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Posted: November 23, 2013 9:00 p.m.

GOP establishment is out to get the Tea Party

Have you put into context what the Republican Party is doing to Tea Party people and every other group that dares to represent the interests of the people?

Think about the following: It’s not new; I’ve been saying it for a long time, but, because it’s important, I’m going to say it yet again in another way. Karl Rove is on the record making it expressly clear that no Tea Party candidate will receive one red cent of campaign help from his 527 PACs. Mitch McConnell, R- Ky, praised the defeat of a Tea Party candidate in South Alabama.

McConnell is the ranking Republican in the Senate, and he is responsible for accomplishing little more than bringing in large caches of money for himself and those like him since he has been in office. And I’m not interested in hearing that Democrats have had the majority in the Senate, blah-blah-blah. Two Democrats with a stone and a bucket of creek water could stymie Republican efforts.

McConnell called for other Republicans to boycott companies that support Tea Party candidates, and he has also made it clear that no Tea Party candidates will receive a dime of campaign help. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) served notice to Jamestown Associates, one of the most prominent Republican advertising firms, that it would no longer be receiving contracts from the campaign committee because it also works with the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF).

The SCF helps to fund, among other conservatives, Tea Party candidates. The message is clear that McConnell, Rove, John Boehner and the Republican establishment are going to every length to ensure that only those they approve of have a chance to get elected. The NRSC is infamous for supporting and funding the most notorious left-wing Republicans, such as Charlie Crist, R-Fla.

This is being done under the guise of electability. Supposedly, the concern of the Republican establishment is that only candidates with a chance to win get funded, and they believe conservatives are unelectable. This is the brainchild of Karl Rove. This is the architecture he has been busy erecting. The truth, however, is a different story.

The truth is that Rove, McConnell, et al. have a good thing going for themselves, and they do not want anything or anyone to upset their liberal, ideological apple cart. It’s not about electability.

That’s a lie. It’s about them getting the type of candidate they want. The problem with that is it doesn’t allow for the types of candidates We the People want.

If it were purely about winning campaign races, they would remember the stunning, historic and record-breaking campaign successes the Tea Party engineered in 2010.

Tea Party candidates represent the will of We the People. Establishment candidates represent the will of the rich and powerful who benefit from tawdry deals like amnesty for illegal aliens. I was the lone voice in the media warning people that Rove and the Republicans were going to do all they could to torpedo and destroy the Tea Party. But not enough heeded my warning.

I continue to warn that, in the next election cycles, we must be willing to take the bold stance that we will not support candidates promoted by those who are openly working to prevent the will of We the People from being realized. We must be willing to either stay at home or only support true conservative candidates who are not beholden to the Republican hierarchy.

What Rove, McConnell, Boehner, NRSC, et al. are doing to undermine the will of the people is tantamount to what takes place in Third World countries under the control of dictators. This is the United States of America, and We the People must defend our Constitutional right to select and elect the candidates of our choice and not to be told by Rove, et al. who we will support.

What they are doing is unconscionable, and it is necessary to combat them just as our forefathers fought the throne of King George. We are today as they were back then, being governed and taxed without representation.

Mychal S. Massie is the former National Chairman of the conservative black think tank, Project 21-The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives; and a member of its parent think tank, the National Center for Public Policy Research. You can find more at mychal-massie.com.

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