I’ve read complaints around the Internet about why the NRSC and RNC did (or did not do) what they did in 2008. “The NRSC spent $8 million in California when closer races were lost” and “The RNC didn’t do it’s 72 hour Get Out The Vote effort right” are generic examples of the commentary. The obvious response would be ‘Of course they blew it. They’re the establishment.’
The committees are run by the establishment Republicans. The same pack of Republicans that gave us the wonders of 2006 and 2008. The bunch that put the ‘Stupid’ in ‘The Stupid Party.’ So despite the wins, the Republican National Committees still need to go.
We cannot have the Republican Committees and the candidates we want too. They still favor RINOs over conservatives of the sort who would not have been elected without us. Want a GOTV effort done right? We should learn to do it ourselves, because they’re not going to do it for the types of people we want elected. In this, they haven’t changed.
Yes, Steele has changed his tune now that he’s trying to get re-elected, and is doing an excellent impersonation of a competent leader. Cornyn wants a second term as NRSC chairman despite the fact Senate gains were made in spite of them during his tenure. We could not and cannot rely on them, which is why we all started donating directly to conservative candidates and treated their picks like the messes they were.
So don’t ask why the Republican National Committees didn’t do more for conservatism. The answer is the same as it’s always been: They don’t want us in charge any more than the Democrats do. They won’t help us, and just because our game may need some improvement doesn’t mean we should go crawling back to them and their supposedly superior experience. We can do this without them, which is a good thing considering that we must if we want to continue adding real conservatives to Congress.