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The Single Biggest Thing You Can Do to Clean Up the GOP
RedState ^ | January 10th, 2014 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 01/10/2014 8:58:35 AM PST by xzins

If you have not heard, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has attacked nationally syndicated conservative radio host and best selling author Mark Levin.

They publicly attacked Mark Levin because the Jim DeMint created Senate Conservatives Fund (“SCF”) gives out copies of Mark Levin’s book. The NRSC alleges a quid pro quo relationship to help drive up the popularity of Levin’s book. The book was published in 2009 before SCF was a significant force and had already become a best seller before SCF gave out copies.

This attack follows the National Republican Senatorial Committee (“NRSC”) attacking conservative businesses and threatening to drive them from business because they happen to do business with the Senate Conservatives Fund. The NRSC’s tactics mirror the harassment the IRS inflicted on tea party groups.

Those attacks came after US News and World Report columnist Brian Walsh leveled attacks on conservative groups, including the Senate Conservatives Fund, for daring to hold Republicans accountable for their promises. Subsequent to that column US News and World Report had to admit Brian Walsh is on the payroll of the NRSC.

The Chamber of Commerce, the Main Street Partnership, the NRSC, and lobbyists galore in Washington are coordinating attacks on conservative groups and conservative candidates for daring to champion limited government and hold the GOP accountable for breaking promises. These groups have no interest in supporting limited government and free markets. They support their government and their markets with your tax dollars.

The GOP in Washington has decided that the problem is not government, but Democrats in charge of government. And they’ve decided to punish any conservative who points out government itself is the problem. Conservative groups are attacked by Republican leaders. Conservative candidates are attacked by Republican leaders. Conservative talk radio hosts are attacked by Republican leaders.

The single biggest thing you can do to clean up the GOP is to defeat Mitch McConnell in Kentucky by supporting Matt Bevin. The NRSC attacks all came after the Senate Conservatives Fund decided to support Bevin. The attacks on Mark Levin came after he spoke kindly of Matt Bevin. The attacks on conservative candidates came after Matt Bevin became a credible candidate.

All these attacks came because Mitch McConnell would rather rule in Hell than serve in Heaven. He would rather a Senate GOP minority with himself in charge than a Senate GOP majority with himself retired.

You beat Mitch McConnell, you will find many Republican squishes with squishy soiled underwear. Until you beat Mitch McConnell, these guys in Washington will neither respect you nor fear you.

But when you beat the sitting Senate Republican Leader in a primary, suddenly Washington knows the grassroots are in charge. The attacks on conservatives will only get worse until conservatives beat Mitch McConnell.

And we have our chance with Matt Bevin.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: establishment; gope; mcconnell; randsconcerntrolls

1 posted on 01/10/2014 8:58:35 AM PST by xzins
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To: All
Great paragraph in the article:

All these attacks came because Mitch McConnell would rather rule in Hell than serve in Heaven. He would rather a Senate GOP minority with himself in charge than a Senate GOP majority with himself retired.

2 posted on 01/10/2014 8:59:05 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Yup. That’s exactly it.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 9:00:47 AM PST by TomServo
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To: xzins
The single biggest thing you can do to clean up the GOP is to defeat Mitch McConnell in Kentucky by supporting Matt Bevin. The NRSC attacks all came after the Senate Conservatives Fund decided to support Bevin. The attacks on Mark Levin came after he spoke kindly of Matt Bevin. The attacks on conservative candidates came after Matt Bevin became a credible candidate.

All these attacks came because Mitch McConnell would rather rule in Hell than serve in Heaven. He would rather a Senate GOP minority with himself in charge than a Senate GOP majority with himself retired. You beat Mitch McConnell, you will find many Republican squishes with squishy soiled underwear. Until you beat Mitch McConnell, these guys in Washington will neither respect you nor fear you.

PFL

4 posted on 01/10/2014 9:01:19 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: xzins

I agree. McConnell must go.

