GOP Establishment: Once Again Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

The Republican party establishment likes to claim the Tea Party denied the GOP control of the Senate in 2010 by fielding primary candidates like Christine O’Donnell who defeated Mike Castle in Delaware, and Sharron Angle who defeated establishment backed Sue Lowden in Nevada. The assumption is that the establishment, moderate candidates would have beaten their Democratic opponents and allowed the GOP to control both houses of Congress.

Now that establishment is taking heat for losing the Virginia’s governorship by not backing GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

Ken Cuccinelli campaign strategist Chris La Civita said that among the what if’s in the wake of the Republican’s loss were whether Cuccinelli would have been able to pull out a win if he had received more financial support from national GOP sources – which dried up as of Oct. 1, he said — and if the federal government shutdown had been avoided or brought to a rapid close.

“There are a lot of questions people are going to be asking and that is, was leaving Cuccinelli alone in the first week of October, a smart move?” La Civita said in an interview following his candidate’s concession speech.  “We were on our own. Just look at the volume [of ads].”

I believe it’s critical that everyone put their money where their mouths are by donating in support of like-minded candidates. But not a damn dime to the RNC until it stops its war against the Tea Party. Not a damn dime for the RNC.

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