Claims from so-called “mainstream Republicans” searching and pining for “unity” ring hollow to no one’s surprise. Eric Cantor and Cocktail Party Republicans in Virginia have formed the front group Virginia Conservative Network with underlying motivations to defeat Republicans they don’t like under the guise of “uniting the party” and finding a way to “win again”. It is ironic that a front organization designed to promote “unity” would shut out a fellow Republican Congressman and his supporters from the event. It is also ironic that the leader of the effort to help Virginia Republicans to “win again” was a loser to an unknown, underfunded, and now current Congressman Dave Brat. Dave Brat should really be teaching people how to win. Not Eric Cantor, Ray Allen, and their elitist, exclusive Cocktail Party ilk.
I know the Cocktail Party wing of the GOP far too well. They only want the votes, money, and volunteerism of the little people, while behind closed doors, they ridicule their own supporters for not being as cultured, articulate, and educated as they are. They criticize the exclusiveness of the Tea Party while being every bit as exclusive, hateful, and vindictive themselves. Cocktail Party Republicans think they know how to win and that they know everything, but they continually lose and do a disservice to the very people who elected them.
Look at the most recent example with Renee Ellmers (R-NC) torpedoing a pro-life bill in Congress that polls show have bipartisan support among millenials and a significant amount of Democratic support. Question #49 of the Quinnipiac poll showed that a majority of Americans of all ages favor a ban on late-term abortions and nearly 50% of Democrats favor a late term abortion ban as well. Putting a vote on the Congressional record would fracture the Democratic Party in Congress, but leave it to Republicans, not Democrats, to commit and unforced error and continue to disappoint the people who put them in office. Renee Ellmers campaigned on representing the will of the people and, once settled in Congress, revealed her true colors.
You might as well vote Democratic. At least you know where they stand. I would actually encourage everyone to vote Democratic to defeat Renee Ellmers. Perhaps retired pro-life Democratic Congressman Heath Shuler could move into the district, defeat Renee Ellmers, and make a comeback? He was one of the best. Sadly, the best people want nothing to do with the clown show that is Congress.
The establishment Cocktail Party wing of the GOP is only interested in “uniting the party” when it is one of their own (cough, Mitt Romney, cough) who is the nominee. They will destroy the GOP otherwise like insolent children if they are locked out of power, privilege, prestige, and…cocktail parties.
Why else would there be talk of Bill Bolling running for Congress against a sitting Republican incumbent in Dave Brat, who has barely gotten started in his first term? That is not “party unity” and a waste of party resources if these Cocktail Party Republicans say they are trying to expand the map. Oh, it is because Dave Brat had the audacity to give people a choice in a Republican primary and he defeated Cocktail Party darling Eric Cantor, who was next in line to be U.S. House Speaker. It is personal. Got it.
Eric Cantor and his power-hungry, political junkie friends hate term limits imposed by legislation because they believe that “we already have term limits and they are called elections”. They got a taste of their own medicine by…being term limited through an election. Boom.