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How The GOP Plans To Crush The Tea Party Revolt
talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 2/11/14 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 02/12/2014 5:17:00 AM PST by cotton1706

After House Republicans conceded on Tuesday that they would bring a debt ceiling bill to the floor for a vote without attaching policy concessions, the tea party seemed in open revolt, calling for the replacement of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Meanwhile, incumbent Republican senators have quietly been working behind the scenes to cut off their funding sources.

"I've been told by a number of donors to our 'super PAC' that they've received calls from senior Republican senators," FreedomWorks President and CEO Matt Kibbe told The New York Times. Those donors would then say to FreedomWorks, per Kibbe, that "'I can't give to you because I've been told I won't have access to Republican leadership.'"

It was a sentiment echoed by The Madison Project's policy director Daniel Horowitz to TPM on Tuesday: "It’s almost as if McConnell and his allies are acting like the IRS with intimidation."

When asked if they'd experienced a similar phenomenon to FredomWorks, Horowitz replied, "I'm sure they tried. Our model never relied upon big donors who are well connected to the D.C. political establishment."

Conservative groups have thrown a lot at the establishment in return. On Tuesday, after every single attempt to exact policy concessions from Democrats over the debt ceiling, conservative groups Club For Growth and the Senate Conservatives Fund immediately rallied their supporters.

"These leaders have telegraphed weakness to the Democrats and sabotaged conservative efforts so many times that Republicans now have no leverage. There's only one solution," SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins wrote in an email to supporters. "John Boehner must be replaced as Speaker of the House."

(Excerpt) Read more at talkingpointsmemo.com ...


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The power that the Tea Party gave to John Boehner and the House leadership, they have completely ceded to the democrats...intentionally!

We need to strike the first blow against these people in Texas on March 4th by forcing the minority whip of the Senate into a runoff! Early voting in Texas begins next Tuesday.

That is where we can begin to topple the establishment leadership!

1 posted on 02/12/2014 5:17:00 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Why does the GOP hate the Tea Party?


2 posted on 02/12/2014 5:18:34 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why does the GOP hate the Tea Party?.................................... because they don’t like Crony Capitalism and Good Ole Boy politics? My guess.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 5:22:14 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: cotton1706

“We need to strike the first blow against these people in Texas on March 4th by forcing the minority whip of the Senate into a runoff!”

Am all in.

Cornyn has been fooling us for years. Only when we got Ted did we see what a true conservative should look like.

We need to primary him out.

Give to Stovall or Stockman tehn vote.

Makes no diff.

If Cornyn has to get to runoff, he will be Cruz’d


4 posted on 02/12/2014 5:22:46 AM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: cotton1706

Republican Leadership can browbeat PACs, contributors, lobbyists, businesses and the like, but they CANNOT browbeat true conservatives. They are risking total defeat and humiliation in November.

As of right now, there is not ONE Republican that I am going to vote for. That includes my own Congressman (Collins), and it includes any GOP, RNC or Chambliss-endorsed candidate for Senator. I’ll vote for a Democrat before I give these traitors any more sanction. They want ‘scorched earth’, they got it.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 5:23:05 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: cotton1706
There's only one solution," SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins wrote in an email to supporters. "John Boehner must be replaced as Speaker of the House."

Exactly correct. Right along with Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and the rest of Boehner's Enablers.

I'm at the point that if Boehner, Ryan and Cantor don't get primaried, it'll be time to vote for their Democrat opponent as the last ditch effort to remove these RINO's from office.

6 posted on 02/12/2014 5:27:51 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Bringbackthedraft

The tea party presents a major threat to both parties and the whole structure of cronyism they’ve built.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 5:28:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why does the GOP hate the Tea Party?

Because the stupid bastards forgot who they work for, and they're drunk with power. They'll do ANYTHING to keep their power and stature.

That's what it's all about: Power, Money, Control

8 posted on 02/12/2014 5:29:34 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: cotton1706

Well they can KISS MY TEA GRITS. . . . . . . .


9 posted on 02/12/2014 5:29:43 AM PST by DeaconRed (The Cajuns in LA have a saying for ZERO and his minions: Hooky Junk)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Exactly my question also! Is it money?

Fundraiser for one R candidate called for money. I asked, “Does he embrace the Tea Party?”

Caller said she didn’t know. I said, “Well, when y’all find out what you’re doing, call me back.”


10 posted on 02/12/2014 5:29:45 AM PST by abclily
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To: ilovesarah2012

Because the GOP loves spending our money as much as the democrats do.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 5:30:41 AM PST by skeeter
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To: cotton1706

So now we know why the Pols push “Full Disclosure” so aggressively ...


12 posted on 02/12/2014 5:31:25 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: cotton1706

They can’t crush us. We are not an identifiable party. We are everywhere. We are your average patriotic everyday Americans and we are growing in numbers.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 5:33:12 AM PST by jersey117
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Why does the GOP hate the Tea Party?”

The republican establishment has always hated conservatives. This goes back a long way, to Hoover and Coolidge, Taft and Willkie, Taft and Dewey, Taft and Eisenhower, Nixon and Goldwater, Goldwater and Rockefeller, Reagan and Ford, Reagan and Bush, Bush and Buchanan, etc.

