Skip to comments.GOP Establishment Lost All Credibility In Fiscal Fight
Posted on 10/18/2013 11:30:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
To fully understand the state of play in the Republican party, look no further than Sens. Mike Enzi (WY) and Pat Roberts (KS). Both are reliable, mainstream conservatives, yet neither have a record of seeking a fight or standing on principle. Think Orrin Hatch, without the tab-collars. Both, however, stood with Ted Cruz in the fight over ObamaCare. Not coincidentally, both face serious primary challengers. Sen. Mike Enzi is being challenged by Liz Cheney, who criticizes his "go-along-to-get-along" approach to government. Sen. Pat Roberts, who helped guide HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius through the nomination process, is being challenged by doctor, and Obama cousin, Milton Wolf. Nothing in their legislative record suggests they would have sided with Sens. Cruz and Mike Lee but for these primary challenges.
While most of the media and the GOP establishment try to pin blame for the recent fiscal stand-off on conservatives and the Tea Party, in reality the debate shows how bankrupt the GOP establishment has become. Senators, who serve six-year terms, spend most of their time in office immune from voters. They often get caught up in the world of DC salons. As the ballot box approaches, however, they affect a more conservative posture.
We all remember how Sen. John McCain, a vocal advocate now for amnesty, took a decidedly different tact when running for reelection.
Safely reelected, McCain led the establishment Republican charge against Sen. Ted Cruz. Just moments after Cruz ended his epic 21-hour speech against ObamaCare, McCain took to the Senate floor to trash the freshman Senator. This came just months after McCain and his doppelganger Sen. Lindsey Graham attacked Sen. Rand Paul for raising legitimate concerns about the Obama Administration's use of drones.
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They had credibility still? Thought that the 2012 election wiped that out. (Thought that the 2008 election did, too.)
If it takes a primary to remind you who you work for then its time to go.
A lot of these Senators just vote conservative on everything that won’t pass or would’ve passed anyways, and vote liberal on cloture when it comes to critical votes for Obama’s agenda.
Then they vote against final passage, so they can say they voted against it.
We need to get rid of these people.
It's time for the GOP to go back to being a conservative party. We need new GOP leadership.
Turning their backs on campaign issue is one level of sleaze. But picking and choosing which conservative issues they'll support is another. Add treachery to traitor and saboteur to their list of "attributes".I see no point in having them in office instead of dems. At least with crazy out-of-control dems, there's no ambiguity about where they're at. We'd be better off as a smaller and more unified contingent of constitutional conservatives, so the people will have somewhere to turn when the US economy, democracy, and rule of law implodes.
Let’s get rid of the RINOs but be careful not to replace them with “moderate” Republicans. We need conservatives who will stand on principle as reflected by their ACTIONS. We need more Cruzes and Lees.
Contact your local county GOP boards.
Across this country, local county GOP boards need to issue a Vote of No Confidence regarding the leadership of the RNC and the republican leadership in the House and Senate.
The local boards basically are made up by the base. The majority of republicans are conservative. It is the leadership of the RNC and the House / Senate are in the minority.
The RNC lavishly spends money on its establishment candidates while sparsely supporting their conservative counterparts.
If county GOP boards all over the country begin doing this, it will send a clear message that the leadership has to change now. We, the base, greatly outnumber them.
The GOP-e thinks they can play nice in the sandbox with cutthroat murderers and thieves. They have comitted political suicide with their bungling. The democrats are out to exterminate the GOP as a national party, and the GOP-e just doesn’t seem to realize it.
The rinos maybe. Not the ones who stood up. We’ll see who has the last laugh (or cry) when obamacare crashes and burns.
More than that, how many conservative republican like Ted Cruz are in the Senate? And how many in the House? Why not band together like McCain likes to do with RINOs and theaten to change parties (to independent) or even better just change now?
Teach the GOPe a lesson and make it all that much more difficult for them to regain the Senate because of these losses of seats in the Senate.
What's really the difference between Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner? I see none. What's the difference between McConnell and Reid? I see none.
Switching parties, the GOPe has much more to lose than an already elected and popular politician like Ted Cruz.
It worked for Joe Lieberman
The Senate GOP leadership stomped all over us conservatives. This is where true blame lays for the loss of the healthcare/debt battle. FU GOP-e !!!
Liz Cheney already had intentions to run for Senate.
They could not lose what they didn’t have.
It will be interesting to watch the small donors react to this consummate weak kneed sell out of the hinterlanders. I’ll bet the donations dry up so fast it will make the RNC HQ resemble the Sahara desert.
Orrin Hatch, not content to stay quietly in the background, actually fired Miranda for finding the memo in the first place, rather than fight the Democrat duplicity that the memo suggested.
Can you believe they started their calling asking for money for the next election? I have had three calls just this morning. Repubs are not getting any money from me. I tell them that John McCain, etc. are millionaires...go ask them for money.
Vote out the RINOs!
“Ill bet the donations dry up so fast it will make the RNC HQ resemble the Sahara desert.”
Well, the donations will still come in from the rich-upper level supporters, and of course all the moderates. But they’ll definitely hear from the ordinary people that they won’t be giving another dime...ever! I love the surveys they send me, and give them hell. Though I only send them back when it’s postage paid. I don’t get calls anymore since I chewed them out.
Like when did they have any? Not in my book. That is one of the many thousands of reasons I left the RINO party and refuse to give them a dime. I might give to an individual candidate, but not the party.
You know the frauds on the left have conference calls each morning to discuss the days PROPAGANDA. This dude sounds like he was tapping their line.
With rare exception, nearly all who enter the DC beltway end up drifting left. It is the nature of popular government.
From the column: Senators, who serve six-year terms, spend most of their time in office immune from voters.
Our Fabulous Framers rolled in their graves when America made a huge mistake, the 17th amendment. Not only did it kick the states out of the federal government, it gave six year terms to elected officials. Both are anathema to the careful and superb system they created.
It is way past time to admit the error and restore federalism before it is too late.
Yes, the 17th was a mistake, but it’s what the Socialists wanted: to dilute the power of the States. Democratic mobs are so much easier to stir up.
Please steal my new tag line.
Says it all. As Sarah Palin might say, only dead fish go with the flow. We need more live ones. Anyone can vote right on a safe vote, but go AWOL when the vote really matters. Lets get someone who just might "stand on principle" once in awhile.
Let's support constitutional conservative Pat McGeehan for US Senator from West Virginia
I signed the Dont Fund Obamacare pledge with the Senate Conservatives Fund earlier last month and I stand by that pledge; a pledge that my opponent, Shelley Moore Capito, has yet to sign, stated Pat McGeehan. Doctors are being forced to retire early, while businesses are forced to reduce employees hours in West Virginia all due to the implementation of Obamacare. Its time to take a stand and defund Obamacare today."
The 2008 Romney campaign member, Liz Cheney, has promoted gay marriage, supported homosexualizing the military, opposed DOMA and an Amendment to protect marriage, and is pro-abortion with no pro-life statements to her name until this campaign.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants... bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society. Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors. [but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.