Skip to comments.Scent of fear in the air for Republicans
Posted on 05/12/2010 4:27:09 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Theres something happenin here, what it is aint exactly clear
Stephen Stills, 1967
You see Utahs Bob Bennett, who had a few moments of apostasy in the congregations eyes and dared to bow at the altar of bipartisanship, and he is brutally excommunicated.
You see Arizonas John McCain, who couldnt please the faithful as a presidential nominee and now is campaigning as a Joe Arpaio disciple, and he may be the next to be expelled from the Church of the Conservatives.
And, closer to home, you see Sue Lowden and Brian Sandoval, who are desperately trying to preach the right gospel and make the parishioners sing along, and yet they are getting crushed in straw poll after straw poll.
For what its worth, the moderate-cleansing in the Republican Party in these days of tea and poses could pay off in the short run for the candidates who can deliver the best conservative sermons and fool some of the small electoral universe on June 8. But four weeks before voters who dont cast ballots early go to the polls, you can almost smell it in the air in the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial primaries the scent of uncertainty, even of fear.
Good... and you rinos had better get your “minds right”.
As an Arizona resident, I am looking forward to voting for JD Hayworth and against McCain. Time to enjoy a long deserved retirement, John...
The only fear here is the stench rolling off authors like this who suddenly are learning just how loathsome the average American finds their progressive fascist political ideology.
I think the democrats have more to worry about then the republicans do.
Ralston didn’t include the Maine Republican Party adopting the tea party platform this past weekend.
I love the smell of RINO fear in the morning ;-)
Liberals and RINOS know that there will be a political earthquake come November.
Scent of fear in the air for Big Government Elitists.
I don’t have a problem with that.
If I were an arizona resident, McCain wouldn’t get my vote in the primary nor the general.
I regard McCain to be as dangerous as Obama(maybe even moreso), given how progressive that JM is, and how the media try to portray JM as a conservative all the time. He can do what Obama can’t. He can seriously damage conservative efforts. If JM could rally efforts within the republican party back towards progressivism, that would clearly make JM more dangerous than Obama. JM *IS* the enemy within.
In that case, it would be better if JM didn’t get re elected. Give the seat away. Even with Obama at the helm.
I agree. Simply put, if you’ve voted for “healthcare reform,” T.A.R.P., if you plan on voting for the “financial reform” bill, you better look for another job. That goes for weasels in both parties. I will not yield my family to the government. Period.
I tend to agree with the article, although the way it is written just irritates the heck out of me. The way I read between the lines is that this writer thinks the electorate is having a tantrum and just needs to take more prozac and watch TV.
I DO think it is time to vote out the incumbents and vote in only conservatives that will repeal all of these 0bama bills.
It’s numbers game we can’t win...Clinton won with 43% of the vote because people like you threw their vote away on the ‘never was gonna win’ Perot.
I think it is safe to say stupid Perot voters ushered in what we are experiencing now-—beginning with corrupt Clinton dynasty—the savaging of Bush and now the worst of the worst Obama.
So, with your attitude, be prepared to change your name to NCS
Naive Conservative Slayer.
People like you, whipping yourself up into a fantasy frenzy depress me no end, you wil architect our final end, through your lack of foresight, and big picture thinking.
You are a tool of the liberals.
And they count on you, in ensuring their continuation of dominance.
When is the Arizona primary?
Ask Eric Massa and Bart Stupak about “excommunication”
We are talking about elites who think it is acceptable to even consider putting a person on the Supreme Court who has disrespected our military the way Kagan has.
I can’t even express the contempt I have for the senators and other politicians in Washington who allow our sons to die for our country and then put Kagan on the Court.
They should all be kicked out, Republicans especially, because they pretend to know better.
Don’t be frozen with fear! It’s time to take a stand.
Methinks you read far too much into his post. If you are afraid ousting RINO’s is going to create problems then you must be content to see those same RINO’s cross over the aisle and work with Democrats to pass laws that further wreck the country. Good luck with that.
This is a forum to advance CONSERVATISM. Limp-wristed mushy moderates such as yourself can pound sand.
Just a little over the top to call losing a primary a brutal excommunication.
There’s a lot to say about splitting conservative votes in primaries: it’s been especially done in House primaries in such states as OH, IL, MI, and CA for years now.
Well, I guess the late Senator Roman Hruska (R-NE) would say that “limp-wristed mushy moderates” deserve representation too!
Any mention of Mollohan who lost his seat after 28 years.
It’s a numbers game.
