Skip to comments.GOP Kingmakers Wipe Tea PGOP Kingmakers Wipe Tea Party Seats Off Map
Posted on 04/23/2011 2:03:02 PM PDT by deek69
Tea party lawmakers are being targeted for elimination by their own party, as old-guard Republicans use the Census-mandated redistricting process to erase seats won by last years upstarts, the National Journal reports. House freshmen from several GOP-majority states are in danger of losing out in a political realignment that rewards more connected veteran representatives. It may be cold comfort to tea partyers that the hostile redistricting process proves their point: They really dont belong to the political establishment.
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If true, then my days with the GOP are over.
So they want us to form a third party after the next elections? Really?!
No problem...make the Tea Party tsunami larger and it will wash them all away. Once the economy really turns south, this will become easeier.
A party divided against itself cannot stand. If they can’t or won’t support the Tea Party, then the reverse MUST also be true. The principle of reciprocity allows no other option. No point to even playing the game, otherwise.
This and the fact that Trump had said if he does not win the nomination he may run as a Tea Party candidate. Nice work GOP.
If true, this will be the demise of the Republican Party.
I wondered how Bible prophesy would be fulfilled so easily, now I know how we will become a third world country!
Be Ever Vigilant!!
But even in faster-growing states that will hold all their seats, or gain seats, Republicans are eating their young and moving to protect well-connected incumbents over tea partyers.
The Republican party is on the verge of driving over the cliff with shenanigans such as this. Third parties are a losing game. The Old Guard must be defeated. We can't afford (or stomach) any more RINOs who just slow down the slide to socialism
The Whigs tried to compromise with the opposition and shove aside reformers during the 1830's, 1840's and 1850's.
It's a well recognized truism that people and organizations who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Not much detail. We’ve seen a number of articles on the Texas House Speaker’s plan to eliminate the new conservative seats. This one adds a seat in Louisiana. Are there more?
I think it’s becoming more and more obvious that this is the GOP’s last chance to reform and save itself—and that it is flunking the test.
No choice but to kick them to the curb. That will take a strong, determined, and trustworthy leader. I don’t see anyone but Sarah Palin who can possibly do the job.
She has said that she would rather reform the party, but has quietly suggested that there is an alternative, if it refuses to reform. And she did a terrific job in Alaska, against the Republican Corrupt Bastards Club as well as the Democrats.
To the GOP’s political peril.
Pretty obvious. The refusal, to help in Nevada and Delaware senate races, then to blame the Tea Partiers are the losses. They were unable to defeat Paul. If they can’t lead the band then they will disband. As I see it, the Freshmen ought to play this to the hilt and even join with Democrats in the House. They won’t be re-elected in 2012 if they play along with a clueless leadership.
Wouldn't there be time before 2012 for some of the Tea Party winnersmany of whom are now paired against each other within the same districtto move out of their districts, into districts held by some of the weaker RINOs, and give them expensive primary challenges? (Fighting fire with fire.)
Only if they agree to end the WOD and pull out of Libya and Afghanistan, should we join with the communists for those things only.
(That's right, I said Afghanistan. After the violence in that country over that pastor's Koran burning, why in heck should we protect them anymore? SCREW 'EM!!!)
The Republican Party has been a rigged RINO machine for a long, long time. Ronald Reagan was one of the few conservatives who managed to break through.
Compare the Democrat’s presidential primaries with the Republicans. On the Dem side Hillary & Obama fought bitterly through all 50 states. On the Republican side RINO McCain was coronated in a rigged system. Republican columnists had been running powder-puff POW stories about McCain for a year, while ignoring his RINO voting record. Romney was the only candidate to run any attack ads against McCain, and all the candidates rolled over in a few weeks.
Also while the Democratic system split delegates based on votes, the Republicans have a winner-take-all system which allows the most left-wing candidate to get all the delegates in huge Democratic states like California.
TeaPartiers should immediately build organizations to challenge the establishment candidate. It seems that every time we are challenged, we run rather than stand up and fight.
The gop wants a war with conservatives? You got it.