This letter below underlines a constant theme and concern.
But is not just the parties that are our problems. It’s the elitists, the entire “establishment” that have nothing to gain from any true reform or return to our founders’ principles. They like it like it is. They want to keep their positions of wealth and power. Oh, yes, they’ll let us eat a bit of our own cake but that cake and our portions will keep getting smaller and smaller until ….
From Jim DeMint:
It was only a matter of time before establishment Republicans started openly attacking conservatives. They did it aggressively in 2010 and now they're doing it again in 2012.
A column published last week in the Wall Street Journal outlines the establishment's strategy to blame conservatives if Republicans fail to win a majority in the U.S. Senate this year. As you know, Republicans in Washington and New York believe conservative candidates are less electable than moderate candidates.
Kimberly Strassel writes, "Two things stand between Mitch McConnell and the Senate majority leader's office: Democrats, and the conservatives who might help elect Democrats."
We've heard this before. We heard it when the establishment told us Pat Toomey was too conservative to win in Pennsylvania. We heard it when they said Marco Rubio couldn't win in Florida. And we heard it when they said Rand Paul would lose in Kentucky. Toomey, Rubio, and Paul are all United States Senators today.
What the establishment wants you to forget is that Republicans suffered major losses in 2006 and 2008 when party leaders failed to fight for conservative principles. But in 2010, with insurgent Tea Party conservatives leading the way, Republicans regained a majority in the House of Representatives and made significant gains in the Senate.
The Republican establishment has been proven wrong time and time again, yet they continue to attack conservatives who offer the Republican Party the opportunity to regain its standing with the American people.