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A timely post about www.westernpac.org about Chris Christie becoming the establishment Republican candidate. This follows this post about racial testing. In the meantime, you can get more involved if you like here and read an interesting book HERE.
Newly re-elected New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, previously the surrogate of Mitt Romney in 2012, has taken up the standard of Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. Of course, weeks ago, Christie was asked to appear at a campaign rally with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, but Christie refused. He was worried about his brand.
Ken Cuccinelli was outspent by his Democratic opponent, but he barely lost. With a little more effort, and a little more funding by the GOP, the Republican Party might have held the governor's office in Virginia. Instead, because Ken Cuccinelli was linked to the Tea Party, the GOP let him languish while Democrats pounded the airwaves with attack ads. Chris Christie could have gone down to Virginia and helped out, but he was worried about his brand and being associated with a Tea Party Republican.
What brand is this that Chris Christie has to protect? It's the type of brand pushed by Mitt Romney and Michael Bloomberg, the Republicanism that tells you you have to buy private insurance covering procedures you don't need, the kind of ideology that says the government can regulate the size of your soda, and it's completely inimical to conservatism. It's the kind of cognitive dissonance that says you shouldn't be able to choose a Big Gulp on the one hand, but it's perfectly OK for an employee of a small business to dress in a disruptive way.
That's why Chris Christie is traipsing down to South Carolina to campaign for Lindsey Graham: they're the same brand. They're for climate control, gun control, and the kind of control that says the government can surveil your private communications and interactions. That's not the brand South Carolina wants its Senator standing for, is it? It's not what you want, either.
This is what we're up against: a GOP establishment that would rather let Steve Lonegan and Ken Cuccinelli lose by a little than win, because their brand is antithetical to real conservatism. If the GOP establishment can't win on their own terms, they're fine with a Democrat winning instead. Why? Because the Democrat is closer to their brand.
Your donation helps us keep the fight going in South Carolina. It helps continue pounding Lindsey Graham, so that we can keep educating voters about his actual record. This is the race we're in, because it affords us and you the best chance of sending a message to the GOP establishment about their brand and where they can shove it. Donate today, and help us keep raising hell in South Carolina!