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Pat Caddell rips the GOP’s Corrupt Consultant Class

by Rodan ( 71 Comments › )
Filed under Conservatism, Elections 2012, Republican Party, The Political Right at March 15th, 2013 - 11:00 am

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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.

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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)

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71 Responses to “Pat Caddell rips the GOP’s Corrupt Consultant Class”
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  1. Speranza
    1 | March 15, 2013 11:26 am

    You mean that Karl Rove, Stuart Stevens, Nicolle (two “l’s”) Wallace and Steve Schmidt are incompetent. Why would any one think that? /


  2. Speranza
    2 | March 15, 2013 11:31 am

    Hired mercenaries are not committed to anything more than their next paycheck.


  3. Speranza
    3 | March 15, 2013 11:32 am

    That “Conservative Victory Project” is not conservative and is not committed to victory.


  4. 4 | March 15, 2013 11:34 am

    Speranza wrote:

    Hired mercenaries are not committed to anything more than their next paycheck.

    The Democrat Consultants believe in their cause. Rove and them do not.


  5. Bumr50
    5 | March 15, 2013 11:38 am

    @ Speranza:
    @ Rodan:

    We need a candidate that doesn’t need to rely on consultants to such a degree that they can be influenced to do things that run contrary to their gut.


  6. 6 | March 15, 2013 11:38 am

    @ Speranza:

    It really should be called the steal money from Conservatives fund.


  7. 7 | March 15, 2013 11:39 am

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    @ Rodan:
    We need a candidate that doesn’t need to rely on consultants to such a degree that they can be influenced to do things that run contrary to their gut.

    Bingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We need someone who actually believes in what they are running for.


  8. Bumr50
    8 | March 15, 2013 11:40 am

    Pat Caddell stole the Washington Generals comparison from me!!

    //


  9. 9 | March 15, 2013 11:42 am

    @ Bumr50:

    You never know!

    That said, Pat Caddell lives in the real world and belives in what he speaks about. Rove just wants to line his pockets.


  10. Speranza
    10 | March 15, 2013 11:46 am

    Rodan wrote:

    Bingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We need someone who actually believes in what they are running for.

    Mercenaries only believe in their next paycheck.


  11. Speranza
    11 | March 15, 2013 11:47 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    It really should be called the steal money from Conservatives fund.

    There is nothing remotely conservative about that odious bunch.


  12. eaglesoars
    12 | March 15, 2013 11:49 am

    thanks for the hat tip -- glad you found this useful

    can’t stay -- must earn my keep -- will check in as I can


  13. 13 | March 15, 2013 11:52 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    Thank, You have been a great resource for me!


  14. 14 | March 15, 2013 11:53 am

    It might be fun to have Caddell debate Rove on Hannity’s show on Fox. Just to see how many shades of red Karl will turn before his head finally explodes.


  15. 15 | March 15, 2013 11:53 am

    @ Speranza:

    The last election shows what hapepns when a mercanaries goes up against true believers.


  16. 16 | March 15, 2013 11:54 am

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    It might be fun to have Caddell debate Rove on Hannity’s show on Fox. Just to see how many shades of red Karl will turn before his head finally explodes.

    Caddell would wipe the floor with Rove.


  17. Bumr50
    17 | March 15, 2013 11:54 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    The white board helps for contrast…


  18. eaglesoars
    18 | March 15, 2013 12:12 pm

    I’m listening to Rush as I work -- he’s going to cover the Cadell speech if you want to tune in (talking about football now


  19. Bumr50
    19 | March 15, 2013 12:16 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Rove is like Obama in that he’d never allow himself to be challenged like that if he has ANYTHING to do with it.


  20. 20 | March 15, 2013 12:20 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    He lives in a bubble.


  21. Tanker
    21 | March 15, 2013 12:25 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Now that we have identified a problem! How do we get his fatass to disappear? How do we get the power back to deal with the problems once identified?


  22. Bumr50
    22 | March 15, 2013 12:32 pm

    Rush was just complaining about how there’s no video of Caddell’s speech anywhere on the net.

