Skip to comments.Leading Republicans Move to Stamp Out Challenges From Right
Posted on 03/09/2014 9:27:26 AM PDT by Olog-hai
As conservative activist groups stirred up trouble for establishment Republican Senate candidates in 2010 and 2012, party leaders in Washington first tried to ignore the insurgents, then tried to reason with them, and ultimately left it to primary voters to settle the matter. [ ]
This election season, Republicans led by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky are taking a much harder line as they sense the majority within reach. Top congressional Republicans and their allies are challenging the advocacy groups head on in an aggressive effort to undermine their credibility. The goal is to deny them any Senate primary victories, cut into their fund-raising and diminish them as a future force in Republican politics.
I think we are going to crush them everywhere, Mr. McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, said in an interview, referring to the network of activist organizations working against him and two Republican incumbents in Kansas and Mississippi while engaging in a handful of other contests. I dont think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.
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Your base won't give you the majority, Mitch, if you work against their conservative stance.
They know that a Republican majority is useless if it's as far left as the 'Rats anyway.
The most successful people always recognize the strengths that unite and work from there.
Well Mitch...here’s one disaffected conservative who won’t be voting for his Republican Congressman in November. He’ll probably still win, but I’m done with you and your ilk, period.
Truly hope GOP goes 12-1 on and takes Senate but would love to see lose cuz he is no leader and does not deserve it.
Long as we don’t vote for them, it won’t work. Support strong Tea party candidates.
oops see him lose because he does not deserve leadership.
McConnell is an idiot.
GOPe didn’t build the House majority, the Tea Party did and they can’t get a Senate majority without the Tea Party.
What I did with the Pledge Form Pat Roberts Sent Me.
And I am sent it back using The GOP's postage!
How Long before we here these speeches? :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoMpJODLhpU
“Top congressional Republicans and their allies are challenging the advocacy groups head on in an aggressive effort to undermine their credibility.”
One must first ask why the ‘top congressional republicans’ are not representing the views of their constituents over those of their ‘allies’.
After that, we must question why the circular firing squad into which the party has morphed. As long they are firing at others in the party, they are using up ammo ($$) that should be targeted toward replacing dhimmicraps in vulnerable districts.
It’s time for an alternative to the voice of the GOPe.
The GOP didn't build that! The Tea Party did!
Milton Wolf is an idiot, here in Kansas.
Not all of the “Tea Party” candidates are worthy of our support.
"HEAR these Speeches" and " SENDING it back"
Sorry I hurry and post when I have something I really want to say.
PROOFREAD Next Time!
The New York Times is doing exactly what it did in Texas, pumping up Democrat cadidate for governor, Wendy Davis like she was a supet star, only to have her bring forth an absolutely miserable Democrat turnout of 3.1% percent in the state of Texas. Almost all Latino/Hispanic Democrat voters rejected her and voted for an unknown Latino candidate. Ms. Davis Republican opponent, Greg Abbott slaughtered her in besting by over 800,000 votes in the primary, his 1,200,000 to her 424,000!!!
Forgetting braindead, Mitch Mcconnell, the Tea Party/Conservative movement is alive and well within the GOP...and in fact....will gain much valuable ground in both the primaries and the general mid-term election, coming in November, 2014!!!
Two things...The great state of Texas is not only red...it is “Ruby Red”!!! and, good folks in Florida vote for David Jolly in the upcoming special congressional race in FL-!3CD against the liberal, dreg, Obamabot clone, Democrat, Alex Sink on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014!!! Jolly already has a major lead in the early voting!!! Forget anything you read in ‘Politico” or The New York Times. Like their anti-American, icon, failed POTUS Obama they lie....all the time!!!
As much damage as would be caused by a continued dhimmicrat congress, and the damage, already immense, will surely grow, it would still be better in the long run to purge the rinos who are every bit as self serving as any democrat.
Boehner & mitch the bitch have made a huge miscalculation here.
Milt Wolf is a moron and will lose to just about any Democrat.
I believe the rank and file Republicans form a very good party.
Too bad about 50 of the Republican leaders are able to thwart what about 40 million of the rest of us truly desire.
There is another solution. The facts:
1. The GOPe can take the senate in 2014.
2. A RINO will NEVER win the White House.
3. A RINO/Conservative war only helps the Rats.
Solution: In exchange for conservatives working with the RINO’s to take back the Senate, the GOPe will nominate a Conservative to run for President. No McCain, Dole, Romney. But a Reagan, Cruz, Palin figure.
Then together take back America. And the first task of a new Republican administration is to fire EVERYONE! The second task is a fairness doctrine that shuts down the MSM.
I have had it with Pat Roberts though, and I am not Compromising my principles again for him.
How dare the base of the party put it’s priorities over the corporate lobbyists in the GOPe.
Al Franken, Harry Reid, etc etc are morons and yet they win.
Why can’t Wolf? Is he just an inexperienced campaigner?
Well, Brevity is the soul of wit.
