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The “Establishment” Republican Party Has Been Served

Thursday, December 12, 2013
posted by Brian Brady

From the Facebook page of GOP candidate for US Senator in Maryland, Dan Bongino:

An open letter to the establishment GOP.

I am serving you with divorce papers. For those who are unaware of what happened, the establishment wing of the Party has openly declared war on the grassroots.

For those who say this fight is hurting the Republican “brand” I reply; it is those on both sides of the aisle who have betrayed their principles in the name of Party, that have destroyed their “brands”.

As for the GOP, we used to stand for something; a lean, effective government, vibrant and robust individual liberty, and a passionate defense of the value of hard work and a commensurate respect for your wages by consistently fighting for your right to keep more of them. Where do you stand now? I know where the grassroots does.

This is our Party and we will demonstrate to the people we hope to represent that there is a group of people out there who refuse to be part of any “managed decline”. We will only be part of a spectacular American resurrection.

America’s best days are ahead and you and your fellow insiders and cronyists and “Party before country” loyalists, on both sides of the aisle, can bathe in your titles and power now but understand that I, and many others, have dedicated our lives to draining the dirty water from the bathtub.

Consider yourself served.


Wow.  I just got excited again.  There’s hope


16 Responses to “The “Establishment” Republican Party Has Been Served”

  1. Artic Wind says:

    Resurrection, or revolution! Are we tired of the corporate paymasters yet. Obama, McCain, Bush, Clinton, Biden, you are all off of the same Honey wagon.

    South Africa was such a joke. Pathetic. Maybe we need a woman President. I will think outside of the envelope for a second. I can’t think of any male contenders that I have faith in. I have no faith in the GOP. I lived and died with Romney. I will join the doom and gloom party and follow Hilary Clinton’s moves for the next two years.

  2. Steve Rider Steve Rider says:

    California Republicans should be very disappointed with their House Reps. Only Tom McClintock and Dana Rohrabacher broke rank with the establishment and voted no against this standard kick the can down the road tax and spend initiative.

    This is really annoying for districts that are very safe such as Duncan Hunter’s. There’s no political motion in his cross hairs, yet he still fell on the very wrong side of fiscal sanity.

    Full breakdown for anyone interested:

  3. We can now add another item to the growing list of Hunter votes which are neither conservative nor patriotic.

    Hunter: Bold Color or Pale Pastel?

  4. Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder says:

    So what was this deal supposed to achieve? Looks like most of them saw how the polls dropped last time and don’t want to go into midterms like that. Once again re-election trumps principles and practical objectives.

  5. Artic Wind says:

    Elliot, lets set the gerrymander as the next GOP target. Look at our National crackpots. Reid,McCain,Dana,Paul Ryan,Pelosi,the beat goes on. One thing they all have is a secure safe district.

    The safe secure district allows crooks to run amuck. They have the power and the money. Newt Gingrich is my classic political shame. Politics has gone far beyond greed and avarice. The moral fabric has been destroyed. We live on global fiat currency. Why cant a guy like Issa follow thru on the momentum he once had? To live and die by the polls, too sad.

  6. Hypocrisy questioned says:

    Artic Wind,

    Reid and McCain are senators. Their “districts” are the entire state.

  7. scott mills johnston says:

    Although I had already changed my party registration to Libertarian, I am continually amazed. It surprises me that the republican party is without core values, but it amazes me even more how inept they appear to be in terms of political strategy. We have already surpassed the point where the number of people with their hands out exceeds the number of people with wallets, but we still stand a chance so long as the former do not show up at the polls to as a high a degree. If the character and message of republicans continues to be weak, many of the party’s strongest supporters will either not show or stick it to them come election time.

  8. Karen Grube says:

    I hope you mean this Brian, because the “Establishment” Republicans you mentioned above have thrown their support behind one of our local Congressional candidates, Carl DeMaio. Why do you think they did that? What does that tell you about DeMaio? To me, it says that they know he would be one of them – a complete RINO who supports abortion, genderless “marriage,” and amnesty. Let’s NOT give them what they want – more support for Dem iniiatives in the House – and support a true conservative, Kirk Jorgensen, who would NOT become one of those you just railed about.

  9. Brian Brady Brian Brady says:

    From Dan Bongino (12-14-2013):

    Thank you for the incredible feedback on my Facebook post from earlier in the week declaring my “divorce” from the establishment GOP. I wanted to take a minute to follow up to clarify a few things and tell you what my post was about and, just as important, what it was not about.

    First, the post was a response to the long quiet, but now public, war on the Conservative and Libertarian grassroots wings of the Party. This “war” is doing nothing to either advance the growth of the Party or win elections. It is however, very effective at alienating the Party’s base.

    Second, the post was a response to the establishment’s claims that we, the grassroots, do not understand the political “strategy”. Friends, the facts are clear, the establishment wing does not have a “strategy”. We elected them in 2010 to stop this runaway train and many, but not all of them, not only failed to stop it, but jumped on the train and sat down for a cigar and some brandy. If they had kept their word on even a few difficult issues and built trust with the base, I would have been fine forfeiting a short-term battle for a more potent long-term win. But, that is not the case as they have forfeited on the Obama tax hike, the debt-ceiling, spending controls and, shockingly, a few on ‪#‎Obamacare‬ itself. In short, there is NO LONG-TERM PLAN bedrocked in principles EITHER. Always remember, despite “winning elections” the march towards bankruptcy and crony government has continued nearly unabated. The Democrats are playing chess while we play checkers and it stops now.

    To be clear on what the post was not; the post was not a call for a third Party. Calling for a third Party is like having your house burglarized and then turning it over to the thieves. This is OUR Party, we built it, we maintain it, we pour our hearts and souls into trying to save it and we should not abandon it to a group of cronyists and insiders trying to steal it away. We are the soldiers in this ideological battle while the insider, establishment-wing sit on the sidelines critiquing every battlefield maneuver while eating their crumpets and drinking their tea.

