Posts Tagged ‘Mittens Romney
(h/t Bare Naked Islam)
This video is from Romney’s 2008 campaign. The girl asking the question only wanted to know if Mittens would continue the good work that George W. Bush had done combatting AIDS in Africa but Romney had bigger plans for our tax dollars. You heard him correctly…he thinks America should provide free health care to the world….just like Hezbollah did in southern Lebanon. Doesn’t this smack of something a Democrat candidate would say? The phrase “Global Health Diplomacy” makes me very nervous. I think what President Bush did in Africa was wonderful but Romney is suggesting something along the lines of “free health care for all”.
Maybe if we give the world free health care…they’ll like us better.
Can you say Global Romneycare?
Should we start calling it RomneyHezbollahcare?
I’ve been sitting back quietly watching the campaign trail. After the crumble of Herman Cain’s campaign…I’ve been a little shy about thumping my chest for the man that I think can save this country…Newt Gingrich. I haven’t put up ”Go Newt Go!” posts every day. I wanted to take a wait and see approach. I’m starting to feel a little different as of this morning. It’s beginning to look like Mitt Romney’s carefully built house of cards is starting to sway in the warm South Carolina coastal breeze and Newt has his sail tilted in just the right direction to catch the lift. It’s amazing really… considering seven months ago his entire campaign staff walked out on him (I bet they’re regretting that move). He’s survived several media attacks and polling slumps. Now that he’s back on track with his positive message about what he can do to save this country…the sky’s the limit.
I’m beginning to be cautiously optimistic.
And….it appears that the little interview with his whining ex-wife Marianne seems to have helped him instead of hurt him….that tickles me pink!
Newt is a survivor….he’s one tough son of a gun.
I guess that’s why Chuck Norris is endorsing Newt.
I wouldn’t argue with Chuck.
I didn’t watch the debate last night. I couldn’t stomach it. I think we’ve seen enough debates to know what everyone is going to say to the same old tired questions that idiots like Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulus ask. I did follow what was happening on Twitter. I prefer to read what other’s think. The primary reason for last night’s debate was to see if Newt, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul were going to go after Mittens. The LSM wanted a bloodbath….they wanted a GOP remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (with Newt, of course, playing Freddie Kreuger). They didn’t get it though. Sure there were some zings thrown here and there but they were just little cat scratches compared to the damage that could have been done by Freddie’s knives.
I truly believe that Newt wanted to do the unexpected. He didn’t want to give the left a “see we told you so” debate. He took all the hot…toxic…foul air out of their balloons. They are absolutely depressed over last night’s debate. Here’s a quote from MSNBC news this morning…
“A Saturday night debate in Manchester yielded few defining moments, and did little to add new scrutiny that had been expected of Mitt Romney, the frontrunner in the Granite State’s primary on Tuesday.”
They are hoping and praying that round 2 (this morning’s debate) will yield at least a pint or two of Romney’s blood. They desperately want the GOP to slaughter each other between now and November so that Obama…the most un-American President in the history of our country…can win re-election and continue his path of destruction.
I love Newt Gingrich. He’s the right man for the job. I do not like Mitt Romney. He is no real friend of conservatives. I do not like the GOP establishment and their blind stupidity….but I hate Barack Obama and all that he and his goons are doing to this magnificent nation. I will fight to keep Mittens off the GOP ballot but if he is the nominee…I will fight for him.
We can not let EVIL win in November.
Despite getting 25% of the airtime during the debate, and more questions than anyone else (which is odd, since he’s tied for second place in the polls, behind Gingrich), Mittens Romneycare did not have a good performance in Saturday night’s debate…at least, not according to Jon Stewart.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Indecision 2012 – ABC News GOP Debate|
And here’s the really, really stupid unforced error-the $10,000 bet. Pay attention: this segment shows EXACTLY how the DNC-controlled media is going to tear down Mittens, Newt and Perry:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Indecision 2012 – ABC News GOP Debate – Mitt Romney’s Bet|
Two devastating videos in which establishment GOP candidates take themselves down with their own words.
I always knew Mittens Romneycare never met two contradictory positions he didn’t like, but I was shocked at how often Newt has flip-flopped.
I love watching Newt in the debates, and I love how he stands up to the JournoList media, but this is pretty damning…
The Cocktail Party has already picked our nominee so all of us who do not want Romney as our 2012 nominee should just pack up and go home. It’s over. Romney is it.
