Skip to comments.GOP establishment plans to exorcise Tea Party, defend two Illinois congressmen
Posted on 10/26/2013 5:54:18 AM PDT by chicagolady
Writing in National Journal, Beth Reinhard reports that the Republican Party is gearing up to exorcise itself of conservative and Tea Party elements it believes will lead the GOP to defeat in 2014.
"Hopefully we'll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them," said former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, whose new political group, Defending Main Street, aims to raise $8 million to fend off Tea Party challenges against more mainstream Republican incumbents. "We're going to be very aggressive and we're going to get in their faces."
Tactics being discussed among Republican consultants, donors, and party leaders include "running attack ads against Tea Party candidates; overthrowing Ron Paul's libertarians who have significant influence in the Iowa and Minnesota state parties; promoting open primaries over nominating conventions; and countering conservative organizations like Heritage Action, the Club for Growth, and FreedomWorks.
LaTourette's Defending Main Street group has identified several Republican politicians it may work to defend, including Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho, Shelley Moore Capito who is running for the Senate in West Virginia, and Representatives Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who have recently drawn criticism from conservative organizations such as Club for Growth.
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“Get in their faces”?! This guy has been hanging around Obama a bit too much, I think.
Tourette is Team Romney
(another PUPPET of the Romney agenda),
and gladly attacks the TEA PARTY and conservatives
for his Obama-worshiping Master.
Rhinos can run but they can’t hide.
You’d think they might try standing up for what they profess to believe first.
LOL... I know I am dating myself here, but I just can’t help but remember the line, “Steinbrenner is going to fire the fans.”
The establishment gets dumber and dumber. And will continue to lose.
If the tea party candidates fail to win in the primaries, then the GOP is dead. It is the GOP which will get the snot beat out of them in 2014 by Democrats.
Overall this is correct....but as for me....I ain’t pinning my hopes on a state like Illinois......the races we need to win are a certain percentage of the Senate RINO races....we need a McConnell or a Graham win or something like that...along with another good year nationally in the House.
Illinois is, well, Illinois.
AnyRINO that is running, and has been in office for a term or two, just hit them with the truth OF THEIR VOTING RECORD AND RECORDED STATEMENTS.
The ‘new RINOS’ will be eating their tails, when you do.
The GOP Establishment is as inbred as royal monarchists of earlier Europe.
The are ignorant beyond belief.
They see the internal polls and realize that the numbers weighing on them, as touted by the media, are showing losing their conservative base.
That is why they will be destroyed in 2014...they have lost their base.
Up next GOP House written Amnesty...lol..you cant make this crap up.
The GOP will lose the House in 14, because they will lose significant portions of the conservative base.
Let them hear from you folks...
This is Biblical.
Reince has already sending his Whig patrol to FreeRepublic, trying to corral the conservatives back into the pen. You can see them in posts whining about threads criticizing Mitch McConnell.
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