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Conservative group pushes to topple GOP leaders in Congress
cnn ^ | February 4th, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser

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 ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; senateraces

1 posted on 02/04/2014 1:02:08 PM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

For my part, have contributed to Cornyn’s two top challengers.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 1:05:39 PM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: Mount Athos
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3 posted on 02/04/2014 1:07:01 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Mount Athos
"...the GOP leadership..."

Uh, they are NOT leaders.

4 posted on 02/04/2014 1:07:39 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Mount Athos

Politics takes money. The Republic is in peril. The Founders pledged "our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor". What can we do?

A program of work for the primaries:

Senate

Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY

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

House

Support Eric Gurr to oust John Boehner in OH-8

Also, press your Representative to NOT support Boehner for Speaker - or Cantor, either!

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

5 posted on 02/04/2014 1:07:51 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Mount Athos

Can you say scorched earth? I am thinking if the heat gets to bad look for leadership to pad their portfolios.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 1:08:08 PM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter)
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To: Mount Athos

It’s way past time for conservative groups to call for new GOP leadership.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 1:08:54 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Mount Athos
"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"

A Commie troika of five....

8 posted on 02/04/2014 1:09:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: bestintxas

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.


9 posted on 02/04/2014 1:09:03 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Mount Athos

Primary them....but never forget Demon Rats are the bigger enemy!


10 posted on 02/04/2014 1:09:10 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Mount Athos

> “...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?


11 posted on 02/04/2014 1:15:36 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Vigilanteman

“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.”

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.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 1:17:42 PM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: Mount Athos

Oh, and thanks for the link. i signed petition and contributed there too


13 posted on 02/04/2014 1:20:03 PM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: Mount Athos

Act like a DemoncRat and get purged.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 1:21:35 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Nope. They aren’t. Not anymore. See Alexander Hamilton for details.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 1:21:42 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Mount Athos

All of those “leaders” are as worthless as a one-legged clothespin.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 1:24:32 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


17 posted on 02/04/2014 1:25:24 PM PST by 4Runner
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To: Paladin2

TX people are so committed to Cornball that it is sickening.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 1:25:32 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.

TX doesn’t have a second Cruz-like/compatible politician?


19 posted on 02/04/2014 1:31:58 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

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.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 1:34:04 PM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: b4its2late

21 posted on 02/04/2014 1:36:16 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: OldArmy52
"Likely a Dem front group."

Or GOPe Jihadists against the TEA Party.

22 posted on 02/04/2014 1:38:53 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: OldArmy52

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.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 1:44:57 PM PST by firebrand
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To: bestintxas
With rare exceptions, those who venture there eventually get polluted and forget the states/people they represent and just represent their own interests.

The only five exceptions I can think of in my lifetime:

  1. President Reagan
  2. Rep. H.R. Gross of Iowa
  3. Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina
  4. Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky
  5. Sen. Carl Curtis of Nebraska

Perhaps there are others, but you are so right that it is a damn short list.

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.

24 posted on 02/04/2014 2:01:35 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Mount Athos

Did you see this?

http://theweek.com/article/index/255967/boehner-throws-in-the-towel-on-the-debt-limit


25 posted on 02/04/2014 2:16:51 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: SoFloFreeper; Mount Athos
.but never forget Demon Rats are the bigger enemy!

Sure they are.


We will build that fence, we promise.

26 posted on 02/04/2014 4:12:57 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Paladin2

“TX doesn’t 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


27 posted on 02/04/2014 4:33:36 PM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: bestintxas
"Louie"

is a treasure.

28 posted on 02/04/2014 4:34:58 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


29 posted on 02/04/2014 4:36:20 PM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: itsahoot

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.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 4:38:31 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Paine in the Neck

Trey Gowdy for Speaker!!!


31 posted on 02/04/2014 8:32:13 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: DoughtyOne

Nice touch!


32 posted on 02/06/2014 6:13:11 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Hey Connecticut voters... Please do your part. Lets see if we can get John Larson (D) to go home to East Hartford's Mayberry Village.

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).

33 posted on 02/09/2014 5:21:53 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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