Skip to comments.Is the Republican Party headed toward civil war?
Posted on 02/06/2013 4:01:44 PM PST by Mozilla
For anyone who sees Mitt Romney's loss in the November presidential election as a harbinger of GOP decline, conservatives have a message - make that two, tellingly conflicting, messages.
One, embodied by the Conservative Victory Project (CVP) - a group backed by Karl Rove's "super PAC" seeking to curb influence from far-right organizations - and spelled out Tuesday by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.: Our olive branch is ripe, Democrats, and with the right legislation, we're willing to compromise.
The other, perhaps best summarized in paperwork filed today by ousted Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., to create a "super PAC" countering Rove's: The tea party that in 2010 ushered into Washington a wave of staunch conservative ideologues isn't going away.
The Rove group's formation was just the most explicit among intensifying calls to inject discipline into a Congress that has seen unprecedented gridlock, particularly on critical economic issues.
But despite some who believe the tea party peaked with its influx of dogma-driven freshmen in 2010, the grassroots activist group is sounding off about this new push toward the center. Statements from the various factions of the movement have echoed the sentiment expressed on Nov. 7 by Tea Party Patriots coordinator Jenny Beth Martin, blaming President Obama's reelection on the GOP's nomination of Romney - "a weak moderate candidate, hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country-club establishment wing of the Republican Party."
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Bring it on, and let’s get it over with.
Communist propaganda bullshit
Exactly, lets get done with it!
I get first dibs on Karl Rove.
They have been treating us like ***t for years, they gave us the papers, we will move out soon...
Let's get it over with...
F*** the GOP. No money, no vote!,,,,,,
One, embodied by the Conservative Victory Project (CVP) - a group backed by Karl Rove's "super PAC" seeking to curb influence from
far-right conservative organizations - and spelled out Tuesday by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.: Our olive branch is ripe, far left Democrats, and with the right legislation, we're willing to compromise adapt most of your socialist agenda.
That clown actually said that? Good grief!
Same here. Besides, one man's civil war is another man's housecleaning...
Th war’s already started. In fact it started in September 2008 when Team Romney and the GOP-E began stabbing Sarah Palin in the back.
I hope they go the way of the Whigs.
And yet this thread will soon fill with mental giants berating us ‘purists’ and declaring Cantor, Rove and the rest our political saviors.
Don’t you SEE?!?!? If we only allow homo-everything, DREAMER amnesty and puppies for all, we will march boldly forward into a glorious Republican future!!!
More like a glorious Republican Marriage.
That's obviously only a small part of the party ~ at the same time Mitt's old'man, George Romney, did a walkout on the party when Goldwater was nominated and he took about 10% of the delegates. He tried to abscond with the donors as well but that didn't work.
BTW, both candidates in that election followed the dicta that there's no middle ~ just your guys and their guys ~ and Johnson promised more Civil Rights Legislation in 1964 which took him from JFK's piddling 75% of the black vote (mostly in a handful of Northern states at the time) up to 97% of the black vote, by then expanded to encompass several Midwestern and Southern states (which was one heck of a lot more people).
Little did Goldwater realize all he'd needed to do was promise more of the same AND a Chicken and Waffles franchise in every city of 50,000 or more population (and no, that's not sarcastic since Goldwater, as a capitalist who'd ran a department store would have been highly respected for his business accumen and those franchises would look mighty good to the black leadership elites down in the states).
Nixon was the next guy up who understood the our guys vs your guys situation, and he won, and then Reagan won, and then Clinton won with it, and then so did George Bush.
Obama used it twice ~ you didn't hear him say anything about a middle BTW. Obama knows there's no middle ~ no spare 10% who are going to wait for the election to come to a decision on who to vote for.
The GOP-e can be beaten like a used rug if we stick to registration of new Republican voters and work at getting them to the polls!
And the RINO's are swallowing the bait, throwing up white flags right and left and flailing away at conservatives who complain.
Either RINOs are very, very stupid or they really are covert socialists.
They recently self-identified as THE TEA PARTY.
They already belong to the Republican party. Now, to get them to work together with the Abolitionists ~ and crush the professionals who know nothing of winning.
More like suicide.
“I hope they go the way of the Whigs.”
Don’t worry, they will.
How can you have Civil War amongst a bunch of cats? Civil War usually implies two sides (although it doesn’t have to). There aren’t two sides. There are hundreds/thousands of “sides” at this site alone. Conservatives couldn’t even agree on a candidate in the last Presidential election and unwittingly helped a RINO get the nod. Unorganized chaos.
Civil War? Fine by me. After the backstabbing treatment given Palin and the whole tea-party movement by these corrupt fifth-columnist GOP-E bastards, compounded by all their non-stop capitulating to Obama and his agenda, I don’t want any part of them. They can all go burn in hell, which is exactly where they belong.