Here are the results of the National Journals Political Insiders Poll…
|Rank the top five candidates, 1 through 5, in terms of who you think is most likely to capture the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.|
|CANDIDATE||INSIDERS INDEX SCORE*|
*Methodology: In tallying the rankings, a first-place vote was worth 5 points, a second-place vote was worth 4 points, and so on. The Insiders Index reflects the percentage of points that each contender received out of the maximum possible. For example, Mitt Romney scored an Index rating of 98, meaning he received 98 percent of the possible 525 points, the number he would have if all 105 participants in the poll this week had ranked him first.
The ruling class of the GOP don’t want Herman Cain. They’ve spent too much time and money grooming Mittens to let an outsider like Mr. Cain take the nomination. They seem to be ignoring one little fact…
We the people decide who will be our nominee.
It’s our votes that count…it doesn’t matter what Karl Rove or Charles Krauthammer or Chris Christie or any of the other good little GOP puppets want.
Herman Cain needs our help. NOW. He needs money and he needs volunteers. He needs people on the ground in Iowa and New Hampshire but I ‘m sure his campaign could use help everywhere.
Let’s help Herman Cain win the GOP nomination (and 2012 presidency).
Please go to his campaign website and donate….either your time or money or both.
The American people should decide who’s best for our country.
Here’s a great idea that came in today, geared towards those out there with YouTube video making skills and some creativity. It’s a way to lampoon the Cocktail Party’s persistence in pushing Mittens “Mood Ring” Romney onto an electorate that does not want him to be the 2012 GOP nominee (no matter how hard the Cocktail Party pushes).
Lyrics for a song about flip-flopping Mittens “Mood Ring” Romney, sung to the tune of the TV show “Flipper.”
Ev’ry-one loves the King of Romney.
Ever so kind and gentle is he.
Tricks he will do when voters appear,
And how they laugh when he’s near.
They call him Flipflopper, Flipflopper, faster than lightning,
No one you see is more flipping than he.
And we know Flipflopper lives in a state of wonder,
Lying there under; he’s Mitt Romney.
Look at the sky when rainbows appear,
You can be sure that Flipflopper is near,
Call him by name, he’ll ogle your rack!
He’ll give you a ride on his back.
We know our Flipflopper, Flipflopper knows ev’ry answer,
And Dasher and Prancer und Donner und Blitzen.
No one can be much wiser than he.
And we know Flipflopper lives in a state of wonder,
Lying there under, he’s Mitt Romney.
Many a night, ‘way down in the deep,
Flipflopper talks of Cabbages and Queens.
Happy and gay, when he comes along,
They all start singing his song.
They call him Flipflopper, Flipflopper faster than lightning.
No one you see is smarter than he.
And we know Flipflopper lives in a state of wonder,
Lying there under, he’s Mitt Romney.
Can you think of some good visuals that could go in a YouTube video for the song?
What other creative things could you do with this?
Interesting strategy being deployed against Mittens Romney: David Axelrod is praising him as being “instrumental to Obamacare”
This is very smart on David Axelrod’s part, if the goal is to guarantee Mittens Romney can never win a general election.
Axelrod has been PRAISING Mittens for being “instrumental to Obamacare”. If there had not been a Romneycare in Massachusetts, there would be no Obamacare nationally now.
For those of you who don’t live in big cities like Chicago and have weekly opportunities to see the Cocktail Party GOP establishment in action, I need to keep stressing how many careers were bet on Mittens Romney being the 2012 GOP nominee.
Here in Chicago, there is a whole generation of “Romney Guys” who have sunk everything into a Romney nomination. They remind me of girls in ugly dresses, with tragic hair and orthodontic head gear, who all chipped in everything they had for a ginormous stretch limo believing the handsome, Ken-dolled quarterback was going to take them to the prom. There they are, driving around town, excitedly asking each other who’s going to get to dance with Mitt first, who gets to put his corsage on him, and who’s going to give him the first kiss. Giggle, giggle, giggle.
Lee Roupas, the Cook County GOP Chair, is very much one of these gigglers. He, and all the twenty-something young Republicans he’s recruited for leadership positions in the Cook County organization, all believe they will get big time, high-paying, resume-building gigs with a Romney 2012 campaign. For Roupas, the stakes are even higher since his political career was ruined last summer when he and Illinois GOP state Chair Pat Brady declared war on Chicago GOP Chair Eloise Gerson, when Gerson exposed a sex scandal in Republican ranks that Roupas covered up for a buddy (who was, it should be noted, one of the previously mentioned “Romney Guys” metaphorically seated with Roupas in that limousine, giggling the night away).
