Skip to comments.NCSEN: Conservatives NOT touting Tillis. NRSC toadie PISSED OFF
Posted on 08/14/2014 5:07:23 AM PDT by cotton1706
The Senate Conservatives Fund was founded by former US Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) to counter the National Republican Senatorial Committees passion for recruiting and backing spectacular RINOs. They began seriously siphoning away cash from donors who might normally be fooled into giving to the NRSC. THAT coupled with SCFs passion for lining up primary opponents for incumbent RINOs earned the SCF some serious emnity from Inside-the-Beltway establishment Republicans.
A friend of mine passed on an email to me the other day from SCF touting Six Conservatives Who Can Make A DIfference in Congress. The email featured six conservative Republican candidates. Not one of them was named Tillis.
THAT fact has some establishment types seeing, um, red. Check out these comments on Twitter from former NRSC spokesman and current private PR flack Brian Walsh:
You may recall that Ken Cuccinelli was the most recent GOP gubernatorial nominee in Virginia. Cuccinelli, a staunch conservative, got sold out late in the election by the RNC. Operatives for now-former Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) were even caught working for Democrat and eventual victor Terry McAuliffe. Cuccinelli now heads up SCF while DeMint presides over The Heritage Foundation. Interesting logic. The establishment pulled the rug out from under Cuccinelli, but demands that he fall into line for them. Wow. Talk about cojones. nrsc
This is not Walshs first fight with conservatives. Lets harken back to 2009, when as communications guru for the NRSC Walsh was bickering with the folks at RedState because they were backing someone in a US Senate primary who was not blessed by the Republican gods in DC.
Most thinking people dont simply fall in line behind a candidate because of an R or a D behind their last name. They want their votes to be earned.
Thad Cochran needs to lose in MS after the corrupt way that Haley Barbour (aka Boss Hogg) bought Democrat votes to take the nomination from McDaniels.
The GOPe must be taught that conservatives will not stand for such nasty treatment and will withhold their support in the general election when it occurs. To do otherwise, makes conservatives no better than Blacks on the Democrat plantation.
Yeah, what we need is a dim majority in the House and Senate. That way the dims can control what legislation, discussions, subcommittee makeup, nominees come before Congress.
That’ll show’em. /s
That dog won’t hunt anymore, son.
That sounds like extortion to me.
Sorry. Missed the sarcasm tag.
I buy what you’re selling, MB but the Supreme Court nominees the Obozo will come up with worries me greatly.
Blah blah blah. Voters have a right to decide who to support and who to retire. There’s no obligation to vote for anyone with an R next to their name. Those days are long gone because the party blew it.
Who gets to the Supreme Court will not be affected if we have 49 or 51 seats. We will always lose a gaggle of ‘reach across the aisle’ Republicans when it comes to nominations. Look who all voted for Kagan, who was nothing but a political plant.
51 is better than 49, but not be much. Hardly any legislation will pass either way. The only difference is whether items are even brought to committee and to the floor. The resulting legislation will not be substantially different. I’d like to see Reid retired from the Majority office, but I just as much want to see Cochran removed to make it clear those tactics will never be accepted again.
When was the last time the Republicans stopped any Supreme Court nomination? They should call themselves the ‘Rubber Stamp Committee”.
Seriously the US Senate is the most despicable, effete, pusillanimous legislative body in the history of mankind. At least Roman Senators faced assassination if they spoke out against the Emperor.
How are these pigs any different than the Soviets?
“When was the last time the Republicans stopped any Supreme Court nomination?”
Majority leader can stop every one of them, or anything else. They just don’t get voted on.
I wonder if we would be any worse off with a strong minority in the US Senate with a a few more friends for Ted Cruz instead of the backstabbers setting their agenda.
I didn’t vote for Tillis in the Primary but I certainly will in Nov. You do as you please.
The Republican party will stay an ‘Also Ran’ bridesmaid if we don’t unite.
Sitting it out in 2012 gave us another 4 years of Zer0 and Reid and look what a mess he’s got us in.
Are you gonna tell me Romney wouldn’t have done better?
He may not have hit all the points we want but you can bet your a$$ the economy would have been on the way to recovery, and we would be standing with Israel.
I am conservative and I am supporting Tillis. He has done a great job as house leader and the NC legislature has done good work for the conservative cause.
McConnell supported Reid's agenda with critical cloture votes. With the liberal republican senate leadership supporting and enacting the liberal agenda, I don't want them in the majority.
Remember McCain and the gang of 8? Even when the liberal republicans had a majority, they worked with the dems to enact the liberal agenda.
I hope the liberal republican party is politically destroyed.
And THAT is exactly why they keep sticking it to us. They KNOW that no matter what they do, the minions will schlep to the polls and “hold their nose” and vote out of fear.
