Skip to comments.Conservative Group Bucks Team Mitch, NRSC by Hiring Blacklisted Consulting Firm
Posted on 02/01/2014 6:46:41 AM PST by cotton1706
A prominent conservative group is hiring a consulting firm which had been all but excommunicated by national Republicans at the behest of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell last year.
The Club for Growth has yet to endorse in Kentucky's GOP primary battle between McConnell and Tea Party-backed businessman Matt Bevin, but the group has said it is paying close attention to the race.
It now appears the Club is bucking the National Republican Senatorial Committee by working with the New Jersey-based firm Jamestown Associates, which McConnell's aides had recently blacklisted.
From The Washington Post:
The Club announced Friday that it has added the group, Jamestown Associates, to its media production team. Jamestown has worked for the Club in the past, but the group said it will take on a bigger role this cycle.
Three months ago, the New York Times's Jonathan Martin reported that the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which leads the GOP effort to win Senate seats, had been calling Republican Senate campaigns to dissuade them from hiring Jamestown. In doing so, it cited Jamestown's work for the Senate Conservatives Fund, another group that often supports primary challengers and insurgent candidates.
Jamestown Associates was helping the Senate Conservative Fund, which has endorsed Bevin, run attacks ads against McConnell in his political backyard.
SCF is also working with two other media firms, Red Sea LLC and Target Enterprises. Asked if they're discouraging Republican Senate campaigns from working with those companies as well, NRSC spokesman Brad Dayspring told WFPL: "The free market is a wonderful thing."
The NY Times piece laid out just how angry McConnell's aides were with the SCF.
(Excerpt) Read more at wfpl.org ...
Club for Growth hires Jamestown and pushes back against Mitch McConnell's IRS-type targeting of conservative groups. #kysen
Like the IRS, Mitch McConnell has used the party to discriminate against conservative groups to intimidate and silence them. #kysen
“Like the IRS, Mitch McConnell has used the party to ...”
It is not anything like the IRS.
IRS can do a full audit, demand all kinds of information, fine you and possibly put you in jail, confiscated assets.
This is a simple boycott.
Bottom line: Boycott does not equal IRS.
“This is a simple boycott.
Bottom line: Boycott does not equal IRS.”
Bull! It’s thuggery by those in positions of power. And vindictiveness by McConnell’s handpicked stooges.
The NRSC doesn’t want any competition, and republicans of McConnell’s ilk don’t want any competition either. They want to stay in power until THEY decide to retire, or are removed by a democrat. That is the natural order of things to them. The idea that that should be replaced by another REPUBLICAN is abhorrent to them. So they work to remove those who are against them, or short of that, dry up their funds.
It’s arrogant aristocracy. “the people shall not be allowed to choose who shall represent them. We shall choose for them who they shall choose from, and work to destroy all others who dare challenge us.”
Ofcourse the GOP have no problem supporting the chamber of commerce which is targeting Conservatives who don’t support amnesty.
So purity is only bad if Conservatives insist on implementing their principles.
“So purity is only bad if Conservatives insist on implementing their principles.”
The “purity” contingent NEVER criticize the likes of John Warner or Richard Lugar for endorsing democrats, for their goal is the same, to defeat conservatives or to prevent conservatism from gaining any ground.
So republicans like Jeffords, Specter, Crist, Chafee, Huntsman, Murkowski are encouraged to become independents, run as independents, or become democrats to thwart conservatives.
“The Club for Growth has yet to endorse in Kentucky’s GOP primary battle between McConnell and Tea Party-backed businessman Matt Bevin, but the group has said it is paying close attention to the race. “
How can this be? So it is possible the CFG would endorse Mitch the Bitch!? I cannot contribute to this. It should be a slam dunk to vote AGAINST Mitch.
That’s right, the GOPe didn’t condemn Murkowski when she challenged the winner of the GOP primary. Hyopcrites.