Skip to comments.Social conservatives warn Priebus they could abandon GOP
Posted on 04/10/2013 4:58:07 PM PDT by yongin
A group of high-profile social conservatives warned Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in a letter this week that their supporters could abandon the GOP if the party seeks to change its position on social issues, particularly same-sex marriage.
Thirteen social conservatives, representing various influential groups, wrote Priebus ahead of the RNC's quarterly meeting this week in Los Angeles to sternly rebuke the conclusions of a post-election report that advised Republican elected officials to adopt a softer tone toward social issues.
"We respectfully warn GOP Leadership that an abandonment of its principles will necessarily result in the abandonment of our constituents to their support," concludes the letter, which was obtained by and independently verified by NBC News in advance of the meeting this week.
The letter further asks GOP committeemen to pass a resolution at their meeting this week re-affirming the party's 2012 national platform, which includes language calling for bans on abortion and same-sex marriage.
(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.nbcnews.com ...
Just over one third of U.S. military personnel say they support the Republican Party, down from nearly a half in 2006, according to the latest annual Military Times poll.....Republicans kind of used to be seen as the party that took care of the military, said one Army sergeant first class. But recently, theres a feeling that that has kind of shifted, and I dont think people feel that the party is really looking out for the military the way it used to.
I doubt Price RinseUs gets the message.
I’m praying for a true grassroots resurgence and ascension of a truly equitable and conservative third party in a massive and visible way. A party that would ascend without the help of any traditional media outlet. A truly AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE party.
I wonder if these people will get a bunch of screaming hate from the psuedocons that had a 2 YO tantrum about ‘purists’ and their ‘principles’. Because God knows they did here.
Could??? For me it’s a done deal!
Already did—last November.
The GOPe keeping saying that we need a Truce on social issues and in order to focus on the economy. However, the GOPe says gun control and amnesty are social issues that can be ignored. Also you can’t have a Truce when the other side is determined to ram road you.
hats their way of saying STFU to conservatives without actually saying STFU to conservatives. And some people actually go along with it like Democrats on the plantation.
Good old Rancid Prius!
they already did that - look at the drop in voters in 2010 and look at some of the candidates they got nominated. So what more damage can they do? Letting the left run the government is not the same as voting to slow down the left.
Rinse Probus plays for the other side.
Why tell him, the GOP elite are so clueless and deaf, just leave them, they won’t notice until they LOSE.
Peo-life people made alliance with the Republicans in the early 80s. promising not to run third party if they turned pro-choice. The Pubbies did so, in a half-hearted way. Now they may want to follow their natural bent.
I’ve been a life long Republican, but I quit the party in May, 2012. They no longer share my beliefs or values, and I want nothing more to do with them.
I think the GOPe likes to lose....they get all the perks with none of the responsibility.
It needs to happen. There is no way to reconcile to the likes of the GOP lite.
Voting for leftist Republicans only adds more leftists to DC. It slows nothing. You can’t slow anything by adding more of it. Basic math.
The GOP grandees dream of a party that doesn’t include us.
And I’d like to find a party that agreed with me.
Is there any issue that the GOP hasn’t caved on? Any principle they haven’t ditched? Fiscal cliffs, debt ceilings, amnesty, now gun control? Add the RNC’s rule changes to freeze out the grassroots, or Boehner’s purging of House conservatives. And Karl Rove’s big-money PAC and its declaration of war on the tea-party folks. Not to mention my own personal, little lingering and seething antipathy over the four-year backstabbing treatment of Palin. Any reason on God’s green Earth that I should ever bother pulling the lever for a Republican ever again? I really don’t see it.
Especially if the Party is now signalling it’s a-ok with the abject deviancy of homo marriage. If the GOP goes this route, I trust it will find the oblivion it so richly deserves.
When Reince Priebus was our party chairman here in Wisconsin, we elected Scott Walker and other good conservatives. He has been a much less effective chairmen up at the RNC. Of course the RNC was lost to conservatives before Priebus went there and Romney ran a stink campaign.
I get RNC fundraising letters and I handle them the same as AARP membership requests. I send the post paid envelopes back filled with 2 oz. of waste paper.
Why in gods great earth is the GOP sending any money in a blue state and in los freeking Angeles of all places?
Note to GOP.. They don’t like you out there..
Come to think of it, for the most part, no one likes you. Carry on.
STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES!
Time for the BITTER ENDERS of the party to go as well!
Grover Norquist vs. the Bitter Enders(Grover trying to give Rubio/gang of 8 political cover as he calls the rest of us names)
Register to ‘not affiliated’! Until people leave in droves they won’t get the message!
When did they win again?
I did so in 2007 when, after 30+ years as a registered Republican I registered as an Independent. I refuse to support a party that does not represent my values.
Stop with the threats.
JUST DO IT.
I think the GOPe likes to lose....they get all the perks with none of the responsibility.
