Skip to comments.Conservative group pushes to topple GOP leaders in Congress
Posted on 02/04/2014 1:02:08 PM PST by Mount Athos
A conservative group is launching a new campaign which calls on "the GOP leadership in both the House and the Senate to step aside."
ForAmerica told CNN that it's putting six figures behind its "Dump the Leadership" campaign between now and November's leadership elections.
The group says that its digital ads will target House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, as well as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Whip John Cornyn, and the group adds that the first paid spots are now up online.
"Time and again, year after year, the Republican leadership in the House and Senate has come to grassroots conservatives, and Tea Party supporters pleading for our money, our volunteers, our time, our energy and our votes," said ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell in a statement to CNN. "In return they have repeatedly promised not just to stop the liberal assault on our freedoms and our national treasury, but to advance our conservative agenda. It's been years. There is not a single conservative accomplishment this so-called 'leadership' can point to."
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
For my part, have contributed to Cornyn’s two top challengers.
Uh, they are NOT leaders.
A program of work for the primaries:
Support Dwayne Stovall to oust John Cornyn in TX
Support Joe Carr to oust Lamar!
Support Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham in SC
Support Dr. Milton Wolf to oust Pat Roberts in KS
Support Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS
Support Dave Brat to oust Eric Cantor in VA-7
Also, press your Representative to NOT support Cantor for Speaker.
Support Katrina Pierson to oust Pete (NOT Jeff) Sessions in TX-32
Support Bryan Smith to oust Mike Simpson in ID-2
Support David Hale to oust Adam Kinzinger in IL-16
Can you say scorched earth? I am thinking if the heat gets to bad look for leadership to pad their portfolios.
It’s way past time for conservative groups to call for new GOP leadership.
A Commie troika of five....
It is too bad we have to do this, but the feckless leadership leaves us with no other choice. I’ve contributed to Matt Bevin. Time is past due to ditch Mitch.
Primary them....but never forget Demon Rats are the bigger enemy!
> “...There is not a single conservative accomplishment this so-called ‘leadership’ can point to.”
Well, there was one accomplishment but Monsieur Ryan gave it away. It was called the Sequester and it was pushed on to Boneher in early 2013 by Tea Party Terrorist (TPTs) Members of the Gop-g (GOP grassroots).
I approve of the list Boneher, McCarthy, Cantor and all the others. But I should think Monsieur Ryan would appear on the list, Non? But of course he has such a pretty face, maybe the GOPe when they renominate Monsieur Rommey for 2016 can persuade him to choose Monsieur Ryan again?
“It is too bad we have to do this, but the feckless leadership leaves us with no other choice. Ive contributed to Matt Bevin. Time is past due to ditch Mitch.”
The founders never envisioned a career being made over representation in DC. With rare exceptions, those who venture there eventually get polluted and forget the states/people they represent and just represent their own interests.
So yes, it is too bad we have to do this but yes, the founders’ wisdom is that an election is how to eradicate the entrenchment.
I fervently wish those who wind up replacing these vow to never pass a law that exempts those passing it. They do that to often.
Oh, and thanks for the link. i signed petition and contributed there too
Act like a DemoncRat and get purged.
Nope. They aren’t. Not anymore. See Alexander Hamilton for details.
All of those “leaders” are as worthless as a one-legged clothespin.
First things first. What do we do about the head of the snake, the RNC Chairman, Reince Pribus? Isn’t that where orders to scuttle the primary campaigns of conservatives (like Herman Cain) come from? The entire power structure of the RNC is weighted heavily toward old guard left-moderates. The local screed ran an article by some commentator a month ago pleading with the Republican Party to start running “real conservatives” like Bob Dole. I had to re-read that line four times to make sure I was seeing it correctly.
TX people are so committed to Cornball that it is sickening.
TX doesn’t have a second Cruz-like/compatible politician?
Local radio has been having a lot of ads by a group calling itself “Conservatives for America” or similar...pushing Amnesty.
Likely a Dem front group.
Or GOPe Jihadists against the TEA Party.
If there’s one thing I’ve always hated, ever since my days in local politics, it is the way they push their duplicitous snout into our causes under a phoney name. There oughta be a law: Impersonation of a Real Organization. Political Identity Theft. Or for short: Anti-Plant.
The only five exceptions I can think of in my lifetime:
There is also a handful of those in the present congress who could potentially make that list, but we'll have to see if they can stand the test of time. Even Sen. Barry Goldwater got mildly compromised in the end, albeit mildly.
Did you see this?
Sure they are.
We will build that fence, we promise.
“TX doesnt have a second Cruz-like/compatible politician?”
Congressman Louie Gohmert
some of his quotes http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/l/louie_gohmert.html
I like this one:
“There are consequences if you stand up for what you believe. Heck, you might - you might lose your sponsors if you’re a talk show host; or if you’re running for office, you know, people not give to you or people might not vote for you. Louie Gohmert
is a treasure.
yes it is a small list.
Years ago a Texas Congressman by the name of Bill Archer I had thought was that way too. He was Chairman of the House Ways and Means and always did his own income taxes because he wanted to see for himself how the people had to deal with the IRS and its complications.
Yeah, the fence, IIRC, is a bit different, though, isn’t it? The Congress DID authorize the monies for the fence....the administration did not BUILD the fence.
I am a BIG FAN of “earmarks”, even though everyone seems to hate them. Why do I like them? Because earmarks DO NOT allow a rogue executive or bureaucracy to take money from the taxpayer and use it for other purposes.
Trey Gowdy for Speaker!!!
I hope CT's 2 (Eastern CT), 4 (Fairfield County) and 5 (Litchfield Hills) will be in play. I doubt John Larson or Rosa Witch will lose.
I think CT governor might lose. (Unless he finds 500 votes illegally like he did 4 years ago).