Posts Tagged ‘Cocktail Party GOP
The 2012 GOP nomination campaign officially kicks off tonight with a presidential debate sponsored by the GOP and Fox News, televised at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on Fox News.
The five participating candidates, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and businessman Herman Cain, have all formed a presidential exploratory committee, filed state GOP paperwork and paid $25,000 to get on South Carolina’s primary ballot.
This should be quite an interesting event, with candidates ranging from the Cocktail Party end of the spectrum (Santorum and Pawlenty) to the libertarian end (Ron Paul and Gary Johnson). Herman Cain, a frequent speaker at Tea Party rallies, is probably somewhere in the middle.
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, a Tea Party favorite, praised the wide range of GOP views.
“The only really logical debate when you’ve got a government that’s $14 trillion in debt is between conservatives and libertarians,” he said. “You should no longer have a debate between moderates and liberals because we don’t have any money to spend.”
So, who impressed you? Who disappointed you? Who surprised you?
Did the debate change your mind or reinforce your opinions?
In one of the radio spots I did this week, someone asked me what I was going to do now that DWTS is over.
I think declaring open war on the Cocktail Party blue blood estaBUSHment and running interferance for Governor Palin would be fun.
What should we do and where should we start?
I have a plan forming, which involves taking down Mitt Romney’s ground team here in Illinois as a start…and then spreading out to hit the Cocktail Party soggy sandwich centers in the rest of the Midwest, too.
I refuse to allow the Cocktail Party and media to work together to take down Governor Palin the way the Left and the media (redundancy alert!) took down Hillary Clinton in 2008.
The Cocktail Party blue bloods are already in 2012 campaign mode so if you are someone waiting until Governor Palin officially announces her campaign in 2012, then you are foolishly keeping yourself out of a battle already in progress.
This is all great Thanksgiving dinner conversation material.
What are YOU specifically going to do tomorrow and then starting November 3rd to make sure the Cocktail Party GOP establishment does NOT continue go-along-to-get-along business as usual in Washington.
I want this to be your brainstorming thread.
I can tell you things we do here at Buzzquarters, and it’s my practice to show you what we are up to so that you can join in with whatever we are doing to either hit the Left hard, take down the Democrat party, or give the Cocktail Party GOP the smackdown it deserves…while continuing to support the Tea Party cause and conservatives like Governor Palin whom we believe in.
But, I want YOU to use this thread to tell us — and everyone who is reading — what YOU are going to do, specifically, tomorrow to help candidates you support GOTV…and then hold those winning candidates to the fire starting November 3rd so that the Cocktail Party GOP establishment in DC does not believe it’s back to fun and games and reckless spending on their own pork projects.
There needs to be no more earmarking by anyone. Period.
There needs to be a limit to how long bills can be, so that people can read and understand them. Period.
There needs to be enough time for the public to know what’s in a bill and weigh in on it before a Senator or Congressperson votes on it. Period.
No exceptions. No more business as usual.
I have told you this a hundred times, at least, but I will say this again: one of the fatal genetic flaws in conservatives is that you think election day settles things and then the day after it’s time to forget about politics and get back on your couches and drink Pepsi all day. You have a big Election Night Results Party and toss back all sorts of wonderful cocktails, nibble many delicious tiny sandwichese or quiches, and pat each other on the backs and compliment each other’s taste in blue blazer (for the men) or pearls (for the ladies) or blue blazers and pearls combinations (if you are Lindsey Graham or Charlie Crist).
This has to stop.
No one should wear pearls with a blazer, ever. At the most, accessorize with an heirloom broach or some snappy earrings, but save the pearls for a nice pantsuit or more formal evening attire. Really. You need to learn at least one thing from the gay Hillary guy site you seem to haev stumbled upon.
In all seriousness, the Cocktail Party GOP establishment has already telegraphed that it will not fight Obamacare, that it will try to destroy the Tea Party movement, and that it has declared open war on Governor Palin and her supporters. The Cocktail Party GOP establishment crowd is personified in people like Charlie Crist, LeNa JaBrowski (the wayward Senator from Alaska who broke her promise to respect the GOP primary and is now running as a write-in candidate, encouraging her supporters, all dozen of them, to draw pictures of her on their ballots and write LeNA really big in red crayon), Mike Castle, and other sore losers who either go Independent, convert to Democrats, or refuse to endorse their opponents after losing primaries.
