The American people, the Republican base that is participating in this, is animated about one thing, and that’s defeating Obama. It’s not because people love Santorum and prefer his issues over Romney per se. It’s about beating Obama. This is what the Republican establishment doesn’t get. Hell, the Republican establishment is not even unified on the concept that Obama can lose! A lot of the Republican establishment think there’s no way he can be beat. So they want a candidate who’s not gonna lose so many in the Senate or the House or might win some down ballot, win the Senate. And that’s not where the base is. The base wants to send this guy packing! The base wants to send the Democrat Party packing!

The Republican establishment doesn’t think that can happen, and that’s the reason for the divide. The Republican establishment is scared to death the wrong candidate will scare away the moderates or the independents or whatever, and with that will go their chances of winning the Senate. The base wants to send Obama packing after one term, and to them that’s what this primary is all about. The Republican establishment, the party elders had better figure out that what this primary is about is precisely beating Barack Obama and limiting him to a one-term presidency. Oh, yeah, there’s a little sending of messages back and forth to the establishment saying, “We want conservatism. We’re tired of moderates and people whose ‘turn’ it is being the nominee.”

But it’s all about beating Obama, and the Republican base thinks it’s possible. They know it’s possible. And that’s the objective. That’s why the Tea Party exists! It’s about securing a future for people’s kids and grandkids. It’s about making sure a kidney doesn’t bankrupt you. That’s what it’s about. Don’t forget ABC’s special from the White House on health care, a woman stands up. (paraphrased) “Mr. President, Mr. President, my mother is 90-some-odd years old, perfect health, huge spirit. She just needs a pacemaker. Will you factor…?” I couldn’t believe this question. “Will you allow for someone’s spirit or will to live in your decision?”

“Nope. Uh, I don’t think we can do that. At some point we’re just gonna have to decide to give ’em a pill. Give ’em a pill and make their remaining days as pleasant as possible. Give ’em a pill.”

What? In the United States of America the will to live doesn’t matter in terms of parceling out health care? He said it! I was stunned that we’d even gotten to the point where a citizen would ask the president if he would ALLOW her mother to live! That’s the kind of stuff that scares me and infuriates me at the same time. We looked it up, by the way: 12% of Americans claim medical bankruptcy. “Claim” it. A lot of times people claim bankruptcy when they’re not, but it’s the stat: 12% of Americans claim medical bankruptcy. However, we looked at Canada, socialized medicine, where we’re headed: 15% of Canadians claim medical bankruptcy. So you think that we get Obamacare and your daughter needs a kidney, you’re gonna get it? Why? If for some reason you are determined unfit by the regime, then so will be your daughter or child who needs the kidney be determined to be unfit. The GOP base is confident conservatism can beat Obama, can win the Senate and expand the House. The elites in the party think conservatism will cause a landslide defeat: the Barry Goldwater model. The elites think moderates will beat Obama. Ain’t gonna happen. That’s the divide.

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