    I can’t even get the CPAC site to load.


  23. 23 | March 15, 2013 12:32 pm

    Tanker wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    Now that we have identified a problem! How do we get his fatass to disappear? How do we get the power back to deal with the problems once identified?

    That is a good question! I wish I had an answer. In a sane world, he would be a discredited bum on the street saying he was somebody once. But we do not live in a sane world.

    I will ponder an answer on how we get rid of Rove.


  24. 24 | March 15, 2013 12:33 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    Rush was just complaining about how there’s no video of Caddell’s speech anywhere on the net.
    I can’t even get the CPAC site to load.

    Funny how Caddell speech has no video.


  25. 25 | March 15, 2013 12:34 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    I can’t even get the CPAC site to load

    .

    ORCA Pt. II


  26. Bumr50
    26 | March 15, 2013 12:35 pm

    @ Rodan:

    At this point, there’s no excuse.


  27. 27 | March 15, 2013 12:40 pm

    The paleo-life is so good they need even more of them to live so fabulously!

    Palestinians born ‘from prisoners’ smuggled sperm’


  28. 28 | March 15, 2013 12:41 pm

    @ mskelly:

    Hey they are creative!
    ///


  29. 29 | March 15, 2013 12:41 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    There isn’t.


  30. Speranza
    30 | March 15, 2013 1:01 pm

    mskelly wrote:

    The paleo-life is so good they need even more of them to live so fabulously!
    Palestinians born ‘from prisoners’ smuggled sperm’

    Creepy stuff from creeps.


  31. Speranza
    31 | March 15, 2013 1:02 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    Bumr50 wrote:
    Rush was just complaining about how there’s no video of Caddell’s speech anywhere on the net.
    I can’t even get the CPAC site to load.

    Funny how Caddell speech has no video.

    Grover Norquist probably objected.


  32. lobo91
    32 | March 15, 2013 1:11 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    Go to the C-span website. They’re streaming it.


  33. 33 | March 15, 2013 1:21 pm

    @ Rodan:

    For his faults, being a liberal and all, Caddell is at the very least honest. This may be why he, as a liberal, was chosen to address CPAC. He called out the corruption of the Clinton Machine, and likewise the group of Chicago thugs in charge now.


  34. Speranza
    34 | March 15, 2013 1:24 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    It might be fun to have Caddell debate Rove on Hannity’s show on Fox. Just to see how many shades of red Karl will turn before his head finally explodes.

    He (Pig Vomit Rove) will hide behind his chalk boards.


  35. eaglesoars
    35 | March 15, 2013 1:30 pm

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    @ Rodan:

    For his faults, being a liberal and all, Caddell is at the very least honest. This may be why he, as a liberal, was chosen to address CPAC. He called out the corruption of the Clinton Machine, and likewise the group of Chicago thugs in charge now.

    from the Breitbart article:

    When an audience member asked Caddell why he, a Democrat, was offering Republicans advice that would help them beat his own party, his response was met with huge applause. “I’m not a fan of Barack Obama,” Caddell said. “My first allegiance is to my country. I have paid a huge price, and when I watch you people screwing up I’m offended.”


  36. 36 | March 15, 2013 1:36 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    “I’m not a fan of Barack Obama,” Caddell said.

    How long before someone calls him a RAAAAACIST?


  37. lobo91
    37 | March 15, 2013 1:43 pm

    Romney’s speaking at CPAC now


  38. brookly red
    38 | March 15, 2013 1:46 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    “I’m not a fan of Barack Obama,” Caddell said.

    How long before someone calls him a RAAAAACIST?

    I am sure the words racist and traitor


  39. brookly red
    39 | March 15, 2013 1:48 pm

    I am sure the words racist and traitor are flowing freely on the internet as I type this…

    don’t know why that posted… some odd key board short cut.


  40. eaglesoars
    40 | March 15, 2013 2:01 pm

    heh

    Trump: Karl Rove, ‘Most Overrated Man in Politics,’ Responsible for Ashley Judd’s Rise

    Trump slammed Rove for an ad released by his Super PAC, Crossroads GPS, targeting potential Kentucky senate candidate Ashley Judd and argued that the ad itself turned Judd into a serious candidate.

