CNN’s Donna Brazile, campaign manager during Al Gore’s failed 2000 Presidential bid, who never has anything nice to say about conservatives… had some surprisingly lucid things to say in a recent segment on CNN.
Donna Brazile: I have to tell you as somebody who’s observing this race, I’m trying to look at all of these primary races. Low turnout. You got to really go out there in these low turnout elections, although there were a lot more than participated in most primaries. Still, Eric Cantor did not pay attention to his voters. He lost touch with them and he spent the morning of Election Day, I mean, this is a very important time to be on the local news, not in the national news, the local news, at Starbucks. He should have been Krispy Kreme down in his district. He was out of touch. And the Tea Party is still highly caffeinated. Because the Tea Party is the energy inside the Republican Party. You ignore them, you ignore the base. And that’s a problem. And he ignored the base.
She is 100% correct. Cantor lost touch with his constituents, and it did not matter how much money he raised. He ignored the base and he lost.
This same problem is being repeated throughout the GOP. The establishment has grown used to taking us, the base, for granted. They used to hide their disdain and pretend that they were with us… now, they no longer care to even pretend. They openly mock and deride us as “extreme.” They openly disdain us and wish we would simply keep our mouths closed and vote Republican.
And we let them do this.
WE ARE THEIR BASE.
We are their core 20-25%. Without us, they are nothing… and we simply let them mock us with their votes? Why? Because we’re the people who vote for the “lesser of two evils.” And as long as we do this, they can ignore and disparage us.
We need to prove Donna Brazile right. We need to make the GOP establishment pay for the way they have taken us for granted. If we don’t stand up to them now… we may as well stay mute forever.