Many inside the beltway sub-culture who rarely, if ever, venture outside the 202 area code, except to venture to the 212 area code, have reactions ranging from disbelief to sneering condescension regarding the primary challenges being mounted against Republican incumbents.
But if they actually took the time to talk to the people they claim to represent, instead of at them or over them, perhaps this whole GOP civil war thing could have been avoided. Take it from a talk show host whose mouth usually works faster than his brain. So many conflicts and misunderstandings could be averted if folks just listened to the other side sometimes.
Had the GOP patricians listened to their constituents (not plebeians) the last few years, they would have seen this freight train of frustration coming. And although the primary cycle is by and large going the establishment’s way, if the establishment doesn’t change its ways — and quickly — this will be the very definition of Pyrrhic victory. For the first time patriots are calling nationally-syndicated shows like mine and saying it’s time for retribution. It’s time to make an example of at least one of these Republicans they believe have sold them out.