So, not only do you have guys who have foregone other lucrative jobs because the Romney camp keeps assuring them they will be rich by this time next year, working for his campaign, but you have people like Roupas who are desperate for a political or career resurrection by way of a plum post on the Romney 2012 campaign.
Not a single one of these people believe Romney will win the national election. Even Roupas will admit that if asked directly.
But, they don’t have the connections with other candidates like Governor Palin, and frankly they know Governor Palin detests people like this and would never want these “Romney Guys” working for her campaign.
Mittens Romney is destined to become the next Secretary of the Treasury. He seems to be a very nice and polite man who was successful in business. He would be an excellent Cabinet member. But he is never going to be president.
One of the key problems with the Republican Party is that even though almost everyone in politics can see this, and people like David Axelrod on the Democrat side are already laying the foundations via Romneycare to destroy Mittens in a general election (just in case the GOP is stupid enough to nominate him), the Cocktail Party GOP establishment is pushing Romney because they as individuals believe Romney will benefit them most personally.
Either Romney will give them a title they can embroider on a sash to wear around town during a Fancy Duds Parade…or Romney will give their idiot no-good son a good job…or Romney will have his campaign hire their cousin’s firm as the printer or party planner or tee shirt manufacturer for his doomed presidential bid.
Something to that effect.
Those are the only people who are pushing Mittens Romney…but the sad truth is that these are actually the people who pretty much control the Cocktail Party GOP establishment. These are the people who pushed John McCain in 2008 and Bob Dole in 1996, because “it was his turn” and all of these people like Lee Roupas were all dolled up riding around in the back of a limo just waiting to pick this guy up.
If you want to defeat Obama in 2012, the first step is defeating the Cocktail Party’s efforts to push Mittens Romney and other Soggy Sandwich Society candidates to the nomination.
“It’s his turn” and “he’ll give me a job on the campaign” should just not be accepted as reasons for nominating someone next year.
Bad news for the Cocktail Party establishment: Mittens Romney’s big donors not backing another presidential run for him
Mittens Romney is a very nice person. He’s polite and friendly, has very nice hair, brushes his teeth after every meal, and is the man responsible for doing to Massachusetts what Obamacare will do to the rest of the country.
While the rest of the above wins him points with a lot of people, especially cosmetologists, dental hygienists, and product development at Mattel, that last one, Romneycare, means his 2012 presidential bid is dead on arrival.
The Cocktail Party GOP establishment needs to understand that YOU CAN’T IN 2012 RUN AGAINST OBAMA THE MAN WHO DID THINGS SIMILAR TO OBAMA, things people HATE.
A lot of Romney’s big donors realize this, and don’t feel like wasting their contributions on a losing Romney 2012 bid.
The problem we all face is this, and I never see this written about on other sites: the Cocktail Party establishment has people on the ground in every state. These people control the GOP organizations at the city, county, and state level. These are the men and women who are not especially concerned with winning elections, because in many cases, winning means having to do the hard work of governing, and they don’t want to do that.
Instead, they just want to go to cocktail parties, give speeches, pat themselves on the back, run their friends for office, do whatever Democrats want because that guarantees favorable media coverage, then after they lose the election, get ready to do it all again by running another friend for an office no one really expects that person to win.
When one Cocktail Party establishment loses, the Cocktail Party never thinks much about WHY that person lost and does not adjust its plans for future elections accordingly. Instead, the Cocktail Person just advances the next man on “The List”, whoever’s turn it is to be the next nominee. Some of these guys, like Mittens Romney, have been waiting for “their turn” since the 1970s.
It is a very orderly, predictable system the Cocktail Party establishment and way too many conservatives in general LOVE.
Not minutes after John McCain lost in 2008, the Cocktail Party started pushing for Romney 2012. Because it is Romney’s turn, they say.
Thousands of young GOP staffers, consultants, and aspiring politicians bet their careers on Romney 2012, because they know how the Cocktail Party establishment game works. They wanted to get in early with Romney, so they would be given big jobs with the Romney 2012 campaign. They feel like their futures and careers depend on Romney becoming the nominee, though I doubt any of them believe he will win the general election.