Actually, any Repub who doesn’t get Mark Levin doesn’t get me either. And needs to go. He’s just taking up bandwidth.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 9:01:46 AM PST by marron
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6 posted on 01/10/2014 9:09:10 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: marron; holdonnow
Actually, any Repub who doesn’t get Mark Levin doesn’t get me either.

But he's so mean....../s

There are even dummies on FR who don't get Mark Levin.

7 posted on 01/10/2014 9:11:36 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: xzins

Hear, hear!


8 posted on 01/10/2014 9:21:18 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: xzins
The single biggest thing you can do to clean up the GOP is to defeat Mitch McConnell in Kentucky by supporting Matt Bevin.

Correct, which I have done.

But when you beat the sitting Senate Republican Leader in a primary, suddenly Washington knows the grassroots are in charge. The attacks on conservatives will only get worse until conservatives beat Mitch McConnell.

Incorrect, they will get worse. If conservatives take the government look for the Fed to suddenly discover high interest rates.

This is a war.

9 posted on 01/10/2014 9:22:03 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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To: xzins

Texas will set the landscape with forcing Cornyn into a runoff.

This happens in 55 days. It’s time to loose the hounds of hell.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 9:22:13 AM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

“Texas will set the landscape with forcing Cornyn into a runoff.”

****

Who is the most conservative primary opponent? ABC...Anyone But Cornyn.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 9:26:22 AM PST by peyton randolph (Proverbs 13:20)
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To: txhurl
Texas will set the landscape with forcing Cornyn into a runoff.

I sure as Hell hope so, since Cornhole announced that he was going to sponsor, with Lindsey Grahamnesty no less, a bill that would codify Obama's E.O. related to the massive expansion of the definition of "mentally incompetent" to own firearms. WTF is a Texas Senator doing expanding the number of people who are BANNED FOR LIFE from owning guns????

12 posted on 01/10/2014 9:31:58 AM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: peyton randolph

IMHO it is Steve Stockman. See this article: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3110006/posts

He exposed Cornyn’s support for expanding the definition of “mentally incompetent” for purposes of the NICS background check. Cornyn apparently likes the idea of denying people an explicitly stated and guaranteed Constitutional right - FOR LIFE, and with no possibility of appeal.


13 posted on 01/10/2014 9:35:51 AM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Carry_Okie
Incorrect, they will get worse. If conservatives take the government look for the Fed to suddenly discover high interest rates.

This is a war.

OMG isn't that the truth!

14 posted on 01/10/2014 9:41:45 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Utah Binger; Jim Robinson
"... dummies on FR who don't get Mark Levin."

As a supporter of the Convention of States, I've been attacked by them and I don't know what to make of it. Their attitudes don't seem to square with Jim Robinson's welcome statement on the front page.

15 posted on 01/10/2014 10:14:34 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: xzins

bump


16 posted on 01/10/2014 10:17:47 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Baynative; Jim Robinson

“Their attitudes don’t seem to square”

Average shallow thinking equates to GOPe in most cases. Notice how their eyes glaze over when they fail to get “it”?


17 posted on 01/10/2014 10:32:16 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: txhurl

ASSUMING........that our votes actually count & the elections are not fixed. One has to wonder now-a-days.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 10:55:37 AM PST by Fighter@heart (The government cares NOT 1 iota about your health, only about your WEALTH!!!)
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To: Ancesthntr

I’m rooting for Stockman because he’s a fighter and more likely to get our message out than any of the others.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 11:08:49 AM PST by txhurl
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To: xzins

Throw out the Democrats, like Bush, Christie, Cantor, Boehner, Graham, McConnel...the list that is left is short.

Lee
Cruz
Goehmer
Perry (yes, I’m good with him)
Palin
West
Carson

Yeah, some are elected, some are not (YET).


20 posted on 01/10/2014 12:00:40 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Walker comes across like a GOP-E, but actually functions like a quasi-conservative. What do you think about him?


