The Republican Corrupt Consultant Class pulled off one of the largest money making schemes in political history. Led by that loser, Karl Rove they convinced Republican politicians and donors that the election was a slam dunk. They kept assuring people that the polls were lying and that Romney had the election in the bag. The Consultant Class along with Fox News and Conservative blogs created a bubble based not on reality for Conservatives. If anyone on the Right tried to speak the truth, they were called defeatist and pessimist.
Pat Caddell was warning Republicans they were going to lose. He complained about Romney not fighting back and the tone deaf nature of the Romney campaign. Caddell also warned about OFA and said Republicans were not even on the same level. He was right and at CPAC yesterday he went after the Republican Corrupt Consultant Class. He accurately described them as scam artists who took people for their money.
Pat Caddell, the Fox News Contributor and Democrat pollster who engineered Jimmy Carter’s 1976 Presidential victory, blew the lid off CPAC on Wednesday with a blistering attack on “racketeering” Republican consultants who play wealthy donors like “marks.”
“I blame the donors who allow themselves to be played for marks. I blame the people in the grassroots for allowing themselves to be played for suckers….It’s time to stop being marks. It’s time to stop being suckers. It’s time for you people to get real,” he told the audience that included two top Republican consultants.
Caddell stole the show as a panelist in the breakout session titled “Should We Shoot All the Consultants Now?” He spoke with a fire and passion that electrified the room. When the session began the large room was half filled, but as word spread of the fireworks going on inside, the audience streamed in. By the end, it was standing room only.
When you have the Chief of Staff of the Republican National Committee and the political director of the Romney campaign, and their two companies get $150 million at the end of the campaign for the ‘fantastic’ get-out-the-vote program…some of this borders on RICO [the 1970 Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act] violations,” Caddell told the crowd. “It’s all self dealing going on. I think it works on the RICO thing. They’re in the business of lining their pockets.”
“The Republican Party,” Caddell continued, “is in the grips of what I call the CLEC–the consultant, lobbyist, and establishment complex.” Caddell described CLEC as a self serving interconnected network of individuals and organizations interested in preserving their own power far more than they’re interested in winning elections.
“Just follow the money,” Caddell told a rapt audience. “It’s all there in the newspaper. The way it works is this–ever since we centralized politics in Washington, the House campaign committee and the Senate campaign committee, they decide who they think should run. You hire these people on the accredited list [they say to candidates] otherwise we won’t give you money. You hire my friend or else.”
Financial corruption is a key component of the current process, according to Caddell. “There’s money passing under the table on both parties. Don’t kid yourself…If you can’t see racketeering in front of you, God save you.”
As a Democrat, Caddell said he could tell the truth about the failings of the Republicans 2012 campaign efforts since “I have no interest in the Republican Party.” He compared Republicans unfavorably to Democrats. “In my party we play to win. We play for life and death. You people play for a different kind of agenda…Your party has no problem playing the Washington Generals to the Harlem Globetrotters.”
The 2012 election was was the biggest money making scheme since Obama’s Stimulus grand larceny. The Corrupt Consultant class scammed donors of their money to enrich themselves. They lied to Republican candidates and told them to ignore the polls. This election revealed a very startling truth. Democrat Consultants believe in their cause and will do all they can to win. Republican Consultants only care about making money and getting invites to the right parties.
Pat Caddell is speaking the truth and it is time the political Right listens to him and not scam artists like Karl Rove.
(Hat Tip: Eaglesoars)