The only thing that can and will stop these staffers on the ground already from successfully pushing Romney toward a destined-to-lose candidacy is if the big Republican donors put the brakes on this madness and refuse to fund any of it.
Some day, enough will be enough when it comes to business as usual in the Party of Stupid.
Let’s hope that day has now come.
Massive scandal breaking involving Cocktail Party-backed Chicago Young Republicans political social club: organization looks likely to fold in 2011
This weekend, I learned from sources in local politics that the Chicago Young Republicans political social club is now between $60,000-80,000 in debt, on top of $20,000 they owe to the state GOP in Illinois (a loan that Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady made to the CYRs in 2009, at the urging of multimillionaire cougar Beth Christie, who forced Brady’s hand in the matter). Representatives of the group have been pleading with large donors in Chicagoland (including Democrats, who told me what’s going on) because the debt the CYRs owe is to vendors who have threatened legal action in 2011 unless these debts are paid. The CYRs are in a full-court press to cover these debts before the end of the year, or they’ll have to fold the organization to stave off the lawsuits.
All of the CYRs problems stem from the leadership of a charismatic high school graduate known in Chicago political ranks as “The Prophet”, who took over the CYR organization in 2009 with the promise that he had all sorts of high profile politicians and large GOP donors eating out of his hands. The Prophet worked for the Romney 2008 campaign and plans to work on Romney 2012 as well (one of the ways he convinces people to trust him politically is by showing them photos of him with Mittens Romney, and bragging about the “friendship” he has with the Romney camp).
The Prophet was especially close to Beth Christie, a newly-made multimillionairess whose fortune came with her departure from a baby-goods company she formerly led as CEO. With that golden parachute came the ability for Christie, a political neophyte, to make a big splash on the Chicago political scene, where her checkbook bought her immense influence with the Cocktail Party crowd. Brash, blonde, and uninhibited, Christie strives to be the life of the party wherever she goes, seeking as much attention as possible, wanting desperately to be admired and loved.
The Prophet took advantage of both Christie’s naiveté and her desire to forgo the usual ladder-climbing, years-in-the-making, political ascent most people (even wealthy ones) need to go through to gain credibility and influence in a state. The Prophet used the CYRs to surround Christie with handsome young men, so her every appearance at political events was like a scene out of Myra Breckinridge…with Christie taking Mae West’s part, popping off zingers and flashing a big smile, as she’d step off an elevator or walk down a grand staircase with sharp, attractive, boys in crisp blazers and pleated khakis as her escorts. In exchange for this youthful entourage, Christie used her Elizabeth K. Christie Foundation (for wayward boys…as the joke in Chicago goes) to write enormous checks to Pat Brady and the Illinois GOP, with the proviso that The Prophet and the CYRs got anything they wanted from the Republican Party in Illinois.
The Prophet knew how badly the Illinois GOP needed money, and how much Christie wanted to become a sort of Pamela Harriman-meets-Jennifer Coolidge here in Chicago, so he used Christie’s influence to land himself and his friends extremely lucrative positions within the Cook County GOP (under Chair Lee Roupas), despite the Prophet having only a high school diploma.
All of this came crashing down last summer, when Pat Brady and Lee Roupas attacked Eloise Gerson (Chair of the Chicago GOP), because Gerson raised questions in Republican ranks about the influence of Beth Christie and the recent hiring practices of Brady and Roupas. The Prophet, in particular, was hired by Roupas to an incredibly well-paid position of high influence in the Cook County GOP, despite having no qualifying experience for the job, or a college degree, in anything, to his name. Gerson found evidence the Prophet’s hiring was okayed by Brady, even though a sexual assault complaint was filed with the Republican Party about behavior of the Prophet in 2009…which neither Brady nor Roupas ever investigated. They just hired him anyway, seemingly because Beth Christie said so.
FEC records show large donations from the Elizabeth K. Christie Foundation coincided perfectly with terrible decisions made by Brady and Roupas, in terms of hiring, loans to the CYRs, and whatever else Beth Christie interested herself in at the time. Brady and Roupas attempted to remove Gerson from her elected position within the GOP because of the questions she asked about the propriety of all this, but the coup failed when Michael Steele and others at the RNC were informed of what was going on. Steele’s office chastised Brady and Roupas, whose political futures were ruined by the scandal.
