Sunday, March 17, 2013

CPAC 2013: Pat Caddell Exposes CPAC, Grimy GOP Consultants and the Republican Establishment

“Pat Caddell, the Fox News Contributor and Democrat pollster who engineered Jimmy Carter’s 1976 Presidential victory, blew the lid off CPAC on Thursday 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….
… ‘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….”

Great speech by Pat Caddell, fiery, eye opening and definitely one that the Republican establishment and CPAC would rather Americans not see.
It is by no accident that it was nearly impossible to dig up a video of Caddell’s blistering expose of the Republican establishment, its correct and self-serving consultants and CPAC who in spite of posting countless videos of CPAC 2013 speakers, failed to post this video.
The bottom line is that the Republican establishment must be purged.

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