Is it impossible for you to learn from history? Clinton—43%-—changed the entire poltical landscape because idealist voters did not consider the strategy of election WAR.
I’m the least “mushy” conservative you will ever find.
But I refuse to fall prey to some well-crafted psy-ops using our own people as pawns to ensure our defeat.
If we “can’t win” it then there is no hope. RINOs like McCain will bring us Amnesty and that will bring us quickly to the One Party State and that party won’t be conservatives or Republicans. There is no middle ground.The Democrat Party is 100% socialist and totalist. Compromise with them on any point is shoving the center way over into socialist territory. The Marxixts have taken over the Democrat party in toto and purged it.The Republican Party is still all over the map. One side of that situation has to change if the Republic is to survive.
Ok, good point and I buy that-—using the primaries to flush and distill is good-as long as scars are not irreparable.
We just MUST be more strategic-minded in the general.
A third party candidate will be our demise.
Fear? The ‘Rats are in projection mode.
I don’t hink kicking out the moderates should be the issue(there is few of them left). I think kicking out the back stabbing scum of the country club is the answer. They are nothing but back stabbers.
No sir, YOU are. With your dogma of "be Democrat Lite and win"
We followed that dogma in 2008 by nominating McCain as you pushers of this theory that the GOP must "be Democrat Lite" to win demanded
How did that work out for us?
...and this article shows that they’re running scared.
Anybody on the ground in this district? What really happened?
WaPo characterizes Mollohan's defeat as an ethics problem, but the comments to the Charleston Gazette article point to Tea Party activism.
This is the way the system is supposed to work!
If an elected official actions do not represent the will of the people, he or she loses in the primary or in the Nov election.
If we had done this in 2006 instead of blinding being loyal to our thugs, deviants and crooks,like Mark Foley, just cause they were in office, we would not of lost the majority
Yup. 95 percent of the gop are just as bad as the rats.
Is the MSM still trying to spin this as an ouster of “Republicans?”
News Flash: This is part of the continuing PURGE OF STATISTS regardless of the party they claim to represent.
And guess what opened the door for perot in the first place?
Rinoism and mushy garbage from the Bush clan.
Get ready to go through the same thing only much worse during the 2012 primary. No one will be good enough and anyone who talks compromise will be mocked as a Quisling to conservatives. In reality it’s the independents who decide elections and as the Democrats are finding out now, it’s not a good idea to piss them off. I think most independents generally are pretty conservative anyway and we need to make our case without getting in their faces and calling them names. I think it’s good to defeat a less conservative candidate in a GOP primary but there are just some places where the best you can do is a RINO (e.g., Brown vs. Coakley). Given the choice of a RINO and a Democrat I’ll still take the RINO of course. A conservative has much more influence with a RINO than they ever would with a Democrat. Have you seen McCain’s ad where he’s being of all things a tough guy on the border? It wasn’t Democrats who pushed him into that position but conservatives.
Sir. I was going to try and write this type of sentiment but you have done it perfectly. Thank you.
*I love the smell of RINO fear in the morning ;-)*
.....Smells like victory!
There has not been enough fear of voter anger. That’s part of the reason we’re in the mess currently. The politicians should fear their voters. It’s healthy.
I hope this keeps growing.
For years the base has been complaining...but the elites knew best. Now along comes this uprising and the scumbags that should hve been thrown out years ago are waking up. We need to keep up the pressure and cut no slack!
We can only hope this is true.The Republican party needs to learn a lesson and fast.
The RINOS are right in line with the Democrats feeding at the trough.
Two words...Bob Dole.
Ralton and his newspaper are left of center. Their only use is to let you know what the left is thinking or hoping.
Down with Democrats masquerading as Republicans.
Down with the 55% CU voting records.
Getting Dem’s elected because the front running “R” isn’t conservative enough, is suicide!
Agreed and well stated. We have defended the indefensible because of the R’s next to their name. Because of that failure to purge our own bad eggs we took two terrible beatings. The McCain’s. the Graham’s and their lot must go.
they got it a bit wrong...its the DC Republicrat machine....and the Beltway Bandit parasites hanging off of it making our lives miserable...that have the most to fear!!!!
Another point you miss is that, regardless of this article, Republicans are not the only ones having their feet held to the fire. Democrats will probably lose around 50 seats in the House. Voters will be moving incumbents out, but rest assured that more Dems will be going than Republicans because of the mood of those voters who are demanding fiscal discipline.
Like those voters who are fed up with weak sisters, I would like to vote you off the island.