We are a threat to their power. And they do everything possible to make us angry in order to push us out. They forced Dole upon us, they achieve very close victories in 2000 and 2004, they initiate “power-sharing” agreements, they forced McCain upon us, they forced Romney upon us, they want to force Amnesty upon us, they increase the debt right in our faces.

They willfully work to tamp down any conservatives enthusiasm. Intentionally.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 5:33:24 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
If one million Tea Partiers donated $200 each, that would outstrip anything the GOPe and Chamber of Commerce could raise.

After Boehner's cave yesterday, it's time to "cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war."

15 posted on 02/12/2014 5:34:18 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Gaffer

These people have been calling me at all hours, begging for money. I told them they will not get a thing from me any more; they don’t represent me, and I will only give directly to the candidates that share my values,and the Senate Conservative PAC.

They actually argued with me that I couldn’t do that.

I demanded to be taken off their phone list. Two weeks so far and they haven’t called back.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 5:34:36 AM PST by kevslisababy
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To: cotton1706
RE :”SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins wrote in an email to supporters. “John Boehner must be replaced as Speaker of the House.”

Sounds like a rerun of Gilligan's Island. Hint :They don't get off the Island.

17 posted on 02/12/2014 5:35:05 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: ilovesarah2012

Read “Extortion” by Peter Schweizer. ‘Splains everything.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 5:36:56 AM PST by huckfillary
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To: cotton1706

             

19 posted on 02/12/2014 5:37:01 AM PST by tomkat
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To: cotton1706

The only good thing about the super polarizing effect of the openly leftist O’bastard administration (and MSM) is it has completely ripped off the fake conservative veneer of the GOPe “leadership”.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 5:38:14 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: skeeter

Or they’re Marxist plants? I’ve wondered about this for a time, especially with how “cozy” Boehner has been with Obama in the past (golfing with him, etc.). When we’re on to him, he then slightly changes tactics, either through just what he says, or uses double-speak like Dems do.

Just my thought. He’s just simply got to go! He’s as much an enemy to us as Obama is.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 5:38:19 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: kevslisababy

Whenever I get a call from the GOP or other RINOite, I just treat them as I would a common low-life Democrat.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 5:41:58 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: cotton1706

Bring it you fluffy GOP bastards, the tea party along with the silent majority will crush you


23 posted on 02/12/2014 5:45:47 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: central_va

The GOP is dead. Killed by corportists and blue state RINOs. All that is left is to write the obituary.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 5:45:48 AM PST by lodi90
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To: jersey117

That’s what I say, the Tea Party isn’t a party, it is an idea and you can’t crush an idea


25 posted on 02/12/2014 5:46:53 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Thorliveshere

Or they’re Marxist plants? I’ve wondered about this for a time, especially with how “cozy” Boehner has been with Obama in the past (golfing with him, etc.). When we’re on to him, he then slightly changes tactics, either through just what he says, or uses double-speak like Dems do.


Not marxists. They are carpet bagging careerists. “Public service” is just a job to them. The GOP tent is more welcoming so the scum slides into it.


26 posted on 02/12/2014 5:49:37 AM PST by lodi90
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To: usconservative
For the last few elections our conservative vote has been cast more often
than not, as a defensive vote to choose the lesser of two "evils".
This has only brought on the current crop of self servants.
I consider myself blessed to be in the Upstate South Carolina. (Linda notwithstanding.)
27 posted on 02/12/2014 5:49:51 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (Life is way too short to suffer fools long.)
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To: cotton1706

They don’t understand that the Tea Party is not an organization; it is an idea. RINOs trying to strike the Tea Party is like a drowning man punching the sea.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 5:50:45 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

“Why does the GOP hate the Tea Party?”

Because the GOP is full of democrats disguised as republicans and the Tea Party is a conservative grass roots group.
Let’s face it, the GOP has been infiltrated by the left, just as many other organizations have. It is going to be very difficult to weed them out. But, weed them out we must.
We must vote for the conservative candidate (as we have in the past) and pray that the ones that make it stay that way and don’t get sucked in by the dark side of the force.


29 posted on 02/12/2014 5:58:44 AM PST by mark3681
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To: yldstrk

Yes, we are indeed an idea. Those tea partiers who showed up in DC and the millions more across the country haven’t gone anwywhere. In fact we’ve multiplied. We just aren’t into the whole marching thing anymore because we only get demonized by the media and the left. But... we’re still here and stronger than ever and they will be hearing from us.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 6:01:06 AM PST by jersey117
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To: jersey117

Amen brutha! Just who or what, exactly, do you attack? As Thomas Paine once said, “It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.” We are not a single, identifiable entity. We are a large and growing body of patriots that is entirely fed up with the progressives in both parties.


31 posted on 02/12/2014 6:03:28 AM PST by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: usconservative

Term limits would solve a lot of this, but I guess that will never happen.


32 posted on 02/12/2014 6:04:44 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: jersey117

As some brilliant Freeper pointed out, if progressive ideas are so great, why do they have to cheat to win? Bring it GOP losers, you and your progressive buddies are done


33 posted on 02/12/2014 6:04:44 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tomkat

WOLVERINES!


