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Joblessness at Record Levels; So Why Does @BDayspring Still Have a Job?

Posted on | January 10, 2014 | 32 Comments

People Not In Labor Force Soar
To Record 91.8 Million; Participation
Rate Plunges To 1978 Levels

Zero Hedge

U.S. job growth weakest in three years
Reuters

With such grim economic news in the headlines, you might think that Brad Dayspring, communications director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, would try to avoid doing things as monumentally stupid as lying about Mark Levin:

Brad Dayspring, the communications director Levin described as an “idiot” and NRSC “hit man,” had earlier tweeted, “Fishy: Senate Conservatives Fund spent hundreds of thousands of donor dollars to make Mark Levin’s book a bestseller.” Dayspring’s assertion was completely false because he was referring to a paperback version of a book, published five years ago, that the Senate Conservatives Fund was merely offering to the group’s donors.
As Levin noted in a Facebook post in response to Dayspring’s smears, Liberty and Tyranny “is nearly 5 years old, sold nearly 1.3 million copies, and was on the New York Times best-seller list for half a year during 2009,” and “the Senate Conservative Fund (SCF) has been using the paperback version of the book in recent months to encourage donations in support of conservative candidates.” . . .
“Mitch McConnell’s National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) hit man, some idiot named Brad Dayspring, does not intimidate me and will not silence me with his sleazy inside-the-beltway tactics,” Levin wrote. “In fact, I am more fired up than ever.” . . .
“My opposition to McConnell’s re-election is underscored by pathetic behavior like this,” he continued. “Conservatives should not give a dime to the NRSC, money which is used to pay the salaries of these hit men and empower McConnell, et al.”

This circular firing squad behavior is profoundly discouraging, and is entirely the fault of the Senate GOP leadership.

My position on such matters has always been quite clear: The national party committees — NRSC, NRCC, RNC — should stay the hell out of contested primaries, period. If an incumbent Republican has a primary challenger, that’s his problem, and of no concern to the national committee, whose funds (and personnel) should be focused completely on defeating Democrats.

Deviation from that rule is tantamount to the national leadership controlling the party from the top down, which has the effect of discouraging grassroots involvement. And there is no good reason to believe that Senate GOP leaders know what they hell they’re doing when it comes to picking winners and losers in primaries. This problem with the NRSCC goes back at least to May 2009:

We were standing outside the Continental Lounge in Rosslyn, Va., while the young Republican operative explained it to me.
“All they care about is getting their chairmanships back, and they don’t care how they get there,” said the operative. “They don’t want to spend any money, so they were looking for a self-funder.”
“They” are Republican senators, and what my friend was explaining was the otherwise inexplicable decision of the National Republican Senatorial Committee to endorse Charlie Crist in the Florida Senate race — 15 months before the primary!

The NRSC’s meddling in the Florida GOP primary was a typical Establishment move, and resulted in the typical failure. I’ve tried to ignore the NRSC’s clueless blundering in recent months, but it’s 2014 now, the primaries are rapidly approaching, and if GOP geniuses like Brad Dayspring think they’re going to help their cause by picking a fight with Mark Levin, they’d better think again.

You Can Click Here and Donate to the
SENATE CONSERVATIVE FUND

You Can Click Here and Donate to
MATT BEVIN FOR U.S. SENATE

 And when you’re finished doing that, you could post a link to this item on your Facebook page or send it out via Twitter or e-mail.

If you haven’t been raising hell, now would be a good time to start.

 


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Comments

  • Finrod Felagund

    Gotta take over the GOP before we can take over the country, and jackwagons like this are directly in our way.

  • DaveO

    Right on time, the Establishment GOP performs a cranial rectal insertion close enough to the election to make a difference in the close races. In other news, Dayspring just passed his interview for employment at the NYT and Westboro Baptist Church.

  • robertstacymccain

    Well, he’s got the Nuremburg defense: “I was only following orders!”

  • CarolinaGirl3

    If their strategy is to send out a brainless twit with no credentials to smear a man who has 8 million LIVE listeners and untold millions by free podcast, I can’t wait to see their insightful strategy for taking over the damn Senate.

    Dayspring needs to go find another job – preferably working with the Democrats; he’ll fit right in because they seem to like smearing and lying about conservatives as well. Wouldn’t even need to alter the playbook.

  • CarolinaGirl3

    I went to this idiot’s Twitterfeed. He needs to read his own timeline he’s backpedaling so fast you’d think he was Charles Johnson pretending he’s in the Tour de France.

  • MaggieMae

    You’d think Levin himself was running the way they attack him! Afraid, very afraid……..

  • Steve Skubinna

    I have donated to the RNC in the past, but not since 2008. When they call I tell them firmly that I will donate to individual campaigns but no longer to the national party.

    And I do.

  • DaveO

    That didn’t go over very well.

  • CarolinaGirl3

    Apparently this fool has also attacked Rush Limbaugh in the past as well. Considering they are hurting for donations, maybe letting Brad have a Twitter account to insult two of the biggest conservative icons in the media isn’t exactly a fundraising plus.

  • Dianna Deeley

    Republicans of the established kind seem determined to be the stupid party. Dayspring is firmly of this persuasion.

    BTW, when do we go have lunch?

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Perhaps it’s time to revive the NOT ONE RED CENT campaign?

    http://boycottnrsc.blogspot.com

  • Steve Skubinna

    That’s because it wasn’t done by the right people!

