“No Concession in McDaniel Post-Runoff Speech, Vows to ‘Never Stop Fighting'”
Republican primary victors shouldn’t have their victories taken away by liberal Democrats urged to cross over and vote for the pol they won’t vote for in the general election. But the establishment GOP doesn’t believe that. They believe in power uber alles, and maintaining the coalition integrity of their long-term incumbent pork barrel back scratchers.
Chris McDaniels, thankfully, doesn’t agree — and he’s not afraid to say so.
Ironically, the very people on Twitter who fluff this feckless, impotent, Big Government, pro-New Deal establishment GOP are today mocking the TEA Party as sore losers — despite the fact that Cochran refused to bow out graciously when he lost the GOP primary, and had to use money from the NRSC, racialist robo-calls, Brett Favre’s payback to Haley Barbour, and black liberal Democrats to garner the Republican nomination, in essence, telling the majority of Republicans in MS that he, McConnell, Rove, Lott, Barbour, McCain, et al., don’t get to decide who represents them. Because they might get it wrong.
That’s not republicanism. Sadly though, it’s become Republicanism. Which is why I no longer count myself among its membership.
Look: I know you elite technocrats who don’t really believe in representative government want us to stop whining and just go away so that the real experienced Beltway elites can run the political sphere — because that’s worked out so well for the rank and file citizen! — and you express that by calling us crybabies or the like.
But the taunts won’t work. And the payback, I assure you, will be startling, especially to those of you who have grown so used to counting on us to vote for the lesser of two evils.
I hereby grant you permission to blow me. Because that ain’t happening ever again, and I aim to convince as many people as possible to follow that lead.