The blueblood Republicans are coming out of their catatonic shock to trash Gov. Sarah Palin. The Bluebloods (aka: RINO's, country club Republicans, Rockefeller Republicans, NeoCons, beltway boys, Wall Street Journal subscribers and chicken hawks) have discovered much to their surprise and dismay that voters actually like Gov. Sarah Palin. They are horrified.
Newt Gingrich bravely announced to everyone, who would listen, that Sarah Palin was not the leading contender for the Republican nomination for President in 2012. The only other candidate he could mention was himself.
Gingrich muttered, "But she's going to be one of 20 or 30 significant players. She's not going to be the de facto leader." Would someone wake New Gingrich up to the fact that she already is the only contender.
Gingrich, like the other Bluebloods, has been's, never were's and wanna bees, is in a severe case of denial.
Thousands of people wait in the rain to see Gov. Sarah Palin. Is anybody waiting in the rain for Newt Gingrich or anybody else to appear?
At the Republican Governors' Convention, Gov. Palin was abruptly pushed off the stage by the wanna bees governors. As described in Human Events, "Eight other governors assembled on the stage, all men, seemed visibly uncomfortable with the "Palin at center stage" format. When Perry stepped in front of Palin at the podium to announce it was over just as it was getting started, Palin looked irritated, and the media shouted, "You've got to be kidding," "This is ridiculous," "Come on," and "We were promised more questions."
The blueblood Republicans gained ascendancy with Ronald Reagan's selection of George H.W. Bush's as his running mate. The GOP and the United States have been in a free fall ever since.
George H.W. Bush inherited the Presidency. During the campaign he promised, "no new taxes, read my lips." Then became President and promptly raised taxes.
In the race against Bill Clinton," George Bush could have won if he had ever come to terms with the fact that Ross Perot was right on Free Trade. But rather than giving up making blue blood Republicans (and Democrats) on Wall Street rich. he refused to abandon the Free Trade ideology. He lost when Perot received nineteen percent of the vote.
Sam Francis points out that California was always solidly Republican. Then the Republican Bluebloods ignored the impending immigration crisis. California was swept from being a staunchly Republican state of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to a morass of immigration politics.
The State of California is no longer Republican and it is debatable how long it might remain in the United States if the Mexican Reconquistas have their way.
The blueblood Republicans have always managed to assemble a great deal of money. With it, they nominate some shyster to pretend that he cares about the working men and women of America. Bush, jr. was the epitome of such a candidate.
Elected by blue collar Americans and Reagan Democrats, he promptly sent their jobs to China, Mexico and Japan. For the jobs that were left, he brought in plenty of H-1B visa holders, and opened up the floodgates for illegal immigrants.
After George Bush gave away five million manufacturing jobs and receiving the lowest popularity rolls in history, Senator John McCain went to Michigan an extolled the virtues of Free Trade to disbelieving Michigan residents. They promptly voted for Obama.
McCain then performed a con game on amnesty. He produced plenty of pandering commercials in Spanish. As Ann Coulter said, only McCain's close relatives voted for him.
All that pulled the McCain lever voted either against Obama or for Sarah Palin. At seventy-two McCain had a twenty percent chance of leaving office because of a medical condition before his first term was over. Many Republicans pulled the lever voting for Gov. Sarah Palin, hoping that the dream of McCain winning and then leaving office could come true.
In Grumpy Old Men, one character says that he is not an L.L. Beaner. He can't afford the fancy prices of that store in Maine. Rather, he is a Pork and Beaner.
The difference between Gov. Palin and the blueblood Republicans is a difference that Americans tend to ignore, "class." It is the difference between the Pork and Beaners and the L.L. Beaners.
The L.L. Beaner, Brooks Brothers, Paul Stuart crowd always touts its superior education at posh Ivy League schools. What Americans have learned in the last twenty years of Harvard-Yale-Harvard rule (and now continued prep school Harvard guy) is that these masters of the universe are complete morons.
The Blueblood Republicans have destroyed the Republican Party and have taken the country down with them. They have permitted a mass migration of twenty million aliens into the country, destroyed American manufacturing (GM, Ford, Chrysler head toward bankruptcy) and caused the greatest financial meltdown since 1929.
Self-serving, arrogant and stupid they have crashed the economy and now go to whom to bail them out? You guessed it, Joe the Plumber must bail them out of the disaster they created.
There should be a Constitutional amendment. Anyone with a degree from Harvard or Yale cannot run for President.
"The rich are different from you and me," says the narrator of The Great Gatsby, and he is right. Roy Beck of NumbersUSA tells the story of presenting his case for limiting immigration to an extremely wealthy New York City businessman. They are in an office in New York City with a beautiful view of the Hudson River and the tops of the skyscrapers of New York Cities.
Roy asks the billionaire what is going to happen to open space when the population of the United States reaches 450 million people. His response is that the market will work it out. He said that he has an apartment in New York City and a country home in Fairfield, Connecticut. The prices might be a little higher in the country, but people can go to their country homes on the weekend.
The name of the game in politics is votes. Money buys votes in the sense that it can make the difference between two equal candidates. It can tell a compelling story more often, more times to more people. However, an attractive candidate can overwhelm all that.
The Bluebloods are worried. Their control of the party ended with Gov. Palin's nomination to be McCain's running mate. They are trying to get their control back, so they can continue to destroy the Republican Party and the rest of the country with it.
Gov. Sarah Palin doesn't need the Bluebloods. She has the votes. She is the leader of the Republican Party by acclamation. The Beauty Queen has replaced the Bluebloods.
Mr. Streitz was a Minuteman on the Arizona border in 2005. He is a co-founder of CT Citizens for Immigration Control and twice ran for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Connecticut. He is a co-founder of the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee, which is a registered Draft PAC with the Federal Election Commission (www.2012draftsarahcommittee.com).