Skip to comments.How GOP Insiders Will Fail in Civil War vs. Tea Party: “The Establishment Strikes Back”
Posted on 10/29/2013 2:46:52 PM PDT by Moseley
The Establishment Strikes Back. But this campaign against the tea party will fail, because false assumptions dominate the thinking and plans of Americas Republican establishment. GOP insiders have now declared war on the tea party. They are promising during the 2014 U.S. elections to restore business interests to dominate the GOP, and weaken the tea party influence.
Hopefully well go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them, said former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio. According to the National Journal, LaTourettes new political group, Defending Main Street, aims to raise $8 million to fend off tea-party challenges against more mainstream Republican incumbents. La Tourette explains: Were going to be very aggressive and were going to get in their faces.
Trouble is: Americas Republican aristocracy does not understand the tea party or what is motivating the grassroots insurgency. Republican insiders cannot respond to what they do not understand.
First, too many mainstream Republicans candidates spend money like drunken sailors. They vote for more spending, bigger deficits, more business-strangling regulations, bigger government, and ballooning national debt. They must eventual buckle to higher taxes.
Political gurus put on an act, saying that the divide falls between fiscal issues and social issues. But establishment candidates are not fiscal conservatives, the only play fiscal conservatives on TV. The tea party revolt is against the GOPs rampant fiscal irresponsibility.
The tea party aims to put the United States finances in order, lowering taxes, and balancing the budget. The charade of pitting business interests against the tea party will not fool businessmen for long. The GOP establishment is bad for business.
Second, the grassroots is demanding genuine change. Until they see actual change, aint nobody listening. GOP elites dont get it:
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
Third, conservative candidates thrive when attacked by GOP elites. The morning after Christine ODonnell won the September 14, 2010, primary, her website displayed a fund-raising goal of $50,000. Then, news spread that Mike Castle refused to endorse the choice of the voters and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) was refusing to help. Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham that morning then Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity that afternoon urged their enormous audiences to donate.
Christines fund-raising blew through $1.1 million by 1:30 PM. She only asked for $50,000 that day. Conservatives ultimately gave $7.4 million. Steve LaTourettes entire budget is only $8 million, spread across 10 campaigns.
Contributors gave $7.4 million for the pleasure of sticking their thumb in GOP guru Karl Roves eye. The more the establishment snubbed sweet and sympathetic Christine, the more conservative donors wanted to slap Republican elites across the face with their own donation. Those donations were a rejection of the very establishment who now imagine we will suddenly start listening to them.
Wouldn’t it be nice if these GOP insiders devoted the energy they are using to defeat the TEA Party to defeating Democrats instead? I can dream can’t I?
And how did that work out for Senator O'Donnell?
Excellent! This is a bullseye!
Main Street??? Really??? What is that old saying that Sarah Palin so eloquently and aptly cited about a pig with lipstick?
Paging Karl Rove, your unemployment check is in the mail, your Obamacare policy is also waiting for you, now bend over and take it like the piece of shit you are!
Night night you bastard kool aide drinkers, TEA is now the official drink.
Oh, and my check is in the mail; promise.
Still waiting for someone to challenge John Cornyn. Cornyn needs to go!
this pinhead is obviously suffering from Tourette’s Syndrome
The GOPe is fighting to retain their stolen power, period.
The GOPe is in bed with the Democrats, period.
The GOPe already foisted upon the American People, the likes of John McCain and Mitt Romney. No more.
Anybody that is not going to stand FOR The U.S. Constitution, and operate WITHIN that fixed document, is a traitor, and needs to be removed from office.
Absent having to continue running against the GOP in the general election Christine O’Donnell would’ve been elected. Instead, people like yourself piled on to make sure the Democrat won just to spite the conservatives who didn’t take their marching orders from the GOPee elites.
And now me and my family (who live in Wyoming) are donating to Matt Bevin in the hopes that he can unseat that useless old turd Mitch McConnell. He won’t even be OUR Senator but putting our finger in the eyes of the likes of Karl Rove, McConnell, and (apparently) yourself is completely worth it.
Thus said, the author of this article is right.
And you don’t get it, do you? Your time is over. Get out of the way.
Why not post the rest of the material here?
It worked out well. She withstood the attacks and beat the RINO Castle in the primary. That's very encouraging.
OK. She lost the general election, but more important, a RINO didn't win it. The GOP-e needs to understand that if they work against the Tea Party, their candidates will ultimately lose.
Sure O'Donnell lost the election, but so did the GOP-e. I'd rather have a Tea Partier lose to a Democrat, than have a GOP-e RINO win.
The Tea Party message needs to be that if the RINOs run the Republican Party, the Tea Party is serious about seeing the party collapse.
The RINOs never believe that -- they think that in the end we will always vote for the RINOs. And in the past they have been right.
