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Ann Coulter Is Full Of It
Conservative HQ ^ | 2/21/14 | George Rasley

Posted on 02/24/2014 5:30:12 AM PST by xzins

The leaders of the Big Government Republican establishment are beginning to get desperate. They are finally starting to grasp that the limited government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party movement and other liberty-minded voters now understand that the first, and most important, fights in the battle to restore America are the Republican primary elections.

In a desperate effort to hold on to power they have begun to deploy one of their oldest tactics in the 100-year civil war in the Republican Party – calls for Party unity to back Big Government Republican incumbents who have betrayed conservative principles and are rightly facing primary challenges.

Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter whose incisive critiques of liberal policy follies and witty jibes at liberals and Democrats in general, make conservatism interesting and entertaining is only the latest in a long line of “conservatives” to get suckered into the idea that keeping establishment Republicans in power somehow advances the goal of governing America according to conservative principles.

It doesn’t and it never has.

"Of course, I love the Tea Party," Coulter said to Sean Hannity, but she limited the Tea Party movement to people in the "heart of America" who want to see change. She said Tea Party groups such as the Senate Conservatives Fund are just trying to bilk donors.

In other words, now that the Tea Party movement has grown politically sophisticated enough to adopt the tools that the establishment uses to stay in power, such as PACs, and the Senate Conservatives Fund PAC is being effective against incumbent Big Government establishment Republicans, Coulter wants to disarm the opposition.

But here’s where Ann Coulter is really full of it.

“If it weren’t for shysters running against establishment Republicans we would have 51 Republicans senators right now,” Coulter told Sean Hannity referring to the 2012 blow-ups of the Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock Senate campaigns.

Coulter’s comment shows just what a deep draught of the establishment Kool-Aid she has taken and is indicative of how the Big Government Republican establishment is desperately trying to rewrite history to advance the idea that only establishment candidates can win and that conservatives should “unite” behind Republican candidates who have records of betraying conservative principles.

Akin and Mourdock weren’t first time rookie candidates; they were experienced Republican politicians with many campaigns under their belts.

What’s more the comments that blew up their campaigns had nothing to do with the Tea Party’s limited government constitutional conservative agenda. They got suckered by the Democrats’ “war on women” strategy, put their foot in their mouth, were quickly abandoned by the GOP establishment despite conservative calls for Party unity, and consequently got beat.

As our friend Chris Chocola of the Club for Growth put it so well, “the question isn’t why Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock lost — we know why they lost,” said Chocola. “The question is really why did Heather Wilson in New Mexico, Rick Berg in North Dakota, Denny Rehberg in Montana, Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin, George Allen in Virginia and Linda Lingle in Hawaii — why did they lose?”

We could add Mitt Romney nationally and Connie Mack in Florida to Chocola’s list, but you get the point.

The fact of the matter is that of the three Republican Senate victories in 2012; Nebraska’s Deb Fischer, Arizona’s Jeff Flake and Texas’ Ted Cruz all ran as Tea Party-oriented or anti-establishment candidates.

There’s no evidence that running as a principled limited government constitutional conservative automatically made a candidate “unelectable” in 2012 and a whole lot of evidence that running as a Bush-type establishment Republican did make one “unelectable,” because despite the millions Karl Rove and his establishment Republican funders spent on them they all lost.

Tit-for-tat is a poor reason to do anything, so we will forego the opportunity to explore where exactly were the establishment calls for Republican Party unity in campaigns where the conservative won the primary, such as the Goldwater, Reagan and Cuccinelli campaigns, when the Republican establishment did everything they could to undermine the conservative candidate after the primary.

Calls for Republican “unity” and a free pass in the primary for incumbent establishment Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Lamar Alexander, Pat Roberts and Thad Cochran will only accomplish one thing; keeping ineffective and unprincipled establishment Republicans in power. And anyone, including our friend Ann Coulter, who thinks that advances the cause of conservative governance is full of it.


