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RNC Declares War on Conservative Grassroots
Big Government ^ | April 4, 2013 | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 04/04/2013 11:41:33 PM PDT by Bratch

At a meeting of the Ripon Society held in Washington, D.C.'s exclusive Capitol Hill Club on Tuesday, new Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Mike Shields effectively declared war on the conservative grassroots. In a strong attack, Shields coined a new derogatory term, "the professional right," to refer to groups that have publicly criticized the recent RNC "Autopsy" report.

"It's a term I'll be using often in the coming months," he told the crowd of about 40 Ripon Society members, RNC insiders, and Capitol Hill staffers. But Reagan biographer Craig Shirley, who was not one of those in attendance at the meeting, was quick to note that Shields's new term had already backfired. “As opposed to what, unprofessional Republicans?" he shot back.

"These attacks on conservatism by the Establishment GOP are reminiscent of those made against Reagan all through the 1960’s and 70’s and even into his presidency,” Shirley added.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: civilwar; conservatives; enemywithin; gope; mikeshields; rinosvsconservatives; rnc

1 posted on 04/04/2013 11:41:34 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

It is obvious that the RNC is defunct, and now just another Socialist party....Communist/Democrat lite.
Screw them all, but little concern to me since I fled the country.
The USA will not recover in my lifetime, if at all.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 11:50:35 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Bratch

Well la-dee-da.
We declared war on them in 1964.
Bring it on RINOs.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 11:53:30 PM PDT by LaybackLenny
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To: Bratch

none of these political people deserve to hold power in this country of ours anymore . They have failed utterly , they have corrupted the noble institutions and processes utterly .
It’s time to relieve them all of duty , utterly .


4 posted on 04/04/2013 11:53:55 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Bratch

the opposite of “the professional right” is “the unprofessional left”? I wonder what liberals would think about that.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 12:44:17 AM PDT by teacherwoes ("I saw under the sun in the place of judgment wickedness, and in the place of justice iniquity.")
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To: teacherwoes

“the opposite of “the professional right” is “the unprofessional left”? “
No, the Perpetually Wrong


6 posted on 04/05/2013 1:10:18 AM PDT by MCF
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To: Bratch

!


7 posted on 04/05/2013 1:32:36 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Bratch
"These attacks on conservatism by the Establishment GOP are reminiscent of those made against Reagan all through the 1960’s and 70’s and even into his presidency,” Shirley added.

"And please don't call me Shirley!"

8 posted on 04/05/2013 2:01:14 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: AlexW

Mike Sheilds and the RNC can KMA.


9 posted on 04/05/2013 3:03:27 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Bratch

But of course, all will be forgiven when it comes time for them to ask for our votes.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 3:08:54 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Bratch

Since RNC issued their ‘Autopsy’ report Mr. Shields must be speaking from his grave. How can you work from a dead organization?


11 posted on 04/05/2013 4:02:46 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: winkadink

New Leadership...............

OR.......

NEW PARTY.

Take yur pick.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 4:06:07 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming" to TAKE OUR GUNS!--Paul Revere)
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To: Bratch

What in the name of Pete is “The Ripon Society”?


13 posted on 04/05/2013 4:24:25 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: MachIV

“What in the name of Pete is “The Ripon Society”?”

I’ve never heard of that one before, but it’s obviously some sort of Republican think-tank or advocacy group, as the Republican Party was founded in Ripon, Wisconsin.

The Badger State: birthplace of both the Republican Party and the American League.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 4:33:57 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Bratch
"It's a term I'll be using often in the coming months"

And independent will be a term that I will be using

15 posted on 04/05/2013 4:47:12 AM PDT by stratboy
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To: MachIV

The commonly accepted history is that the Republican Party was founded in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1854.

The Ripon Society is a group that has consistently advocated through the decades for a liberal Republican Party.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 4:51:59 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: Bratch

The GOPe is now filled with the “world’s oldest professionals”. Advisors who want to get paid first, and care nothing about worn out, used up, product they peddle.
They will never again win a national election.


17 posted on 04/05/2013 5:19:21 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Bratch
WHY all the secrecy???!!??!!!

It is not as if this is a big secret that nobody ever guessed.

18 posted on 04/05/2013 5:39:39 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Bratch

The RNC will continue to be a force to contend with given that they receive huge bundles of cash from big business.

However, they have no ideas; they continue to be the “vote for me, not the Dim, because I’ll only increase government 60% as much as the Dim will” party.

They have no fire in the belly and no ideas. They are a Dead Party Walking.


