Establishment Republicans

Boehner Courts a GOP Civil War

J. Robert Smith, American Thinker

Boehner's way on immigration reform is just another surrender. Is Boehner pimping amnesty simply out of spite, having disparaged the grassroots for calling him out? Estab. R's may have money, but the grassroots outnumber them 3 to 1. At war's end, the speaker and his ilk will retreat for good.

Repub. Lawmakers Blindsiding GOP’s Conservative Base

Dana Milbank, Washington Post

The problem for Repubs. is that the people who brought them to power didn’t ask for consensus and smooth processes. Conservatives wanted blocking and tackling.

This Is What the Establishment GOP Thinks of You

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

“House leaders hope to bring legislation to the floor as early as April, after the deadline has passed in many states for challengers to file to run for Congress. Repub. leaders hope that would diminish chances that a lawmaker’s support for immigration bills winds up sparking a primary-election fight.”

Conservative Tea Partiers Hold Power in Immigration Battle

Alexander Bolton and Russell Berman, The Hill

The immigration reform debate in the House could boil down to a handful of influential Tea Party conservatives.

The US Chamber of Commerce vs. America

Michelle Malkin, National Review Online

Giant corporations make a common cause with leftist special interests -- amnesty for illegals -- to win government favors. 

Conservatives Plot Takedown of GOP Leaders' Amnesty Plans

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

As House Repub. leaders prepare an immigration proposal that could go much further towards amnesty than their prior public stances, conservative lawmakers are quietly plotting to push back.

How Christie Lost His (Conservative) Way

Josh Kraushaaer, National Journal

Christie started out on a conservative track. But then he replaced his devotion to policy with a devotion to reelection. He developed a politically beneficial alliance with Obama. He began attacking conservatives, especially Tea Party R's who didn't like the level of fed. spending for storm relief. 

McConnell Plummets In Polls; Seen as Less Conservative Now

Dan Reihl, ReihlWorld.com

McConnell has dropped 15% since his boys Brad Dayspring and Josh Holmes at the NRSC have started attacking conservatives. Less than half of the respondents think McConnell is as conservative today as when he was first elected.

Is It Time To Drop Chris Christie From Our Presidential Poll?

With NJ Governor Chris Christie’s reputation now seriously damaged by “Bridge-Gate” we here at CHQ are wondering if his problems haven’t cleared a path for another of the Republican establishment’s perennial favorites: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

Has the GOP Become the Party of Christie?

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

If the GOP is to be the party of Bridget Kelly, Brad Dayspring, the NRSC and Chris Christie — a party that is a fraternal order of consensus politicians and their power grasping staff — the GOP will not only not win an election they should win. They will deserve to lose. Again.

Actor/NFL Legend: Estab. GOP Afraid MSM Will Call Them Bigots

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Fred Dryer, the former All-Pro NFL defensive end and Hollywood actor of shows like Hunter and Cheers, is furious at the Republican establishment for waging war against the Tea Party.

Cruz Hires RSC-Shunned Conservative

Kristina Peterson, Wall Street Journal

One month after the Repub. Study Comm. firing of longtime House Repub. staffer Paul Teller ignited tea party anger, Ted Cruz announced that he had hired Mr. Teller as his deputy chief of staff. Scalise's loss, Cruz's gain.

GOP Leaders Draft Secret Immigration Plan

Neil Munro, Daily Caller

GOP leaders have drafted a secret immigration plan for the closed-door Jan. 24 party strategy meeting. A group of conservative legislators are already working to highlight the impact of increased immigration on American workers. House judiciary chair Rep.

AZ Repubs. Censure John McCain

Daniel Doherty, Townhall

According to Republican officials in Arizona, Sen. John McCain has sided with “liberal Democrats” too many times over the years, and therefore, the Maricopa County Republican Party has voted to censure him.

‘Main Street’ GOP Groups & Their Leftist Funders

Michelle Malkin, National Review Online

Unions are funding Republican groups to help push through amnesty for illegal immigrants. 

Peter King Raised $ For Terrorists As They Killed Americans

Erick Erickson, Red State

While the IRA was running terror operations throughout Ireland and Britain, Peter King was a huge supporter. And that guy is now the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.

Johnson to Sue Over OCare Contributions

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) plans to sue the Obama administration over the fed. contributions that lawmakers and their staffs get for health insurance. Johnson said that he believes the OPM rule broke the law, and that he thinks the lawsuit can help rein in what he sees as a pattern of executive overreach from Obama.

Liz Cheney Ends Rocky Sen. Campaign

Neil King Jr., Wall Street Journal

The eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney abandoned her rocky bid for a U.S. Senate seat from Wyoming, according to media reports, citing unspecified health troubles in her family.

How Are We Going To Beat Hillary?

How are we going to beat Hillary? History tells us there’s only one way: Nominate a Republican candidate who will campaign and govern as a limited government constitutional conservative.

Karl Rove & The GOP Socialists

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Karl Rove (i.e., architect of the American Crossroads SuperPAC), the US Chamber of Commerce, and the Washington GOP Establishment have declared war on the Reaganite conservative base of the Republican Party.