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1 posted on 02/24/2014 5:30:12 AM PST by xzins
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To: All

“If it weren’t for shysters running against establishment Republicans we would have 51 Republicans senators right now,” Coulter told Sean Hannity

As our friend Chris Chocola of the Club for Growth put it so well, “the question isn’t why Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock lost — we know why they lost,” said Chocola. “The question is really why did Heather Wilson in New Mexico, Rick Berg in North Dakota, Denny Rehberg in Montana, Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin, George Allen in Virginia and Linda Lingle in Hawaii — why did they lose?”

We could add Mitt Romney nationally and Connie Mack in Florida to Chocola’s list, but you get the point.

The fact of the matter is that of the three Republican Senate victories in 2012; Nebraska’s Deb Fischer, Arizona’s Jeff Flake and Texas’ Ted Cruz all ran as Tea Party-oriented or anti-establishment candidates.


2 posted on 02/24/2014 5:30:38 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Still tryin’ t’figger out how did zero win ?


3 posted on 02/24/2014 5:32:14 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

Because Romney’s strategy was to run to the left.

It failed. That simple.

Lee’s strategy at Gettysburg was a mass attack against the center of the union position. It failed. Who gets the credit(blame)? The general does.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 5:35:14 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: knarf
Still tryin’ t’figger out how did zero win ?

Because to much of the population refuses to take responsibility for their own condition, and relies on the government to "make their lives better."

6 posted on 02/24/2014 5:38:01 AM PST by verga
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To: knarf

Electronic voting machines (ala Soros) in districts where Repub poll watchers were kept out by Dembulbs who couldn’t “find” their names on the poll watcher lists. By the time judges let them in the damage was done. Have to go back to old-fashioned paper ballots.


7 posted on 02/24/2014 5:38:26 AM PST by TStro (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.)
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To: xzins
".... calls for Party unity to back Big Government Republican incumbents who have betrayed conservative principles and are rightly facing primary challenges. "

Ditch Mitch, in the General if necessary, to provide motivation for the others.

8 posted on 02/24/2014 5:39:20 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: xzins

The problem with Ann is her two favorites in 2012 were Christie and Romney.

All still lives in the temporary fantasy world of ~ 10 years ago with the flag waving and Purple Thumbs of the GWB most popular days (short lived).

She and the Cheney’s have much in common.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 5:40:23 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: xzins
we would have 51 Republicans senators right now

Who knows... but if we did, they'd be engaged in "power sharing" in a vain attempt to get media approval, acting just like Democrats and giving Barry everything he wants.

10 posted on 02/24/2014 5:40:30 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: xzins

Amen


11 posted on 02/24/2014 5:40:57 AM PST by tomkat
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To: tomkat

I love the smell of desperation in the morning. RINOs/GOPe are clinging to what power they have. May their grips diminish quickly. They are so tiresome.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 5:43:52 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: xzins

Coulter isn’t someone from whom I’d take advice. She’s dated Bill Maher and championed Chris Christie. Making our own knowledgeable decisions on political candidates is what we should be doing. She utterly fails to address how RINOs (GOP and RNC) have been bashing and undercutting conservatives and tea party candidates and refusing to finance their campaigns or endorse / promote them.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 5:45:52 AM PST by MamaDearest
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To: xzins
Does anyone have a list of all the establishment Republicans who backed the Democrat candidate against the conservative Republican opponent?

Arlen Spector is a great example. He actually switched parties. Governor Crist is another. I have read about many other examples but it would be great if someone had an inclusive list.

14 posted on 02/24/2014 5:46:00 AM PST by detective
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To: hal ogen

“I love the smell of desperation in the morning. RINOs/GOPe are clinging to what power they have. May their grips diminish quickly. They are so tiresome.”
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Nicely put. Ann Coulter is nothing more than a tool and handmaiden of the GOPe.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 5:47:37 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: xzins

Coulter is right..... but for the wrong reasons.

