Twitter aggregation site Twitchy has highlighted a series of tweets from comedian and activist Stephen Kruiser. In the micro-blogging rant, Kruiser took to task the outdated, outmoded and out of their mind establishment Republicans for their latest mailer which featured a message from the face of the establishment Republicans, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
More than a mailer, it’s a fundraising letter for the Republican Party. Nothing could more show how out of touch the party is than using the fierce hawk and failed Republican presidential candidate Sen. McCain. The Arizona candidate is not a draw on any level, except for those who want to learn to hold on to power regardless of how many get hurt and who gets ostracized in the process.
McCain was the guy who wouldn’t say Obama’s name on stage while running for President in 2008. McCain was the guy who thought the proper course was to suspend his campaign in order to “fix” the financial crisis.
After losing, McCain was the guy who decided to attack the Tea Party and Tea Party members with every fiber of his being. He called members “hobbits.” He deemed Tea Party favorites likes Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas,) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) were nothing but a bunch of “wacko birds.”
As Katie Pavlich wrote:
Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, who lost to Obama in 2008, is stepping up to the plate and offering fig leaves of compromise on everything from illegal immigration to increases in the debt ceiling. He’s proud to stand by Democratic Senators like Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer while calling conservatives like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz “wacko birds.”
So when Kruiser – a long time Republican activist and an original Tea Party founder in Los Angeles – received a fundraising letter from McCain, he hit the roof. Among his tweets:
Yes, in February of 2014 the RNC thinks a fund raising letter from John McCain is a good idea. Because #strategy or something.
That perfectly sums up why I think party hacks who support the GOP status quo are booger eating morons.
Avoiding conflict for an entire legislative year to avoid negative press while the Dems run unchecked isn’t “strategy”, it’s myopic weakness
Those advocating weakness & caution to win the majority will then advocate weakness & caution to keep the majority. It never ends.
Take note, Republican leadership: you’re doing it wrong. You can’t get the next generation (nor the current generation!) to join you when you prop-up those who clearly are not on the side of the people. You can’t expect to get donor dollars and major support when you highlight people who condemn and insult those who are most likely to donate and lend their grass roots support.
Yes, Republicans, you’re doing it wrong. While you work hard to build out your technology assets (and bravo to you!), you need to reassess your human assets. McCain is not a draw; McCain is a repellant. Anything that doesn’t highlight Sens. Cruz, Paul or Lee isn’t worth sending out.
Or Stephen Kruiser. At least his name won’t make people throw out your mailer, or throw up on it.
(This article originally appeared on Rare.)