Skip to comments.Did anyone see the new NRSC ad trying to ride on coattails of the Tea Party to solicit donations?
Posted on 10/03/2010 7:03:26 AM PDT by Huber
This is the epitome of hypocracy. The NRSC is one of the primary reasons why Tea Parties exist outside of the Republican Party. The NRSC has funneled millions of dollars from conservative contributors into the campaigns of characters like Lincoln, Chaffee, Arlen Specter, Lindsay Graham and our lovely senators from Maine.
Gotta give 'em credit for chutzpah though!
I’m not sure that Cornyn, Gramnesty, Juan, et. al. aren’t still sippin’ some RINO squeezin’s behind the barn.
No bucks for RNC until they get rid of all RINOs and kick Steele out so hard he lands in France.
For the record, Sarah Palin, the darling of so many here, is actively shilling for the RNC now.
I just copied this from the ad and sent it to them with the comment Are you fools kidding me?
The two icons of the failure of the NRSC before O'Donnell and now they are trying to raise funds using their names?
“For the record, Sarah Palin, the darling of so many here, is actively shilling for the RNC now.”
I guess money talks.
yes, just saw it on Drudge and laughed out loud. What losers they are.
Not authorized by any candidate or candidates committee.
Hopefully it's like the tank runs into the center of Baghdad to test the strength of Sadam's defenses before the complete takeover.
It'd be better to clean house in the GOP sooner rather than later.
When they do something like this, it is totally apparent who the real leaders are.
Sorry, but she’s raising money that will go towards funding leftists like Mark Kirk.
Any conservative that gives a plug nickel to the RNC is nuts.
I told them to stuff it when they called me a week or so ago!
You gotta know who your enemies are. During the primaries the enemy was any RINO incumbent...from now til November the enemy is the democrat party and all it’s elected members. Bar none! After the election we can turn our fire back on the RINO’s if they fail to support our conservtaive agenda to stop obama and roll back government but until then we need all the help we can get to defeat democrats. Period.
Nothing makes the dems happier than watching us trash our side.
That’s because there is nothing to trash about the left.
The GOP (& NRSC, etc.) still have to walk the walk for a few years (along with leadership turnover) before they will convince many to help them provide centralized support.
Since the Third Party way isn't appealing from a strategical viewpoint it would seem to be good to keep the Party infrastructure functioning on a minimal level until it has been shown to have been taken over.
It’s easier to clean out the stables with your foot in the door. I trust she knows what she’s doing with the RNC—and I love the idea that she’s a help in CA.
I pledged money months ago and changed my mind and informed them of my decision.
The phone calls and mailings continued anyway!
Finally with the Christine O'Donnell debacle, I sent my money DIRECTLY to her instead and once again informed the NRSC...and they're still bothering me!
How can I stop it?
Separate entities but allies against the incumbent enemy, using each other to attain somewhat different goals. What’s so odd about that?
Go ahead and feed the beast, then. Just don’t whine when it eats you again.
Make the RINOs go Crist and Murkyowsky to pull votes from the Marxist 'rats.
Given the election laws across the land are set up to favor just two parties, it'd be best to control one of them. It won't happen overnight.
National money. We conservatives are doing a miserable job of self-funding all the conservative candidates we want to support.
Are they allies against the incumbent enemy? I don't think so. NRSC is all about supporting RINO incumbency. The hypocracy here is that they are basically stealing the Tea Party brand to solicit contributions to the most anti-Tea Party element of the GOP.
How can anyone be this intentionally stupid? They pick out two of the four worst examples they could have considering their support for Mikulski in Alaska and Crist in Florida. The only worse examples of their hypocrisy would be to include Pat Toomey after being long time supporters of Snarlin' Arlen Specter or Christine O'Donnell after the shabby way they treated her immediately after her primary win in Delaware.
How about at least having the decency not to use names of candidates you fought against in the primaries.
Are the Tea Partiers asking voters to vote for the Tea Party or for the Republicans ??.... Grow up.
“Are the Tea Partiers asking voters to vote for the Tea Party or for the Republicans ??.... Grow up.”
I went to a ‘tea party’ organizing meeting a couple weeks ago, and THAT is EXACTLY what they did. The ‘leaders’ would allow NO talk about support of anyone but the Rino’s running for office in my state. The movement has been hijacked by every RINO out there, including Armey and McCain.
The NRSC has never been our side. The NRSC is simply on the NRSC's side. It doesn't mean that they are our enemy, and there are times when it makes sense to ally with them, but it never makes sense to fund them when we could direct our funding far more effectively, either through Jim DeMint's Conservative Senate fund or through the Club for Growth or simply by selecting individual campaigns ourselves.
Also, shining a light on their efforts to co-opt funding from Conservatives is not trashing them. It is simply educating would be contributors so that they can donate more wisely.
Gee, I don't know. I haven't seen a whole lot of "Vote for Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins (or similar GOP candidates)" signs at the Tea Parties. Have you?
While we weren’t looking the strays were multiplying like Democrats in there. We’ll be shooing them out for years—and shoveling up after them the entire time.
The NRSC, Cornyn and mikey Steele can get bent.
I would give them one penny but I won’t trash them either.
I donate to candidates of MY choice.
OOPS, meant........I would NOT give them one penny.
In America, coalitions are made before the elections, not afterwards like in Europe. There is always going to be internal tensions and jockeying.
Say, where is Steele anyway? He hasn't said squat for about 6 months. Was he speaking at OneNation this weekend?
Governor Palin is a leader in the GOP, as was Ronald Reagan.
You are the Official Party Chairman of another political party aren't you?
What does that have to do with raising money for liberals?
You do realize they’re going to spend a large percentage of that money against conservatives just like they did throughout this election cycle, right?
You do understand that this site is for independent conservative activism, right?
You do understand that Republicans don’t have some sort of exclusive here, right?
Wow, way to ignore my post.
You are the Official Party Chairman of another political party aren’t you?
The people here should know that.
Contrary to what you seem to think of them, FReepers aren’t stupid.
Look, if I was wrong about you being an Official Party Chairman for a different party, then just say so, but quit avoiding the question.
Hey man, if you think it’s just peachy to raise money for the Republican Senatorial Committee, or the RNC, so they can spend it on candidates like Mark Kirk, Lisa Murkowski, Charlie Crist, et al, that’s your problem.
I wasn’t even aware that Murkowski and Crist were still GOP candidates, but if that is your claim as the leader of a competing party, I guess it is true.
I said “candidates like.” Reading comprehension problems?
They spent millions of donors’ dollars on candidates “like” that in this election cycle. Recent enough for you?
In our party we tell people to donate to conservative candidates. Even Republicans, if they’re actually conservative.
Do you have some sort of problem with that?
You just named three people that are not GOP candidates, you need to update your argument.
It makes up my homepage on FR, as you well know. One click away. How much more open can one be without posting about it in every post, Mr. Hall Monitor?
You say that like you think that people are looking at each other’s homepage every time they read a post, that is nonsense, just be open about what you do, especially when someone asks you on a thread, it took forever to get you to come out on this thread.
I’m much more open about who and what I am then you are. Shoot, I have my real name on my homepage, and explicitly lay out my political associations. How ‘bout you?
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