But this time it's different.
“I can dream cant I?”
I don’t know. Have you paid your dream taxes?
about as well as Rovio and Romney
So you're admitting the GOP-e is more interesting in screwing conservatives than in defeating Democrats.
It's a start.
Rove, through his two political outfits, American Crossroads and Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, backed unsuccessful Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney with $127 million on more than 82,000 television spots, according to Kantar Medias CMAG, an ad tracker based in New York.
Down the ballot, 10 of the 12 Senate candidates and four of the nine House candidates the Rove groups supported also lost their races.
Rove and wannabees like La Tourette raise big bucks and use the money to feather their own nests.
Donald Trump posted a message on Twitter saying: Congrats to @KarlRove on blowing $400 million this cycle. Every race @CrossroadsGPS ran ads in, the Republicans lost. What a waste of money.
More like Wall Street.
You didn't read the article, did you?
Civil war? Nah.. The TP needs to simply inform the GOP it will break off and form its own party if the GOP doesn’t cease and desist with the attacks. The GOP will never win the White House again anyway, so there’s no reason not to throw that gauntlet down now.
LOL, that was desperate of you, the tea party rolled in a pile of victories in 2010, and in 2012 Rove rolled in massive defeat, wasting something like 400 million and the GOPe losing something like 10 or 11 Senate races, while Palin was giving us our only Senate seat pick-up, and Ted Cruz.
Boy I hope they fail. For the past few years I have been VERY much in favor of splitting off and forming a third party. The GOP can’t beat the Dims anyway. Now is the time.
However, I sure hope they do fail against us.
Maybe this guy can become an example?
Dreaming on that with you
The GOP establishment has failed and at best has always met halfway from where they are to where the far left is going.
Time to end it, forget mending it.
Put all new ones with spines in.
It got her IRS records illegally accessed and distributed, in an inside-job to derail her campaign with what turned out in hindsight to be false allegations, but at the time a lethal blow.
The divide falls between more government and less government.
The most pressing of the social issues are around ailments caused by government. Hack and prune government out of abortion, homosexuality, and charity (welfare). Root it out in civil "rights" anti-discrimination tyranny of such that a business can be sued for refusing to provide wedding services to prospective gay clients. And watch as abortion and promiscuity and the gay "lifestyle" get ... well, politely shown the door. Go somewhere else. And while we're at it, get rid of government in religious matters so we can see some CHRISTMAS TREES in American banks again and post the 10 Commandments where ever they need to be.
The less government, a more moral America.
If we had just done as much for Lonegan.
Now that they've been outed, they have the nerve to fight back. Why can't they just slither away?
And a RINO couldn't have, despite what the Rovians tell you.
BTW, does "Rovian" sound suspiciously like "Romulan"?
No, LaTourette Syndrome.
“And how did that work out for Senator O’Donnell?”
Actual her most effective opposition, and the democrats support, came from Karl Rove and his tribe. Without Roves help and the establishments help given to the democrats she would have won.
Steve, Steve, you do not realize that the Tea Party represents the voters of the USA. Especially those voters who believe in fiscal responsibility, the right to life, personal responsibility, common sense, they believe in God, and they know that men and women are different.
Steve, you are a foolish and misguided man!
Great article -- I think he's pretty much spot on.
I also think one of the biggest fasle assumptions is that people will blindly vote Republican "against" the other guy. That "heads-we-win, tails-you-loose" trick only works for so long.
Glenn Beck said that it would take the Tea Party 18 months to take over the Republican party and replace it. This was
like when the Republicans replaced the Whigs in the 1850’s. The first step, Beck said, is to starve the Pubs of donations. No more money to the RNC or any Republican rinos.
Is this the same “Chuck” LaTourette that played pro football?
In all truth, these establishment Republicans will never have loyalty to a conservative Republican party, and will even work with Democrats to defeat it. So it needs to be made clear to them that if they want war, so be it, but if they lose, they will no longer have any position of authority within the party.
They and their lobbyist cronies will be on the outs, as will their business clients. So there will be no more sweetheart deals, favorable legislation to give them government money instead of earning it, and the party itself will show them the door.
The establishment encouraged the attacks on O’Donnell. They did not want her to be successful, and undermined her from the beginning. This is what they are doing now, and plan to do in the future. But if they think we will sit back and meekly accept their wise guidance, they will see that those days are over.
From Rasmussen on Drudge.
So, I wonder how much of the remaining % goes to the elite GOP?
I would be willing to bet that this internecine war will not result in Tea Party capitulation, rather the opposite.
That doesn't mean everybody in either column is enthusiastic about the choice or that they reject other alternatives.
They just dislike the other choice more than the one they picked.
Better than it did for Mike Castle the RINO loser, and his RINO water carriers.
And her character besmirched.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if Rove and his buddies had a hand in that.
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