To Jack Welch from a Ron Paul supporter: "Don't go away mad, just go away."Submitted by spacehabitats on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 21:36
So Jack Welch (the retired CEO of General Electric) wants to give Ron Paul the pink slip and keep all of his supporters on the Republican plantation.
Well here is my response.
Dear Mr. Welch,
Now I know you weren't trying to be mean the other day when you and your wife Suzy, announced in your new Reuters column that the GOP needs to "fire" Ron Paul. You were very generous in your compliments to the Ron Paul supporters. I think the words you used were "young", "passionate", and "energetic". (You forgot to mention that they are also "right"; right about the Federal Reserve, right about the constitution, right about a non-interventionist foreign policy, and right that Ron Paul would make the best president of the United States. But I am sure that was just an oversight.) Let me return the compliment.
I know that your managerial skills are second to none. You didn't make General Electric into one of the world's most profitable companies by being mean to your employees. No, you did THAT by inheriting a huge corporation that was already very profitable, acquiring media outlets to slant the news, and becoming chummy with the Washington D.C. insiders that control government contracts and write business regulations that stifle competition. Oh, and becoming VERY good at firing people.
Yes, you are the master at "letting people go". You've written books about it. You didn't get the nickname "Neutron Jack" for nothing. Like a neutron bomb, you could empty a corporate building of employees without so much as staining the carpet.
You're firing skills are legendary.
So when you announced that Ron Paul has absolutely no chance of becoming President of the United States, and that the Republicans needed to get rid of him with "dignity" and "respect" (instead of like the “kook” that he is) you were speaking with the voice of experience.
You used the analogy of firing an employee without turning them into an enemy. You are absolutely correct when you say that the GOP needs the millions of enthusiastic Ron Paul supporters, not only to win the election in November, but to remain competitive in the future.
And you are no political novice. I know that you and your buddies in the leadership of the Republican AND Democratic parties, have worked tirelessly over the years to protect the American people from the dangers of excessive self-governance. And you have done it in the most humane way possible. Most people don't even know that you have been choosing their political leaders for them.
But here's the deal, I am afraid it is time for us to part ways.
Now wait a minute, don't get the wrong idea. We Americans really DO appreciate all you have done for us. I bet you think that all of your tireless work behind the scenes has gone unnoticed. Not true!
Ron Paul supporters know how you have been working with the Council on Foreign Relations to make sure that all of our presidents and their advisers are committed to a globalist agenda. We know it hasn't always been easy to find the next Dick Cheney or John McCain. It isn't like good-looking, intelligent, sociopaths interested in politics grow on trees. And those few don't exactly walk around with signs on them.
No, Jack … (It IS okay if I call you "Jack" isn't it?) ... a lot of people think that all it takes to be the next Newt Gingrich is a lack of conscience, but we both know better than that, don't we? If that were true almost any used car salesman could become president. Your kind of presidential candidate needs to remember endless one-liners and soundbites. They can't always rely on a teleprompter being around. When a debate moderator asks them a question about some embarrassing topic, they need to be able to deliver their pre-rehearsed lines with just the right tone of feigned disgust, all the while pretending that they were thinking on their feet. Not an easy thing to do, even with the best script writers, coaching, and plants in the audience to laugh and applaud wildly on cue.
But most of all, Jack, I know it hasn't been easy to keep candidates like Ron Paul from succeeding. Sure there is a formula: "First you ignore them, then you ridicule them, then you fight them," but everything is always easier in theory.
And this year the number of Ron Paul supporters just seems to keep growing and growing. And we (Did I mention that I am a Ron Paul supporter?) aren't like the social conservatives or evangelicals. We aren't single issue voters that refuse to see the big picture. We can't be distracted by wedge issues. We can't be shamed or guilted or humiliated into silence. We aren't going to be satisfied if you treat Ron Paul with "respect", let him deliver the keynote address at the national convention, or even offer him a cabinet post. We won't be herded like cattle by anyone, not even Ron Paul.
That's because we aren't interested in politics as usual. We don't want to win an election. We don't want to write a party platform that will be ignored. We don't want a bigger piece of the federal pie.
We want our freedom back.
We aren't loyal Republicans, because we ARE loyal Americans.
We are TRUE patriots who honor the timeless principles embedded in the U.S. Constituiton, OUR Constitution.
So I wanted to put your mind at ease. You and Suzy don't need to figure out how to let us down gently. We aren't going away. We won't abandon the Republican Party, we will BECOME the Republican Party.
But I wanted to reassure you that there aren't any hard feelings. We don't mind that you're rich, we just didn't like that you bought our government. You can keep your hundreds of millions of dollars, your condo in Trump Tower, your Knick's season tickets,....
You are especially welcome to keep your column with Reuters and say any old thing you like.
But we WILL take our country back.