'Donnell's chances of election. I speak of Karl Rove's despicable treatment of her. Read this transcript of a Hannity/Rove interview. Hannity defends O'Donnell, but Rove insists on bad-mouthing her. Then she gets blamed for losing the election? With folks like Rove throwing GOP candidates under the bus, no wonder the GOP is called the "stupid party". Mr. Lott, you're not helping!
As another "case-in-point", Missy Smith ran as the Republican candidate in opposition to Eleanor Holmes Norton. The DC GOP chairperson asked her not to run. Mind you, there was no other Republican candidate that he favored! He didn't want his little boat to be rocked by the pro-life ads that Missy was running in the course of her campaign. Right in my own back yard (Montgomery County MD), I have it on good word that the GOP candidates for local offices received very little, if any, money for their campaigns from state or national headquarters. They were solid conservatives too, and I hope we haven't seen the last of them.
No doubt all this is being done to kow the Tea-Party freshmen into towing the party line and shutting up about their conservative and prolife principles. That may have worked in 1994, but many of us activists are going to do our darnedest to ensure that such stifling will not be repeated. If the RINO effetes don't want to be releaved of their positions (as were Castle, Murkowski, etc) they will stop backbiting courageous Republicans who stand up to liberalism: O'Donnell, Angle, Palin, DeMint, etc. They will correct their dismissive attitudes towards us and let the newly-minted senators and representatives do what we sent them to do.