Skip to comments.Conservatives seek to regain control of Republican agenda
Posted on 05/16/2014 5:30:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
Although many Republicans are optimistic about their chances in this years elections, some of Washingtons leading conservatives gathered Thursday to privately vent frustrations about what kind of party they will be left with after November.
The group, alarmed by a resurgence of the GOP establishment in recent primaries and what activists view as a softened message, drafted demands to be shared with senior lawmakers calling on the party to recommit to bedrock principles.
Some of those principles laid out in the new document strict opposition to illegal immigration, same-sex marriage and abortion represent the hot-button positions that many Republican congressional candidates are trying to avoid as the party attempts to broaden its appeal.
Several attendees said they fear that elected Republicans, even if they succeed in retaining control of the House and winning the Senate majority, would cast aside the core conservative base.
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Count on it.
Another ‘Tea Party is dead’ warning?
Matt Bevin could sure use some support right now.
Its sad to see Cruz and Palin sitting this one out and allowing Mitch McConnell to win next Tuesday.
At least they were in for Sasse this week in Nebraska.
But they are AWOL on defeating Lindsey Graham in SC.
Paul meanwhile supports McConnell. At least he supported Brannon the other week in NC.
If these folks would consistently support conservatives in all races, it would help more conservatives win.
When Paul Ryan’s budget that took from Veteran’s benefits and gave to illegal aliens was passed by a Republican controlled Congress, we saw there was little difference between the current Republican Party and the Democrat Party.
IMHO, any country that values its illegal aliens more than it does its Veterans is a country that has lost its way.
Duh. “Once burned, twice shy.” We’ve seen so-called “conservative” weasels win elections and immediately get in bed with the Socialist Democrats to show how nice they were. Conservatives are sick of wasting their votes on these quislings.
The morning Joe/Michael Steele wing of the GOP is for : raising federal minimum wage, climate change controls, same sex marriage, even more federal laws dictating pay(lawsuits), amnesty,....Hillary.
Its very difficult to separate them from Dems.
Who in the GOP lineup for 2016, is a bushmccainromney?
They are old and in the past
They even know amnesty is a deal breaker, if they’re interested at all in that
And BTW, the Clinton’s are not aging well
I am GOPe and we want practical common sense solutions to today’s problems. Most of the time, these solutions tend toward conservatism but we listen to all proposals first and evaluate each on the merits.
The conservatives want conservative, dogmatic solutions that have worked in the past to rebuild America.
The conservative method is all fine and good, but you guys want to win with 51% or less and jam your theocratic dogmatic agenda down Americans throats without convincing them that it is right first.
This is why no one likes you. You tend toward being screaming bullies. And this is why you fail.
“Its sad to see Cruz and Palin sitting this one out and allowing Mitch McConnell to win next Tuesday.
At least they were in for Sasse this week in Nebraska.
But they are AWOL on defeating Lindsey Graham in SC.”
Success has a million fathers, while defeat is usually an orphan.
Oh I meant conservative by WaPo standards
The bonerbushes are out.
The GOP e has no one. They’re going after Ron Paul but his compass is off
I would ask people who view themselves as “conservative” to think deeply about what, exactly, they seek to conserve. For example, does that include conserving big government?
The root of many issues of government over-reach and government intrusion, and outright tyranny is found in the fact that government has given itself the power to create near-infinite amounts of money out of thin air by which it can pay for just about anything its politicians and bureaucrats want.
It is bad enough that we have a government that is big enough that it can enjoy thuggery by bureaucrats in suits with clipboards and reams of regulations, each having the effect of law. We have government that has enough money that it can allow these bureaucrats to entertain their dark side worries about theoretical threats to their fiefdoms and create small private armies of thug enforcers. How else do we get to having BLM sniper teams?
Near-infinite money buys near-infinite government. The fastest path to a government that is more restrained by its enumerated powers is to severely restrict the ability of government to spend money, or to create money out of thin air.
The sad truth about this is that forcing government back to a size where taxpayers control the purse strings also means we must cut the money we spend on the military. Too many “conservatives” relish US military power and will squawk at any cuts. Cuts must come. We cannot afford the current military force. We must know that when our military cuts back, other countries will rush in to stake out their own turf.
Every day more people are coming to the judgment that a carefully organized effort to repair the constitution via the States’ power to propose and ratify amendments has less risk to our liberty and prosperity than the present trajectory of the federal government and especially the federal bureaucracy, who are too often thugs with clip-boards and their own SWAT teams.
Finger to the wind, party over principle....blah blah blah.
? How can they regain something they NEVER HAD ?
The Tea Party idea is winning. Not as fast as we like, but with each election, the GOP-e is being eroded. And right now, they are getting near the threshold where they no longer have enough members to cling to the power and resources of the party.
This election, the GOP-e is fighting back, and while they can muster huge amounts of money from multinational corporations with no loyalty to the US, this money cannot buy a single vote, unless the voters think it can, and give up.
Importantly, the GOP-e is already using dirty tricks to cheat their way to wins. But like their big bucks contributors, this can only take them so far. Firm-jawed Tea Party types to not bend, and do not compromise their principles.
When the radicals tried to take over the Democrat party in 1968, they were turned back by the establishment Democrats; but by 1972, the radicals overwhelmed the establishment and took control of the party.
And while it is taking longer, there will be the same eventual outcome of conservatives displacing the Republican “corporate liberals.” And when they do, all the liberal Republicans will be stripped of power, and if they still work to undermine the conservatives, they will be purged from the party.
Once the backstabbers are gone, conservatives will likely trounce the Democrats and tear their agenda to shreds.
No, the failure is one of convincing the gibsmedat people that the end of 'free stuff' is coming, one way or another.
In the meantime, in the sense of bipartisanship, another generation of producers is enslaved before birth with debt to provide another round of handouts. Enough 'expediency".
Too bad, we're meanies, but sooner or later the limits kick in and the house of cards is coming down.
In the meantime the GOPe is selling birthrights wholesale for giveaway pottage.
From the cheapseats, it looks like the only possible motivation is to stay in the comfortable seat, amassing fortunes, while the rest struggle to be productive enough to feed their kids, and the gibsmedats, and the politicians who seem to think they are royalty and peerage and who put stumbbling blocks in the way of the productive people daily.
I give that 10, maybe 20 more years at most, but the race is on to drug, mollify, and disarm the American people before they reach the point where there is a war on.
So pick a side. Life isn't nice, sweet, and all warm fuzzies all the time, sometimes the truth is downright ugly: 100%+ of GDP in debt with no end in sight, Government overregulation invading our homes, businesses, our way of life, the Bill of Rights trashed by "policy", in a country invaded by foreigners here to extract the wealth that's left and send it back home, with a parasite class approaching a majority. If you aren't fighting that, you're the enemy. But you don't want the truth to slap the population in the face, because you've gone along with the lies, the misrepresentations, the rosy picture painted every election cycle to buy another round of votes.
The people know its bullshit. They have lost their jobs, their homes, they are struggling to feed their kids while being told how effing wonderful everything is, even as those playing pattycake on the Hill continue to do all they can to enable those agencies (where are those called for in the Constitution anyway, and how did they become legislative bodies in and of themselves with their own paramilitary groups as enforcers?) running roughshod over America.
tend toward Conservatism?
Snakes in the grass, all of you.
Yeh, good luck winning in 2016 if 8 million republicans sit home instead of 6 million like 2012. I hope the GOP nominee can make up that deficit with 8 million Hispanic votes.