The Crooked GOP Establishment
For those who are closely following the GOP Presidential race, you’ve likely heard about this past week’s secret meeting in held in Washington, DC which was organized by RNC Chairman, Reince Priebus and Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader. The goal of this meeting was to discuss the possibility of having a brokered GOP convention in Cleveland next July. Many have suggested this meeting was convened to thwart Donald Trump from getting the Republican nomination for president.
Dr. Ben Carson was an immediate critic of this meeting saying, “If the leaders of the Republican Party want to destroy the party, they should continue to hold meetings like the one described in the Washington Post this morning.” He continued, “If this was the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace it with the will of the political elite, I assure you Donald Trump will not be the only one leaving the party. I pray that the report in the Post this morning was incorrect. If it is correct, every voter who is standing for change must know they are being betrayed. I won’t stand for it.”
Dr. Carson is not only speaking for himself and on behalf of Donald Trump. I believe his statements also reflect the feelings of many registered republicans. The republican party is a party of elitists and a party that rules over their constituents. They are a party who thrives on power and a party who has a recent history of keeping that power by stealing elections through “subverting the will of the voters”. As recent as June 2014, the GOP establishment got its hands dirty by engaging in tactics that assured Thad Cochran of the republican nomination for the US Senate in Mississippi.
Steve Deace wrote an article for ConcervativeReview.com which
described the role of the GOP establishment in the primary election. Deace writes, “So to sum up, the GOP establishment fought harder and dirtier last year to keep an aging and largely disorientated liberal adulterer in the U.S. Senate, than they fought to get Obama out of the White House in 2012. They were more ruthless in defeating a true conservative like McDaniel, who actually represents the majority of Republicans both in Mississippi and nationwide, than they were in trying to defeat a full-blown Marxist in the White House.”
A similar situation occurred during the same primary year in Kansas, where an incumbent GOP establishment senator, Pat Roberts defeated conservative candidate, Milton Wolf. As the election drew near, Pat Roberts (who by the way doesn’t even reside in the state of Kansas) ran a campaign which took a right hand turn and adopted a more conservative flavor in hopes of gaining an edge over Wolf. You see, when it comes right down to it, even the GOP establishment types know that conservatism will get you votes and get you victories. So the establishment candidates campaign under the pretense of being conservative.
If you are a true conservative, beware! As we draw closer to nominating a republican candidate for president, some of the GOP candidates are running under the pretense of being conservative. They are not conservative. Lindsey Graham is the epitome of a GOP establishment candidate. But that doesn’t stop him from parading around, spreading false narratives about his conservative stance on issues. He is currently polling at about 2% nationally and ConservativeReview.com has given Graham a Liberty Score of 38% with an “F” rating. With such horrendous polling numbers, why hasn’t he abandoned his campaign? To answer that question, you have to come to the realization that Senators like Lindsey Graham, Pat Roberts, and Thad Cochran do not represent their respective states. As we noted above, Pat Roberts doesn’t even live in Kansas. They represent the GOP establishment and will do everything in their power to advance the will of the establishment.
Lindsey Graham is not in the presidential race to win the election. You will find him on almost every network news outlet these days, trying to remain as relevant as he can. Why? Because his goal is not to win, but rather to do the dirty work of the GOP establishment. He is their pawn. As long as he remains somewhat relevant and can be in the public eye, he will use every opportunity to keep a true conservative out of the White House.
You see…if a conservative wins, the establishment loses its power. And for them, maintaining power is what it’s all about.