Twelve years after the Contract with America brought Republicans into the Majority in the House of Representatives, we are witnessing a power struggle within our huge (unrecognized by MSM) party. This is actually a sign of health and strength, although painful to experience. As Rush said so eloquently on Friday, the country club Republicans have never liked the Christian conservative Republicans. In the past our coalition was necessary because we were the minority, working to unseat the Dem majority. Now that we are the uncontested majority, the struggle for power is going on inside the party.
I have saved my (fundraising) letter from Christie Whitman "It's My Party , Too" to remind me of this division. McCain was part of her group.
I'd rather have all our problems than what's going on in the Democrat party, as their whackos from the far left are dictating to their party.
ref post #76, the Country Club Republicans are trying to take over the Party from Conservatives, and they have been planning this for about ten years that I know of. They really think they have a chance to smash the Conservatives , and are pushing really hard right now. Whitman is the leader, and when she was a Cabinet Member I always worried what havoc she was doing behind the scenes. She finally took her "ball" and went away mad, and stayed mad. There is a huge RINO faction that thinks they will push the Conservatives down,but they are wrong because without Conservatives they are not in the Majority, and that is one one thing that they really covet, "Power." I believe McCain and Whitman are together on this and have made a "devil" pact,but we shall see very soon. What is not very helpful is when some of the Conservatives become so radical on the Immigration Issue that they turn every conversation into a hateful rant. You could be talking about sliced Bread, and they would turn it into an all about illegal immigrants conversation. It makes out side look bad.