Skip to comments.The Battle To Takeover The GOP Begins Today
Posted on 11/08/2012 11:34:11 AM PST by Kevmo
The Battle To Takeover The GOP Begins Today
By Richard A. Viguerie | 11/7/12
Despite our efforts and the efforts of millions of other conservatives, who went all-in for the Romney candidacy, Election Day 2012 was a disaster Barack Obama was re-elected President, Republicans lost seats in the House and failed to gain a majority in the Senate.
However, out of that disaster comes some good news: conservatives are saying Never again are we going to nominate a big government establishment Republican for President.
Whats more, we wont have to conservatives now have a deep bench of potential presidential candidates.
We have elected a new generation of conservative leaders who are capable of taking over the GOP to become the Party of small government constitutional conservatism.
Last nights election of small government constitutional conservatives -- Ted Cruz, Jeff Flake and Deb Fisher to the Senate, the election of conservative Mike Pence as Governor of Indiana, the election of Trey Radel and other boat rockers to the House -- portend that yesterdays defeats will spell the end of big government Republicanism.
They join such small government constitutional conservative leaders as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Senators Jim DeMint, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey, Virginias Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the 50-odd Members of the House, such as Justin Amash, who stood for conservative principles and voted against the debt ceiling deal.
Establishment Republicans ever anxious to hold on to power, and the establishment media, are going to blame the Tea Party and radical conservatives who voted for principled small government constitutional conservative candidates in Republican primaries for the election disaster of 2012.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Governor Romney won the nomination by spending tens of millions of dollars knee-capping his conservative opponents in the primaries and then handed the election to Obama because he and his campaign team spent most of the campaign mired in the establishment Republican folly of trying to win by standing for nothing.
The stand for nothing strategy didnt work for President Fords 1976 campaign, it didnt work for President George H.W. Bushs re-election and it certainly didnt work for Bob Dole and John McCain.
Republicans never, ever, win the presidency unless they nationalize the election by campaigning on a conservative agenda.
While Obama and the Democrats threw down the gauntlet on the social issues -- such as same-sex marriage and abortion -- Republicans ran away from such issues as same-sex marriage, religious freedom and Obamas war on the Catholic Church. You couldnt find any mention of the Constitution or the conservative social agenda in a Romney ad or in a Rove-run Super PAC ad or an ad run by the national GOP.
The establishment Republicans who held the reins and the checkbooks chose to run negative ads against Obama and campaign almost solely on Romneys biography and economic policies, while skipping the social issues and the concerns of Tea Partiers and small government constitutional conservatives.
In choosing to ignore the larger conservative agenda, Romney chose not to follow the path that led Republicans to win seven of the previous eleven presidential elections.
In the Senate, two good and decent men Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock were defeated not because they were pro-life, but because they were inept campaigners.
Tommy Thompson, George Allen, Connie Mack and other establishment-backed candidates -- who ran as establishment Republicans -- all went down to defeat in the general election after being boosted past principled small government conservatives in the primaries by Mitch McConnell and the Washington GOP establishment.
The leaders who forced those kinds of candidates on us -- and manipulated the GOP rules to force the Party to change from a grassroots-driven Party to a Party driven from the top-down by Washington insiders -- should resign.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House John Boehner, NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions and other Republican leaders behind the epic election failure of 2012 should be replaced with leaders more in tune with the grassroots of the conservative base of the Party.
Likewise, in any logical universe, establishment Republican consultants such as Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, Romney campaign senior advisor Stewart Stevens and pollster Neil Newhouse would never be hired to run or consult on a national campaign again -- and no one would give a dime to their ineffective Super PACs, such as American Crossroads.
Mitt Romney's loss was the death rattle of the establishment GOP. Far from signaling a rejection of the Tea Party or grassroots conservatives, the disaster of 2012 signals the beginning of the battle to takeover the Republican Party and the opportunity to establish the GOP as the Party of small government constitutional conservatism.
McConnel is up for re-election in 2014. He needs to be primaried and defeated.
Why not just move to the Constitution Party?
The GOP name is so smeared, there’s no hope for it. They’ve done the same thing to the TEA Party (although there was never anything official about it). Most conservatives won’t go Libertarian, but the Constitution Party might be a ready-made alternative.