Sometime this fall, before the November elections, former Illinois state Chair Andy McKenna had a sit-down with Beth Christie during which she was told, point-blank, what an embarrassment she’d become and how she’d made a complete laughingstock of herself and the Republican Party in Illinois. The Huffington Post and other outlets had picked up the tale of the Prophet, and GOP donors coast to coast complained about the influence Beth Christie had on the Illinois state party…and how it looked for her to be carrying on with the CYRs, at her age, making people uncomfortable with her displays and unabashed demands on the party for favors to her “dollies”, as the young men in her constant company became known.
So, Beth Christie, grudgingly, closed her checkbook and presumably looked for dollies elsewhere, leaving the CYRs to fend for themselves.
That’s when things started to get very interesting here in Chicago, with mysterious attacks beginning on anyone who spoke out against the CYRs and the Prophet. One group, calling itself “Rose’s Thorns”, launched a series of personal attacks straight out of the Alinsky playbook, meant to silence CYR critics. Rose’s Thorns targeted one vocal Prophet detractor, who is a first year law student, by writing to every professor at her law school and libeling/slandering her. They did this the night before this person’s first final exam, in hopes of throwing her off her game and upsetting her enough to throw her concentration. That’s a classic Alinsky method, normally seen only on the Left.
Rose’s Thorns is comprised of a half dozen or so (mostly) young men who all have direct ties to the Romney 2012 campaign.
These are “Romney Guys” here in Chicago who were part of Romney 2008 efforts. When McCain became the 2008 nominee instead of Romney, these guys ostensibly worked on the McCain campaign, but only in areas of ground game building, laying their own foundations for Romney 2012 in Illinois. They did not want McCain to win, because their lots are hitched to Romney’s star, and making sure Romney becomes the 2012 presidential nominee is their sole collective purpose (because they assume Romney will give them all high-paying jobs, and after Romney loses the presidency to Obama, which everyone believes will happen, these guys will work for the Pawlenty 2016 campaign or the Tune 2016 effort…whichever the next “it’s his turn” candidate will be).
Rose’s Thorns have attempted to take hits at me, personally, and at HillBuzz as well, but with no success. Because I oppose the Romney nomination and speak out against the Cocktail Party in general, Rose’s Thorns started a hate site to target me and have been frequenting sites favored by the Daily Kos crowd to attack me. Which, frankly, is just another day in my life because I’ve been experiencing this since HillBuzz began back during the 2008 primary campaign when Obama supporters started using these Alinsky efforts to shut me up. For a while, Rose’s Thorns tried disrupting comment threads here on HB with trolling efforts, but that had zero effect once we upgraded our spam and troll filter and started requiring the WP registrations to comment.
Rose’s Thorns seems wary of having to register, because someone in their midst must realize their IP addresses are being tracked and that the people being targeted by them are sharing information. Computer techs have traced the IP addresses used to send the emails to those law school professors, and the IPs match computers used in attacks on HB, as well as emails sent to others in the Chicago political world attempting Alinsky efforts in service of the exiled Prophet.
It’s all cloak and dagger and ridiculous…and only a matter of time before the court orders are issued to the internet service providers to determine who owns the computers in question and where, exactly, all of this activity has been taking place from.
Once that’s done, we’ll have the direct connections to the Romney 2012 campaign proven, dead-to-rights, and Mittens Romney himself will have a great deal of explaining to do, since these are his operatives up to these activities here in Chicago.
Any politician, in any state, who employs or supports any of Rose’s Thorns will have a lot of explaining to do…to GOP donors…to the RNC…and to voters, considering the attacks made against women, especially. First the woman who brought the complaint against the Prophet (where Pat Brady and Lee Roupas deliberately refused to investigate before hiring the Prophet at Beth Christie’s insistence), then Eloise Gerson (attacked by Brady and Roupas for asking questions about the Prophet and Beth Christie’s unusual influence on the party), and then a young woman who was attacked by Rose’s Thorns with a flurry of libelous/slanderous emails to her professors, meant clearly to jeopardize her studies and emotionally damage her before her exams.
The activity of Rose’s Thorns has not gone unnoticed, in both Republican and Democrat circles in Chicago.
Since October, the young men affiliated (if not directly behind) Rose’s Thorns have attempted to save the CYRs from their own hubris and mismanagement by starting a new organization, called something like Reform Illinois…which they hope will be their Carpathia once the CYRs go under in 2011, unable to pay their $100,000 debt (including the massive loan Pat Brady gave them). Beth Christie has stopped writing the CYRs checks, either because she’s listening to Andy McKenna or she’s joined the 21st Century and has discovered Craigslist for her staffing needs.