In 2012, I want to see every Cocktail Party member challenged in primaries by an actual conservative. I want the Tea Party to focus itself on defeating every single Cocktail Party Republican two years from now…and I want to see some mechanism in place to punish any Republican severely for going the Crist/JaBrowski/Castle route and ignoring the will of voters because of their own blind, aristocratic ambitions.
We need to brainstorm how to get to that place, where we defeat the Cocktail Party establishment and set up a sytem where once they’re defeated they are removed from any influence whatsoever…because we don’t want to contend with Crist/JaBrowski/Castle nonsense two years from now when all efforts should be focused on taking down Obama and Senators like Claire McCaskill who were his handmaidens and co-conspirators.
Let’s get intos specifics of what average people on the ground can do that cost little money but take up about an hour or so a day (or less) so that you can start working daily political activism into your schedules.
Dinner is at 6pm.
Lil’ Suzie has ballet from 7-8pm.
From 9pm until your beddy-bye time at 10pm or whenever could be time for you to do something specific and useful politically.
We just need to figure out, together, what that can be.
I have some ideas, but I want YOU to come up with stuff on your own, together. It will be better than anything I could have come up with because it will be specific to YOU and YOUR talents.
And, dammit, you are chock full of talent.
You underestimate yourselves.
You are all writers, artists, activists, entertainers, strategists, and political forces in your own rights.
If I have a mission in life, it’s to get you off your butt so you can see that…and then put that talent God gave you to work. Because THAT IS WHY IT IS THERE, to be used when needed.
And I will continue to tell you ever day that now is the time it is needed.
Your butt loves sitting on that couch and I get that, because couches sure are comfy and ice cold Pepsi is wonderful to drink. I, too, love the beads of frosty sweat if forms on the outside of the glass and I love how the bubbles tickle my nose when I drink it.
Know what I love more?
And kicking the Left’s can nine ways to Sunday.
This is more rewarding, fun, and productive than sitting on the couch drinking Pepsi and having farting contests with household animals…or whatever it is you are doing instead of getting involved and absolutely terrorizing both the Left and the Cocktail Party GOP establishment.
So, please tell me what specifically you are doing for GOTV efforts.
If you are a daily reader, I expect a comment from you in this thread telling us what you are doing. I don’t care if you are a lurker who never comments, or someone mad gremlins eat your comments, or what. I don’t want to hear any excuses for you not taking five minutes and spelling out what you are going to do when you wake up tomorrow to help GOTV efforts on the ground for candidates you support…and what you are going to do starting November 3rd to make sure every Republican elected on Tuesday knows who she or he really works for: US.
The reason I want you to do this is because other people reading this threat out there, who want to help but don’t know how, and who will be jazzed and full of energy over the election need your ideas and inspiration. They need to see that regular, normal people in suburbia or rural America can do concrete, daily, time-manageable things to take the step into political activism when America needs them most.
This carries much more weight than me just telling people things they can do. I want every daily reader to say what she or he is going to do because that’s proof positive regular people with lives and families can indeed figure out how to make a difference in politics.
YOU can do that too.
You NEED to do that too.
Because America needs it.
So start brainstorming here and let’s start looking at how we’re going to impact races in 2012 by not ceding a single day to the Left or its Cocktail Party GOP enablers.
This is just a little thing I got this morning from someone I ran into at breakfast, who works for one of the Aldermen here in Chicago but is well-connected in the Democrat fundraising machine.
I asked him first about the Chicago Mayor’s race and the big, hush-hush-don’t-tell-anyone, “secret” of the week is that Lisa Madigan, Illinois’ Attorney General, believes Rahm Emanuel is so weakened by his Obama ties that she thinks she can win the Mayor’s race…and become the first female Mayor of Chicago that people will actually recognize (because the REAL first female Mayor was Jane Byrne, whom people in Chicago still hate).
Madigan, I was told, thinks Pat Quinn is going to win the Governor’s race (I disagree) and so then imagines he’d win re-election in 2014, meaning Madigan’s lifelong dream of being Governor would be put on hold another 8 years. No one ever accused the Madigan family of being unambitious, or the sharpest knives in the drawer.