Winner winner Chick-fil-a dinner!
Never going to happen. The GOP does not have a conservative platform; they are too afraid of the NYT and all the other hyphenated names. Nor are these “social conservatives” going anywhere..and Priebus knows it. Sorry, but there you are..
Oh my. A strongly-worded letter.
Demanding a meaningless resolution in support of a now deeply-flawed platform that no one pays any attention to but them anyhow.
Perhaps they could try withholding support from candidates who violate the principles they claim to hold?
“Please! Stop me before I RINO again!”
I did that...and felt proud in 2010...and thought we had accomplished something....until we were stabbed in the back by the GOP-E. So...that day has now passed. I will vote GOP only for my senator Ted Cruz...and locally...but no longer a straight ticket. They will have to earn my vote.
I can only hope the GOP-E has enough sense to have lurkers out here in the hinter land taking the pulse of the base and seeing how disgruntled we all are. I fear, however, they are as clueless as usual...and that 2014 will usher in the end of the GOP majority (even though it should be a landslide given Obamacare's debacle) because I will be very tempted to stay home or lodge a protest vote.
Even though my congresscritter is conservative...he will have to give me assurance that he will vote against Boehner as speaker.
they aren’t doing anything for us. bait and switch. get us first, then go moderate.
they say ‘who else ya gonna vote for?’
i say, if you’re not going to do what we want done, either way we’re not getting what we want. let your precious moderates and liberals elect you over their even more liberal friends.
i think we almost have to adopt this strategy to clean house and get actual conservatives back in seats that are strong and don’t give two/craps about the media or liberals, don’t want to be friends with them, don’t want to compromise with them,but want to fight them at every turn. and when they’re on the run, keep fighting them and making them run back even more.
“However, the GOPe says gun control and amnesty are social issues that can be ignored. “
And that’s just more mucking around with the language. How are gun control (SELF DEFENSE) and immigration reform (secure the borders and maintaining sovereignty) social issues???? HOW??? THEY ARE CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES! Unlike abortion, gay marriage, entitlements,etc.
Don’t be troubled. Just admit to yourself that the GOP and Dems are the same thing. Because their actions show them to be with everything we have seen in the last year.
Every one of us has a choice. Accept the reality of the situation or continue to live in denial...thus contributing to the demise of America. It’s that simple. This is a VERY black and white issue. You either be part of the problem by continuing to empower the party that works with the Dems to gut American principles and values (The Constitution for starters) or you do not.
Plenty of people since the election have gone through gold medal verbal gymnastics to assuage themselves of guilt and keep their heads buried EVERY TIME one of the idiots in the GOP goes fullmetal liberal.
And we wonder why we are in this mess. When you see something does not work...don’t do that. Simple. So freaking simple. But so many have so many more excuses about why this or that ‘special circumstance’ stops them from doing something different.
Bull. People can act to fix the problem or continue it. Black and white issue.
Very good point; they know real conservatives will never for a Dem so they keep showing us the goat. I have abandoned them, but many wont, and as I said, the GOPe knows this..
The GOP-E gave we socons a thumb in the eye when they foisted Mutt Romney on the American people. I’m sure they’d love to finish the job and drive more of us out of the party.
Romney was my bridge too far. And for once I’ve got the perfect tagline.
I didn’t bother warning him before I left. I didn’t think he’d care.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus should be made aware that we have a list of traitors that need to be hanged, and he’s in the top one-hundred.
I had a shill freepmail me last week railing on me for holding the GOP to account. He has plenty just like him. They refuse to hold feet to fire after all the screaming they did about doing that very thing over Romney.
FR is filled with liberals. That’s the ugly truth. Because when you have fits about people holding ‘feet to fire’ over liberal actions by the GOP, what else can be said?
And the GOP counts on their lib ass kissers to keep strife at a high level at conservative sites across the web. By design.
They do not realize, the milk toast “moderates” they say they are trying to attract will not work for the party, they don’t have the passion. They lose us, they stand for nothing, they will be nothing.. might as well vote for the dems.. I see a third party sooner rather than later
Problem is, we’ll end up with 4 years of President Hillary or President Biden
Massachusetts Governor (gave us "gay marriage") Romney asked about the Republican party's platform on abortion:
PELLEY: Well, the platform as written at this convention for the Republicans does not allow for exceptions on abortion with regard to the health of the mother or rape or incest. Is that where you are?
ROMNEY: No. My position has been clear throughout this campaign. Im in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.
Social conservatives are correct to ask if the Republican Party permanently changed it's positions in 2012, on many issues.
See my tagline.
I had a couple folks going after me last night for not liking Grassley’s “moderate” gun control bill.
They told me to “get a grip,” and “take a pill.” In other words, more than an insinuation that I’m crazy to be concerned. The kicker is that they then told me not to worry because the lists would only be used against crazy people!