Yes, we had shysters running as Tea Party candidates who were not ready for prime time or not vetted properly.

But that is going to happen with a new movement that is, essentially, leaderless.

The Tea Party will continue to have some false starts, candidates who misrepresent themselves and those who fall into the RINO vortex (Rubio).

There is nothing wrong with failure!

Coulter does ignore the progress being made by the Tea Party with regard to the message. Until Ted Cruz and others, we would only get lip service to fiscal responsibility and silence on constitutional order from our elected leaders.

Just as Obama set out to fundamentally transform this nation, the Tea Party set out to fundamentally transform the GOP.

We see the progress, but also know more work needs to be done.

Those who wish to start a third party simply do not want to do the heavy lifting required to restore the GOP to conservative principles.

In other words, they are lazy.

I suggest, we make it so difficult for the RINOs to hold onto the status quo of the GOP, that THEY go and start their own party!

THAT IS HOW WE WIN!!!!!


16 posted on 02/24/2014 5:47:47 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: TStro

Electronic voting machines (ala Soros) in districts where Repub poll watchers were kept out by Dembulbs who couldn’t “find” their names on the poll watcher lists. By the time judges let them in the damage was done. Have to go back to old-fashioned paper ballots.


Voter fraud was rampant in the key states with large totals of electoral votes available.

I have yet to hear of a single case of the RNC challenging a vote.


17 posted on 02/24/2014 5:48:31 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: xzins

Maybe a more gracious way to answer Ann, is that the game has changed.

I don’t think we lie to note that the Club For Growth was more like the Club For Shrinkage in earlier years. But there also wasn’t a Tea Party.

Tea Partiers have two foes, and the “friendly” foe is the worse one.

The answer (sans cheating) could well be borrowed from the Democrats. If you really want grass roots, plant ‘em all over the place. As much as Democrats whine about what “victims” they are on the national stage, they are pushing on the local ones. Don’t depend on being a big party to sell yourselves.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 5:49:11 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: xzins
Coulter seems unawares that most of the current crop of republican congressmen were once in the majority. With the white house, as well.

And they did nothing but increase spending.

Many of them need to go if we are to ever start back out of this mess.

19 posted on 02/24/2014 5:50:19 AM PST by skeeter
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To: xzins

The time for party unity is AFTER the primaries, and yes, that includes helping the GOPe win if they unfortunately survive their primaries. We can’t afford to sit the election out if we don’t get our preferred candidates. A candidate that votes with us 50% of the time should definitely be challenged in a primary, but if they survive it, a half conservative is better than no conservative.

Again, fight them for the seat in the primary, but don’t sit out the general election as an act of revenge if the GOPe candidate wins. I say this even if they refuse to back our conservatives in turn, because we cannot afford to let any Democrat—those who vote in lockstep against us time after time—to win.

Some here want to go third party or sit out elections if we don’t have solid conservatives running. Sorry, but that’s simply a sure way to lose. Our best chance to gain power is through the GOP even if some quarters resist us. Divided (after the primaries) we fall.


20 posted on 02/24/2014 5:50:29 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: skeeter

Big business liked welfare too.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 5:51:25 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: detective
"Arlen Spector is a great example. He actually switched parties. Governor Crist is another. "

Buds of Cornyn.

22 posted on 02/24/2014 5:54:12 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Erik Latranyi

Even with their losses, the Tea Party, had a better result than did the GOP-E.

And that was with the GOP-E bad-mouthing conservative candidates throughout the campaign.

That should get them put in front of the “disdain and rejection” firing squad.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 5:55:21 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Exactly. The GOPe, like the democrats, have opted for corporate Americas big bucks and have betrayed the middle class. On who’s backs the invoice ultimately lands.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 5:55:27 AM PST by skeeter
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To: xzins

Veterans have known for decades that Democrats in Congress didn’t represent us, but when Republicans passed Paul Ryan’s Budget cutting military retirement benefits, we learned that veterans now aren’t represented by either political party.