The Conservatives in the Republican party need to have their own primary to put forth 1 Conservative to challenge the Republican moderates - let them split their vote.
***How do we do that? From my home page:
Heres how I think primaries should be organized:
My suggestion is basically to hold the first primary in the state that has the highest percentage of GOP votes in the last election, the 2nd primary in the 2nd highest, and so on. 2 primaries a week for 25 weeks, with the last primaries being the suckup-to-the-democrats. And the democrats could easily have their primary schedule the same way, if they wanted.
This way, if a state is 60% republican, there is still incentive for them to get out the vote for 61% republican so they can bump up their state in the primary schedule.
Also: Rotate all the states (even the big ones) through an early schedule so that everyone gets access at some point to the front line.
Let each state bid when they want their primary to take place. The earlier the primary, the fewer the delegates they control according to some logarithmic or steep curve formula.
18 posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 9:55:08 AM by Kevmo (We need to get rid of the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party. ~Duncan Hunter) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1962610/posts?page=18#18
Second thing is the order of the primaries should be determined by the percentage of republicans in the last vote. The higher the %pubbie, the sooner the state appears on the primary schedule, with a mix of big & little states and our staunchest republican states get to go FIRST. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1965735/posts?page=862#862
24 posted on Friday, September 04, 2009 8:52:29 PM by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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After having a conversation with a friend today is it time to replace the Electoral College with direct election of the President?
Mr. Robert - Republicans don’t need no more steenking leaders for President. We had all kinds this last time. What they need is to raise the abysmal Republican brand name in Congress. With a good four year approval record in Congress, people would give even some mystery candidate the benefit of the doubt.
But if sponsoring legislation that benefits the working middle class, even union, is beyond the smell of their Wall Street noses, then picking another bozo who is for exporting jobs won’t change the results.
You want to win, nominate someone to get the support of Reagan Democrats.
We are going to keep having this problem until they can find a way to keep the Democrats from voting in the Republican primaries.
It’s probably easier to change the republican primary process than to change the constitution & the electoral college system.
I agree. We can draw enough of the Republicans, Libertarians, digruntled with the system’ers, non-leftist Democrats —so we don’t win. But at least we run with principle. We aren’t exactly going gang busters with the Republican milquetoast platform.
I look at what perot did before he self-destructed.
If this is to be taken seriously, two questions are in order. Which of the 60 million obama voters would have voted for a real conservative? Secondly, why did 3 million GOP voters not vote? If it was that they believed there was no difference between romney and obama then they’re delusional. If it was Romney was not pure enough, then a pox on their houses for delivering 4 more years of budding fascism.
We are going to keep having this problem until they can find a way to keep the Democrats from voting in the Republican primaries.
***I think it goes way beyond that. But at least it would be a start.
Romney ran a Johnny One Note Campaign Used a poison dart blow gun when he should have used a cannon loaded with grape shot because he had pleanty of stuff he could fill that barrel with.. He failed to hammer away on what will happen when Obama gets returned; The Obama 2013/14 Tax Increases. The impact of Obamas energy policies...The impact of Supreme Court Appointments.. 18,000 new IRS agents and on and on. Including rampant corruption. Instead we got a sales pitch on executive ability but not the reason why one should toss the old model and buy his.
In addition Rove who I understand was handling the Senate campaign played games and his material
never warned voters that if Obama gets re-elected as well as senate the chances of repealing Obama care ...AND ALL THE TAX INCREASES THAT GO WITH IT WILL NEVER GET REPEALED
Nuts...This loss is inexcuseable
“Give the mouse a cookie and then he will want a glass of milk”
We as conservatives must stand on principle or we stand for nothing. Liberalism is an all-or-nothing treasonous ideology that subverts our constitution and makes it irrelevant!
When Liberals are the majority its... SCREW YOU WE WON!
When Conservatives are the majority its... compromise, play nice and eventually cave to everything Liberals want.
Why do conservatives ALWAYS compromise with liberals when the goal of liberalism is 100%!
NO WAY should Conservatives bend to the desires of Liberalism! There is no middle ground! The fight is Liberty vs Tyranny... Individualism vs Collectivism.