If Madigan thought Quinn was going to lose to Brady, her plan was to remain Attorney General and then run for Governor in 2014 — fulfilling her decades-long quest to become the first female Governor of Illinois and have the power to channel all manner of graft and corruption into her family’s personal political machine, of which she would supplant her father as head in the Governor’s Mansion.
The reason Madigan didn’t want to run for Mayor is because being Mayor of Chicago is a nightmare job. After 21 years of Daley as Mayor-Emperor, his successor is going to have Thunderdome-grade blood sport to contend with every day he or she is in office. This person will be so battered and bruised by the experience that any hope of running for Governor in the future would be quashed.
It appears Lisa Madigan now believes the Governorship is out of her reach, so she’s grasping for this other plum instead…and believes the Madigan machine can take down Emanuel, who does not have any sort of support base in the city. Emanuel’s people are telling prospective donors that he has massive “star power” and will win on that alone…but people aren’t buying it and Madigan smells blood in the water.
Somehow, I turned the topic from the Madigan Family Maneuverings to Christine O’Donnell’s Senate race in Delaware because the guy I was talking to did a lot of fundraising in New England during the 2008 campaign and I know he “gets” states up there better than I do, having never lived there.
He told me that Christine O’Donnell is going to get VERY, VERY CLOSE to winning in Delaware but he does not think she will win. But, he emphasized, “It’s going to be scary close for Coons”.
I then asked him if he thought Scott Brown would win in Massachusetts, and he said, “No, I was surprised. I thought Coakley would win but it would be close”.
So, I’m thinking Democrats are really very scared of O’Donnell.
They can’t make the mental leap to believe she could win…just like they couldn’t wrap their heads around Brown winning “the Kennedy Seat”…but they see that O’Donnell is “close” in the way Brown was “close” in his race against Coakley.
My gut tells me that “close” means O’Donnell will win this is support continues for her nationwide the way it did for Hottie McAwesome in his Senate race.
The Cocktail Party GOP establishment didn’t like Brown anymore than it likes O’Donnell. It’s doing about as much for O’Donnell as it did for Brown, which is pretty much jack squat.
I don’t have anything concrete on this, but my GUT tells me that if we keep working hard for her that she’ll win…and defeat not only Coons, but the Cocktail Party GOP establishment too.
That was all I could get before the politico had to get back to his cinnamon rolls and bacon and I left the restaurant with my little pastries to go before walking around Chicago looking at Halloween costumes.
Here’s hoping all sorts of witch’s hats pop up all over Delaware on the heads of O’Donnell supporters this Halloween…to cast the spell that tips this race from “close” to “win” for CO’D.
The same people who are now pushing a Chris Christie run for president are the very ones who fault Governor Palin for not completing her term in Alaska
I really like Chris Christie — as Governor of New Jersey — and want the man to continue to have a national profile while he clobbers the unions, reins in spending, and continues to do his job admirably in the Garden State.
He’s said repeatedly that he’s not running for president in 2012 — but I’d like to see him in the Republican mix in the future. More importantly, Chris Christie’s success in New Jersey, standing up to both Democrats and the media, needs to be an example for other conservatives across the nation — he directly defies everything the Rovian strategists and advisors keep telling Republicans, in that Christie has a high approval rating, is getting things done, and is secure in his position without playing any of the Cocktail Party games and giving in to the Left at every turn (the way Rove advocates, and all those high-paid GOP consultants routinely advise).
Chris Christie is not part of the Cocktail Party, not by a longshot, but over the last two weeks I’ve noticed that some in the media have been pushing him as the “anyone but Sarah” candidate for 2012.
This is an interesting development, because if there’s anyone on the national scene who is more “Palin” than Governor Palin, it’s Chris Christie…where “Palin” is quickly becoming an adjective meaning “says what one thinks, hits the Left hard, defies Cocktail Party conventions, and doesn’t back down from a fight”.
Why is the media now pushing a Christie presidential run in 2012?
I think the goal of this is just to be anti-Palin, because the media is hellbent on keeping a woman from being president. I really do think this is about much more than just the Governor herself, because this same level of relentless attack was waged aggressively against Hillary Clinton in 2008. That makes two women, in succession, who were the first really credible presidential candidates of their gender that the media declared all-out war upon. That’s not a coincidence; it’s a pattern.
I don’t see Christie ever becoming a rival of Palin’s.