At present, our country’s twenty million veterans have no representation in Congress and it makes us wonder how this came about. Was it something we did or failed to do that caused us to lose representation? How could it be that illegal aliens, homosexuals, and homosexual pedophiles are well represented in Congress, but our country’s veterans who gave the best years of their lives in the service of their country are not represented by either of our political parties?

Veterans are now aligned with the Tea Party and organizing throughout this country to make our presence known in the coming Republican Primaries and in November when we will do all we can to defeat every incumbent Republican Congressman.

Paul Ryan, John Boehner and the Republican Party attacked the Veteran community and we intend to respond accordingly.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 5:58:45 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: CitizenUSA

Ronald Reagan said 80-85% of the time.

I don’t think a 50 percenter is on my side. In fact, I consider him wishy-washy and absolutely unreliable, “blown about by every wind” that comes his way.

If you go to war with a 50% chance that the left wing of your Army is going to join the enemy shooting at you, then you’ve got real problems.


26 posted on 02/24/2014 5:59:36 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I think you’re right. We have to take control of the GOP, and that means fighting it out in the primaries. However, what do we do if the GOPe wins? Sadly, some here would rather cut their own throats by sitting out general elections or voting third party if the conservative doesn’t advance.

Let’s assume Senator McConnell survives his primary. I hope he doesn’t, but assume he does. McConnell’s voting record isn’t nearly as bad as ANY Democrat. Pick any. None of them come remotely close to voting as conservative as Mitch. This is why its foolish to sit out general elections (or vote third party) in acts of revenge even though GOPe candidates will likely back stab us on some votes.


28 posted on 02/24/2014 6:04:54 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: detective

IIRC in 2010 Maryland’s First District the RINO incumbent was primaried by a TEA Partier and the loser proceeded to campaign for the Dumbocrat. Do not recall the loser’s name.


29 posted on 02/24/2014 6:05:37 AM PST by crusher (GREEN: Globaloney for the Gullible)
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To: xzins

In 2012 in NY 11 we were slammed by Sandy. The conservative half of Staten Island dragged itself to the polls after sometimes having slept in tents for several nights. When the counting was done 14% didn’t vote, but those who did fought their way to the polls to say NO to Willard Romney. The RINO Congressman we have got 27% more votes than he did. I have never seen this analyzed because the GOPe doesn’t want people to know the bozos they send us are merely shills for amnesty high taxes and bigger government. Coultergeist is a fake and a mouthpiece for Boehner.


30 posted on 02/24/2014 6:06:05 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: skeeter

Until “We The People” put their/our caring hats back on, this sort of craziness will only continue.

America’s founding was fortunate (blessed, in reality) to have a historically unusual degree of Christian influence. The New World was the place where many Christian societies of various flavors went to get away from established “state” churches that were cramping their worship style. Some went for the sake of trade, but it was mostly the desire of being able to come closer to God that took them far from their home shores.

People of that mindset tended to care more about trying to keep things sane in this mortal coil.

The gospel was the answer, and the gospel is going to BE the only true answer. And it answers questions far beyond how do we make the best of earthly politics. It tells us how we can get our attitudes and lives right with heavenly God (and thereby with one another).


31 posted on 02/24/2014 6:09:44 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Akin was not a Tea Party guy. He was more a religious right candidate. That’s not a bad thing, it didn’t work because he couldn’t keep from answering an ambush question.


32 posted on 02/24/2014 6:13:07 AM PST by steve8714
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To: CitizenUSA

Mitch’s damage isn’t about his voting record — although please remember that Ted Cruz revealed Mitch’s voting record for the fraud it is with that forced debt ceiling vote.

That aside, Mitch is the Republican leader and his manipulation in favor of liberalism and exploding debt is why he should be gone no matter what a conservative has to do.

I would easily deny him my vote in primary or general. He MUST be gone.

The only way Mitch could get my vote is if he SWORE to take no leadership position at ALL in the new Senate.


