After untold millions being donated to and spent by the Republican Conservative Industrial Complex (RCIC) over the course of decades, we find our nation in crisis because the RCIC continues to fail.
Despite all that money spent, the RCIC could not even secure the 2020 election, or key races (like in Arizona) in the 2022 midterms. It does not get more pathetic than that.
The newest article is at the top, oldest at the bottom:
We Have a Scale Problem in Illinois Republican Politics (Part 2)
We Have a Scale Problem in Illinois Republican Politics (Part 1)
Both the Information War and the Ground War Must be Fought
A Disengaged Citizenry Brings a Lack of Accountability
Optimism is Not Enough: the Ground Work Must Get Done
Political Consultants: Slick and Smart…and Partners in Failure
Trump Fundraiser Caroline Wren: An Insider Who Gets It
The Wrong People in the Republican Conservative Industrial Complex Set Policy
Illinois Voter Fraud Methods are Exported to all Big American Cities
Those Who Donate Large Sums to Politics are both the Problem and the Solution
Getting to Election Integrity and then Governing Majorities
The Problem of Happy Talk and Republican Conservative Industrial Complex Self Deception
A Deep Dive into the Psychology of the Republican Conservative Industrial Complex (Part 2)
A Deep Dive into the Psychology of the Republican Conservative Industrial Complex (Part 1)
Two Local Organizations that can Take the Republican Conservative Industrial Complex to School
Conferences, Rallies, Marches, Talk Radio, etc., are Not Real Election Work
The Failed Ranks of the Republican Conservative Industrial Complex
The Republican Conservative Industrial Complex Human Nature Problem
Clearing Up the Confusion: What Actually Is the Republican Party?
The Art of Competence and Comprehension: Trump v. the Republican Conservative Industrial Complex
The Importance of Yesterday’s GOP Ground War Election Victories
Raheem Kassam Calls for an Audit of “Conservative Inc.”
On His Show, Steve Bannon Fails to Get a Good Answer to His Question: “What is the Plan?”
Hey Steve Bannon! We Have Had the Receipts for Decades!
Steve Bannon’s War Room and the Need for Mass Mobilization on the MAGA Right
Do Republican and Conservative ‘Professionals’ Understand what Political Power is?
We the GOP, In Order to form a more perfect Union…
From the Information War to the Ground War: It is Wake Up Time for Republican and Conservative Donors
The Republican Conservative Industrial Complex Continues to Fail the Country
Image credit: From this 2013 Dispatches article.
Previous articles focusing on the Republican conservative donor community–here are the articles in order of posting:
Liberal Wealthy People are Politically Smarter Than Conservative Wealthy People
More Evidence: Liberal Wealthy People are Politically Smarter Than Conservative Wealthy People
Conservative and Libertarian Wealthy People are Slow Learners
Political Lessons to be Learned By Conservative and Libertarian Rich People
Conservative and Libertarian Wealthy People Should Only Fund Fighters
Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor: We’re Not There Yet
This series on “The Ground War” serves as a supplement to this, “The Information War.”
Both series focus on the continuing failure of the “Republican Conservative Industrial Complex” (RCIC)–a phrase I have now used in one form or another for a decade or more. Almost 8 years ago I wrote a short 5-part series where I focused on the failure of the RCIC in the information war. The points made are still relevant. Here are the articles in order of posting:
1. The Republican and conservative political industrial complex serves itself and continues to fail (needlessly)
2. The Republican and conservative political industrial complex needs to learn about mass communications
3. The Republican and conservative political industrial complex must change its focus if it wants to serve the nation
4. The Republican and conservative political industrial complex wastes a lot of money
5. The Republican and conservative political industrial complex needs to dedicate itself to the flow of information at the local level