    It’s our Party, let’s take it back beginning today. Let’s start fielding strong Conservative and Libertarian candidates indebted to nothing but principle. Let’s start packing the state GOP central committee’s with new blood ready to create a better tomorrow. And, finally, let’s start donating our time and hard-earned money to people and causes who are committed to a vibrant, prosperous tomorrow, not simply to slowing down the avoidable and tragic decline of this great nation.

    Fight back in 2014, a better tomorrow awaits.


  10. Steve Rider Steve Rider says:

    Elliot Schroeder — you are of course correct about re-election trumping principles in many cases, but that’s not what happened with our California reps and why I specifically highlighted Hunter as a disappointment. His seat is invulnerable to a Democrat challenger, as are most of the Ca GOP seats, particularly in a non-presidential election. There was no political risk in standing tall for fiscal responsibility and yet most of our Reps did not.

    That is why it is most disturbing.

  11. Bernard King says:

    I just can’t believe the GOP wrests difficult sequester cuts from Obama, and then just gives up everything that it won for absolutely nothing in return.

    It really disappoints me that Duncan Hunter voted for this. He should be primaried.

  12. Mole says:

    Some refer to the Republican Party as the Stupid Party. Why do you think they do that?

  13. Founding Father says:


    The Republican party as we knew it…even as near back as 15 years ago, sadly, is dead. John McCain was the 2008 presidential nominee for Pete’s sake…(a brave POW and Navy man…lousy senator) Current leaders tacitly invoke Reagan, and Goldwater, and whip up the Tea Party foot soldiers, lower their heads piously when an invocation is read, feign false concern for the Soledad Cross, while key members, wealthy inside power-brokers, and media-sychopants manipulate the money, narrative, and political system for their pet issues, advantages, and continue to ignore, minimize, or outright ban discussion, debate, and concern over the key factors fueling our societal demise; moral depravity, political expedience/self-aggrandizement, massive, intrusive, and increasingly tyrannical government agencies, galactic foolish, and perhaps even insidious deliberate fiscal ruin, progressive “New Generation” ideology, designed to whittle away at tried and true fiscal, societal, political and moral approaches steeped and imbedded in Constitutional and historic evidence and successful outcomes.

    And the reasons cited for not adhering and maintaining the core truths and competencies of our original founders??…because they were “old white men” and they do not assist in the “victim” narrative positively. Ironically, the most recent endorsements from the wise cabal of committee members at the RPSDC are precisely what is wrong with the party. The false notion that “this time, these political insiders and opportunists” will be different. Somehow, all their recorded antics and track record of milk toast and squishy political and moral weather-vane like decisions and acquiescence for short term political gain will somehow bolster the GOP. When real bold and innovation, solid conservative candidates are handed to them on a silver platter, they instead quibble and dismiss the obvious choice because it doesn’t fit into their narrow and skewed political calculus that “it won’t run well with Coastal soccer mommies”…as if the coastal soccer mommy is somehow the paragon and epitomizes the strength, conviction, and foundations of the once great GOP….

    Conviction requires that actually have some…conviction. That means, you may, on occasion, and when it is not socially, culturally, or politically popular, you may need to fix your moral bayonets to not lose ground with the once loyal, faithful, and dedicated core you once had. I know this doesn’t play well here on Rostra, but tens of thousands of Republicans have left the party (and continue to do so), and thousands more will not vote for recent endorsed candidates…they just won’t.

    Until the GOP leadership realizes they cannot out “left” the left, they will continue to chase the airplane in this death spiral, and not be able to get in front until they are prepared to take bold steps….and not tiny pirouettes to the left disguised as “new Generational” steps…….

  14. Michael A. Schwartz says:

    Except that there are just a few thousand Republican leaders (if that) and over 9 million people voted to make McCain the Republican nominee.
    Over 10 million people voted to make Romney the nominee in 2012. With the internet, everyone has endless information at their fingertips so everyone knew who they were voting for, but the important point is that people voted for those two men. They weren’t installed by leadership.
    It is time to stop trying the slay the “Republican leadership” mindmills, admit that people simply disagree with your views, and work to change that.

  15. Founding Father says:


    Do you truly believe it is just a “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” construct…the average American combing and sifting through terabytes of information over the internet, most of it skewed and propagandized? Any ole’ “zhlub” can just mosey onto the national scene if his message is “true” and he is affable enough? Not unless, like our current president, you have a leviathan of a media machine behind you crafting, tweaking, trimming, and in some cases, outright obfuscating evidence, information, backstories, opinion pieces, exposes all designed to have the most optimum outcome for the information disseminated be as positive and soothing to the voter as possible…

    The funny thing about loyalty…most do not know when it becomes folly…most of us, and probably millions of those you cited above, held their noses, once again, in the mere hope that this time, just maybe, it might be different with the next Republican nominee, and this transcends into congressional and local races as well.

    My views, Michael, while distinctive from some (in the past, Democrats…lately, New Generation Republicans…), are not fringe, extreme, or arcane…they came from the very Republican Party from whence the very platforms touted by the “leadership” came…the main and distinct difference is, I believe and adhere to them. If you do not believe that, see for yourself. These beliefs are mine…

    I am not trying to slay anyone…I’m trying to have those that claim leadership, in fact, lead…starting with either scrapping the faux-platform issues, or stop paying lip service with them, while cherry picking select ones that fit a particular libertarian or socially acceptable bent, and stand up for what you claim to believe in..and as leaders, stand up for those that you claim to lead that believe the same thing.

    …and, Happy New Year… :)

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