Skip to comments.14 GOP INCUMBENTS DEFEATED IN PRIMARY
Posted on 05/20/2006 1:16:03 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Conservatives, nationwide are getting angry about the loss of principle by GOP'ers in office. Big spending in Washington and Sacramento. The inability to control illegal aliens. Failure to protect jobs and the failure to stop the social agenda of liberals in our schools in finally causing conservatives to say NO to GOP incumbents, even if it means we could lose seats in a legislative body. The thought is simple, why protect a Republican running for office if their voting record will differ little from the Democrats.
In Utah, GOP Congressman Chris Cannon could not win his Parties endorsement for re-election--his opponent got more votes in Convention then he did.
In Nebraska, Congressman tom Osborne, and legend in the state, was defeated for the nomination for Governor due to his weak stand on illegal aliens.
In Heardon, Virginia, five incumbent city council members lost re-election due to their creation of a "Day Labor Center" for illegal aliens.
In the California 50th Congressional District Special Election, the Democrat is ahead of the Republican, since the Republican has been portrayed as more liberal than many Democrats--has even supported Democrats in the past.
But, Pennsylvania last Tuesday should have been the two by four to every GOP candidate and office holder in the nation.At least 14 incumbent GOP office holders, including the top two in the State Senate were defeated in a Republican primary, by Republicans. The good news is that if they had not been defeated, many GOP voters would have stayed home in November. This is a lesson for us in California, and the nation, GOP voters have had enough of Republicans acting like Democrats. Our candidates need to stand for GOP principles, then vote and govern that way once in office.
No longer will GOP voters settle for, "well at least they have a "R" after their name." There is a revolt going on in GOP ranks and it is moving across the nation.
May it only continue. Join the hunt and make RINO's extinct!
Sounds like a wonderfull time for GOP candidates to listen to their constituents.
Thanks for posting this.
There is a message being sent, the question is who is listening.
Moderation in the face of adversity is not a desireable trait, imo.
This is very good news. And also much more effective than not voting and giving Democrats victories across the country.
IMHO, if ANY candidate would simply stand and say "I want our immigration laws enforced, I want our border's locked down, and I want illegals deported"; I'd vote for them without regad to thier party affiliation.
We have Republicans who have no idea what the party stands for, each has used his position to better himself at the expense of those who put him in office.
It's time to haul out the trash.
Hope so Jim, but of the supposed "2008 republican" candidates, only George Allen is a true Conservative! Still looks like (R)ino as usual.
"In Nebraska, Congressman tom Osborne, and legend in the state, was defeated for the nomination for Governor due to his weak stand on illegal aliens. "
Thats what the Osborn folks say but I think it had a lot more to do with the fact he didn't take much of a stand on ANYTHING....I love coach but we have a decent governor now and Tom wouldn't come out and tell us exactly what is views are...kinda like a Collin Powell figure..
If only the RNC and the Republicans in DC would see this and believe it, instead they keep trying to shove Guiliani and McCain at us and telling candidates to move to the center.
They've only done it to themselves.
At least if its a Democrat incumbent, conservatives can work to defeat him without spending a lot of money in a drag out primary.
To get rid of a lousy GOP incumbent you have to defeat him in a primary and then hope the new guy has enough money to beat the Rat.
There hasn't been an issue as politically potent as illegal immigration in at least a generation. It could even realign the political landscape on a scale similar to the New Deal.
It's time for the "leaders" to get out in front of the crowd--or cease to be leaders.
I disagree. I think a RINO is worse than a Dem. With a RINO, conservatives are being fooled into voting to support someone that they THINK will support conservative values.
At least with a Dem, you KNOW that they will NOT support conservative values.
Hillary's health care plan, and its defeat, in 1994 resulted in the Republican takeover of Congress. That was at least as potent as illegal immigration, if not more so.
I believe FR is a direct reflection of what is happening in our party. Conservatives will only put up with so much before they are forced to act.
If the only two viable choices are someone who will punch me in the nose 24/7 and someone who will only do so eight hours a day, I'll take that small break for now and work for something better in the future.
its funny...because you posted this ..then that pretty much assures this thread wont have any of those "YOURE NOT A REAL REPUBLICAN, SO GO BACK TO DU!" annoying type head-in-the-sand posters. Feel free to post more articles like this one!
RINOs translate into GOP committee chairmanships and committee majorities, which makes a huge difference. If you are the GOP, you definitely prefer RINOs to DEMs. Unfortunately, if you prefer GOP leadership to DEM leadership, then you MUST prefer RINOs over DEMs.
Dang good point.
Those who wonder how Democrats could possibly be worse are likely to find out.
Thanks for posting Jim Rob. Sounds like the R for Republican brand is starting to mean something more than just "not a DemocRAT."
(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")
Hear hear, Jim. And let's all sign on to this movement.
Don't count Newt out. He is now visiting a lot of states saying all the right things. Recently he was in New Hampshire. Now why do you imagine that might be? I say it's for a 2008 run for the White House.
Are you listening, Chuck Hagel? Start looking for work now, with your buddies in Foggy Bottom. Cuz you ain't got a prayer back here!
Sometimes it takes a dose of bitter medicine to cure the liberal RINO disease.
I hate to say this, but I'm not sure I would have voted for GWB if I had known he would go this whacky on immigration.
Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and do what needs to be done.
As for Guiliani, no from me.
McCain, I'll sit home and watch fresh paint dry.
"I'd vote for them without regad to thier party affiliation."
You sound like you're from Boston. Nice accent.
Didn't take any stand in Congress, didn't take any stand in the gov's race. Tom Osborne is a political zero.
if they'd put in term limits like they said they would 12 years ago, the country would be a far stronger, freer republic, and we'd have been spared the spectacle of good men slowly corupted by power and the corrosive effect on ideals of trying to retain it.
This is what primaries are for.
But if a RINO is the party's nominee, he will likely be more conservative than the Dem and in the general election, the choice ic clear.
They're acting like a union telling management (us) how things will be done.
Watch Mike Pence.
Down with Rinocracy.
Now, get the ones who did win the primaries, elected
Great post. This is what it's all about - - cleansing ourselves in the primaries rather than doing the crybaby "third party" thing. Stuff doesn't happen overnight, but moving step by step in the right direction eventually gets it done.
Look at the bright side, at least the GOP is vulnerable to what their constituents want....
The disadvantage of a RINO is that they're taking a slot that a real conservative might be using, as is the case with Arlen Spectre.
Newt couldn't handle being Speaker,what makes you think he could be President?
Hopefully, each and everyone of the damn traitors will be run out of Congress this year.
And this is what seperates conservatives from liberals.
When conservative principles are compromised, we are truthful enough to see it, condemn it and correct it. No circling of the wagons, no full court media blitzes, no turning of the proverbial blind eye, no lies.
We vote them out and replace them with better people.
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