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14 GOP INCUMBENTS DEFEATED IN PRIMARY
capoliticalnews.com (received via email) ^ | May 20, 2006 | Stephen Frank

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.


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1 posted on 05/20/2006 1:16:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

May it only continue. Join the hunt and make RINO's extinct!


2 posted on 05/20/2006 1:18:33 PM PDT by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sounds like a wonderfull time for GOP candidates to listen to their constituents.


3 posted on 05/20/2006 1:19:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


4 posted on 05/20/2006 1:19:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: Jim Robinson

This is very good news. And also much more effective than not voting and giving Democrats victories across the country.


5 posted on 05/20/2006 1:19:44 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks Jim;

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.


6 posted on 05/20/2006 1:20:24 PM PDT by Hodar (With Rights, come Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hope so Jim, but of the supposed "2008 republican" candidates, only George Allen is a true Conservative! Still looks like (R)ino as usual.


7 posted on 05/20/2006 1:20:32 PM PDT by Bommer (Attention illegals: Why don't you do the jobs we can't do? Like fix your own countries problems!)
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To: Jim Robinson
A RINO is better than a Demo. RINO's can on occasions do have flashes of conservatism. Yeah, Yeah I know very rarely.
8 posted on 05/20/2006 1:20:52 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey
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To: Jim Robinson

"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..


9 posted on 05/20/2006 1:21:46 PM PDT by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


10 posted on 05/20/2006 1:22:20 PM PDT by kalee (Send your senator the dictionary definition of "amnesty")
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To: Jim Robinson

They've only done it to themselves.


11 posted on 05/20/2006 1:22:29 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Jim Robinson

hint hint


12 posted on 05/20/2006 1:22:47 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Okay, South Carolina. Dump Lindsay Graham!
13 posted on 05/20/2006 1:22:54 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The Spirit of Flight 93 is the Spirit of America!)
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To: Jim Robinson
A Republican that votes like a Democrat is worse than having a Democrat in the first place.

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.

14 posted on 05/20/2006 1:23:41 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


15 posted on 05/20/2006 1:23:44 PM PDT by sourcery (Political & economic freedom: More important than gays burning flags at their weddings)
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To: 12th_Monkey

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.


16 posted on 05/20/2006 1:25:08 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks for posting this Jim.
One of the main reasons that we booted those 14 incumbents here in Pennsylvania was due to them voting themselves a hefty pay raise (under the cover of darkness, hoping no one would notice) and then instead of waiting for the next term before that pay raise would become effective, they played fast and loose with the "reimbursable expenses portion of their per-diem" which in effect gave them the pay raise now. Not exactly playing by Hoyle's rules.
17 posted on 05/20/2006 1:25:52 PM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (Replacing Dan Rather with Katie Couric is like replacing an idiot with an imbecile.)
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To: sourcery
There hasn't been an issue as politically potent as illegal immigration in at least a generation.

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.

18 posted on 05/20/2006 1:26:11 PM PDT by sinkspur ( Don Cheech. Vito Corleone would like to meet you......Vito Corleone.....)
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To: Bommer
Hope so Jim, but of the supposed "2008 republican" candidates, only George Allen is a true Conservative! Still looks like (R)ino as usual.

On the other hand, it does the job of weeding out all of the RINOs early on.
19 posted on 05/20/2006 1:26:42 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


20 posted on 05/20/2006 1:27:26 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: Jim Robinson
The thought is simple, why protect a Republican running for office if their voting record will differ little from the Democrats.

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.

21 posted on 05/20/2006 1:28:03 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Jim Robinson

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!


22 posted on 05/20/2006 1:28:43 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: taxcontrol
I think a RINO is worse than a Dem.

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.

23 posted on 05/20/2006 1:29:20 PM PDT by Huck (Hey look, I'm still here.)
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To: Jim Robinson
The Primaries are the perfect place for Conservatives to show their displeasure, and not during the General Elections. As you have shown, it is possible to make our voices heard without handing victories to the Democrats.
24 posted on 05/20/2006 1:29:48 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

Dang good point.

Those who wonder how Democrats could possibly be worse are likely to find out.