    “All of a sudden, she became this phoenix,” Trump marveled. He remarked of the ad, “I’ve never seen her look more beautiful. By the time that commercial ended, everybody said ‘Wow, she’s really a hot candidate, she’s great.’ What a stupid commercial. This is the same mind that spent $400 million and didn’t win a race.”


  41. lobo91
    41 | March 15, 2013 2:18 pm

    Although the video isn’t yet available, I posted a link to the transcript from Wayne LaPierre’s CPAC speech from this morning in a Headline thread.


  42. 42 | March 15, 2013 2:27 pm

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    For his faults, being a liberal and all, Caddell is at the very least honest. This may be why he, as a liberal, was chosen to address CPAC. He called out the corruption of the Clinton Machine, and likewise the group of Chicago thugs in charge now.

    He’s a Liberal in the Old School Dem sense. The Democrats have moved so far Left, that he’s more of a Moderate nowadays.


  43. 43 | March 15, 2013 2:27 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Trump speaks the truth.


  44. 44 | March 15, 2013 2:28 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Caddell is a Patriot and loves America.


  45. 45 | March 15, 2013 2:29 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Norquist is evil.


  46. 46 | March 15, 2013 2:33 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    I’m a 24/7 member -- I’ll grab the podcast and enjoy it over lunch! I love how the left is chastising Ted Cruz for “patronizing” Dianne Frankenfeinstein yesterday -- while all the while never mentioning that Miz Holier-than-Thou NEVER answered the question.

    And frankly, Joey Scarturncoat and others, you may want to check how Cruz made a living before you dismiss him as not knowing the Constitution. His bona fides are sparkling. Madame Senior Senator from California who is a raging piece of crap almost was recalled as mayor at one point she was so damned awful at governing.


  47. 47 | March 15, 2013 2:34 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    Carolina Girl wrote:
    It might be fun to have Caddell debate Rove on Hannity’s show on Fox. Just to see how many shades of red Karl will turn before his head finally explodes.

    He (Pig Vomit Rove) will hide behind his chalk boards.

    Hon, he’d never even show up and cancel at the last minute.


  48. 48 | March 15, 2013 2:37 pm

    @ lobo91:

    SpongeMike Sweatpants Moore is calling for the publication of the babies’ bodies at Newtown to “help beat back the NRA.” What a voyeuristic piece of shit. Moby Dick has been rather active lately, screaming and yelling trying to keep himself relevant. Near as I can tell, no one’s clamoring for him on the talk shows, etc. Maybe because they’ve finally realized what a duplicitous attention whoring jackass he really is.

    In the meantime, Jabba, eat another dozen donuts and listen to your arteries close.


  49. Speranza
    49 | March 15, 2013 2:38 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    Let him get his medical treatment in Havana.


  50. Speranza
    50 | March 15, 2013 2:39 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    Speranza wrote:
    Carolina Girl wrote:
    It might be fun to have Caddell debate Rove on Hannity’s show on Fox. Just to see how many shades of red Karl will turn before his head finally explodes.
    He (Pig Vomit Rove) will hide behind his chalk boards.

    Hon, he’d never even show up and cancel at the last minute.

    He is a bullshit artist and whenever Hannity refers to him as “The Architect” I want to punch him in the mouth.


  51. 51 | March 15, 2013 2:39 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    Rove is a coward.


  52. 52 | March 15, 2013 2:41 pm

    I’m so mean. Would love it if when Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi show up at the investiture he excommunicates them on the spot.


  53. 53 | March 15, 2013 2:44 pm

    @ Speranza:

    He’s the 400 Million dollar loser.


  54. brookly red
    54 | March 15, 2013 2:50 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    I’m so mean. Would love it if when Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi show up at the investiture he excommunicates them on the spot.

    this guy might just do it…


  55. 55 | March 15, 2013 2:53 pm

    @ brookly red:

    I’d love to see the Vatican send Oblahblah a communique advising him that Biden and Pelosi are not welcome and to send Paul Ryan instead.