I do, however, see this Christie 2012 push as continuing the trend we’ve been pushing here for so long of undermining Mittens Romney, Tim Pawlenty, John Thune, Mitch Daniels, and the other Cocktail Party Republican men who are wimps when it comes to really standing up to the Left.
The more exposure Christie gets, the more exposure Governor Palin has, the more attention falls on people like Governor Jan Brewer, Lt. Colonel Allen West, or Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, the more people are going to ask just what good the Cocktail Party guys are even for.
If the Republican brand can be changed from the limp, impotent, gutless Cocktail Party crowd into a party where the Palins, Christies, Brewers, Wests, Bachmanns, and others are the new norm, then Republicans have a real shot of turning the page and becoming known nationally as a party that exists for a real reason — and that’s to defend the Constitution, shrink the government, and rein in spending.
That’s ALL the party should stand for…getting America back on track and shepherding changes to the economy that encourage opportunity, foster business growth, and protect the rights of entrepreneurs to aggressively pursue the American dream.
I think the media’s pushing of Christie is a tacit acknowledgement that we are actually approaching a point of saturation where voters are going to expect, from now on, that Republican candidates fit this new Grizzly model for the GOP — and that Mittens Romney and the rest are going to be left behind, like sad, anatomically-incorrect mannequins discarded in a back alley when a department store closed down.
But, what’s really hilarious to me is that in pushing Christie for 2012, the media’s revealing its consistent hypocrisy again: Christie is in his first term as Governor of New Jersey. Yet, the media want him to leave New Jersey to run for president in 2012…which means he’d have to start campaigning in 2011. That’s just less than two years into his first elected term as Governor.
This is the same media, to this day, that berates Governor Palin for resigning in Alaska to save taxpayers there millions of dollars in obstruction Democrats were filing against her…as well as to take on the national platform that was needed for her to lead the Resistance to the Left she’s currently engaged in.
So, when Governor Palin resigns her governorship for the best of Alaska and the nation at large, she’s called a quitter and all manner of names.
When Chris Christie is talked about as a presidential candidate in 2012 who would have to resign his position after less time in office than Governor Palin had, no mention is made of him being a quitter.
Yet again in life, the magical penis makes all the difference in the world to those in the media who can’t ever be bothered to maintain a consistent line of attack from day to day.
But, then again, these are the same people who had no problem with Barack Obama starting a presidential run the day after he was sworn-in as a United States Senator.
That was okay, of course, because not only was a penis involved, but it was a partially-black penis, and no matter how small it is, that still counts for a lot with these people.
I’ve said before that Governor Palin might just be the sharpest politician of our time…and her sense of branding is astonishingly pitch-perfect.
She’s now advancing an emerging 2012 campaign message: “Revive, Renew, Restore”.
What I think is most genius about this is the “R-branding” she’s doing very subtly…”R”, like “Republican”.
I also love that she’s picked up the “Cocktail Party” meme that we started here on HillBuzz and also calls them the go-along-to-get-along establishment gang, like she did in her speech the other night at the Bakersfield Business Conference:
She also took a few digs at the “cocktail party” — what she called the “go-along-to-get-along” “establishment” wing of the Republican party, saying “those defeated liberal Republicans, what did they do? Now they’re the ones running as a third-party candidate — and they’re redefining, I guess, the term ‘bitter clinger.’ “
The “Cocktail Party” meme is one that will destroy any chances Mittens Romney has remaining of being the “it’s his turn” establishment candidate in 2012. ”It’s his turn”, as dictated by the Cocktail Party, is just not going to cut the soggy cucumber-and-mayonnaise sandwiches anymore.
One of the reasons I believe in, and support, Governor Palin so much is that in her — AT LAST — I see a chance not only to smack the Left down hard but to take down the Cocktail Party GOP establishment that’s been the root of so many problems for all these years.
It is not going to be easy though. These guys are more entrenched than you would ever believe.
They love money. They adore wearing fancy suits. They savor every last cocktail party.
They’ve monopolized power for generations and are the sons of entitled fathers and grandfathers who have been passing these choice seats at the table down via Y-chromosomes to their heirs since anyone can remember.
Governor Palin, and Mamma Grizzlies everywhere, are a major threat to this primogeniture Cocktail Party racquet.
None of these people want to work hard and get real jobs after they lose their perks and privileges.
That’s why they hate the Tea Party so much…the Tea Party is the end of the Cocktail Party…which is the end of life as they know it for all these guys.
