THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

July 19, 2016

RNC Reform and Reflections

Filed under: Uncategorized — danielhite @ 8:02 am

The makeup of the Republican National Committee of the RNC is not unlike the leadership mess we have in Congress, especially on the Senate side. The U.S. Senate and the RNSC (Republican National Senatorial Committee) love their power and position and they love using it. They will do what it takes to maintain their power structure even if it means losing an election cycle or two. The ring of power is too precious to give up. The RNC is cut from the same cloth. It, too, desperately needs reform. This year, that opportunity is passed. The Trump zealots were so blinded by their success, they literally “threw the baby out with the bathwater.” There #RNC2CLE Avatarwas grassroots reform staring them in the face and they could not see it. They were blind to it by their single-minded ambition. And the “unity” message of the RNC establishment sucked them in to their clutches.

 Last week, coalition forces of “NeverTrumpers,” lingering and former Ted Cruz supporters, and longtime grassroots organizers had banded together in the Rules Committee with a series of amendments to bring reform to the process and makeup of the RNC. The coalition was met with great resistance, but lost their bid because of the RNC establishment’s jealous and orchestrated use and abuse of parliamentary power. One could easily see the players and the strategy. Part of that reform coalition brought the fight to the main floor this week. As one could obviously see in Monday’s early business session, the establishment used the same heavy-handed tactics to dislodge any change. Then the bloodthirsty media went to work. Looking to distract and destroy, media outlets (mainstream and others) worked their spin magic laying blame for the dissension at the feet of the “NeverTrumpers.” (Just watch the interviews and how the questions were framed.) Between the RNC leadership and the media, they had their way with any reform. EVERYONE WAS PLAYED BY THE RNC.

All genuine conservatives owe a debt of gratitude for those who fought so valiantly for their cause—even if you did not share their specific cause—because the naked truth was revealed, and it revealed what it always does: power corrupts. The new and unlikely coalition of Unruh, Blackwell, Lee and Cuccinelli could be the new and emerging “fellowship of the ring” to eventually restore political power back into balance. We shall see. If traditional leaders of the conservative right would see this for what it is and swallow their pride, perhaps the coalition would grow and see victory next time.

P.S. The GOP did authorize a great new Republican Platform 2016…if they only believed and enforced it.


1 Comment »

  1. Tuesday, July 20, 2016
    Good morning to the Hites!
    Yes, “if they will believe what is needed to be done and do it.”
    Thanks, as always, for helping our family and many others.
    God bless you,
    Bud and Nancy

    Comment by the Williams Family — July 20, 2016 @ 10:31 am | Reply

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