GOP Establishment

Reality Begins To Dawn – Bush Financiers Move To Cruz

by Mike March 3, 2016

No matter how much the GOPe wishfully (wistfully?) announce their support for Malleable Marco, the plain truth is that the base does not want an amnesty-monger as their nominee. The Establishment ignored the base and put up JEB – they got Cruz and Trump from an angry base. They tried to ‘help’ Walker – he […]

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The Donald Factor

by Rick Olson January 2, 2016

“Every city has a Donald Trump; ours is just the Trumpiest.” –Padma Lakshmi Donald Trump is the present front runner in the crowded Republican field. Now, just the very notion that I write that statement is going to drive many, including some of my fellow Groskters…Bananas. To hell with the reasons why because nobody cares—nobody, […]

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Running From Bush III

by Mike December 17, 2014

All of the smarm and none of the charm of either his dad or his brother – the GOP is doomed if they ram this guy through!

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A Hill-ary To Die On – Clinton Doesn’t Sell

by Mike December 17, 2014

Her publisher got burned over “Hard Choices”, when most of the initial print run languished on shelves, and aside from her groupies, most folks found buying the book to be a “hard choice”. People Magazine got burned in July – now the numbers are released, we can see that the Clinton cover was the worst […]

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GOP Est: Restoring Obama’s Spending Power

by Mike December 17, 2014

Never fear, when Obama’s power flickers, the GOP will rush to restore it! Et Tu, Kelly! Just had a power outage at the WH. Lasted only a few seconds. Perhaps a premature Govt shutdown. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 15, 2014 The GOP Establishment can be trusted to cave rather than do the heavy lifting. […]

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Brown Runs – Establishment Cheers – Fergus Quoted

by Mike April 11, 2014

Kiss of Death: Endorsement by Fergus? From Concord Monitor: [P]rominent Republicans say there hasn’t been this kind of consensus and excitement around any Senate candidate in recent memory. The national attention and money around Brown’s candidacy looks more like a reaction to a presidential candidate, former state party chairman Fergus Cullen said. “Three months ago […]

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The GOP Establishment: Craven Wussies, Really Dumb, or Just Democrats?

by Scott Morales February 14, 2014
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“Cossetted, craven, wussies or just contemptible charlatans?” That’s how I initially started this post. But things changed as I was writing it. I’ve been mostly absent from my perch here at the Grok due to other pressing responsibilities, but this past week, against the backdrop of the previous week, just made me wretch and I […]

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We Can Only Hope…..

by Mike January 9, 2014

Easy as falling off a log…… If the GOP doesn’t concede all the arguments!

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Fergus Cullen and The Other “Smartest Guys In The Room”

by Rick Olson February 15, 2013

“Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.”    —Will Rogers  As I sit and read the paper over morning coffee, I read yet another hit piece on Bill O’Brien.   […]

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Vote For My Girl, Or I’ll Turn Ugly

by Mike November 28, 2012

Just when you thought the skullduggery in the NHGOP couldn’t get any worse, the establishment tipped its hand spectacularly. First the history: When Jack Kimball surprised the establishment and won the chairmanship in 2011, and scored a small victory for conservatism, they couldn’t stop him getting the job, but they could certainly make it impossible […]

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What Happened at the Reagan Revolution?

by Mike January 27, 2012

Mitt Romney has gone to great lengths to belittle Gingrich’s role in the Reagan revolution, even having an aide check the index of Reagan’s diary to find “just one reference” to Newt. Problem is, that speed reading to find what you want to believe, leads you to overlook everything else. In fact, the people who […]

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More Fun with Mittens: A Dole-ful Endorsement

by Mike December 27, 2011

H/T American Spectator Bob Dole has been described as “The Tax Collector for the Welfare State”, or as the man who “Never met a tax he didn’t like!”. He’s also famous for delivering speeches that bore you stiff and selling pills to make you stiff(!). An endorsement by Bob Dole has been derided by Mittens […]

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