Skip to comments.Retired Republican Senator Leads Effort To Smash Local Tea Party
Posted on 08/28/2014 12:12:57 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
Sen. Al Simpson (R-WY) retired from the Senate in 1997, but he is now celebrating another political victory in his state. The retired senator ran and won his election as a member of the Republican precinct committee in his hometown of Cody, Wyoming, together with his wife Ann.
Both Simpsons earned a majority of the vote, effectively pushing out Tea Party Republicans in the precinct.
We decided wed start over, Simpson explained in an interview with Breitbart News. We did that about forty years ago when we started in politics.
Although he retired from state politics long ago, Simpson indicated he was annoyed with Tea Party conservatives criticizing his record as a conservative, and had grown increasingly alarmed at the tone of the local Republican party.
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" Im not against anybody, I just want to be in the room, he said. I just want to be there for the debate. "
Lotta good 'being in the room for the debate' has done for the country, sir.
Few listened to him when he was in office.
I bet he is “etired”. Heck Freepers are eexhausted fighting Rinos like him.
Career Establishment Politician rails against newly formed grass roots political groups...
If Republicans worked half as hard at defeating Democrats as they do Tea Party candidates..they would have it made.........But they don’t
Isn't Alan Simpson one the Commissars David Brooks thought it would be cool to have the in the Politburo that will run the U.S.A.?
Yeah, no thanks.
Why do people even bother with trying to “take over the Republican Party”?
The rules - from top to bottom - have been set up specifically to STOP that from happening at any level. You can’t take over what you’re not even allowed to effectively participate in.
It’s time for conservatives (which is what we’re really talking about here) to ditch the GOP, create an alternate Party, appeal to the millions of disaffected people who don’t even vote any more, and destroy the GOP. Replace it with something that the GOPe doesn’t control. Sometimes, the only way to remove a fortified position is to blow the ground out from under it.
I often question if Tea Party patriots are aware of the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers, particularly the fed’s limited power to lay taxes.
He’s a flaming DemocRat.
So, the funny thing is that, having read that article and thread, Brooks is actually right. The problem IS too much democracy at the Federal level.
It’s his prescription (Simpson-Bowles style commissions with enactment authority) is wrong and excessive. There’s a much simpler solution: repeal the 17th Amendment (and send the 16th out with it, for good measure) and have US Senators elected by their state governments, not populaces.
Hes a flaming DemocRat.
We need to go to RINO rallies dressed in tie die and what not and appeal to the RINO vanity in them and tell them that the democrat party would love to have them.... We should talk these puketards into switching parties and use their own vanity as a tool against them...
I’m afraid the GOPe have shot themselves in the foot attacking decent people wanting to hold government accountable. They should be estatic about the grassroots movement known as the Tea Party because it’s created more first time voters than anything they’ve done.
Instead they’ve pissed them, and us, off. I’m afraid they are in for a rude awakenging in November when they DON’T take the Senate and barely hold onto the House.
Tea Party people, in addition to calling Republican liberals RINOs and GOP-e, should properly called them both “Republican liberals” and their old name, of “Whigs”.
Republican liberals defines the liberal ones well, because they embrace liberal beliefs, policies, and agendas, even if they dislike Democrats as people. They are quite comfortable with both the last hundred plus years of progressivism, and the general direction it is taking America, that is, off a big cliff.
The “Whigs” need to be called out as such. They serve only the multinational corporations of the Chamber of Commerce, and are not just “business first” in their attitudes, but “business only”. These are not patriotic businesses, because they owe no loyalty to America or its people, and they would sell us out for a song.
The original Whigs, forerunners of the Republican party, were also “business only”, to the point where they tolerated slavery, “because it was good for business”, even though the rank and file of their party bitterly opposed it.
Eventually the rank and file left the Whigs and formed the Republican party, and left to their own devices, the Whig leadership fell apart. Without rank and file support, for all their business connections, they were nothing.
The current leader of the “Whigs” are people like Karl Rove and those politicians who hover around him. The Republican leadership are still mostly Whigs and liberals, whose agenda and visions for the future are far afield from conservatives.
But they are losing, slowly and steadily. And some day, the conservatives will throw them out of power, and send them packing. And it will be a great day for America.
Republicans do not want to defeat the Democrats. They are happy to be the minority party.
I didn’t vote for him.
You got me.
‘Everybody’ including everybody says we have to do it this way.
I remember the flaks when we ditched Mike Castle. (!)
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