To that, I say: Run, Sarah, Run!
Revive! Renew! Restore!
Thanks to Mizz Jodee for these illustrations.
This is the way to get Americans to understand just how much of a problem the Cocktail Party GOP establishment is.
It’s “The Cocktail Party” vs. “The Tea Party” and the stakes are mighty high indeed.
ACTION ITEM: Help us make the term "Cocktail Party" ubiquitous when it comes to the GOP establisment
Here’s a little behind-the-scenes action for you from Chicago.
Currently, the Cocktail Party GOP establishment here, in the form of the Cook County GOP, is desperately trying to figure out who are sources are within the Republican Party. Mainly this is Lee Roupas, Cook County GOP Chair, and Beth Christie, multi-millionaire cougar, being upset that we keep exposing the terrible things the two of them do in Chicago, but it also involved Romney people who are mad we’ve told you the story of Mittens’ “spicy sandwich”, which gave us the idea last year to start calling the guys the GOP establishment is pushing for 2012 “soggy sandwiches”.
We weren’t supposed to know about what happened at that luncheon because it was held at one of the super-exclusive private clubs here in Chicago last year, which we weren’t invited to, where Mittens Romney met with several of the Cocktail Party establishment guys — in supposed secret — to lay down the foundations for his 2012 Chicago-based ground team (where Mittens knows the Chicago team will actively run ops in eastern Iowa for the first nominating contest, just as Obama’s Chicago team organized from our turf to hit Iowa for him in 2008).
At the luncheon, someone we know was there, and watched Mittens send a sandwich back THREE TIMES because he kept insisting it was “too spicy”.
It was a processed turkey sandwich, on white bread, with mayonnaise and iceberg lettuce.
And Mittens thought it was “too spicy”.
He was polite about it, and very nice to the waiter, but he’d take a bite, his face would scrunch up, and he’d waive his hand in front of his face as if he was biting down on fiery habaneros.
The other men at the table followed Mittens’ lead, and soon all of them were complaining about how spicy their sandwiches were too. Meanwhile, back in the kitchen, the chefs laughed and laughed at these clowns…since there wasn’t a spice to be had in those sandwiches. Not even a little cumin. Not a single spec of paprika. Let alone a zing of chili.
“These sandwiches sure are spicy guys, I just burned my tongue!”
“My sandwich is so spicy I need to call the fire department!”
“There’s so much spice in my sandwich my tummy is hurting and I’m going to have an uh-oh. Good thing my wife makes me pack extra undies in my briefcase! Just in case!”
“That makes it your “just-in-case-case”, right Governor?”
“Ha, ha, ha. That’s right! In case I encounter any spicy sandwiches like these!”.
This really happened folks.
The dialogue is us being us, but Mittens really had an epic problem eating a processed turkey sandwich in Chicago back in 2009 at a top-secret Romney 2012 planning meeting. He might be a nice man, and by all accounts he really is. We think he’ll make a fantastic Treasury Secretary. We like his wife Ann very much and we’re glad she keeps his “just-in-case-case” fully loaded and ready to go.
But Mittens can’t be the 2012 GOP nominee. He’s just not man enough for the job…in a year when the person that is happens to be a woman.
The GOP Cocktail Party is, right now, as we speak, working hard to institutionally prevent Governor Palin from becoming the 2012 nominee because these impotent, limp, “my sandwich is too spicy” guys have already decided “it’s Romney’s turn” since “Romney wanted to be president since the 70s”.
At cocktail parties in large cities across the country, these guys in their blazers, with women in their best Ann Taylor, get together and scorn the Tea Party and its grassroots energy. They don’t believe the Republican Party should be run from the bottom up, because they enjoy being in the Union League or City Club looking down on the rabble from their penthouse view. Scotch on the rocks in one hand, with their resumes in the other, these Cocktail Party Republicans see political campaigns as networking opportunities to advance their careers and afford them opportunities to get better, more important jobs in the future by way of the political connections they’ll make if Mittens Romney is the nominee.
The Cocktail Party GOP establishment does not believe in conservativism.
The Cocktail Party GOP establishment does not particularly care about America…or Americans…and, frankly, looks down on anyone not wearing a blue blazer or cream Ann Taylor just as much as Democrats do. These are elitists of the worst kind, in politics just for the lucrative opportunities it affords, and not because of the chance it brings to do something for the country and the hardworking men and women in it.