33 posted on 02/24/2014 6:13:13 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
Good article.

I read a comment by Glenn Reynolds on the Klavan article about purity or strategy this morning. Here is what he said, and it's worth noting:

Yeah, I agree (with Klavan). Also, a GOP-controlled Senate is necessary to block potentially horrible Supreme Court nominees. To get there requires that Tea Party activists sometimes grit their teeth. But it also requires establishment GOP types to treat the Tea Party base with respect, because when they don’t, you get 2012. This will be a test of maturity all around.

Without both these things happening, we will be screwed and played endlessly by the totalitarian left. They know how to do that well.

34 posted on 02/24/2014 6:16:02 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: knarf
"Still tryin’ t’figger out how did zero win?

He won with the aid and comfort of 62 million traitors in this country.

35 posted on 02/24/2014 6:18:06 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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bump!


36 posted on 02/24/2014 6:20:12 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: xzins

Why are we bothering to discuss this Christie lover?


37 posted on 02/24/2014 6:21:28 AM PST by Nifster
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To: xzins

I agree we have real problems if the 50 percenters advance, and that is why they have to be challenged in primaries. However, I don’t think the military comparisons are entirely appropriate in politics. Democrats, for example, seem to vote in lock step. From a practical standpoint, how is 0% better than 50%? I’d rather have control of the senate with senator 50% than no control at all.

Again...primary them all. I’m simply trying to convince people to not get frustrated or vengeful if we lose those primaries. I understand the anger at the GOPe. It makes me furious when a fallen RINO endorses a Democrat. Believe me. I want those 50% RINOs gone, but I really need to beat my 100% enemies—Democrats!


38 posted on 02/24/2014 6:22:45 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Nifster; onyx; RedMDer; Jim Robinson

It’s an interesting reminder how devious is the GOP-E.

This kind of thread also generates hits and during a Freep-a-Thon it’s good to remind folks why they like Free Republic.

Might inspire someone to donate to THE ONLY PLACE on the web where they actually get to voice their opinion, discuss it, and get feedback....FREE REPUBLIC


39 posted on 02/24/2014 6:24:44 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

“The only way Mitch could get my vote is if he SWORE to take no leadership position at ALL in the new Senate.”

I honestly don’t know how the senate leader is elected. It doesn’t seem to be based on seniority.

I hope you aren’t forced to drag yourself to the polls for Mitch in the general election. He may not win the primary, but incumbents are usually tough to beat. Either way, we’ll hopefully increase the size of the Cruz coalition by next November. That’s our best hope of limiting RINO damage and stopping the Democrats.


40 posted on 02/24/2014 6:30:57 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
THEY go and start their own party!

I like that idea, we teaparty R's need to stay registered R, if you get pissed and denounce the party and change your registration to I or C then you will not have a chance to vote the GOP-e's out in the primary's! Stayed registered R, that is our power.

41 posted on 02/24/2014 6:43:57 AM PST by thirst4truth (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point.)
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To: sickoflibs

Is Thomas Sowell Right About Ted Cruz?

Posted 2 hours ago by Common Constitutionalist Filed under 2014 Election, 2016 Election, Congress, Constitution, Debt, Government Spending, Low Information Voters, Politics, Socialism, Taxes, Tea Party
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Lately I’ve penned a few rather depressing articles. I’ve even had someone tell me that I’ve written of America’s demise because I want it to occur.

That couldn’t be further from the truth.

I told him, “Do you think I want to write or even think of this stuff? People must know what is happening to our country.”

Just think of where we would be without talk radio and the Internet. We would be virtually blind, metaphorically.

It gives me no pleasure to report on the destruction of our country and the people who are causing it.

But as Glenn Beck says, “The truth lives here,” so no matter how painful, we must dispense the truth, or at least as we perceive it.

So it pains me to disagree with one of the greatest minds of our time.

