Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Inside the Beltway: Unifying conservatives by 2014
The Washington Times ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jennifer Harper

Posted on 06/12/2013 10:06:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Organizers behind the bodacious “Road to Majority” conference are determined to wrangle conservatives onto the same page as the 2014 midterm elections loom. The event, virtually ignored so far by the mainstream press, begins Thursday at a hotel just three blocks from the White House.

“This conference is a chance to unify all conservatives. And I mean social conservatives, tea party folks, fiscal conservatives, middle of the road Republicans — everyone,” Gary Marx, executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, tells Inside the Beltway.

“This is a chance to focus, to get on the real road to a majority together. And there’s no big push towards the 2016 presidential election. That comes later,” Mr. Marx says. “Right now, this is all about 2014.”

The Georgia-based nonprofit is behind the three-day event, with initial welcomes from Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee, among other lawmakers. Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Grover Norquist, Jonah Goldberg andDick Morris later host an “after hours event.”

A parade of luminaries follows over the next 48 hours: Sens. John Cornyn and Jeff Sessions, Jeb Bush, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, plus Reps. Paul Ryan, Michele Bachmann and Marsha Blackburn. To name a few, a very few.

The cast also includes Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Donald Trump, John R. Bolton, Herman Cain and The Washington Times’ very own Emily Miller. To name a few, a very few. The grand finale Saturday afternoon? That would be Sarah Palin.....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2016gopprimary; conservatism; gop; mikelee; palin; randpaul; santorum; tedcruz
Huh? I've been assured for five years by thousands of pundits, politicians, bloggers, reporters, TV and movie stars and even the White House that Gov. Sarah Palin was a non-entity, a has-been, washed-up, a loser, a quitter, an idiot, too conservative, Caribou Barbie and a chillbilly.
1 posted on 06/12/2013 10:06:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gtt ready to have lesser evil pushed as never before. In not, I’ll be shocked, surprised and very happy.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 10:11:46 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the GOP thought 2012 was ugly, they haven’t seen anything yet.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 10:12:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well who ya gonna believe, the MSM, or your lying eyes? :)


4 posted on 06/12/2013 10:13:34 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

conservatives are united.

it rino’s we have a problem with.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 10:14:15 PM PDT by kennyboy509 ( Ha! I kill me!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have no doubt the establishment will be meeting in a backroom, discussing how to undermine conservatives and make sure their candidates win the primaries, so they can lose and Harry Reid can remain the majority leader. Hey, let’s nominate McMahon for something again, I’m sure she can win.

There is no ‘bringing together’. These scum-sucking Rove groupies need to be crushed, especially at the advisory level. Will Linseed Graham be attending, or is he too busy ironing McLame’s underpants?


6 posted on 06/12/2013 10:14:31 PM PDT by Viennacon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kennyboy509

Throw Juan and Linda from the train.


7 posted on 06/12/2013 10:16:18 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some of those luminaries are hardly conservative. Middle of the road Republicans? Those are liberals. And they are the ones responsible for the mess we’re in.


8 posted on 06/12/2013 10:16:34 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatnotlazy

How can an event crawling with RINO’s unify conservatives.

CONSERVATIVES ARE UNITED WHEN THE RINO’S ARE OUT OF THE ROOM......


9 posted on 06/12/2013 10:18:36 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Paul Ryan is no conservative when it comes to illegal aliens
10 posted on 06/12/2013 10:20:06 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

The beltway republicans can take their candidates and shove them!!!

That bunch of socialists can go straight to hell!


11 posted on 06/12/2013 10:21:10 PM PDT by dalereed
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dalereed

Exactly, they can go straight to Massachusetts!


12 posted on 06/12/2013 10:22:09 PM PDT by Viennacon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Cheerio

Or gay adoption...or whatever he flips on this week.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 10:28:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Cheerio
Paul Ryan is no conservative when it comes to illegal aliens

And, he's called for gay adoption, while still being against gay marriage. So he's a RINO and a C(atholic)INO.

14 posted on 06/12/2013 10:28:43 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Norm Lenhart

(Can I hit “abuse” if it’s because you beat me by 18 seconds?)


15 posted on 06/12/2013 10:29:44 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Yossarian

The only abuse I can see is the abuse of the term ‘conservative’ as it applies to most Republicans. ;)


16 posted on 06/12/2013 10:31:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am SICK of the word conservative. It has NO MEANING as this article proves.

I looked at every name in the article. Sure they talked the talk.

But every one of those names would have trouble providing a record of leadership on reducing the size of government.

I am not sure what conservative means but to me it means LIMITED GOVERNMENT not a out of control GROWING GOVERNMENT.

Don't call me conservative, don't call me republican. I am whatever that 29 year old high school drop out is. I am with Eddie Snowden and his world traveling pole-dancing superhero. They be serving up fresher fantasies than the Marco Rubios and the Michelle Bachmans of the conservative lala land.

