Skip to comments.THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT STRIKES BACK
Posted on 05/13/2014 10:55:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
With decisive primary victories by U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse in Nebraska and U.S. House candidate Alex Mooney in West Virginia, the establishments dream of electing more status quo-supporting candidates has been stopped after just one week. Sasse and Mooney, both fine conservative candidates, ran smart races and closed strong.
When Thom Tillis won the U.S. Senate primary in North Carolina last week (which took millions in establishment funds to make happen), D.C. elites, along with the mainstream media, were giddy as they wrote a seemingly never-ending stream of conservative candidate obituaries.
I was entertained by the tone of the pro-Tillis celebratory stories rolling off the establishments printing presses. It's as if the Washington establishment had done a good job of governing and had earned the victory. It's as if the elites are tackling our debt crisis, lowering taxes, securing our border, and actually repealing Obamacare.
Thankfully, it didnt work out quite like they drew it up behind closed doors in Washington. The establishment tried to nail the coffin shut by defeating Sasse, but the conservative grassroots fought back and won. Similarly in West Virginia, Mooneys win is not what the moderate Washington power-brokers had in mind. Mooney has built enormous credentials in the conservative movement over the course of his career, so he will not be tempted by what is offered by members of The Club when he gets to Congress. Mooney, like Sasse, is coming to Washington to take the club head on, not join it.
Ben Sasses win is big for the movement, theres no question about it. If Sasse wins in November, which is highly likely in conservative Nebraska, he will join Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee on day one as another conservative change agent in the U.S. Senate Republican caucus.Sasse will be a strong...
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Sasse, Ricketts and Mooney owe a lot of their victory to the good reputation of those who endorsed them.
Especially Pete Ricketts. It was a good idea to get Steve King involved because the Nebraska delegation is boring.
Unfortunately, Jim ... We are still stuck with that do-nothing spineless jellyfish, Adrian Smith, and his two cowardly cohorts - Jeff Fortenberry and Lee Terry - all three of whom have miserable voting records for the conservative cause. As for our (cough) “non-partisan” (snort, guffaw) unicameral state legislature ... my district (44) gets Dan Hughes - a guy who thinks taxing our food is a great idea, and pumping our Ogallalla aquifer to his heart’s content, dandy.
On the governor side of things - I expect a recount, since the win by Ricketts is a margin less than 1 percent of the total votes cast. There is no way power hungry establishment crony Jon Bruning is going to exit the stage gracefully - he’s an arrogant pr*ck in plain English. And, since he’s “Dave’s boy” - because it’s “his turn” - I am sure they will find the votes they need to steal Ricketts incredibly slim win.
My guess is that the GOP establishment career politicos who were running for the slot: Carlson, Foley - and, to a degree, McCoy - were spoilers, whom Uncle Dave persuaded to run, so to siphon votes from Rickets, and give the gov’s favorite good-ol-boy some margin ... I’ll bet Heineman is crapping his boxers that an honest man beat his machine - by a hair ... And I’ll also wager that Jon Bruning is presently chewing nails and spitting bullets right now.
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
RONALD REAGAN, First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981
The “Tea Party” rocks & rules!!! Nebraksa & West Virginia.....solid “Red” come November, 2014!!! Impeach Obama, Holder & Shinseki and send them to prison for criminal mistreatment of our military veterans!!!
Vote in November, 2014 to destroy the entire “Traitor” “Obambot” Democrat Party from A-Z!!! Do it!!!
This ought to remove that smirk from GOPe’s lips.
The drum is beating once again -—Roll out the Rattlesnake flag. The Tea Party and the Cause of Liberty is once again on the march. Patriots will not be detered. Wait til Novemeber! Then we will shoot off skyrockets!
Throw out all the RINOS!!
It’s funny, every time these “PROGRESSIVES”, both in the republican side and the democratic side writes the obituary of the TEA PARTY MOVEMENT, something like this happens. They keep resurrecting themselves. Little by little, we will take over the republican party, and eventually, even the democratic party will have to swing to the right, in order to get elected.
They all believe they can make it happen by telling us how stupid and racist we are. It’s backfiring.
While Cruz and Lee are great conservatives, do not discount my Alabama senator, Jeff Sessions. Before Cruz was elected, Sessions firm stance against RINO/dem Amnesty in 2008 and 2010 proved decisive in defeating it.
Sadly, like Carrie, amnesty keeps coming back to life!
There, fixed it.
I think Jeff Sessions is an alright guy.I have even called his office and asked could he please move to Georgia and be one of our senators.The lady who answered the phone got a chuckle out of that.
That's the winning combination. We have to deserve to win. Just tossing up a "conservative" is a losing strategy. We need disciplined candidates. Part of political success is winning. That's a prelude to acting.
It’s hard to kill an idea, especially a good one.