But even Dr. Thomas Sowell is not above criticism, albeit, this is a first for me. I’m hoping it will be the last.

I hate this, but right is right, and I think Dr. Sowell is wrong. Boy, that hurt! I’m glad this isn’t paper for it would be wet from my tears.

Recently Dr. Sowell wrote a couple of articles singling out Ted Cruz for not attempting to “unify” the Republican Party before the 2014 elections.

He says that “internal battles” within the Republican Party are the last thing we need. He claims that Ted Cruz is just being a “self-serving grandstander” by opposing his fellow Republicans in the Senate – such as forcing last year’s government shut down of which Dr. Sowell claims Republicans took a real hit.

Well, I disagree. The “hit” they took, if there was one, was not to rally around Ted Cruz and defend the purpose of the shut down. Maybe the Republicans could have unified around the fact that 85% of the government during the shutdown was fully functioning and hardly anyone noticed.

In my opinion, Dr. Sowell is missing the point of the whole lack of unity thing. What he is neglecting to see is that before we can beat the Democrats, we must first defeat the establishment in our own party. Freedom and liberty will no more thrive under the establishment Republicans than it will under the Democrats.

Read at:

http://godfatherpolitics.com/14487/thomas-sowell-right-ted-cruz/


43 posted on 02/24/2014 6:47:37 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Agreed. Besides, turning inward is probably the only course left at this point.


44 posted on 02/24/2014 6:54:16 AM PST by skeeter
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To: xzins

45 posted on 02/24/2014 6:58:17 AM PST by twister881
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To: thirst4truth

It doesn’t work that way in Ohio. The party’s ballot you ask for at the voting precinct is the party to which you are assigned.


46 posted on 02/24/2014 6:58:37 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: CitizenUSA

> “McConnell’s voting record isn’t nearly as bad as ANY Democrat. Pick any. None of them come remotely close to voting as conservative as Mitch.”

Well you had a little point until you got here and showed your inexperience.

McConnell and his voting record are fraudulent.

In case you haven’t been watching, Ted Cruz just exposed him for all to see. Freepers including this one have known of McConnell’s fraud for years but there is no excuse now for anyone to not know of it now.

McConnell was a pork king under GW Bush and he’s a covert pork king under Obama. He works by advancing legislation for the democrats and then when the actual prepackaged vote comes, he votes conservative to bolster his conservative ratings. But all the while he is working to grow government and increase spending to keep pork under his control.

Democrats know they own McConnell.


47 posted on 02/24/2014 7:22:20 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: xzins

fair enough


48 posted on 02/24/2014 7:27:32 AM PST by Nifster
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To: MamaDearest; hal ogen
Amen2
49 posted on 02/24/2014 7:28:05 AM PST by tomkat
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To: DJ Taylor

“...Veterans have known for decades that Democrats in Congress didn’t represent us, but when Republicans passed Paul Ryan’s Budget cutting military retirement benefits, we learned that veterans now aren’t represented by either political party.

...At present, our country’s twenty million veterans have no representation in Congress and it makes us wonder how this came about....

...Veterans are now aligned with the Tea Party and organizing throughout this country to make our presence known in the coming Republican Primaries and in November when we will do all we can to defeat every incumbent Republican Congressman.

Paul Ryan, John Boehner and the Republican Party attacked the Veteran community and we intend to respond accordingly.

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“..defeat every incumbent Republican Congressman....?

Holy cow, you do realize that Paul Ryan’s budget was voted for only a MINORITY of Republicans in the House? The “bipartisan” Ryan budget was passed by the RINO leadership only by using Democrat votes and a relatively small minority of the Republicans in Congress.

Folks, please remember we have many Tea Party Republicans in Congress. We need to focus on increasing their numbers. And, wherever possible, increase their numbers by replacing RINOs with Tea Party conservatives via primary challengers. Let’s be cautious and not end up shooting our friends with poorly thought out actions.


50 posted on 02/24/2014 7:41:21 AM PST by House Atreides
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