Skip to comments.When moderates fight back: GOP civil war could be brutal in 2014 elections
Posted on 11/07/2013 5:08:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
There's a fight brewing and it could get ugly.
In one corner is the Republican Party. And in the other ... the Republican Party.
The stakes could not be higher. The GOP has failed to get a majority of Americans to vote for its presidential candidates in five of the last six elections. And Tuesday night's gubernatorial races -- a win in New Jersey and loss in Virginia -- sent confusing signals, at best, about where the party is headed.
The fight spilled out into the open in a race for Alabama's 1st Congressional District, with two Republicans the face of the party's internal civil war.
Establishment-backed Bradley Byrne beat tea party candidate Dean Young in Tuesday's bitter primary.
The Alabama race could be just a sample of what may come, and the battle within the GOP may get much more intense leading up to the 2014 elections.
That's because some Republicans -- especially what's left of the moderate wing -- don't want a repeat of the 2010 and 2012 elections. The GOP first regained control of the House of Representatives in 2010 and maintained its control two years later.
Confused? Let's explain....
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That's funny, the RINOEs ran moderates in 2012 and the Tea Party voted out so many Dems in 2010 that theHouse went Republican majority.
I swear these idiots can't even remember back 3 years.
Our opposition, in the GOP or Democrat party, lie more and better than we do. This is a unifying theme from Alabama and Virginia Tuesday.
Moderate republicans = bigger government, higher taxes, more gun control, making illegals legal,..etc
Why do I really care about them? Who are THEIR base? Democrat lites?
Fight them ALL day long.
The reporter writes “The GOP has failed to get a majority of Americans to vote for its presidential candidates in five of the last six elections.” Of course, she conveniently omits the fact that Bill Clinton had only a PLURALITY in his two victories and that Al Gore did NOT have a majority but merely a plurality when he lost to Bush in 2000. So in the past six elections only Obama (twice) and Bush (once) garnered a MAJORITY of votes.
And the same tripe is seen in the analysis of the Virginia election, omitting the large percentage of votes which went to the faux-Libertarian.
“I swear these idiots can’t even remember back 3 years. “
No, more like Winston Smith’s job in 1984, rewriting history. He who controls the past controls the future and all that. Nothing ‘idiotic’ at all about it.
A cranky .02
Good reporting CNN! /s
Whichever conservative diplomatically tells people to think for themselves and ignore WaPo, NYT, CNN, NBC, et al., wins.
Civil Wars can be fun, esp. if you fight them in the right way.
Some RINOs have to go, period. (Oh, didn’t Obama say “period” too)?
The key point is for the Tea Party movement (it is not one big party, but many organizations and an amorphous movement so far) to pick the fights it can win and not waste ammo on those it can’t.
That it the tricky line the Conservative movement must walk, and walk carefully.
Then it will be time to take on the Demonrats in another civil war that will make 1860-65 seem like a childrens’ sandbox fight, because, like the Civil War, it will be for the soul and unity of America (or to prevent the United Socialist States of America).
Time to start the strategy sessions and targetting. We can shoot a little later (as the Swamp Fox and the Green Mountain boys did so successfully).
The GOP has already chose Democrat-lite
Conservatives have an uphill fight.
As far as I’m concerned, the Republicans formed their own third party. There’s them, the demoncrats, and the rest of us. The republicans used to represent “the rest of us.” Now they don’t. I could care less if they become a footnote in history.
If we have to lose some elections to KILL this parasitic class of consultants, led by LaTourettes, and his cadre of crony capitalists at the Chamber of Commerce, who have helped run up the debt through their own favors, then so be it.
They poured in thousands of dollars to help their toad in Alabama, and we were not prepared for it. In 2014, we will be. Time to snap the Democrat wing of the GOP for good. Shred ‘em!
The senate is drunk on power and consumed with greed. They don’t see us. They don’t hear us.
“The republicans used to represent “the rest of us.”
But did they really? I’m convinced we’ve been being played for a long time.
In 2000 the gop had the senate, the house and the white house. But you’d never know it.
Post of the Century!!!!
In one corner, Conservatives- in the other corner Democrats posing as Republicans.
Democrats not even Lite, just Democrats.
That Alabama loss was hard, and was the first shot from the other side. But u R right, we r preparing. And when push comes to shove it will b interesting to see how the guy votes on tough issues, Alabama is very conservative.
I don't know how old you are, but I've been involved in the republican party for a really long time, pre-Reagan. Reagan was the TouchStone. Everything we were was embodied in Reagan and we got him in the Whitehouse. It's been a descent into the gutter since then.
We won’t win them all. But we will win our fair share. And as long as we stand on our principles we will win in the end.
The difference is that Democrats all pull the same rope when it comes to winning elections/issues. They don't "fragment" until the previous unified front causes them problems. They all knew that Cruz, Lee and company were correct, but held together until the pretty much won the issue, then those affected decided to start clean up actions.
Their voters do the same thing - burn them a thousand times and they still vote for the Dems who burned them.
We fragment early and often and keep giving them elections because "the lesser of two evils is not a choice even if it means what is happening right now with a second Obama term - we have long-range dreams and short term schizophrenia - the long term can't happen if you keep killing your short term chances.
Not to mention the real CW that ‘ll happen if the dim bulbs cheat their way into a majority through illegal mexicrat votes.
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