19 posted on 04/05/2013 6:06:54 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Flintlock

I pick both. What America needs is a new party, headed by new leaders who understand conservative values as expressed by the men who founded this, the greatest nation on earth. It must be a party with leaders who are not afraid to speak the truth, and who are willing to sacrifice everthing to bring America back to its rightful place in the world. Period.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 6:17:33 AM PDT by FoundersFan
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To: Bratch

GOPES LEARNED NOTHING FROM 2012

Expecting voters to know what is going on and relying on MSM to do so, and not confronting MSM’s blatant bias is just part of the reason for our 2012 great loss. While there are examples of fraud which may close up the gap. The gap is too big to blame the loss on fraud ...Expecting GOPES {Goverment Of the People Eite Snob(s)} to address media bias or Romney to call Obama a congenital liar or even point out that the fact and figures released by the White House were allways questionable is another. Let alone call him a “socialist”.is perhaps more than one could expect.. While that played a significant role that was not the major factor..

But the fault lies really in the messaging the Republican campaign came up with.

They violated the first principle, The basic mechanics of campaigning (without going into the sacrosanct”social issues “) which could be defended but are not gone into here using the standard dissmissive devices used by experienced campaign managers. Ignoring the “Bread and Butter Issues” which affect everyones pocketbook is the greatest violation when running a campaign..

Instead they choked on political correctness and tripped over past positions on global warming and Romneycare. Both of which were expanded into serious pocketbook issues created by the Obama regime and then mourned over by terming the “Republican” approach as lacking in “demographics” when the election post mortum was conducted.This was a phoney issue generated by opponents and driven by MSM. For ignoring these issues; energy and the AHCA Obamacare, which should have been confronting those regimes policies that reached into every “demographic” in the political play book .They are now paying the price . Applying the cliche “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory”.

Instead they allowed the opponent and the Mainlining Socialist Media which feeds the US main stream of communications both print and “optical” to set the agenda and they continue to do so...
One of the basics was to re-inforce what the tea partys set out to do in 2010. Defeat the AHCA known as Obamacare. If the Republicans articulated what was in the piece of legislation which we are now dealing with, there would never have been any second term.

Besides failing to hammer away on what will happen when Obama gets returned; The Obama past due 2013/14 Tax Increases. The impact of Obamas gagging energy resources (a socialist construct never branded as such) with policies requiring reliance on intermittent sources wind and solar and that resulted in massive failure and corruption (barely re-mentioned)..Rrestricted use of drilling, and the effective banning use of coal for electrification , and the restrctions on fracking,.The resulting prices doubling or even trippling on everything. There a connection could have been made to those on restricted incomes forcing a dependency of government but was never done.. This was a dream bread and butter issue for the GOP which reached into every ‘demographics’ pocketbook.

They could have even ridiculed accepting the Democrat definition of the hyphenated African-Hispanic -Americans . I personally don’t believe in hyphenated Americans. Our passports reads Americans. Not Afro-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Gay-American, Honky-American, Rich -American,hyphenated marriage as in “gay/ opposite sex Marriage, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. . When I see an American who is black or an asian who happens to be of a different skin color that person is an American first and the skin color secondary. Much of that feeling was articluated in speech made by Reagan to CPAC in 1979. Worse yet the use of those devisive campaign tactics by this regime has never been connected to the increase in racial criminal attactks on whites and asians by black youths to that policy.

Terms created by the democrat party who should, since they decided to remove any reference to God or The Creator at their 2012 convention remove any resemblance to the party of old .They should be considered hypenated. Hyphenated into Demo-Coms. Which every book thumping or simply devout God believing Christians,Jews and even Moslems should treat such as persons.spreading the asian flu o filled with leprosy..... With disgust !

Then there is the impact of Supreme Court Appointments.. 18,000 new IRS agents, or thousands of $20 per hour “Navigators” needed to explain Obamacare 62 pages of regulations and on and on. Let alone touch Benghazi and foreign policy even with a 10 foot pole but which was left to languish.

Lastly Then there is Obama’s personal extravagance and behavior refusing to visit Nashville after its disaster showing up at New Orleans after Mitt visited it. Even after the Christi thing if that was brought up it would have blunted the impact.

Romney, Rove, the RINOS and the GOPES could have loaded their cannons up with grape shot but decided instead to play games and throw darts..

What can be done ?

Any campaign theme should be based on this;

IT’S TIME TO GET THIS GOVERNMENT OUT

OUT OF OUR FACE AND OUR POCKET BOOK

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21 posted on 04/05/2013 6:50:05 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (A voice crying in the wilderness make straight for the way of the Lord..)
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To: Bratch

Question to Shields and the rest of the assholes like him, who do you think is going to vote for you if you insist on running off the base of the party? It’s time to give these assholes the GOP lock, stock, and barrell then watch it implode.


22 posted on 04/05/2013 9:30:36 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: Bratch; All

cspan had some nonsense about “social conservatives” vs fiscal.

it is divide and conquer by the MSM effetes.

Conservative is conservative PERIOD.

there is no social vs fical. Just conservative.

If anything it is the RNC effete hedonists vs the USA.


23 posted on 04/05/2013 9:54:47 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Bratch

BTTT!


24 posted on 04/08/2013 4:25:08 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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