We need regular, average Americans of the conservative bent to cast off the Cocktail Party GOP establishment and replace these blue-blazered snobs with ordinary folk who will seek office to get the job done, not angle for high paying jobs in a losing Mittens Romney campaign.
We think a great way to do this is to use the “Cocktail Party vs. Tea Party” imagery as much as possible…to highlight just how out of touch these Union League Club Republicans are.
Americans like spicy sandwiches. The spicier the better.
Their tummies are cast-iron and can take it. None of them have had any “uh-ohs” for many years now. They are field-hardened, hand-calloused, hard-working, red-blooded Americans like Governor Palin…and President Reagan before her.
It’s really overwhelming, sometimes, to realize that we don’t just have to battle the Left for the next two years, but we really and truly do need to take the fight to the Cocktail Party. These guys are incredibly well-funded. More than that, they really and truly do need those jobs that Mittens Romney is promising them in his campaign. They have committed to Mittens, and they are going to do everything they can to make sure he gets the nomination…so they get their handsome rewards.
To save America, and to take the White House away from Obama in 2012, we’re going to have to crash the Cocktail Party to the ground, and yank these Romney Guys from their pedestals of influence in politics.
That is NOT going to be easy.
But, we’re telling you definitively that the Romney 2012 people DO NOT like the spicy sandwich story being told, and are aggressively trying to figure out who at the meeting told us about it.
They also do not like that we’ve coined the term “Cocktail Party” and they do not want this to spread, because it immediately defines the GOP establishment in negative and understandable terms the American voter can readily appreciate.
Help us brand the GOP establishment as the “Cocktail Party” in all media…so that voters naturally contrast these wimps with Tea Party candidates…and Americans boot not just the Left in the years ahead, but these self-serving RINOs as well.
Here’s the latest cucumbers-and-mayonnaise boring Cocktail Party Republican being pushed by the media today: John Thune edition.
Are we the only ones who see through this garbage?
This is the same sort of nonsense the media used to write about John McCain…and that they wrote about Bob Dole back in the mid-90s, when the Cocktail Party establishment wanted Dole to be the nominee (which was fine with us back then, because we wanted the Clintons to have their second term).
Now that we’re committed to defeating the Democrats in all that they do, we’re not going to let the media push these born losers like Thune as the GOP 2012 nominee without getting conservatives to take a long hard look at what the media does.
You do see that the Cocktail Party GOP establishment is working hard every day to make sure that Governor Palin is not the 2012 nominee…and that the state media actually helps the Cocktail Party get what it wants, because it knows soggy sandwiches like Thune won’t win an election against Obama. You see this, right?
Sometimes, when we read this junk the media puts out there, we feel like a little kid at a bad Children’s Theater production, where someone is in disguise trying to fool the other characters on the stage and the more observant kids can’t help but shout out “Don’t listen to him! That’s the bad guy! Don’t let him fool you! It’s a fake mustache!”.
There’s also something seriously creepy about John Thune that we just can’t put our finger on.
It might be that his name, John Thune, feels like something out of an Ira Levin novel or 1970s Richard Donner horror movie. ”John Thune” makes us think of “Damien Thorne“. And that’s something we don’t want anywhere near the presidency.
He might be the nicest man in the world, but he seriously does give us the creeps, and it’s not just his name. There’s SOMETHING not right about him, in his eyes, when he smiles. We don’t trust him…in the same way that even before he hit it big on the national scene we found Obama to be creepy and not trustworthy. In life, we’ve found it best to always go with our gut on things like this.
The Cocktail Party keeps telling the media to push Thune, though.
We don’t know why.
Can any of you shed some light on this?
Frankly, the man is not someone we’d even want considered for Vice President. He can stay a Senator in South Dakota for as long as the people there want him, but we’re telling you, there’s something about him that gives us the CREEPS. That does not happen often, either.
Operation Samantha Stevens Day Four: Do whatever you can to encourage Mike Castle to make a write-in candidate push in Delaware
You are going to have to trust us on this, because it’s pretty outside the box…but a write-in campaign by Mike Castle in Delaware will hurt Democrat Chris Coons a lot more than it would Christine O’Donnell…so if we want O’Donnell to win the seat we need to encourage bitter, tantrum-throwing, near-octogenarian infant Mike Castle to commit himself to a write-in campaign for the US Senate this November.