  56. brookly red
    56 | March 15, 2013 2:55 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    I’d love to see the Vatican send Oblahblah a communique advising him that Biden and Pelosi are not welcome and to send Paul Ryan instead.

    that is not gonna happen, the excommunication thing? that could happen.


  57. 57 | March 15, 2013 3:03 pm

    @ brookly red:

    It would not surprise me to hear that Cardinal Dolan is dispatched to these two so-called Catholics in advance to advise them that the Pope will refuse them communion if they attempt to receive the sacrament. And then I wouldn’t put it past either one of these arrogant asses to try to take communion anyway, believing there’s no way the Pope would refuse them.


  58. brookly red
    58 | March 15, 2013 3:06 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    It would not surprise me to hear that Cardinal Dolan is dispatched to these two so-called Catholics in advance to advise them that the Pope will refuse them communion if they attempt to receive the sacrament. And then I wouldn’t put it past either one of these arrogant asses to try to take communion anyway, believing there’s no way the Pope would refuse them.

    //if he takes their communion away do they get…

    re-possessed? :)


  59. 59 | March 15, 2013 3:20 pm

    @ brookly red:

    Well, the Pope is a Jesuit -- and they’re the ones who customarily perform the exorcisms. But in his case, he should just let Satan keep them.


  60. buzzsawmonkey
    60 | March 15, 2013 3:28 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    It would not surprise me to hear that Cardinal Dolan is dispatched to these two so-called Catholics in advance to advise them that the Pope will refuse them communion if they attempt to receive the sacrament. And then I wouldn’t put it past either one of these arrogant asses to try to take communion anyway, believing there’s no way the Pope would refuse them.

    Maybe they’ll use communion-ty organizing techniques.


  61. 61 | March 15, 2013 3:30 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Carolina Girl wrote:
    @ brookly red:
    I’d love to see the Vatican send Oblahblah a communique advising him that Biden and Pelosi are not welcome and to send Paul Ryan instead.

    that is not gonna happen, the excommunication thing? that could happen.

    Will Pope Francis I excommunicate Joe Biden next week? Contact the Vatican!


  62. 62 | March 15, 2013 3:31 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Carolina Girl wrote:
    @ brookly red:
    It would not surprise me to hear that Cardinal Dolan is dispatched to these two so-called Catholics in advance to advise them that the Pope will refuse them communion if they attempt to receive the sacrament. And then I wouldn’t put it past either one of these arrogant asses to try to take communion anyway, believing there’s no way the Pope would refuse them.

    //if he takes their communion away do they get…
    re-possessed?

    Nope.

    That’s what happens if somebody gets an exorcism and doesn’t pay the exorcist. :lol:


  63. heysoos
    63 | March 15, 2013 3:38 pm

    Methodists are into extortcism


  64. heysoos
    64 | March 15, 2013 3:40 pm

    when they say bring your bread to the bake sale, it has a different meaning


  65. brookly red
    65 | March 15, 2013 4:16 pm

    wow the thread just died and Lily isn’t even here…


  66. darkwords
    66 | March 15, 2013 4:18 pm

    @ 27 mskelly:Except I hear that Mossad pulled a switch. And all these kids are jewish.


  67. SciFiGuy
    67 | March 15, 2013 4:19 pm

    @ brookly red:
    She is here in spirit and I think that is all it takes>>>>>


  68. darkwords
    68 | March 15, 2013 4:20 pm

    @ 35 eaglesoars: Good reply by caddel


  69. darkwords
    69 | March 15, 2013 4:22 pm

    We should just weight Karl Rove and consultants before primary season and after election day and pay them by the amount of weight they lost during election season.


  70. brookly red
    70 | March 15, 2013 4:27 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    We should just weight Karl Rove and consultants before primary season and after election day and pay them by the amount of weight they lost during election season.

    I think the “new kids” will make Karl Rove and the consultants irreverent by then…


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