Skip to comments.No, Gov. Brownback, Cruz didn't violate Reagan's 11th commandment
Posted on 03/12/2014 2:53:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
.........You want to lose elections? Stand for nothing, Cruz said last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference(CPAC)..
Look at the last four congressional elections '06,'08,'10,'12. In three of the four, we followed that strategy:'06,'08, and '12. We put our head down, we stood for nothing, and we got walloped. The one election that was a tremendous election was 2010, when Republicans drew a line in the sand. We said, unequivocally, we stand against ObamaCare, against bankrupting the country, and we won in an historic tidal wave of an election.
But what Cruz said next angered Brownback, himself a former U.S. senator.
And then, of course, all of us remember President Dole and President McCain and President Romney. Now look: those are good men. Theyre decent men, but when you dont stand and draw a clear distinction, when you dont stand for principle, Democrats celebrate.
I dont appreciate it, Brownback told Fox News. I understand why people do that, but Bob Dole is a great American. You can disagree with him on policy, but hes the iconic figure of the World War II generation. Hes a wonderful man. He led the Senate for a good period of time.
"The commandment never meant that one Republican could not criticize the policies or philosophies of another Republican," according to Reagan biographer Craig Shirley. "It meant only that one could or should not engage in personal attacks on another Republican.".....
During the California gubernatorial primary in 1966, Reagan's rivals in the GOP savaged him, calling him temperamentally and emotionally upset." They suggested that Reagan's switch from Democrat to Republican might indicate instability. Reagan turned the other cheek....
"But it did not mean he would not criticize fellow Republicans over ideology and philosophy," Shirley said. "Indeed, most of Reagans political career was marked by challenging the reigning Republican orthodoxy."...
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
They are part and parcel to the ruling class. Even a good share of the local yokels (as Ed Schultz used to be) who read high school football and hockey scores on the evening news dream of being promoted to a news room in a big market or, in that biggest plumb assignment of them all, Washington.
The various conservative Repulican’s in leadership roles whom I have contacted agreed with this asssessment...http://www.theusmat.com/ and are a series of comments made here in FRs during the election and posted collectively together afterward in my website.
Unfortunately the GOPES, gop elite snobs, running the show still haven’t learned anything . There’s a tactic direction in here http://www.theusmat.com/home.htm which they could be suggesting and they’re certainly afraid to mention a platform position and the direction where the democrats are going that changed the whole direction of that party. That is taboo to even bring up. God !
I remember years ago when The Madison Project identified Brownback as a rising conservative star.
They even convinced me to make a cash donation to his Senate campaign.
Fortunately, that’s the only money I ever sent to him; although I still get letters.
Brownback needs to stfu and worry about Kansas.
mainstream media is the enemy, even more so than the Democrat Marxist party
both are the enemy ,both are the same
mainstream media = the Democrat Marxist party
True, but the Democrat Marxist party is, at least, a little more honest about whose side they are on.
It’s going to take a lot more than 59 percent for Cornball to teach them anything.
Bob Dole is something we could have all done without. Ditto his running mates: Gerald Ford and Jack Kemp.
No where does Brownback say Dole stood on principle. QED, case closed.
Thank you. I’d heard about this but hadn’t listened to it until now.
Good Cruz breakdowns of what’s wrong.
Loved Chris Salcedo calling Obama, Citizen Obama.
Most welcome Cincinatus’ Wife, thanks for all the good posts.