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What David Mastio and The Des Moines Register Do Not Understand

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In an article Cash for Quitters in the Des Moines Register, David Mastio equates supporting Palin in any way (this includes buying her book), as counter productive to the GOP cause. As I said in yesterday’s piece They are doing it again: I told you so, the GOP is afraid of the Tea Party movement, 912ers and Sarah Palin. They are afraid of change, just as the Whigs were afraid of abolition. I would ask David, why keep supporting the same old RINO do what they want party elite republicans? We elect these right wing mountebanks or vote for them, even when they are less than in 70% agreement, sometimes less than 50%. Why? Because they are under the GOP flag? Can we say Scozzafava? Einstein said doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting different results is insanity. Voting and supporting the same old GOP is insane.

While I am not a big Palin supporter, as you could see in in my post What Worries me part 2, I find it self-serving of GOP waterboys to shovel the drivel David Mastio did, particularly without a battle plan. Right now, I don’t see anyone on the GOP side that is worthy to be president. A big mistake was made in supporting McCain, as it was the same old it’s my turn BS. The GOP has moved left in response to the dems moving further left. This is a mistake. There are plenty people on the right left out in the cold by this and that is why the Tea Party and 912ers formed. We are both sick of the socialistic expansion of government by both parties and sick of what would be our party, the GOP, further alienate us with picks like Scozzafava, and support of platforms not in line with what we believe. There is a price to pay for that, and ignoring the Tea Party Right is a big mistake and it will come home to roost if the GOP leadership continue to ignore them.

i can’t speak for Mastio’s motivations other than he is a waterboy of the likes of Hannity and Limbaugh. As far as the Des Moines Register is concerned, they are like the old Pravda and would like nothing more than to support watered down RINO candidates (Can we say McCain and Branstad?) that would either lose to their more strongly supported Democrat candidates or if they won, they wouldn’t be a threat to what the editorial staff at the DM register believe and promulgate in their rag.

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Written by James Lagnese

December 20, 2009 at 10:02 am

Iowa Has New GOP Chairman

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Another clueless snake oil salesman that will cater to the different republican constituencies, telling each one how he is on their side, he will take their money and when candidates do get elected, they’ll continue to NOT to do what the party stands for or what its constituents stand for. That is why they have been losing in Iowa and elsewhere. The republicans can’t win if what they believe, what they say and what they do are different things and going high tech isn’t going to solve that problem. It sounds to me like a continuing dilution of the message and morals in the party in order to grab more people for their $upport. Good luck. 

Samuel Adams said “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
The problem with modern politics is that to use Steve Deace’s comparison, they are all gangsters and there’s not a crusader among them. Steve, there are times I love your ass and as most of the time, you are right. They want the power (and money) and screw everyone else. I don’t see things changing here for quite awhile, and the republicans will have nothing to do with that change. I’ve seen it happen in New York: The predominant party will become so entrenched and comfortable with their own power, that they will become so corrupted as to eventually be caught in broad daylight by their brazenness and laxity. Ask Tom Gulotta and company how it worked out. Look at Isaiah McGee’s cheesy smile. He’s one of my councilmen, and yes, a groupie. 
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Written by James Lagnese

January 11, 2009 at 5:40 pm