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DeLAY: Primary fights leave GOP battle tested for November
washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Tom Delay

Posted on 05/30/2014 5:35:09 AM PDT by cotton1706

The Republicans, as the national news media are only so happy to tell us, are having some pretty fierce internal primary battles this year. And that’s a good thing.

The media narrative is that the GOP “establishment” is at war with the tea party, but I don’t see it that way at all. Yes, there have been some fights and a few nasty campaigns, and there clearly are some who think — or hope — that it’s going to split the party in November. My view is that this is the one of the most exciting primary seasons I’ve seen in some 30-odd years in politics, and that it’s the sign of a party that is on the move and growing.

I have in fact never seen the Republican Party as a whole so excited, so energized, so motivated as it is right now. People are coming out and participating. That has a lot to do with the fact that the American people have seen the consequences of government by the left and by the Obama administration, and they don’t like it. I’m seeing all kinds of people who were never involved in politics before stepping up, not just tea party activists, but people who are signing up with the tea party, with the Republican Party and with conservative causes dedicated to reversing this country’s political drift to the left.

I see pastors becoming active in ways they never did before, getting their congregations involved and making sure people are registered to vote. These primary battles are a sign of political strength, not weakness; that’s why you’re seeing far fewer such battles on the Democratic side. The lack of energizing primary contests is actually taking a toll on them.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
Competition tends to do that.
1 posted on 05/30/2014 5:35:09 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Great find, thanks!


2 posted on 05/30/2014 5:38:00 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

Encouraging


3 posted on 05/30/2014 5:50:32 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere

Yup.

DeLay is one of the few Congressmen who has been University educated as a Scientist.

The Libs finally ran Tom out of official DC, but Tom is still an excellent thinker in the Republican Party, even though Tom is in conflict with the current Doormat Republican Leadership in Congress.

As a House Member, Tom’s District was in the Houston, TEXAS metro.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 6:05:48 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cotton1706; All
Now, this is what pisses me off:
In Georgia, you’ve got former Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue in the runoff, ...In North Carolina, the primary winner was state House Speaker Thom Tillis..... The same could be said of Rep. Bill Cassidy in Louisiana and Rep. Tom Cotton in Arkansas. In all four races, Republican primary voters have settled on the strongest candidates to challenge for open seats or to take on very vulnerable Democratic incumbents.

EXCUSE ME SPEAKER DELAY: The Louisiana Primary is months away and the voters in LA have not "settled on" anyone yet. I'm a little sick and tired of people thinking Bill Cassidy is a shoo-in. Karl Rove's lover, Sean Hannity, had him on his show last night from the Republican Leadership Conference in LA. Acting like he has won the Primary and will face the fat gal in the Dec. Run-off in LA.

I have never seen anyone look like a bigger phony than Cassidy did last night; that phony, stupid-looking smile on his face. Good grief; give me a freakin' break.
5 posted on 05/30/2014 6:21:19 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: cotton1706

“GOP is Battle tested”

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Really????

Tested for what battles exactly? They certainly are not marshalling their forces to advance any conservative causes. It should be called the White Flag Party.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Yep...but you are seeing change...real change...just hope that once the country clubbers in DC see the writing on the wall they flee and let some real statesman take over.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 8:01:52 AM PDT by gr8eman (There's no "R" in Warshington!)
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To: gr8eman

We need fighters, not statesmen. You simply can’t compromise with Democrats. They are political bullies; the only way you deal with bullies is to take the battle to the them. You have to take “territory” away from them.

There are fighters in the Tea Party but almost none in the pathetically weak GOP. You just cannot win any victories when you’re always playing defense like the GOP does.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 8:14:17 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Pelosi: east coast mob
Reid: Vegas mob
Baraq: Chicago mob

Boehner: country club auto supplier salesman

No wonder it’s “no contest”


9 posted on 05/30/2014 8:16:53 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: cotton1706
When I was on the Republican County Central Committee I always welcomed a contested primary. It mobilized the base, and forced the candidates to put forth their best arguments. I frequently had arguments with the State Committee who wanted to see the money spent on the Primary saved for the General election. They were wrong then, and they're still wrong.
10 posted on 05/30/2014 3:41:36 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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