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How to Fight Back Against the GOP Establishment’s Worst Treachery Yet
Town Hall ^ | Jun 28, 2014 | Steve Deace

Posted on 06/28/2014 10:52:04 AM PDT by lqcincinnatus

What transpired in the Mississippi Senate run-off is a red line for many conservatives across the country, because the Republican Party establishment essentially took a civil war and escalated it to a war for independence.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: agitprop; cochran; enoughalready; finos; gop; mcdaniel; mississippi; stfu
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
1 posted on 06/28/2014 10:52:04 AM PDT by lqcincinnatus
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To: lqcincinnatus
Rather simplistic recommendations.

We see nearly two-dozen wannabes, each professing to be conservatives, vying for the GOP presidential primaries. Many drop out due to overload. Some are in to make sure they split the conservative factions. The GOPelites already have their next selectee in mind and are grooming contributors.

Half of the wannabes are about as experienced as Obama was when he first ran. The list from 2012 was, sadly, laughable. But, most of them and a few from 2008 are already signally that they are going to try again.

And therein lies the problem -- how do you weed out from the nearly 2-dozen wannabes, some being real conservatives, some being faux conservatives, some being ill equipped to lead a nation because they have little or no political experience?

Some have advocated a 'conservative convention'. Sounds good, but you can take it to the bank that it would be infiltrated by the faux's and the establishment with the intent of destroying it before it could damage the status quo.
2 posted on 06/28/2014 11:12:56 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: lqcincinnatus

When the RNC telephonic begfest starts this fall, just reply to the semirobotic caller with two words enunciated slowly and clearly:

“Thad Cochran”

And then hang up.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 11:35:24 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970
When the RNC telephonic begfest starts this fall, just reply to the semirobotic caller with two words enunciated slowly and clearly:

“Thad Cochran”

And then hang up.

LOL! Love it!

4 posted on 06/28/2014 11:37:26 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: elcid1970

Well, the first part of my two-word response would have four letters. The second word wouldn’t.


5 posted on 06/28/2014 11:37:32 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Does it rhyme with “luck shoe”?

;^)


6 posted on 06/28/2014 11:44:46 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: lqcincinnatus

Truer words were never spoken. And if it wasn’t for Mark Levin and his teachings, I wouldn’t know who Dietrich Bonhoeffer was. Thanks for the post.


7 posted on 06/28/2014 11:52:14 AM PDT by itssme
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To: elcid1970

I think I’ll tell them to contact Thad Cochran’s new best friends.


8 posted on 06/28/2014 11:56:18 AM PDT by all the best
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To: lqcincinnatus

With their shenanigans in Colorado and especially Mississippi the Republicrat Party has fulfilled the prediction of many here. I think they have somehow manage to pull defeat from the jaws of sure victory in 2014.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 11:56:25 AM PDT by Tupelo
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To: Tupelo
With their shenanigans in Colorado and especially Mississippi the Republicrat Party has fulfilled the prediction of many here.

They've been doing it since the 1960s at least.

10 posted on 06/28/2014 12:01:46 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: lqcincinnatus

This is one of the best columns I’ve read this year. Every word speaks for me.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 12:13:44 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: lqcincinnatus
"Thus, the GOP is now a shaky coalition of corporatists and constitutionalists. A coalition that is growing shakier by the day, because these two sides aren’t having a mere debate about tactics and issue priorities. They have different values altogether. A point the establishment drives home every time they say and do worse things to us than they would ever say and do to Democrats. For they have more in common with Democrats than they do us." -Steve Deace, Townhall.com

Absolutely true.

12 posted on 06/28/2014 12:17:22 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine
"Thus, the GOP is now a shaky coalition of corporatists and constitutionalists. A coalition that is growing shakier by the day, because these two sides aren’t having a mere debate about tactics and issue priorities. They have different values altogether. A point the establishment drives home every time they say and do worse things to us than they would ever say and do to Democrats. For they have more in common with Democrats than they do us." -Steve Deace, Townhall.com
Absolutely true.

At this point, the view of Republican and Democrat are so sufficiently similar that there is no discernible difference between Republican and Democrat to Constitutionalists — both are embracing statist philosophies, ignore the Constitution to suit their own needs, and hold themselves to be above the law… in this sense it is entirely appropriate to call them The Uniparty and treat them whith the disgust/disdain that they so richly deserve.

IN THE GRIM DARKNESS OF THE FAR FUTURE THERE IS ONLY GOVERNMENT.
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13 posted on 06/28/2014 12:24:18 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: lqcincinnatus

The biggest treachery is that the republican party still uses the name “republican.”


14 posted on 06/28/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: TomGuy

“how do you weed out from the nearly 2-dozen wannabes, some being real conservatives, some being faux conservatives,”

For me it is very simple - How many federal agencies will you close

Start with the Dept. of Education,


15 posted on 06/28/2014 12:30:57 PM PDT by DanZ
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To: lqcincinnatus; All

The conservative media needs to get behind any and all movements to defeat Thad Cochran. Not doing so is supporting the vote fraud, and, will embolden GOPLibs to do it again.

Cochran must be defeated...you either work to defeat him, or support him and vote fraud


16 posted on 06/28/2014 1:12:05 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Hollywood...Washington DC for pretty people)
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To: TomGuy; Norm Lenhart; Finny; RitaOK; elcid1970; COBOL2Java; lqcincinnatus; Colonel_Flagg; ...
Let me suggest a methodology rooted in the lived experience of Young Republicans from so long ago that YRs were run by dependably conservative Republicans.