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  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    It was wrong and stupid to make such an accusation, if false. I have no idea how much SCF spent on Levin’s books. Certainly this one was a best-seller before they bought any.

    Of course, throwing a hissy fit over it isn’t exactly mature,either. A balanced reporter would find out EXACTLY how much SCF spent not only on Levin’s books, but on all premiums to be given for donations, and report the facts. And have asked Dayspring and SCF for comment/clarification.

    NRSC and NRCC are incumbent protection organizations. Thus they were formed, thus they have always been. It is part of candidate recruitment – if you are challenged for reelection, we’ll have your back. Since both are entirely run by incumbents, it is senseless to argue they stay out of primaries where the incumbent is challenged. If you don’t like it, don’t donate.

    But most of those who complain haven’t donated to either in decades. I haven’t. So why whine about it?

    I fully agree it was a mistake – and a departure from existing policy – to endorse Crist early in 2009 for the Senate nomination. NRSC should stay out of open primaries, period. I do understand the idea was to avoid costly and divisive primaries, but it was still wrong. Crist was the choice of a clear majority in polls, though, his first poll showing him under 50% came after Cornyn’s public statement. And Rubio was no Tea Party hero at the time, either. It wasn’t until AFTER Cornyn blundered that conservatives began flocking to Rubio.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    I don’t think I’ve ever given them a dime, with the possible exception of once in the ’90s, but I’m not sure. So my boycott won’t knock them back very much.

    It certainly hasn’t deterred them (or the RNC) from soliciting me, though.

  • robertstacymccain

    When I endorsed Rubio, he was 35 points behind Crist. Rubio is now a senator. Crist is now a Democrat. I rest my case.

  • NeoWayland

    Do you really want to take over a party that is self-destructing?

    It’s not like you can save the brand name.

  • http://leatherpenguin.com/ TC_LeatherPenguin

    BURN THEM DOWN.

  • Feemster

    Two words…..third party.

  • http://deadrepublicanparty.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    Crist is a slimy jerk too!

  • Adobe_Walls

    Need a second party before there can be a third.

  • Feemster

    Too true that.

  • Feemster

    By the way…Adobe Walls is a great moniker. Why did you pick it??

  • J.M.

    Why shouldn’t the establishment push back? For every Charlie Crist or Arlen Specter, there’s some moronic, non-substantive insurgency against Republicans who are conservative on almost everything. This isn’t the ’60s and ’70s when there actually was a meaningful split between the Goldwater and Rockefeller wings. McConnell and Boehner are not inspiring leaders, but they don’t need to be, they’re not the head of a movement, they’re Senate and House politicians.
    But sure if conservative voters wanna take advice from Mr. BurkeDabneyCalhoun “grassroots is always right” go ahead. Have fun winning the South.

  • http://guyaverage.blogspot.com/ Guy Average

    …”he’s backpedaling so fast you’d think he was Charles Johnson pretending he’s in the Tour de France.”

    Classic!

    LOLZ

  • Steve Skubinna

    Democrat, slimy jerk.

    Po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to.

  • Adobe_Walls

    It’s the backdrop for losing political movements.

  • Feemster

    Interesting. I’ve read a lot on this period of History. Have you by chance read Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C.Gwynne. It’s a phenomenal book. I’ve given a few copies away. Everyone who reads it says it’s amazing.

  • Adobe_Walls

    I’m not familiar with the book you mention. My moniker’s meaning is more generalized and not exactly a location. Perhaps in my answer to your first question I should have written backstop rather than backdrop.

  • Feemster

    Well everyone in Texas is familiar with Adobes Walls. It’s up near Comanche Texas and was the site of one of the great battles with the plains Indians. That is where the Indians said of the Sharps rifle that the Buffalo hunters had a gun that “shoots today and kills tomorrow.” It’s pretty much a standard description today of any hunting rifle configured up for long range shooting. There is another book by Cormack McCarthy (Blood Meridian) that covers that period of history. It’s fictional but true to the spirit of that time. That and the book I mentioned earlier are great reads if you like American History

  • Adobe_Walls

    Yes I’m familiar with the famous Adobe Walls. However the origin of my moniker is different.
    If we do not defeat Bolshevism. If we do not prevail in the task of utterly crushing progressivism, insuring that it no longer has any relevance in our country’s social, economic, or political life humanity is doomed. This country was the light of humanity. We who believe in liberty are the weeds in the Marxist garden and they must destroy us root and stem. If we lose this fight we will meet our end hands bound and blindfolded in front of Adobe Walls.

  • Feemster

    One of the benefits of studying history is that you come realize that there truly is nothing new under the sun. It’s ALL happened before. The benefit of having a Godly world view is it provides a person with a perspective to understand HOW things happen as they do. Or at least the nature of the forces involved. When I was younger I developed a deep interest in what happened in Germany during the last century. I was intrigued as to what events could have led a staunchly Christian People to do such obviously evil and horrific things. After reading virtually everything written on the subject I found that NOTHING really explains it. My conclusion is that the human race just flat loses it’s collective minds and lends itself over to incredible evil……about every 100 years or so. It is a force that we have no power to stop. I have no idea WHY it happens……but I stand convinced that we are in the beginning of another of those periods. Pay attention to how crazy people are acting. Christ seems to have said that what happens here is a reflection of a war being waged somewhere else. Maybe that’s as close to the truth as we will ever come. Keep your powder dry and have an escape plan. I honestly think that’s the best any of us can do.