25 posted on 05/20/2006 1:29:51 PM PDT by Restorer
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for posting Jim Rob. Sounds like the R for Republican brand is starting to mean something more than just "not a DemocRAT."


26 posted on 05/20/2006 1:30:20 PM PDT by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I could tolerate it if RINOs occasionally wandered off the reservation. But increasingly they're acting like conservatives can go take a hike and conservatives have enough.

(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")

27 posted on 05/20/2006 1:30:44 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hear hear, Jim. And let's all sign on to this movement.


28 posted on 05/20/2006 1:30:52 PM PDT by Luke21 (Democrats hate us, our heritage, and our religion. They think we belong in cages. Never forget.)
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To: Bommer

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.


29 posted on 05/20/2006 1:31:25 PM PDT by em2vn
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To: Jim Robinson

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!


30 posted on 05/20/2006 1:31:29 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


31 posted on 05/20/2006 1:31:48 PM PDT by Edit35
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To: sourcery

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.


32 posted on 05/20/2006 1:32:10 PM PDT by abseaman (I stand befor the alter of almighty God and swear to fight tyranny in allits forms. TJefferson)
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To: Jim Robinson
WOW! This is awesome. May the conservative crackdown continue.


33 posted on 05/20/2006 1:32:14 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (My donation to the GOP went here instead: http://www.minutemanhq.com/hq/index.php)
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To: Hodar

"I'd vote for them without regad to thier party affiliation."

You sound like you're from Boston. Nice accent.


34 posted on 05/20/2006 1:32:35 PM PDT by Luke21 (Democrats hate us, our heritage, and our religion. They think we belong in cages. Never forget.)
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To: conservativehusker
I think it had a lot more to do with the fact [Osborne] didn't take much of a stand on ANYTHING..

Didn't take any stand in Congress, didn't take any stand in the gov's race. Tom Osborne is a political zero.

35 posted on 05/20/2006 1:33:01 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


36 posted on 05/20/2006 1:33:08 PM PDT by gusopol3
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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.


37 posted on 05/20/2006 1:33:15 PM PDT by Owen
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To: Jim Robinson

38 posted on 05/20/2006 1:33:27 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: goldstategop

They're acting like a union telling management (us) how things will be done.


39 posted on 05/20/2006 1:33:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Bommer
Hope so Jim, but of the supposed "2008 republican" candidates, only George Allen is a true Conservative!

Watch Mike Pence.

40 posted on 05/20/2006 1:33:35 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (My donation to the GOP went here instead: http://www.minutemanhq.com/hq/index.php)
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To: demlosers

Down with Rinocracy.


41 posted on 05/20/2006 1:34:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
The place to defeat the RINOs is in the primaries. I'm all for it. Support and vote for the most conservative candidate running. But, to continue building on the majority, notwithstanding exceptions for traitors (McCain, et al), vote for the Republican in the general.
42 posted on 05/20/2006 1:34:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Enterprise
This is exactly how you are to handle Republicans you do not like, defeat them in the primaries.

Now, get the ones who did win the primaries, elected

43 posted on 05/20/2006 1:34:35 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (Gal.4:16))
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


44 posted on 05/20/2006 1:34:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Jim Robinson

Look at the bright side, at least the GOP is vulnerable to what their constituents want....


45 posted on 05/20/2006 1:35:02 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT


46 posted on 05/20/2006 1:35:37 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: 12th_Monkey
The only advantage of a RINO over a Rat is that a RINO can sometimes be coerced into the party fold on important votes with promises of committee seats or threats of removal. In the primaries, vote your conscience. In the General Election, vote for the best remaining candidate.

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.

47 posted on 05/20/2006 1:35:37 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: em2vn

Newt couldn't handle being Speaker,what makes you think he could be President?


48 posted on 05/20/2006 1:36:30 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (Gal.4:16))
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To: Luke21

Hopefully, each and everyone of the damn traitors will be run out of Congress this year.


49 posted on 05/20/2006 1:37:13 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


50 posted on 05/20/2006 1:38:15 PM PDT by Reagan Disciple (Peace through Strength)
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