Many people are familiar with the term “RINO”, Republican in Name Only. But that is NOT a Decepticon. RINO’s are openly anti-constitution, anti-freedom and self-interested Big Government types (See John McCain and Lyndsey Graham). Occasionally RINO’s align with freedom principles over issues like Benghazi. But in general RINO’s are totally comfy with the TSA, The Patriot Act, and other freedom reducing aspects of big government.
Decepticons on the other hand, are the back-stabbing sneaky types; manipulative Super-Rino’s, or RINO’s on steroids sitting in Corinthian Leather chairs, drinking taxpayer-funded cognac, eating sandwiches without crusts, wearing pinky rings and plotting how to manipulate, and yet keep their machinations hidden. Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Orin Hatch are examples of Decepticons.
Decepticons are hijackers, who embed their cohorts into the grass-roots principle led conservative movement(s), and when the opportunity to strike presents itself – WHAMMO – they appear like a massive fast-moving metastatic tumor. It is the Decepticons who brought us the candidates like John McCain and Mitt Romney. Consider….
The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stand Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism.
Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project. The Times reports that this new group will dedicate itself to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s effort to win control of the Senate.” The group points to candidates like Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and Richard Mourdock in Indiana as examples of Tea Party primary picks going sideways in major Senatorial battles.
But it is American Crossroads and its ilk that have run the GOP into the ground. Spending millions of dollars on useless 30,000-ft. advertising campaigns during the last election cycle, training candidates to soften conservatism in order to appeal to “moderates,” blowing up the federal budget under George W. Bush as a bipartisan tactic – all of those strategies led the party to a disastrous defeat in 2012. The Tea Party, which may nominate losers from time to time, also brought the Republicans their historic 2010 Congressional victory. If Tea Party candidates lose, it’s because they weren’t good candidates; if GOP establishment candidates lose, it’s because they weren’t good conservatives. The choice for actual conservatives should be easy.
But it isn’t (continue reading)