17 posted on 06/12/2013 10:44:17 PM PDT by metafugitive
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

We had better learn to multi-task. While we are all a’flutter over the scandalanche, Obama is fundraising and campaigning for candidates.

The next election will be here before we know it and Obama wants the House back!


18 posted on 06/12/2013 10:45:37 PM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Norm Lenhart

Our local rep, human piece of rino crap—kevin McCarthy, was asked if he supports the immigration bill and his office said “ he is listening to input from the community’ STINKING RINO, he is WORTHLESS and he wins because NOBODY runs against him and he has all the local repub ‘bigwig’ support.

HE IS WORTHLESS!!! so is mccain, rubio, ryan, gramnasty and every other so called ‘leader’ in the gop.


19 posted on 06/13/2013 12:22:58 AM PDT by Chainsawj
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Chainsawj

In today’s climate, what good person can trust any on the right to back them though? All any leftist has to so is promise conservatism and poof! they get them. A person who ACTS and DOES conservative things gets shredded by his own side.

See Romney for example 1, Palin for Example 2.


20 posted on 06/13/2013 12:31:19 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

I’ll say it again ... conservatives have to get involved early to wrest control from the RINOs.

So what if there are RINOs attending. Ignore them or shout them down. Show them we mean business about taking back our party and our country by supporting the conservatives who are attending.

Let’s get on with the Conservative Revolution.


21 posted on 06/13/2013 12:52:34 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most of these folks are not conservatives....and one of them is a muzzie sympathsizer....Grover Norquist.


22 posted on 06/13/2013 2:18:45 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Norm Lenhart
I am going to take issue with your post. I do so out of respect as you have been on this "conservative" forum for fifteen years and I have been here a little more than fifteen minutes.

When you infer Romney has done conservative things, you lost me, I don't get it. He did no conservative things while he was the Governor of the People's Republic of Massachusetts except write a state blueprint for a national Obamacare. He was stupid. If you gotta a lotta money and put it in a blind trust, make sure you make it clear to the trust you want the money put "blindly" into the United States of America not "blindly" into Cayman Island bank accounts.

As for Palin, she absolutely did conservative things as Governor of Alaska, but once she left that office she did no conservative things. It is not a conservative thing to sell your sell your soul to some old bugger who owns the Fox News Channel as well as papers that tap people's phones not in the name of national security but for nothing more than filthy lucre. Sarah posed as a conservative celebrity and she was no more than a paid Republican shill in Murdoch's stable such as the dolts like Rove and Huckabee.

I respectfully beg to disagree with you, Romney and Palin did NOTHING to earn conservative's support.

23 posted on 06/13/2013 2:41:02 AM PDT by metafugitive
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: metafugitive

You misunderstood oand I could have written it better. Romney as example 1 was ...

“All any leftist has to so is promise conservatism and poof! they get them.”

...which he did with all his BS. People bought the lies and voted for him.

Sorry for the confusion.


24 posted on 06/13/2013 2:49:30 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: metafugitive

Apparently, you didn’t watch Palin on Fox. She was constantly at loggerheads with O-Reilly and even Ailes himself.

She has had several public battles with Rove, the Mouthpiece of Fox.

She refused to jump on the rah-rah Romney train even when EVERY single host, who had obviously been coached, asked her about him.

When she left in January, it was mutual, believe me.

And to say she’s done nothing conservative since 2009, TOTALLY ignores 2010 and TOTALLY ignores her support of Ted Cruz, which he himself has said publicly at CPAC, was what got him over the top against Rove’s handpicked Texas pick.

And she just helped Jason Smith win a special election in Missouri.

And she just reminded the world of her Death Panel forecast from 2009 - incidentally in an article written AFTER she left the governorship — about Obamacare is even now coming true in the case of the cystic fibrosis girl in need of a lung transplant.

Your ignorance about Palin is painful.

Who’s your perfect conservative man? I know you have one. I want to know who it is, and I want to know your detailed reasons why he is more conservative than Palin - going back to 2009.


25 posted on 06/13/2013 10:40:50 AM PDT by hrh40
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: hrh40
I like Sarah Palin.

But she sold out.

She is a talking head celebrity no more, no less.

I like Newt Gingrich better than I liked Mittens Romney but Newt Gingrich had done NOTHING but be a talking head media celebrity since he left office.

Barry Hussein Obama had NO leadership skills when he became POTUS, but the he was a Democrat and therefore the media loved him.

The Democrats are going to continue to win the White House as long as Republicans keeping nominating candidates who have been out of office and have done NOTHING recently but talk.

Going from a paid analyst on Fox News to the presidency is not going to ever happen.

Scoring points as a "conservative" means NOTHING. Reagan was misunderstood. He was a conservative, but he was a populist first and foremost. Dole, McCain, and Romney were NO populists but candy ass Washington inside the beltway elitists.

26 posted on 06/14/2013 3:41:54 AM PDT by metafugitive
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson