Skip to comments.Conservative 'Dump the Leadership' launches six-figure campaign
Posted on 02/04/2014 2:37:22 PM PST by cotton1706
The conservative group ForAmerica is pushing to oust GOP leaders in both the House and Senate with a new campaign called "Dump the Leadership."
The organization, long a critic of both House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), calls on both leaders to step down in its new online advertising campaign.
ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell tells The Hill that the group is likely to spend at least $675,000 on the web campaign between now and the November election, and could increase the sum to more than a million dollars in the future.
"We need new leadership," Bozell said. "People are tired of supporting the Republican PArty because of the lack of leadership. These leaders have broken their word too many times and they need to be replaced. These men are simply not up to the task."
Bozell ripped both Boehner and McConnell, and said the 4.5 million Facebook fans the group has will likely jump into action to support the group's efforts.
"We know how to flex our muscles," he said. "Until there is new leadership, across the board Republicans are going to suffer. Good luck winning elections in November if the same people have the same formula as in 2012 'do nothing and we'll get the majority,' they're at it again.
"I'm sick and tired of picking up the paper and finding these preemptive surrenders, like Boehner today on the debt ceiling. If they did anything that had a taste of fiscal conservatism I'd be shocked," Bozell continued. "They need a new generation of leadership. There's no question that these leaders have failed, they've not helped."
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They've declared war on us. We don't need to be all nicey nicey like Mitt Romney. We need to take the leadership out! We can start with John Cornyn on March 4th!
March 4th. A very fitting date and slogan!
Looks like the beltway established conservatives are joining the bandwagon. There’s money to be raised here.
Bozell is a second generation conservative activist and hopefully not leading to any allegiance to the GOPe and or RIchard Nixon type Republicans.
Ditch Mitch and Boner too as an emphasis on improving GOPe performance.
I think we do ourselves a terrible disservice when we mention Richard Nixon after the antics of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
The vile evil nature templet attributed to Richard Nixon was in large part the concoction of the Left, the Washington Post, Katheryn Graham, Woodward, and Bernstein.
Was Nixon problematic? Sure. To say otherwise would be untrue. At the same time, Nixon was a choir boy compared to Clinton and Obama.
Did Nixon hate this nation? Was he a big fan of Communist Russia, Communist China, and the Islamic hoard? Did he do things that helped these entities put us into submission?
Nixon played China off against Russia. He did not advocate the gifting of our technology and national secrets to China, which Clinton and others certainly did. He didn’t have members of the Muslim Brotherhood or anything like them, as his advisers. He didn’t give high level weapons to the PLO, or their equivalent Al Qaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood.
So what are we doing when we bring him up? We’re sticking to the talking points of the Left, who still see Nixon as the great Satan, and Clinton and Obama as making unintentional mistakes that Conservatives blow up beyond their import.
Big mistake in my book.
Good to see Bozell active in this. Now only if his media properties (MRC, NewsBusters) would start calling out PhonyCon media...like they do Liberal media...
A republican acquaintance who believes in the GOPe said, after I told him we need to get rid of the leadership, “so you would shoot your friends in the back”.
I said no, I would shoot them between the eyes and in the chest, as they are willingly standing with the enemy, not only with the enemy but right in the front ranks, and employing maximum fire power in my direction.
He got peeved and walked away, I do not understand their loyalty to the enemy within, it is such an obvious, clear and present danger.
Nixon was no conservative...his opening of Communist China has resulted in trillions of $ lost to the US economy...and also the EPA was put into law by Nixon’s signing the law
Watergate was minor compared to other Nixon issues
“He got peeved and walked away, I do not understand their loyalty to the enemy within, it is such an obvious, clear and present danger.”
I’ve had any number of arguments on FR with the same types. We must support the republican nominee, whoever it is, they say. Yet when I point out the treachery of Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist, Lincoln Chafee, Lisa Murkowski, Richard Luger, John Warner, John Huntsman, Jim Jeffords, Dede Scozzafava, etc., they say nothing.
Party loyalty is a one way street, and it always leads in the direction of the liberals.
Purifying the GOP of incompetents is needed to get real Conservative leaders
Noting that I am way past the point where I would hesitate to ask James Madison if he knew about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, I question if emerging conservative(?) groups, including the ones behind the "Dump the Leadership" campaign, are aware of and respect these limited powers. After all, Constitution-impaired patriots have a tendency, as evidenced by the 2010 elections, to elect RINOs to replace incumbent RINOs.
Nixon opened up China in that he sought to develop ties that would keep the U.S.S.R. off balance at the height of the Cold War.
The massive trade with China started around 1990-1992, almost twenty years after Nixon left office. And yet here you give him the blame for it.
The decisions to promote and expand the trade that cost us trillions, was enacted by subsequent administrations. We didn’t have to go that route based on Nixon’s efforts. We did based on other politician’s efforts.
During the Clinton administration Chinese spies were allowed to operate from within the White House and other top level government agencies.
One such spy would take top level CIA briefing materials, then walk across the street and fax documents to China. China obtain our top level neutron bomb tech.
In the day when China was opened by Nixon, we had no idea what was going on in China. We probably did have some contacts, but it was a closed society. And when I say closed, it was closed. We wouldn’t find out some of it’s leaders had died for weeks or months. This and other aspects of their closed society presented a security risk.
I don’t seek to say Nixon was a good Conservative, because he wasn’t. He did create the EPA, and did other bad things as well. None the less, if you look at the broad spectrum of things done by Clinton and Obama, Nixon was a piker when it comes to the destruction leveled by the other two.
When we bring up Nixon, bypassing Clinton and Obama, what does that say about their comparative culpability in the destruction of our nation.
It says Nixon was so bad, we need to go all the way back to him for an example of bad.
Ah..., no..., we don’t. I won’t bring Nixon up as a bad guy. It says way too much about Republican vs Democrat and the destruction of our nation.
The Democrats win hands down there. Over the years, the Republicans have begun to challenge that leadership. As revolting as it is, we can mitigate some of it by placing contemporary blame exactly where it should be placed.
OK good points on Nixon...
However....American factories were moving to Communist China as early as 1984...Mattel opened a factory that yr in ComChina
Thanks for the note of agreement, and for the mention of Matel. I’m sure they weren’t the only ones. I gauge it the most part by the massive trade deficits we started to run around 1992. At that point we just went “all-in” for all intents and purposes.
BTW: Your views re: Nixon are not isolated. The media, Democrats, and a lot of Republicans share them. I think the education system played into this, just going for the Nixon jugular ever chance they’ve gotten over the last 40 years. And you can add at least another 10-15 on that prior to Watergate for the media.
A couple weeks ago, younger kid drove herself to the Nixon Library to check the place out. All is not lost on the next generation and when facts are compared about the various wrongdoings of presidents, there are plenty who see that Clinton was worse and 0bama is worse.
Thanks for the uplifting report.
I wonder how many people who like to dump on Nixon, remember that he ended the draft and converted our military into a volunteer force.
Why do they announce this if the website isn’t up? Taking a page from the Obamacare manual?
LOL, Ken5050..., perhaps they hired the same programmers.
I don’t know. Maybe they’re getting swamped with donations. That would be nice.
Wellll, barry’s bitch isn’t going to embarrass his demigod.
Richard Nixon was certainly hated by the longhaired hippie types who carried commie flags around in 1970.
Nixon was also hated by the liberally biased news media at that time.
Nixon was no Marxist-Leninist, but he signed off on the creation of OSHA and the EPA. Whatever Carter, Clinton and now Obama have done with those agencies is bad, but Nixon did sign off on their creation.
In 1854 Commodore Perry opened up Japan and in 1941 Japan opened up on the United States. Whatever China does in the future, I will always look back on Nixon’s opening the door.
The appeasement of the Soviet Union was morally wrong as Alesksandr Solzhenitsyn stated so eloquently in the mid 70’s.
Obama has certainly used the IRS on conservative people, but in Nixon’s time it was used on a conservative, too. Then retired Air Force Chief of Staff, General Curtis Lemay, was audited in the Nixon era and Lemay thinks he was targeted for political purposes. Lemay ran for vice-president with third party presidential candidate George Wallace in 1968.
