March 18, 2013

On why Republicans did so poorly in the 2012 election cycle...

The Republican Party lost because it's not conservative. It didn't get its base out in the 2012 election. Now, that's simple to say, and it's probably simple for you to agree with, but I'm telling you, that is a major mountain to climb within the party itself, as you well know, because the establishment in Washington, the ruling class, both parties, is not conservative, and in fact they fear it. They're very much worried about it because it's considered an outsider movement. So they kicked the Tea Party out, they try to deemphasize the Tea Party, don't use it, let's put it that way. They did not use the asset that the Tea Party provided them.