Politico is reporting that former candidate for the US Senate from Kansas, Dr. Milton Wolf, is in talks with independent candidate Greg Orman:
Milton Wolf, the tea party candidate who battled Sen. Pat Roberts in a bitter Republican primary fight, is considering some political payback: Endorsing Kansas independent Greg Orman, sources said Thursday night.
But there’s a big catch: To win Wolf’s endorsement, Orman must first agree to caucus with the Senate GOP if he were to defeat Roberts in the general election.
Good for him, and if Orman will pledge to caucus with Republicans he could do the GOP a world of good by endorsing Orman rather than out-of-touch porker Pat Roberts. In fact, for Wolf to endorse Roberts after the grotesque attacks Roberts conducted on Wolf would lead one to question Wolf’s sanity.
This year the petty and vindictive NRSC, acting at the behest of the petty and vindictive Mitch McConnell undertook one of the most disgusting interventions in party primaries ever undertaken by any party apparatus. They launched a series of blatantly dishonest and scurrilous ads that painted any challenger to a GOP incumbent at either racist or corrupt or both. In the process of pulling a crop of septuagenarian corruptocrats over the finish line they burned through bales of contributor cash and any goodwill the GOP base may have had for McConnell, the NRSC, or anyone they support.
Rather than looking for principled candidates, the NRSC has supported men so senile that they can’t find meetings they are scheduled to attend and men who are so out of touch with their home state that they don’t even have a residence there.
Now the NRSC is asking the people they called racists and idiots to give them money. Take this email, for instance:
After months of predicting GOP victory, the Washington Post’s statistical model now shows a 51 percent chance that the Democrats hang on.
The answer is simple – the Democrats are spending over $40 million more than the Republicans in battleground races. For weeks, our candidates have been holding on, despite a relentless barrage of negative ads – but we need your help now or it’s over.
I know that times are tough, that’s why we’re fighting so hard to bring new leadership that will turn things around. But, if we don’t rally together now – as a team – then we will lose as individuals.
Can we count on you?
Ummm, no. You can’t count on me because I can’t count on you. As Erick so delicately put it a few days ago, the NRSC can GDIAF.
What is so ironic is that now the NRSC is bitching about the SCF not getting involved in contested races in a big enough way to please the NRSC:
The National Republican Senatorial Committee has spent or reserved $3.4 million in Iowa airtime. But there is particular frustration across the GOP establishment with the outside group Senate Conservatives Fund, which backed Ernst in the GOP primary but has yet to reserve any airtime to help out in the fall. (via Politico)
The NRSC, if you recall, is the same organization that not only trashed conservative voters and conservative candidates and sought to punish firms that did business with the SCF.
Even more striking, a senior official at the committee called individual Republican Senate campaigns and other party organizations this week and urged them not to hire the firm, Jamestown Associates, in an effort to punish them for working for the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group founded by Jim DeMint, then a South Carolina senator, that is trying to unseat Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, and some other incumbents up for reelection next year whom it finds insufficiently conservative.
“We’re not going to do business with people who profit off of attacking Republicans,” said Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for the committee. “Purity for profit is a disease that threatens the Republican Party.”
The committee has conveyed the same message, privately, to 2014 Senate candidates such as Representatives Steve Daines of Montana and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee (the senatorial committee’s House counterpart), the Republican Governors Association and Mike DuHaime, the chief strategist for Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, for whom Jamestown also does work.
The NRSC and the guys calling the shots there are oozing chancres on the butt of American politics. They operate without ethics and without adherence to any principle larger than self-aggrandizement. If you want to contribute to a candidate, even a corrupt, adulterous, demented Thad Cochran, please do. But whatever you do, do not sent a single red cent to the NRSC.