How many times have we heard conservatives speak of the “Fairness Doctrine” threat from Clinton or Obama???
Well Richard Nixon’s FCC used fairness doctrine rulings against his enemies. NBC News was hit on a pension documentary, but won a partial victory in the appeals court.
But conservative radio preacher Dr. Carl McIntire was not so lucky. The Nixon FCC took his radio station off the air in response to liberal complaints about a lack of fairness in his programming.
McIntire received a letter of apology from Charles Colson, who was Nixon’s White House counsel.
McIntire was found to be on the “enemies list” with all the lefties by the media.
McIntire’s crime was to hold mass rallies (100-thousand plus people on more than one occasion) demanding a military victory in the Vietnam War, contrary to Nixon’s “peace treaty” policies with the communists.
Moderate Republicans do not like or support conservatives and Nixon was no exception. When talking to his liaison to conservatives, Patrick Buchanan, he would say “What do they want”?
My distaste for Mr. Nixon is not a Leftist talking point, it is a Conservative talking point.
He also signed off on the Endangered Species Act.
Where I’m coming from on this is a interesting slant. No he wasn’t a dyed in the wool Conservative. He sure wasn’t the enemy of Katheryn Graham’s causes either. And yet that bitch flew into him and sicked her dogs on him.
Do you think Nixon was worse than any Leftist in his day? Hell no. And that’s where I’m coming from on this. No Nixon was not our idea of a Conservative by any means, but this is war. The Left does what they do, and then we help them take our own down. And yes I realize he wasn’t “our own” on important issues.
Look, if we’re going to sign off on them taking Nixon down, and then selling the idea he was the worst bastard in the White House ever, we just as well hang up our hat and forget about trying to get someone elected.
I say defend Nixon. I say defend him on the grounds that if they had been in there, they would have done all the things you listed that Nixon did, that we didn’t like. So if you think about it, those things are a push.
Should we seek out guys like Nixon and try to get them elected? Hell no, but if we don’t defend them against the proverbial witch hunt, who is safe?
Look at our last nomination process. That is exactly what I’m talking about. The media laid back and dropped bombshell after bombshell and we let them knock our folks out of the races. Some of them were decent people too.
How many dead bodies were there around Nixon? How many scandals the level of White Water were there? How many women came forward claiming rape? How many more were intimidated by private eyes intimidating them?
Did Nixon get massive payouts in donations from the Chinese? Did Nixon install known spies in the White House? Did Nixon facilitate China getting our MIRV Technology, the latest Gyro Technology, and a myriad of other top secret items and top rate briefings?
I think it’s great to realize who Nixon was, and to hold him to account on it. I just think we play right into the Left’s hands when we allow them to act as if Nixon was the worst president we ever had, and Bill Clinton was just a popular playboy the Right was jealous of. As for Obama, they play us off as racists, and Nixon remains the Devil’s spawn.
Nixon was far from perfect, but he was a piker as it relates to Clinton and Obama. And as long as we allow them to make him the scorn king, it’s a blight on our cause.
Clinton and Obama both deserve jail time, and it’s a lot more serious jail time than Nixon deserved.
That’s where I’m coming from.
Politically we did not identify with him, and still don’t. That’s okay. We shouldn’t. I’ll be damned if I want to let the Left game the whole thing though. No way.
The outside the beltway conservative radio preachers and commentators I listened to in the 1970’s all were as disgusted as I was with the liberal media and their attacks on Nixon.
But they also pointed out Nixon’s expansion of government and his appeasement of communism.
Since 1901 all the presidents except Taft, Harding, Coolidge and Reagan have moved this country leftward at different rates of speed.
And I think that’s wrong.
The liberal media is still the liberal media and I’m not going to change it. Bitterness and resentment doesn’t work either and I got fired from my media job with a cloud over my tiny attempts to be “fair and balanced”.
Sorry about your job. That stinks. I think we’re pretty much on the same page regarding Nixon. I am a realist. You can’t deny the negative aspects of the man.
Thanks for the discussion.
Its good to have the discussion without getting caught up in my emotions.
I’m thankful for having a couple of jobs and family around me in spite of me.
I hear ya...
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