The 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference kicks off next week in Washington DC. Curiously - or perhaps not so curiously - CPAC hid the speaker list for the event, just finalizing it this past week. Stunningly, they loaded the roster with committed #NeverTrumpers and pro-establishment Republican speakers, ignoring the grassroots supporters and websites that got Republican President Donald Trump Elected.
This is typical RNC and inside the beltway Republican. They are so incredibly tone-deaf to their bases once they ascend to their ivory towers that they literally slap the faces of the very people who facilitated GOP control over the Executive and Legislative Branches of our government.
As the line goes in the movie Forrest Gump, "stupid is as stupid does." Establishment Republicans risk fracturing the party in a very permanent way, something that would allow the flailing Democrat Party (complete with their Progressive overlords) to rise to power once again.
The self-annointed brains of the establishment GOP would be well served if they viewed the past election as a serious shot across the bow. People from the center to the right are done with the go-along to get-along, self-enrichment games in Washington, DC. The RNC and its associated organizations - all of them - had better adapt to the will of the rank-and-file or perish.