With a few noteworthy exceptions, one could look at Republican leadership lately and say with some certainty that “Republican leadership” was a contradiction in terms. With regard to the National Republican Committees (RNC, NRSC, and NRCC), there’s no room for doubt that they’re fools.
Where to begin?
- The NRSC interfered in the Crist-Rubio primary to the benefit of the unprincipled RINO Crist, for all the good it did him. Furthermore, they’re interfering in the Fiorina-DeVore California Republican primary contest while pretending that they’re not.
- The NRCC had the lack of judgment to give nearly a million dollars to DeDe Scozzafava, a leftist who could have fit well as a Democrat. She even endorsed one at the 11th hour of the NY-23 special election despite her party’s loyalty to her.
- Do I even have to go into the topic of Michael Steele, the RNC chairman who hasn’t actually done his job? AmSpecBlog asks something about him I suspect a lot of people are thinking.
While they throw us the occasional scrap of red meat, that whole “earning back our trust” promise is far from being met. Fortunately, it make no difference. There is an answer to the question of what to do if the Republican national committees decide the good ol’ boy days should never end, no matter what.
Irrelevance is the answer. Not anger or frustration, but eliminating them as actual political forces. Besides, this has already begun.
We can do our own organizing. We can raise funds for our chosen without them. We can get the word out about promising new conservatives despite them. We find their endorsements toxic, and as NY-23 demonstrated, we can bypass their anointed, grossly unacceptable establishment candidates however loudly they scream. We haven’t perfected it yet, but it’s only a matter of time until we do.
That means the days of the good ol’ boy, moderate milquetoast establishment are ending, one way or another. But on the bright side, those self-important elites that like to pretend they know better can experience a whole new sort of distinction. They can hold strictly ceremonial positions and pretend they still matter as we wield all the real power.
Then, we can answer the question “Where are the conservatives going to go?” Nowhere, now that we own them.