Skip to comments.14 GOP INCUMBENTS DEFEATED IN PRIMARY
Posted on 05/20/2006 1:16:03 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Conservatives, nationwide are getting angry about the loss of principle by GOP'ers in office. Big spending in Washington and Sacramento. The inability to control illegal aliens. Failure to protect jobs and the failure to stop the social agenda of liberals in our schools in finally causing conservatives to say NO to GOP incumbents, even if it means we could lose seats in a legislative body. The thought is simple, why protect a Republican running for office if their voting record will differ little from the Democrats.
In Utah, GOP Congressman Chris Cannon could not win his Parties endorsement for re-election--his opponent got more votes in Convention then he did.
In Nebraska, Congressman tom Osborne, and legend in the state, was defeated for the nomination for Governor due to his weak stand on illegal aliens.
In Heardon, Virginia, five incumbent city council members lost re-election due to their creation of a "Day Labor Center" for illegal aliens.
In the California 50th Congressional District Special Election, the Democrat is ahead of the Republican, since the Republican has been portrayed as more liberal than many Democrats--has even supported Democrats in the past.
But, Pennsylvania last Tuesday should have been the two by four to every GOP candidate and office holder in the nation.At least 14 incumbent GOP office holders, including the top two in the State Senate were defeated in a Republican primary, by Republicans. The good news is that if they had not been defeated, many GOP voters would have stayed home in November. This is a lesson for us in California, and the nation, GOP voters have had enough of Republicans acting like Democrats. Our candidates need to stand for GOP principles, then vote and govern that way once in office.
No longer will GOP voters settle for, "well at least they have a "R" after their name." There is a revolt going on in GOP ranks and it is moving across the nation.
May it only continue. Join the hunt and make RINO's extinct!
Sounds like a wonderfull time for GOP candidates to listen to their constituents.
Thanks for posting this.
There is a message being sent, the question is who is listening.
Moderation in the face of adversity is not a desireable trait, imo.
This is very good news. And also much more effective than not voting and giving Democrats victories across the country.
IMHO, if ANY candidate would simply stand and say "I want our immigration laws enforced, I want our border's locked down, and I want illegals deported"; I'd vote for them without regad to thier party affiliation.
We have Republicans who have no idea what the party stands for, each has used his position to better himself at the expense of those who put him in office.
It's time to haul out the trash.
Hope so Jim, but of the supposed "2008 republican" candidates, only George Allen is a true Conservative! Still looks like (R)ino as usual.
"In Nebraska, Congressman tom Osborne, and legend in the state, was defeated for the nomination for Governor due to his weak stand on illegal aliens. "
Thats what the Osborn folks say but I think it had a lot more to do with the fact he didn't take much of a stand on ANYTHING....I love coach but we have a decent governor now and Tom wouldn't come out and tell us exactly what is views are...kinda like a Collin Powell figure..
If only the RNC and the Republicans in DC would see this and believe it, instead they keep trying to shove Guiliani and McCain at us and telling candidates to move to the center.
They've only done it to themselves.
At least if its a Democrat incumbent, conservatives can work to defeat him without spending a lot of money in a drag out primary.
To get rid of a lousy GOP incumbent you have to defeat him in a primary and then hope the new guy has enough money to beat the Rat.
There hasn't been an issue as politically potent as illegal immigration in at least a generation. It could even realign the political landscape on a scale similar to the New Deal.
It's time for the "leaders" to get out in front of the crowd--or cease to be leaders.
I disagree. I think a RINO is worse than a Dem. With a RINO, conservatives are being fooled into voting to support someone that they THINK will support conservative values.
At least with a Dem, you KNOW that they will NOT support conservative values.
Hillary's health care plan, and its defeat, in 1994 resulted in the Republican takeover of Congress. That was at least as potent as illegal immigration, if not more so.
I believe FR is a direct reflection of what is happening in our party. Conservatives will only put up with so much before they are forced to act.
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