The mask is off the Liberals... They are without apology for all to see, Anti-American COMMUNISTS, TYRANTS and SATISTS!
Our United States Constitution and way of life was founded on Judeo-Christian values, grounded in the ideals of Liberty, self destiny and limited government that stays the hell out of our lives and the sovereignty of our States.
Liberalism is the antithesis of our Constitution and its founders... an ideologically treasonous doctrine of tyranny and Godless immorality.
LIBERALISM IS OUR DOMESTIC ENEMY! WE MUST NOT COMPROMISE, GIVE NO QUARTER, TAKE NO PRISONERS!
Spineless House Speaker Boehner MUST BE REPLACED! We need a PAIR as our speaker, not a eunuch!
In 2014 we will flip the Senate and put Odumbo in a deep freeze until 2016!
In 2016 I predict Hillary Clinton will again seek the Democrat nominee for POTUS
In 2016 the new majority party, The Tea Party (RIP GOP), must nominate a true conservative. My choice is Sarah Palin. Run Sarah, run...
On to practicalities. To start with, the new Republican caucus is going to have to elect the Speaker of the House.
John Boehner is currently 23rd in seniority in the House, so he should not be impossible to replace with a solid conservative. It will be the first test of the Tea Party members to assert themselves.
Then there will be the votes for the chairmen of the House committees. Appropriations, Ways & Means, and Rules are the most powerful assignments, so hopefully will all go to Tea Party conservatives.
The senate will be a lot harder, though many of the solid RINOs have been knocked out, there is still a logjam by seniority, and unlikely that any serious conservative can be minority leader.
Without a hard core conservative to oppose him, Harry Reid will still prevent anything good from happening, demanding the Republicans do what he want or be blamed for “shutting down the government”, yet giving them nothing in return.
The best bet is for the lame duck Republicans in the senate and the house to call Harry Reids wager, and refuse to pass any more continuing resolutions. This will mean over two months of severe pressure on the Democrats.
LET’S GO, I’m ready.
Kalifornia should not have 55 electorial college votes. That is simply insane. People have been leaving the state for 20 years. They must be counting every single illegal to maintain that kind of number.
Secondly, why did 3 million GOP voters not vote? If it was that they believed there was no difference between romney and obama then theyre delusional.
***There would be more votes where that came from, from democrats who could see no real difference between the candidates and therefore no reason to give the job to the new guy.
If it was Romney was not pure enough, then a pox on their houses for delivering 4 more years of budding fascism.
I would rather have a conservative. This is a conservative website. Berating conservatives because they didnt vote for a librul is not conservative. It says right in the founders statement that we are not beholden to ANY political party; FR is not a GOP website. The GOP let them down. Would you expect blacks to vote for a kkk candidate? Would you go onto blackpower.com and berate them for not voting for someone antithetical to their principles? No, because such a thing is OBVIOUSLY trolling. But coming onto a conservative website and berating conservatives for not voting for their antithetical nonconservative is somehow acceptable. Bowlsheet. Its trolling.
Are you here to pound down conservatives in the name of the GOP, because some of them didnt vote for your GOP-elitist snob liberal. FR is not a GOP website. It IS an evangelical, Pro-God Conservative website. That means what youre doing is trolling. That aintse conservative.
Those people who chose not to vote for your POS candidate had a right to do so, and they are more conservative than you. FR is a conservative website, not a republican website, so you should not be doing that. Would you expect Paulbots to vote against Ron Paul? Or would you go onto a Goodebot website and expect them to vote against Goode? That would be OBVIOUS trolling. Then why do you come onto a conservative website and expect them to vote against their conservative principles? It is OBVIOUS trolling.
Obozo would have still won with a “direct election”...simpler method is to do away with winner-take-all electoral votes for the state. Let each electoral district be counted splitting the state vote.
What, again? This is about the 35th time I’ve heard that.
I am done with the GOP!
I’m going to pound anyone ho thought purity was more important than country. As for FR being a conservative site. Too many here think the only conservatives are those who fly Gadsden flags, proudly possess Ruger mini 14s and Colt 1911s, who have a Cross that is not a crucifix, and believe Sarah Palin should be President. I have no problem with people who hold these views, but they don’t get to define what conservative is for the rest of us.