Establishment GOP

The Bizarre Lies Behind The Establishment GOP Border Bill

The McCaul border bill is another phony show vote that does not deport one illegal alien or even implement current law to build a fence to secure the southern border. Get the details here and then call your Representative and Senators and tell them you want real border security, not phony show votes, from the new Republican Majority. SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY NOW!

The Closing of The Repub. Mind

Erick Erickson, Red State

If R's raise taxes, particularly while ignoring the concerns of their base toward religious freedom and other issues, they might find their grasp on power comes up short. After all, they have to win all the races. Conservatives only have to disrupt a few. And we will.

Why We Must (Gently) Disagree With Rich and Ramesh

Now is the time for limited government constitutional conservatives to contest every primary and every election for precinct committeeman. Now is not the time to engage in wishful thinking about a “new synthesis” that will only act to keep Big Government Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Thad Cochran and Lamar Alexander in power to continue the policies we conservatives oppose.

Rove Plans GOP Victory in Midterms at Tea Party's Expense

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Karl Rove has set his sights on helping Sen. Mitch McConnell win the GOP primary this month against tea party opponent Matt Bevin following his success with establishment Repub. Thom Tillis in NC. He’s now targeted Bevin in the May 20 primary against McConnell, his longtime ally.

What I Told The Heritage Foundation

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint is the de facto leader of the conservative movement because he understands that, while the establishment media and big-government Republicans have done a good job of blaming conservatives for Republican losses, the reality is voters consistently reject big-government, content-free Republicans. The GOP only wins when it draws a clear contrast with the secular liberal big government worldview of the Democrats.

House GOP Collaborate W/ Lefty Interests Against Conservatives

Erick Erickson, Red State

Next weekend, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and twenty-five other members of Congress are flying to Amelia Island to collaborate with a group dedicated to defeating conservatives in Congress.

Ellmers and Simpson: Lying Their Way To Reelection

The campaigns of Rep. Renee Ellmers and Mike Simpson have set a new low in the art of political prevarication.

Club for Growth vs Establishment Pols Debate

Robert Feinberg, MoneyNews

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosted a civil debate titled "Tea party vs. establishment: Who is helping the right, and who is hurting it?" featuring Chris Chocola, president of the Club for Growth, and Steve LaTourette, CEO of the Repub. Main Street Partnership.

Conservatives: Manipulation, Fear Forced Brewer to Veto SB1062

Austin Ruse, Breitbart

Brewer was under tremendous pressure from moderate GOP leaders, including John McCain and Mitt Romney. A coalition of 80 large corps. threatened that such a bill would harm business interests in AZ. Statements from the NFL stoked speculation that it'd would pull out of AZ for the '15 Super Bowl.

Establishment GOP Leaders Take The 30 Pieces Of Silver To Pass Amnesty

The passive, weak-kneed, and principle-free response of the GOP establishment to demands for amnesty for illegal aliens is to be expected of a Party whose leading establishment figures, like Haley Barbour, readily take the 30 pieces of silver from Big Business, rather than fight for American workers, the rule of law and American exceptionalism.

Unions Funding GOP Super PAC Targeting TeaParty

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

Documents filed by other groups show that two labor organizations, the Int'l Union of Operating Engineers and the Laborers' Int'l Union of N. America, directed $400,000 to the Repub. group, the Defending Main Street super PAC in Sept.

New Battlefront Emerges in GOP Civil War

Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's new push to get involved in Repub. primaries by defending incumbents against tea party challengers could actually make it easier to unseat them, according to the head of the influential Club for Growth.

McC's War on TeaParty Could Backfire

Danny Vinik, Business Insider

Boehner has been trying to avoid this war for years. McConnell is now welcoming it. In the crossfire are candidates like Ben Sasse who are looking to keep the support of both the establishment and conservative groups. McConnell has now made it clear that that’s not an option.

Bitter Bill Bolling is Sunk

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Virginia Free Citizen

Bill Bolling’s “mainstream” ways and allies helped progressive, big-gov't, scandal-ridden Dem. McAuliffe win here in Virginia. If Bolling sees himself as a political broker, his pariah status among conservatives will taint whomever he backs, and his partners in political sabotage will not escape consequences.

Knives Come Out for Christie

Patrick J. Buchanan, Human Events

Dems will be spending 26 months blocking Christie in Trenton and trashing him nationally, as will those in the GOP who see in the coalescing Chamber of Commerce-Beltway elite alliance a plot to seize the party from them. If a civil war's coming inside the GOP, does Christie wish to be the champion of the establishment?

McConnell's Line in Sand for TeaParty

Jazz Shaw, HotAir

Is McConnell somehow “giving permission” for others – from Graham to Enzi – to start putting up wanted posters of Tea Party upstarts with targets on their faces? If so, Reagan’s 11th commandment is truly out the window for both sides.

Tea Party: Cuccinelli 'Robbed'

Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

Tea partyers rejected the notion that Gov. Chris Christie will make inroads with the grassroots movement after his landslide re-election, saying he's another “RINO” and pick of a corrupt GOP-e. Tea party leaders accused the GOP-e of undercutting conservative Cuccinelli who they say could have won.

SocialConservatives: GOP Lost W/Out Us

David A. Patten, Newsmax

The GOP is "doomed" unless it reincorporates social-conservative pro-life and pro-traditional marriage values into its messages, according to a new American Principles in Action (APIA) report of 2012's election results. The report, entitled "Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012," challenges the RNC election postmortem. 

Cruz Slams GOP Bosses

Rebecca Shabad, The Hill

At a Tea Party rally, Cruz said that he thinks the GOP leaders are after him. He admitted that the shutdown over Obamacare battle was lost, but he knew it was going to be a difficult fight.

True Folly of Establishment R's

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review Online

It's not an exaggeration to say the GOP establishment is more sympathetic to Obama’s case for the centralized welfare state than to the Tea Party’s case for limited government and individual liberty.