Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise of traditional media is empowering Republican “insurgents” and preventing establishment Republicans from compromising more with Democrats.The best thing to happen to the modern world has been the arrival of alternate media. It's driven the sellout MSM to the wall financially and given a voice for populism while it has exposed the lies of the establishment press. Romney and Ryan, however, see this as a negative.
As the Republican establishment is trying convince Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) . . . to run for House Speaker, Romney told David Axelrod on a recent “The Axe Files” podcast that the “extremes within our respective parties are having a louder and louder voice and demanding more attention” and “immediate action” as opposed to more “collaborative action.”
The silence on all of this is deafening and millions of voters have noticed.
These two zeroes, Romney and Ryan, furthermore see success in the political world as being premised on collaboration with the Dems. In other words, they think the way to succeed is collaborate with the American ultra left. It's as though "success" -- according to vague (and most assuredly establishment) norms -- is the only goal worth striving for, not victory. But victory implies that there was a battle over irreconcilable goals and values. Clearly, there is nothing involving RINOs and Dems that is irreconcilable.
To drive that point home there's this from the same article:
. . . Romney said there are others who think that the “best approach is to see if we can’t find common ground with the people across the aisle.” And these are leaders in the Republican firmament.
If it isn't the stupidity of Republican, of which there is ample evidence, it's the weakness and the flabbiness. I despise this never-ending GOPe passivity, gutlessness, and surrender in the face of lies and betrayal.
 "Mitt Romney: Demise of Legacy Media Empowering Conservative ‘Insurgents,’ Preventing More ‘Collaborative Action.’" By Tony Lee, Breitbart.com, 10/20/15 (formatting and some kind of ranking percentage for Ryan omitted).
 Id. (Emphasis added.)