The reason we believe this is true is because we’ve been watching the Alaska polls now that LeNa JaBrowski has decided to push a write-in bid against GOP nominee Joe Miller and whoever the Democrat is that’s running. JaBrowski hurts the Democrat, because crazy people who support her are nuts who would otherwise be voting Democrat. They are people who won’t just sit home on election day, and without JaBrowski on the ballot, they’d be voting AGAINST Joe Miller, for taking JaBrowski’s seat away.
In Delaware, everything we’ve seen indicates the same thing would happen if Mike Castle was a write-in candidate: crazy people who are mad Castle’s not the nominee are going to be voting for Coons right now. If Castle was an option as a write-in, they would vote for him over Coons. That’s a net-positive for O’Donnell.
Conservatives, we know this is very much outside your comfort zone and it’s one of those moments when we talk to you directly and feel like we’re burbling in Babylonian.
But, this is the trick the Clintons pulled in 1992 that got them their first term in the White House.
The Clintons nudged Ross Perot on his ego-trip third party candidacy to take down George H.W. Bush and cost him a second term. People who didn’t like the Clintons weren’t going to vote for them no matter what, and also were motivated enough that they weren’t going to sit home on election day. If Perot had not been an option, those people would have voted for Bush, since nothing in the world would have gotten them to vote Clinton.
The Clintons saw this, and realized that promoting Perot to the level of a serious contender was a way to steal votes from Bush. Perot on the ballot gave Clinton-haters TWO options instead of one.
People who vote third-party are crazy on a great many levels, and Democrats have adroitly taken advantage of this. ”I hate both parties, so I’m going to stick it to them both by voting third party! Yeah for me!”. No, crazy person, you only stuck it to yourself because in reality you SAY you hate both parties but chances are you like Republicans better than Democrats, and by voting for Perot you helped Democrats win because you were one less vote for Bush…the person you actually agreed more with.
Not to pick on Perot supporters, or to pretend Democrats have monopolized this tactic completely, so we need to mention the excellent job the Bush team did in 2000 to use the Democrats’ own trick against them…by pushing Ralph Nader’s campaign as a vote-stealer from Al Gore. That worked marvelously, because it tapped into the Left’s inherent mental illness and convinced a great many morons that “Gore wasn’t Lefty enough” so they had the option of “protest voting” for Nader. Which resulted in the person they DIDN’T want to actually win, Bush, becoming the 43rd president (when Bush won Tennessee…not the fairytale Democrats like to tell about Florida…since if Gore had just won his OWN HOME STATE he would have been president…and Nader’s presence contributed to the 80,000 votes Gore DIDN’T get that let Bush win that state 51-47%).
The O’Donnell/Castle/Coons situation in Delaware is a lot more interesting because we have the Cocktail Party vs. Tea Party battle in the Republican Party going on…with the Cocktail Party establishment so desperate to defeat a Tea Party candidate that these spiteful, rattled blue-bloods fully intend to hold their noses and vote for Coons “to teach the Tea Party a lesson”.
Well, if Mike Castle was on the ballot, these fools would surely vote for him, writing in his name if they had to because they wouldn’t want to vote for a Democrat if a Cocktail Party candidate was possible.
That write-in vote would be their twisted “I’m teaching them a lesson” maneuver.
And it would cost Coons enough votes, we think, to let O’Donnell win the way Clinton won in 1992 and Bush won in 2000.
Today, we want you to put your thinking caps on because we don’t know the state of Delaware and had honestly only heard of Mike Castle when this O’Donnell race heated up.
Here’s what we need to do:
(1) Convince Mike Castle to mount a doomed LeNa JaBrowski-grade write-in campaign, out of spite and Cocktail Party entitlement
(2) Convince the Cocktail Party in Delaware to “teach the Tea Party a lesson” by writing in Mike Castle’s name instead of voting for Chris Coons
(3) Keep the Tea Party and O’Donnell herself from discouraging this Mike Castle move and make them see how it benefits them strategically
This one will be tough, because it’s so outside the box and counterintuitive.
But, we really think O’Donnell’s going to win…and this scheme is going to be part of it, so long as we can channel that weird, twisted Cocktail Party “let’s teach them a lesson” garbage into an avenue that’s useful for us.