This is what is going to happen in America. In 20 years, Conservatism and the GOP will be dead. There will be pockets to be sure, but we have one demographic and it is dying and NOT being replaced. Take our demographic out of the equation and America is radically Liberal across the Board. The only reason we hold the House is Gerrymandering. That’s it. No other reason. We MAY take back the Senate but that’s about a 55-45 proposition. And in 2016 we will be absolutely slaughtered in the Senate as the reverse happens ... GOP Senators up for re-election in blue States. We will lose 7-10 seats.
Our ONLY hope is to stand up, let the GOP take the beating now, and rebuild asap. When America is mega-Libtard you really think it’s going to vote for Dim-lite? We may lose in the end, but at least this way we go down swinging.
No. I am not just going to vote for another GOPe toady. I will never, ever vote Dim, but I’ll sure skip a few votes.
So what the Dims do is run out the clock until 2016 when they (100% guaranteed) get the Senate back, get rid of the filibuster entirely, and put a mega-Libtard in the Seat.
Very nicely said.
I found it!
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarter's Expenses?
They won’t get the Senate back in 2016, they lose that race.
O’bastard is souring the public on demonrats, they will be more so by then.
Then don’t dump and rain on your base. The same ones you will need to win.
I agree with you on your two points: the economy would be better, and we would be standing with Israel, and both of those are salient and significant.
My concern is that there is another lesson to be learned from the history of GOP politics in the recent century. With two exceptions--Harding/Coolidge and Reagan--every time a Republican has been in office, the progressives have been able to get their camel's nose in yet another tent, and then tear down the tent when their President comes in office later. Hoover gave us the New Deal, though of course he didn't call it that; FDR simply expanded on the post-crash acts passed in his predecessor's administration. Nixon gave us the EPA, wage and price controls, and the detachment of the dollar from gold, all of which has been used subsequently to great effect by Democrat administrations, up to and including our own. The Bush 41 tax hikes opened the door for the later Clinton tax hikes, and the Bush 43 TARP opened the door for Obama's crony socialism. One could even point to Reagan's 1986 attempts at bipartisan compromise on the issues of tax reform and illegal immigration, and the results that came from both: the Dems eventually got all that they wanted, simply by waiting out the GOP and getting Clinton in office six years later.
The only reason Obamacare will collapse, if it indeed collapses, will be because some early version of it wasn't passed in the McCain administration, as would almost certainly have occurred, and the only reason amnesty hasn't been passed is because we don't have Jeb Bush or Chris Christie or Mitt Romney in the White House suggesting some watered-down version of it "for the good of the nation," which the subsequent Hillary! or Warren or Booker administration would expand, to become what the progressives always wanted in the first place.
The difference is that progressives are quite happy with incrementalism, while the GOPe think of politics as the art of bipartisan compromise, and the result is a codependency that leads to a dysfunctional government. I am outflanked by no one by my despise of the policies of the Obama administration, but when the Dems are in control and out in the open, they can be fought head-on by someone willing to fight when them head-on (cf. Carter by Reagan), but when the GOP is in the White House and the Dems have any power, even if it is only the power of filibustering the Senate or having their judges rule in their favor, the common practice has been attempt at compromise, which results in incrementalism, which results in the Dems winning in the long run.
Have no fear, I may be one person, but I am helping make a difference here in North Carolina down here in Wilmington (after having moved here from Indiana last year)! There are conservatives fighting the good fight.
Tillis record is marginally worse than Hagan’s on immigration.
Hagan thoughtlessly voted with 67 Senators for the gang of 8 bill which was largely dead anyway.
But Hagan voted with 36 Republicans and 4 Democrats to stop the adorable 2010 Dream Act.
“Our advertising was terrific, Rove declared on the call, and Tillis gave credit to Crossroads for his victory, saying in his smooth drawl that the groups contribution cant be overstated.
December 2012 Tillis:The other thing were going to do is send a very clear message to Washington that they can make our job a lot easier if they would deal with the issue that theyve kicked down the road Republicans and Democrats for many, many years.
The GOP governor accused High Point area manufacturers of backing a bill McCrory vetoed that allows employers extra time to verify the legal status of a worker. The N.C. General Assembly this week overrode McCrorys veto from earlier this summer of legislation that extends from three months to nine months the amount of time an employee can draw a paycheck without having his or her legal status cleared though a federal database known as E-Verify.
Tillis said the immigration bill was designed to help alleviate the problems that employers in the state face because of federal immigration procedures and policies.
The regulatory burden and complexity caused by federal inaction requires us to consider stop-gap measures while we wait for politicians in D.C. to take action, he said. This bill received strong bipartisan support and sought to provide clarity to employers and agencies regarding the impact of illegal immigration in North Carolina.
All Democrats and half of the Republicans in NC voted for Tillis hire-an-illegal bill.