You said it better than I could Aria. If Al Franken can win than our side shouldn't count anyone out.
is he being primaried???
WE HAVE TO take out at least one huge name
Cornyn squeaked by- but he did not even get 60% of the GOP base to vote for him- a horrible result for AN INCUMBENT
Gotta watch out for the panderers that try to ride in on the bandwagon. Quite a few of those came in back in 2010, which helped the GOP-e’s resurgence cause the grand defeat of 2012.
Having beg my own party to get cloture on a bill is no winner for me. Winning the Senate means nothing if you are still a Surrender Caucus. GOP has no idea how to lead they have proved it over and over again. They have those shiny bleached white flags always at the ready. They are not conservative and have no principles.
And I would add how much zeal will the Republican establishment have to prevent voting fraud in Republican primaries where there are Tea Party challengers involved.
That's right I said it!
Potential voting fraud in Republican primaries where the GOP-e works hand in glove with the Democrats to defeat Tea Party candidates in primaries.
Mitch is dumber than a rock. With his ‘so-called’ leadership the Republicans get closer to distinction, day by day. Only fools would follow today’s Republican Party. May the conservatives win the day and get the nation back on the ‘right’ track.
Reagan was not free of dirty laundry (divorced and remarried) and still won.
That is why our side panics at every little controversy and tosses anyone overboard that might rock the boat (so to speak)
That is how we get into situations like the one we are in now, "Be Part of the Get Along Gang or have that time you Paralleled Parked in a no Parrnell Parking Zone Brought up"
So the Senators and congressmen offer tepid resistance but in the end they do not roll back any of big government.
If the GOP does win back the senate I hope for once they have some guts to put in new leadership with no skeletons in their closet. McConnell in the senate and Boehner in the house are both compromised individuals with things to hide and the Democrats have them by the you know what. They’re the two biggest obstacles in trying to push back the left.
Reagan was not an idiot.
Wolf is an idiot, at least in public relations terms.
We can't beat the Dems using their play book? Fine, we won't play their game.
Arminius couldn't beat Publius Quinctilius Varus on his terms either.
Actually, it is wise to learn from your enemy.
Remember General Patton, played by George C. Scott?
“Rommel, I read your @@@@ book!”
Strategy requires that we take into account the game plans of our enemy. Our candidates must be near perfect. If not, they will not have my support in the primary.
So Pat Roberts doesn't have ANY Skeletons in his closet? None?
Patton said he won BECAUSE Patton studied Rommel’s book.
Do you understand that point?
I am very happy that the majority of conservatives in Kansas do not agree with you.
Pat Roberts will win.
That is their winning strategy, never give up and never say you are sorry.
And guess what? it works!
So Yeah, I do understand the point.
Like the party leaders did with the presidential primaries in 2008 and 2012? HORSE PUCKEY.
By the time the primaries got to my state in 2008 and 20012, the GOP nominee had already long been decided by people in north east states and the symbolic-only selection whittled down to an assortment of functional Democrats registered as Republicans. Republicans didn't decide the Republican presidential candidate in McCain or Romney -- north east liberal Republicans did. Primary voters didn't settle a damned thing -- north east liberal voters did.
While I hope that in 2016, the GOP fields a functional limited government Republican for the presidential race, it is only common sense to predict AND PREPARE for another 2008-2012 scenario of a functional Democrat nominee whose entire political career has been one of growing, expanding, and defending government force.
As such, I am already mentally prepared for a VOTING alternative (not surrendering by staying at home, but HONORING THE SACRIFICE OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM and using the vote that so much blood was shed to defend). I really think we had ALL better start assuming now that 2016 is going to look just like 2008 and 2012 in terms of GOP presidential candidates, and TO START PLANNING AN ALTERNATIVE THAT HAS A FIGHTING CHANCE TO SAVE AMERICA.
I hope the Stupid Party gets its ass handed to them and the Rats take total control over Washington. I'm dead serious. I'm sick of these Republicans who think that being slightly-less socialist version of Democrats are going to win them respect and office.
So, as we suspected, he was lying though his teeth at CPAC. Does he think we aren’t noticing his double dealing?
yes- he is an idiot but don’t you get the sense the NYSLimes is taking this completely out of context in the attempt to stir the sh^tpot and enrage Republicans against one another???
McConnell’s an idiot but he’s also a politician and any politician who wants to keep his job would not brazenly make these comments....
this will be the game plan moving forward for the criminal liberal media- further help divide and conquer the GOP in order to assist the left’s desperation to hold onto the senate...
Lets See..Iowa- BLUE STATE
New Hampshire- BLUE STATE
South Carolina- Red State.
And in 2012 which one didn't go for mittens?
The Primary should rotate between the top 5 Majority Republican States of the Last Election Cycle.
Then you will see the electorate feels.
A question asked and answered. Notice how Lerner walks free (and is collecting her nice pension), and the IRS is finalizing rules to finish the job.
They are the Uniparty E.E.E.
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