21 posted on 01/10/2014 12:05:57 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Walker comes across like a GOP-E, but actually functions like a quasi-conservative. What do you think about him?


I forgot him on my list; I’d add him. He’s a fighter and enough good vs not for him. We just have to vow never to give up until our last breath.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 12:09:11 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: xzins

INHO, this makes a lot of sense. The purpose of the NRSC to to get pubbie Senators elected. Especially incumbents, since that’s usually much easier than a newbie.

However, that does NOT mean I agree with the NRSC. McConnell needs to go, as does Boehner. Neither of them comes close to my mental model of a “conservative, small government, low taxes, more freedoms, less regulations” candidate.

I’d gladly vote for Matt Bevin if I could. Instead, I’ll happily vote against linda graham in the primary.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 12:51:49 PM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: upchuck

People in KY revere McC, but no on knows why.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 3:42:03 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014 cheer: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: upchuck

People in SC would still be voting for Strom if he were alive at 112.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 3:42:49 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014 cheer: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: xzins

The single biggest thing you can do to clean up the GOP is to defeat Mitch McConnell in Kentucky by supporting Matt Bevin.

Agree completely. I would not be surprised to discover the inspiration for the article was had right here on FR. It seems like we've espoused that sentiment on a number of threads.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 9:55:09 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: xzins; All

Kentucky...Are YOU listening???

Texas already has its sights set and the target is zeroed...

March 4th cannot come quick enough...

Lets see how well we both can do...


27 posted on 01/11/2014 2:12:20 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64; so_real

There is no way that McConnell with his huge sources of funding from corporations all over the nation (world) will be defeated by donations only from Kentucky.

Since McConnell is in a national-level position (minority leader), it’s going to take a nation of conservatives to put cash in his opponent’s pockets.

I’ve not done it yet, but I’m thinking about it. Erickson makes a good point here. Taking down the big guy will get attention. More importantly, it will get rid of a turncoat leech.


28 posted on 01/11/2014 3:45:20 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
B T T T ! ! ! ©

29 posted on 01/11/2014 5:09:29 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: xzins

In a letter received yesterday, The Senate Conservative Fund describes Bevin as an underdog.

How is he actually faring in Kentucky among the voters?


30 posted on 01/11/2014 5:19:07 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

He has no money and little name recognition. I’m across the river from Kentucky, but close to Cincinnati, so we get a lot of broadcasting directed at Northern Kentucky, a big population base in KY.

McConnell has left off attacking Bevin and gone after his democratic opponent. He knows the guy has very few resources, so McConnell was able to define him early and then forget about him.


31 posted on 01/11/2014 5:42:47 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins; All

Well, I am not only talking about donations...Tht is important for exposure and getting the word out for your candidate...

I am talking about your voting base...Are they engaged, are they pizzed off about this politician who is teaming up to sell this country down the river???

Enough to toss him out on the street???

These people ARE NOT above reproach, and it IS up to us in the rank and file grassroots that need to stay focused and take out the trash now...We’ve been fiddle farting around for way too long, and the time is now to rid ourselves of the political cowards that are only looking to justify their existance and continued disservice to their districts, their states and their country...

And the grassroots needs to be extremely un-apologetic about it!!!


32 posted on 01/11/2014 9:19:29 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Ancesthntr

Thanks. Stockman will get my vote.


33 posted on 01/12/2014 9:47:00 PM PST by peyton randolph (Proverbs 13:20)
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To: xzins

Thanks for posting.

Outstanding essay.


34 posted on 01/12/2014 11:48:46 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: xzins

The “Single Biggest Thing You Can Do to Clean Up the GOP” is to stop compromising the core republican principles that made the Old Party Grand in the first place.


35 posted on 01/12/2014 11:52:56 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Our rights come from God, not from men. That's why they're unalienable.)
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To: xzins

I heard Levin talk about this — absolutely disgraceful.

Corrections need to made where possible during the primaries, with limited election-day options.

Vote out the RINOs!


36 posted on 01/13/2014 12:17:30 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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