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.
Trump needs to run as a ‘Rat candidate.
C'Mon Man! We're smarter than this.
The BIG GOVERNMENT GOP PARTY hates upstart conservatives more than democrats.
They have more in common with democrats than they do with the Tea Party and other conservatives.
Democrats just want to run things.
Conservatives want to change the system that keeps them fat and rolling in cash.
That would mean no more skimming, scamming and living high on the taxpayers’ money.
We had 4 years of a “no new taxes, I see a new world order” Bush sr. 8 years majority in the house and senate and 8 years of Junior.. who helped gave us the community organzer and chief. So with this track record, the rinos and the pushing out of the teaparty I say we DONT give them a chance to fix what they wouldnt fix in 20 years if it is true what they say they will do with the tea party. They are sleeping in the same bed and eating from the same trough.
Good luck GOP in getting your RINO POTUS candidate across the finish line.
I'm not sure I believe all of this. Obviously any politician is going to look to improve his re election chances. What else would you expect?
But now if they were to split the tea party candidates district between a Dem and a republican thus helping the both incumbents, then the tea party would naturally move into the republicrats district where he would have a better chance of winning. That would be in states where they are losing seats.
I am not sure what they could do in states where they were gaining seats.
Either way, we have the final say and it is up to us to be aware and vote accordingly.
When political parties aggrandize themselves at the expense of their nation and its people, it’s time to get rid of them.
>> We’re smarter than this <<
Many are, many aren’t!
The truth will out
The cream will rise to the top
Jesus has already defeated satan
Is Newsmax usually reliable when it comes to reporting on the GOP, or is it just trying to generate ill-will within the Party for political purposes?
>> I’m not sure I believe all of this. <<
I’m with you. This article could just as easily have been concocted by the Obama administration’s “Ministry of Disinformation” — in order to sow discouragement and dissent among the conservative base.
(And judged by the responses on this thread, too many gullible FReepers seem to be taking the bait.)
And pro-elitist sNooze Max needs to wipe the $h!t eating grin off their faces.
It is time for the Tea Party to begin taking over the GOP.
No more patty-cakes.
Take the party over, and throw the corrupt dinosaurs out. No compromise, no “middle ground”. Oust them.
>> “So they want us to form a third party after the next elections?” <<
In their wildest dreams.
We’re going to make them the irrelevant wing of the GOP
Stand up to the old senile has-beens.
Enough is enough.
However, I’ll need more info before I throw the R over the cliff.
Commie’s would love that.
It seems the local and state country club Pubbies are striking back.
Over the years when, to steal a line from Billy Joel, I wore a younger mans clothes I was involved with several pretty solid conservative candidates for Congress. One was a Democrat (Lawrence Patton McDonald) because that was the only way he could win in that district. Those old-timers who know Larrys record will tell you that he was a solid an anti-communist America Firster and more Republican than the Pubbies in nearby districts at the time. (His mothers cousin was General George Patton from whom he got the middle name and his incredible resolve and love of this country.)
Those other candidates ran as Republicans. Because I was a rabid Bircher back then (still am philosophically!), those candidates had to pass my rigid litmus test or I went looking for someone who did. For that reason, I hooked up with what the TRADITIONAL country club Pubbie establishment types believed were too radical for their refined tastes.
As those campaigns began to unfold and it became clear to the country clubbers that these guys 1) had a shot and 2) were pretty independent thinkers who would be hard to keep on the reservation once they got sworn in, the local Pubbies communicated that information to the Republican National HQ types who rather quickly sent in campaign professionals ostensibly to lock up the impending victory.
Instead, in nearly every case to which I was privy, these professionals proceeded to TORPEDO our guys campaign in subtle but effective ways.
From that experience I can tell you that the Pubbies at the HQ in D.C. would rather have a Democrat win a given district than have a pubbie up there who would embarrass them by refusing to follow the party line.
If YOU become involved in campaigns for solidly conservative, America and Constitution loving, hard-nosed, independent thinking candidates in 2012 and beyond and I pray many of you do — please DO NOT trust any of those folks from GOP HQ in Washington. If they want to send you no-strings cash for your campaign, take it. If, however, they suggest sending in one of their professionals, tell them to fuggetaboutit.
They ARE WHO GOT US INTO THIS MESS AND THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND!!!!
“The common and continual mischief of the spirit of Party is
sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to
discourage and restrain it.” G. Washington
Still, there's more than one proposal on the floor and it will ultimately benefit the Republicans and hurt the Democrats. As a practical matter I don't think you can mess around much with districts with a TEA Party candidate at the same time you are trying to maximize Republican districts and minimize Democrat districts.
So far there hasn't been a whole lot of detail OUTSIDE OF TEXAS that's getting reported on FreeRepublic. My guess is there's not a whole lot of it going on.
One guy yesterday gave Virginia as an example since the Senate seemed to have some screwy results. On the other hand the Senate is still run by the Democrats in Virginia so you expect that sort of thing. The Governor vetoed the layout and they are back to figuring it all out.
Eventually the Democrat senators will have give up some Democrat white senatorial seats to keep their hold on the chamber, and that'll probably benefit the TEA Party contingent a bit.
>> “Jesus has already defeated satan” <<
“Mystery, Babylon” is all that is left, and that is exactly who these elitists are.
These so-called party "leaders" REALLY tick me off!
Yep, and when the Rats don't need 'em anymore, it won't be pretty. Even the Rats have no respect for other party traitors.
Perhaps it is time to start laying some firm framework for a more permanent conservative Tea Party and let the RINO’s relegate themselves and the Republican Party to a minor party as what happened to the Whigs. Enough already of thee elitist b@stards.
If that were so then where is the Whig Party?!
“Sorry to interject perspective...this ‘article’ is very lame, giving one anecdoctal example of district in LA”
It’s also happening in Texas...
That link no longer exists.
GRANDPA’s OLD PARTY is taking its last breath, by pulling this crap.
TEA PARTY is a lean and mean youngster and growing leaps and bounds.
Plus, we’re on a mission from God.
LOL. I think I’ve done that!
Republicans are unlikely to protect freshman Rep. Blake Farenthold, who won in a heavily Latino district. Many in the party establishment see his election as a flukethe district he won has been held by a Democrat since its creation in 1982. Helping Farenthold would mean making his district less Latino, which would create major headaches for Republicans elsewhere because the party leaders would have to create another majority-Latino seat to comply with the Voting Rights Act.