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Jeb Bush, John Boehner And The Anti-Reagan Republican Establishment
conservativehq.com ^ | 3/4/15 | George Rasley

Posted on 03/04/2015 8:54:42 AM PST by cotton1706

Ronald Reagan gained the Republican nomination for president, and eventually won the White House in 1980, by welding together all of the grassroots discontents with the Washington and Republican establishments and building what became known as the “three-legged stool” of the Reagan coalition; anti-communist national defense conservatives, fiscal conservatives and social conservatives.

The new Republican majority in Congress was forged by adding the limited government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party movement to that three-legged stool. Practically every poll we see tells us that coalition represents a majority of the American electorate and should have been a solid and stable platform from which Republicans could govern for generations to come.

Except the leaders of the Republican establishment seem hell-bent on alienating enough elements of the coalition to reduce themselves to the same permanent minority status they held for most of the 50 years between the New Deal and the election of Reagan.

The viciously personal and bizarrely antagonistic attempts by the Republican congressional leadership to marginalize members of the House Republican Conference who do not hew to the Big Government – Big Business agenda of Speaker Boehner and his inside circle have been well-documented here and elsewhere.

Previously, Boehner stripped liberty-minded Representatives, such as Tim Huelskamp of Kansas and Justin Amash of Michigan, of their committee assignments and his leadership team went out their way to marginalize any member of the GOP conference who was not a team-player for Boehner’s Big Government surrender caucus.

But the unraveling of the Reagan and post-Reagan Republican coalitions have taken a new, and for the future of this country, worrying turn by two events that came to light this week.

The first was the revelation that Boehner’s former Chief of Staff, and closest political and personal confidant, Barry Jackson, is a principal in an operation that is funding attack ads against conservative members of the House Republican Conference, including Huelskamp, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma and Jim Jordan of Ohio.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 03/04/2015 8:54:42 AM PST by cotton1706
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2 posted on 03/04/2015 9:02:13 AM PST by Slyfox (I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever)
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To: cotton1706

if no conservatives set up to challenge Bonehead, what does that make them?
As coward and corrupt as leadership.


3 posted on 03/04/2015 9:02:41 AM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small pittance.)
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To: cotton1706

“The first was the revelation that Boehner’s former Chief of Staff, and closest political and personal confidant, Barry Jackson, is a principal in an operation that is funding attack ads against conservative members of the House Republican Conference”

BIG surprise....


4 posted on 03/04/2015 9:03:09 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) (GOPe is that easy to read))
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The FReepathon Is Almost Over

Please Donate And End It

5 posted on 03/04/2015 9:21:51 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: cotton1706
Practically every poll we see tells us that coalition represents a majority of the American electorate and should have been a solid and stable platform from which Republicans could govern for generations to come.

Except the leaders of the Republican establishment seem hell-bent on alienating enough elements of the coalition to reduce themselves to the same permanent minority status they held for most of the 50 years between the New Deal and the election of Reagan.

The GOPe's priority is to continue to be the whores of the Chamber of Commerce - winning and governing is strictly secondary.

6 posted on 03/04/2015 9:28:19 AM PST by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: cotton1706

B&B don’t have their names on the office door the have a neon sign that reads for sale and cheap.


7 posted on 03/04/2015 9:31:24 AM PST by Vaduz
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Just remember folks....it was John Boehner who invited “Bibi” to address congress!!! I am not a great devotee of Mr. Boehner, never was.....but when you left out “Traitor, Obama lover, Mitch McConnell as the vermin Republican leader of the Senate...that ticked me off!!! Boehner was not really the problem...Mitch McConnell, bent over in the middle of Times Square, NYC, and gave a public display of his adoration of Turncoat, Traitor & American Hater, Obama!!! And...then he gave away the entire store. All he needed to do, is invoke the “Nuclear Option”....which he did not do!!! McConnell is the weak low life that gave, and gives the store away on every issue to the “Destroy America” low life Democrat vermin!!!


8 posted on 03/04/2015 9:47:58 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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The sad reality is undoing of the Reagan legacy of liberty and prosperity began NOT with Bill Clinton, but with Bush(read my lips)#41. The GOPe has determined IMHO that any candidate with Reagan smaller government tendencies will NEVER be allowed near the WH ever again. Beware Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Ben Carson.


9 posted on 03/04/2015 11:31:10 AM PST by FiddlePig
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You are right about the GOPe. But to fix the problem it all depends on how upset good folks get about it.


10 posted on 03/04/2015 11:34:23 AM PST by Slyfox (I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever)
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