Establishment Republicans

Beck & Hannity V. Progressive Repubs.

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity discussed the state of the establishment GOP, which both agreed is hostile to Tea Party conservatives. Beck said Repub. “progressivism” has pitted those who “believe in big gov't” against those fighting to restore the U.S. Constitution.

Mitch McConnell Declares War On Conservatives

Mitch McConnell is in trouble not because he has been “too conservative,” but because voters don’t see the difference between a big government pork barreling Republican and a big government pork barreling Democrat.

Viguerie: Thank God for Barack Obama

ConservativeHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has a Thanksgiving message for Tea Partiers everywhere: give thanks, for unto us, an extreme liberal was given. 

Rove Gave Norquist $26.4 Mill.

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

On its 2012 tax return, the biggest grant Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS gave to anyone was a $26.4 million grant it gave to Grover Norquist’s American For Tax Reform for “social welfare.”

Mitch McConnell – Destined to Lose?

Mitch McConnell may be great at bringing pork back to Kentucky, but on the big issues that nationalize a campaign and draw a sharp distinction between the conservative world view and the liberal world view Mitch McConnell is in trouble because -- let’s face it – McConnell is not a conservative.

Governors Bash DC Republicans

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Many Repub. governors are disgusted by GOP lawmakers in Congress post-gov't-shutdown. They declared that if anything good is to happen in politics, it will be done by Repub. governors, and not Cap. Hill politicians.

VIGUERIE'S RIGHT: GOP CIVIL WAR IS REAL

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

The American Spectator agrees: Dr. Krauthammer is wrong and CHQ chairman Richard Viguerie is right: the current series of GOP internal disputes is not about tactics. It's about shared goals. And when moderate R's repeatedly try and talk the conservative talk while their programmatic body language says exactly to the contrary — they compound the problem by undermining their own credibility.

Duck Dynasty Candidate Wins

Emily Cahn and Abby Livingston, Roll Call

GOP businessman Vance McAllister won a special election in Louisiana’s 5th District, stunning the heir apparent Repub. state Sen. Neil Riser. Riser raised more and spent more than McAllister did, and he had the backing of House GOP leadership.

Even GOP-e Agree: Can't Rely on OCare to Win

John Gizzi, NewsMax

Former RNC leader Michael Steele said, "Party leaders shouldn't think that just hawking anti-Obamacare rhetoric will give them electoral cache with African Americans, Hispanics, and women... there is everything else that Repubs have done to tick off those voters since 2010 that the party will need to reconcile before there is an appreciable movement toward the GOP."

Ted and Rush Help Obama Fix Health Care

The way to “fix” ObamaCare is to stand up for the limited government constitutional conservative principles Republicans claim to believe in. Senator Ted Cruz and conservative political commentator and talk show host Rush Limbaugh put the Republican establishment to shame by saying so.

Graham Plays Two-Face Politics

Streiff, Red State

Lindsey Graham has followed the estab. R's playbook – talk conservative at home but help Dems in DC – for years. It's catching up with him. WaPo revealed his threat to block Obama nominees until Benghazi survivors were allowed to speak to be nothing but a kabuki theater aimed at helping his electoral chances.

Repub Donor Class Is Clueless

Rush Limbaugh, RushLimbaugh.com

The Repub. rich business donor class seeks to unseat every Tea Party member of Congress so as to empower the estab. GOP majority so that there will be no opposition to, say, amnesty. And Dems won't accept a Repub president.

Christie: The New Tom Dewey?

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Based on what Chris Christie says, the future of the GOP is in digging up the moldy “non-ideology” that is really not just another ideology but for Establishment R's an obsessive ideology. The ideology of poor old (unsuccessful) Tom Dewey that promises defeat.

We Agree With Chris Christie (On Two Things)

Chris Christie's Sunday morning talk show marathon showed that the New Jersey Governor's major flaw as a Republican presidential candidate is not the messenger -- it is the Governor's lack of a conservative message.

Repubs. In Wake of Cuccinelli & Christie

Sally Zelikovsky, American Thinker

Here's a conservative electoral overview & evisceration of the usual Rove-Rubin GOP estab. talking points: We often let the left define our candidacies to such an extent we are playing defense to their accusations and distractions instead of controlling the narrative ourselves. 

The Anti-Cuccinelli Axis

Peter Ferrara, American Spectator

Here's how Demts, Repubs, and low information voters combined to defeat a conservative. The roots of Ken Cuccinelli’s 2.5 point loss to ultrapartisan Dem. McAuliffe were planted by Repub. incumbent Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Paul: Military Complex, DC to Blame in VA

Jeff Poor, Daily Caller

Gov't bureaucrats strongly inclined to vote for Dems sunk Repub. Ken Cuccinelli’s bid for VA governor, especially those staffing the military-industrial complex, said Ron Paul.

Norquist Loves Christie

Alec Torres, National Review Online

President of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist heaped praise upon Chris Christie, calling him a “strong voice for conservative governance” who has “moved mountains” in his state. 

The Establishment Plays for Keeps, We Should Too

Politics in Virginia – and nationally – is now long past the ideas stage and become an all or nothing battle between principled limited government constitutional conservatives and establishment interests bent on retaining power. Unless and until we conservatives gain the same desperate will to win that the McAuliffe campaign and its allies showed in Virginia we are going to be starved for victory.

GOP-e Help Move LGBT Rights Bill

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

The Senate advanced legislation (The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA) that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers, putting pressure on reluctant House Repubs to take it up.