Reform Illinois has tried to secure funding from Adam Andrejewski (NGF-ski) and other wealthy fringe figures, doing their level best to repackage themselves as an alternative to the Illinois GOP…but that’s because they have burned every bridge imaginable in the actual GOP organization and now delusionally believe they can usurp and supplant it. A mighty smackdown is coming, from all sides in this.
Normally, Democrat donors would line up to fund the mischief inherent in all of this, but that’s impossible because of the Prophet’s involvement.
Back when the initial CYR sex scandal broke over the summer, female Democrats in Illinois held a big, showy press conference demanding to know why Pat Brady, as Illinois GOP Chair, did not investigate the sexual assault complaint made against the Prophet before Lee Roupas hired him to work in a high-level position at the Cook County GOP (despite this 20-something young man having only a high school diploma). Democrats did this as shot to Bill Brady’s gubernatorial campaign, hoping to alienate female suburban voters Brady was counting on to beat sitting Governor Pat Quinn.
This worked, as Brady received a lower percentage of both the female and suburban vote than Mark Kirk did…make that Senator-elect Mark Kirk.
So, Democrats can’t support anything Prophet-related, no matter how much mischief they would like to cause for the GOP by funding Rose’s Thorns, under whatever front organization they’ve created, or will create next.
All of this is very reminiscent of “The Billionaire Boys Club” (BBC) in the 1980s, in California, where a group of blue-blazered young guys thought they were masters of the universe and far more brilliant than anyone older than them. Rose’s Thorns are the BBC of Chicago, though they haven’t committed any murders. They have womanized, been named in sexual assault complaints, taken advantage of (albeit willing) multimillionaire cougars with more money than sense, and engaged in Alinsky-grade personal assaults on private citizens using libel, slander, and all means available to them in hopes of shutting down their critics.
But, there are too many critics to shut down now.
On both sides of the aisle.
And the bills are all coming due, with no hope of boy-crazy older women with deep pocketbooks to save them.
For those of you not in Chicago, this story is worth paying attention to because it’s more likely than not happening to some degree where you live as well. This is how the Cocktail Party operates, and it’s on a generational cycle. I’ve been told Rose’s Thorns is similar to a group of young guys maybe 15 years or so ago who did almost the same thing, using a predecessor of the CYRs to do it. Whatever that group was called had another charismatic young man in a blue blazer at the helm who thought he could take on the GOP in Illinois…for his own personal gain, and not some sense of trying to reform the Cocktail Party corruption. The “reform” angle is a convenient one, because clearly the GOP Cocktail Party NEEDS to be reformed…but the scam of Rose’s Thorns and their predecessors is that they aren’t intending to reform a damn thing…just usurp the current Cocktail Party, boot them out, and install themselves in its place.
The new boss is the same as the old boss, just a generation younger.
The GOP in Illinois created the CYRs to steal the thunder of the last group of usurpers, and now the CYRs will go under…to be replaced shortly by something else, since there’s a new crop of GOP star-wannabes who wanna be in place for future “it’s his turn” campaigns led by people like John Thune or Tim Pawlenty (or, much more likely, Mike Pence) in the years ahead.
THIS is how the Republican Party operates and why it can so accurately be called the “Party of Stupid”.
It’s clear the party has a major liability in guys like the Prophet and Rose’s Thorns, but the party doesn’t take steps to address the problem, because it is afraid of alienating big donors like Beth Christie who enjoy the company of these boys. The boys then entrench themselves, and find someone like Mittens Romney to be their political patron. They then do whatever they can to advance and enrich themselves on the GOP dime, never wanting to have anything to do with actually winning elections and advancing conservatism. They don’t care about the country, or the Republican Party, or what happens in Washington.
They just want to drink, smoke cigars, bed women (no matter how old they are, as long as they are rich), and do all the things the Billionaire Boys Club little hucksters tried to do back in California in the 1980s…only without everything collapsing down upon themselves, because they believe they are so much smarter than their predecessors who tried to do all of this before.
Just as THAT group of Cocktail Party GOP ladder-climbers thought they were smarter than the crash-and-burned climbers who came before them.
Who knows, this generational cycle might go all the way back to the very founding of the Republican Party.