Create a committee. Anyone accepting membership on the committee agrees to actively participate and to support the decisions and nominees chosen by the committee. Candidates appearing before the committee agree, in advance, to support the committee's decisions and nominees. Any candidate invited and refusing to appear before the committee and agree to those commitments is automatically opposed by conservatives NO MATTER WHO such a candidate might be.

Now, that leaves the committee membership as the indispensible factor that it should be. Virginia Republican National Committeeman Morton Blackwell should be chairman. He should be given five appointments to the committee. No candidate should be allowed to be a committee member. Assuming that Sarah Palin is not a candidate, she should be on the committee, given three appointments and charged with candidate recruitment and public relations. Ed Meese should be a member and should represent Reagan administration alumni. Give him three appointments. Professor Robert George of Princeton and Professor Victor Davis Hanson of the Hoover Institute should represent the intellectual wing of the movement and each have three appointments. Former Senator Jim DeMint of Heritage and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli should be members with three appointments each. Likewise, if not candidates, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and soon to be Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse. That makes 42 members from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. Add Erick Erickson of Red State, John Gizzi of Newsmax and Andrey McCarthy of National Review. Others can be appointed but membership should not exceed 75 or so and membership must require a written commitment to actively participate.

The committee deliberations should occur no later than July 21, 2015, and must be preceded by candidate debates and deliberations of the sort conducted by Senator DeMint before the South Carolina primary of 2012: No lamestream media participation, actual limitation of questioning to the principles and commitments of the candidates. No "money" primary dominated by Wall Street and K Street. GOP Ruling Class candidates need not apply. If necessary, require a candidate signature, under oath, to a particular statement of principles and tactics.

Recruit conservative voters to pledge to support such a committee and its deliberations and decisions. Teach the GOP Ruling Class a lesson they will not soon forget.

REMEMBER MISSISSIPPI!!!

17 posted on 06/28/2014 1:13:09 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: COBOL2Java; elcid1970

Me too, will do.


18 posted on 06/28/2014 1:13:29 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: BlackElk

Add Angelo Codevilla and Jeffrey Lord of the American Spectator.


19 posted on 06/28/2014 1:14:40 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: elcid1970

How about “Bad Cockrat” or “Mississippi Barbour Shop”


20 posted on 06/28/2014 2:06:38 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: lqcincinnatus

How about if you live in Kentucky, vote for 3rd party or write in instead of Mitch “I hate the Tea Party”. Same in Mississippi and South Carolina.


21 posted on 06/28/2014 2:09:06 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Steelers6

Might go over the head of the typical telefundraiser.

“I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative”, (click) also works.

We’ll know the RNC is getting desperate when they redial no-go’s & shout “Do you really want Hillary as President!!? Well, do ya, punk!?”


22 posted on 06/28/2014 2:20:12 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: BlackElk

Good stuff. But Erick Erickson will support Cochrane in the general because he is a ‘vote for the R’ Republican when the chips are down. The Redstate TOS makes supporting a third party a bannable offense. So if GOP-E wins out for whatever reason, GOP-E gets his vote. Erickson is not the purist he likes you to think he is.


23 posted on 06/28/2014 4:37:28 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I’ve listened enough to Erickson to agree with you and I think Rush Limbaugh also has a strong tendency to support the GOPe although I think he was as PO’ed as he’s ever been over this travesty in Mississippi.

A third party takes time to build.

The United Kingdom Independence Party recently scored a 27 percent popular vote for first place nationwide in European Parliament elections after some 15 years of existence.

I’m not against a third party. I stay registered Republican in our closed Pennsylvania system with chances to vote for good candidates in the primary, but I’m ready to write in just like many in my country did to elect a conservative candidate over the R and D candidates in that special election mentioned at the end of the article posted here.


24 posted on 06/28/2014 6:12:05 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Nextrush

Sarah Palin comes to mind.


25 posted on 06/28/2014 9:05:30 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: bicyclerepair

Sarah Palin and others like Glenn Beck and Mark Levin could play important roles in ramping up things to oppose the GOPe.

The mum approach of elected officials who should be speaking more loudly about Mississippi (Ted Cruz etc.) disturbs me greatly.

There is a vacuum of leadership.

In an environment driven by modern media I think that
people may change their minds quickly about which party to support and a third party could emerge quicker than it might have in the past.

Sudden economic changes would be major igniters for voters to change preferences on a dime.


26 posted on 06/28/2014 10:46:44 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: TomGuy

the problem is the words “political experience” or in other words, those who believe that to be president, you must serve time in other area’s of government...

if you served time in other area’s of government, you got there through a political party, therefore, you owe allegiance to said party..

the end result is more of the same....

find and back the guy or gal that the party shuns....

then, and only then, can the liberation process begin


27 posted on 06/29/2014 4:47:32 AM PDT by joe fonebone (a socialist is just a juvenile communist)
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To: joe fonebone

In Pollyanna Land, that idealism could be true.

In Realville, a candidate who has never been through the election process has no idea how vicious it can be. Of course, those of the preferred Party get preferential treatment. Those from the opposition Party get slammed, lied about, jeered at, called all kinds of names — and that is just from the Media. Herman Cain, for example, found that out in 2012. Remember Joe the Plumber and the assault he face — for just asking a presidential candidate a question?

Surviving the election process could be compared to surviving a trip through a wood chipper.


28 posted on 06/29/2014 5:40:18 AM PDT by TomGuy
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