Angelo Codevilla asks IS THERE A REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT THAT DIFFERS FROM AND IS ANTAGONISTIC TO PEOPLE WHO VOTE REPUBLICAN?:
Want names? Just google attacks on Newt Gingrich over the last week. Gingrich is neither Goldwater nor Reagan. But he is the only person left standing to challenge the certainty that, as the New York Times’ Bill Keller put it, the 2012 elections will be held between two “certifiably sane” people (Obama and Romney). The folks who come up on your google search deem themselves the arbiters of sanity. It does not occur to them that the American people have the right to decide for themselves between COMPETING VERSIONS of sanity.
Today as in the last two generations, the Republican Establishment’s message for Republican voters is something like “shut up and do as you’re told.”
You can probably figure out how he answered the question.