34 posted on 02/12/2014 6:08:48 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: cotton1706

Does it really matter what the repugnants do anymore? They’re an anachronism. Controlled by liberals, it’s your grandmother’s democratic party of the 60s.


35 posted on 02/12/2014 6:16:13 AM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: cotton1706
Add to that the fact Boehner “the Boner” has a primary challenger who needs support: http://www.gurrforcongress.com
36 posted on 02/12/2014 6:23:10 AM PST by nomad
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To: bestintxas

John Cornyn will be keynote speaker at the Brazoria County Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner on February 22. Notice sent out by Mary Kathryn Pickle, Brazoria County Republican Party, Precinct 2 Chair. Per Mary, “While some may feel he (Cornyn) is a bit out of sync, he is considered to be a solid conservative”.

Looks like Cornyn is pulling out all the stops. Last year Patterson was speaker and while announcing his candidacy for Lt. Governor included expanding guest worker program as one of his major goals.

Looks like the Brazoria County Republican Party is wandering over to the dark side. Don’t plan on attending and hope lots of others choose to sit this one out.


37 posted on 02/12/2014 6:32:02 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: cotton1706

I can foresee a day when the Tea Party might well join forces with the far left to push for public financing of campaigns.

Eventually people are gonna get sick and tired of being shuffled around by immoral men who just happen to have money.


38 posted on 02/12/2014 6:38:57 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: yldstrk

Excellent point!


39 posted on 02/12/2014 6:39:20 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why does the GOP hate the Tea Party?
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The Tea Party believes in limited government, minimum taxation and, most importantly, the Constitution. Each one of these is anathema to today’s establishment GOP.


40 posted on 02/12/2014 6:39:38 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: Grams A

“John Cornyn will be keynote speaker at the Brazoria County Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner on February 22. Notice sent out by Mary Kathryn Pickle, Brazoria County Republican Party, Precinct 2 Chair. Per Mary, “While some may feel he (Cornyn) is a bit out of sync, he is considered to be a solid conservative”.

Looks like Cornyn is pulling out all the stops. Last year Patterson was speaker and while announcing his candidacy for Lt. Governor included expanding guest worker program as one of his major goals.

Looks like the Brazoria County Republican Party is wandering over to the dark side. Don’t plan on attending and hope lots of others choose to sit this one out.”

I wish Ted Cruz would endorse either Stockman or Stoval.
He is wildly more popular in Texas than Cornyn, and this would sway a lot of people like Palin does when she endorses.

Ted went so far as to choosing NOT to endorse Cornyn, but we could use the all-in approach he is capable of.


41 posted on 02/12/2014 6:47:38 AM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: cotton1706

I may vote for republicans but I only give to CONSERVATIVES and I am NOT a republican.


42 posted on 02/12/2014 6:49:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Gaffer
They want ‘scorched earth’, they got it.

I'm there, too. It's time to starve the establishment before they starve us of our nation's future.
43 posted on 02/12/2014 6:59:52 AM PST by FatherFig1o155 ("Most bad government results from too much government." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bestintxas

I can understand why Cruz isn’t endorsing anyone for the Senate. The fact that he did not endorse Cornyn speaks volumes, at least to me, but Republicans in Texas have their own set of issues and some counties like Brazoria have their own set of rules for who will and who won’t be elected to County offices.

I noticed at the Lincoln dinner last year everyone there was either a candidate, an elected official or connected to someone’s campaign. One of our newly elected officials who is a friend of mine said they are “tighter than thieves and harder to break in to than Fort Knox but once you’re in, it’s for life”.

Cruz did give a shout out to Ken Paxton who is my choice for AG at this point in time, although Dan Branch is certainly spending a whole lot of money on TV ads.

Going to be an interesting election for Texas for sure.


44 posted on 02/12/2014 7:02:53 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: cotton1706

Cue the chorus of “But ANY R is better than a D! Once the Repubs get the Senate, things will improve! It’s the lesser of two evils! If you don’t vote for a RINO you are voting for a D!”

Cry two tears in a bucket. No votes for GOP-e, ever again.


45 posted on 02/12/2014 7:07:34 AM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: JimRed

On our feet, FRiend, never on our knees !


46 posted on 02/12/2014 7:41:41 AM PST by tomkat
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To: ilovesarah2012

Closet Democrats.


47 posted on 02/12/2014 8:37:14 AM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: cotton1706

Only the stoopid party attacks their base. Look forward to all the new seats in November. The Gelded OLD Pansies are fools.


48 posted on 02/12/2014 9:04:55 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: lodi90

Are you SURE? Are you certain that Marxists haven’t infiltrated the party and taken over? Communists promised they would do this, and I think their plan has come to fruition.


49 posted on 02/12/2014 9:17:01 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Tea party is not interested in go along get along everyone Is making money so don’t rock the boat.
This seems to be Boehner and mitch’s way.
Tea party wants to cut federal spending by about 80 percent or about the amount of worthlessness created by said federal worthless gub mint


50 posted on 02/12/2014 10:03:52 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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