Establishment Republicans

Boehner’s Pals Plot TEA Party Crackdown

Jake Sherman, Politico

A group of Boehner's closest allies, including fellow OH GOP like Pat Tiberi, are discussing tactics such as trying to change GOP Conference rules to punish Reps who don't support the party’s nominee during a floor vote. Boehner’s pals already stripped some R's of their committee assignments for straying too far.

Orrin Hatch Speaks for the French Republicans

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

It's scary that such a prominent member of the Senate Judiciary Comm. would refer to judges who create a constitutional right to recognition of a same-sex marriage as “excellent” because they change the Constitution based on perceived public opinion.

Why John Kasich is the Media's Favorite GOP Governor

Jason Hart, The Federalist

Ohio Governor John Kasich has found popularity with the legacy press the only way a Republican can, by expanding government and questioning the morals of anyone who does not.

Steve 'Snake Oil' LaTourette Cheers Wins for Big Gov.

Jason Hurt, Red State

GOP-E lobbyist & special interest group Main Street Advocacy head Steve LaTourette celebrated the defeat of conserv. NC, IN, & OH primary challengers.

TAKEOVER Strategy Defeats Eric Cantor’s Machine In VA-7

As conservative Fred Gruber proved by winning election as Virginia’s 7th District Republican Chairman, if you want to govern America according to conservative principles, first take back your local Republican Party from the progressive establishment Republicans, like House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who have hijacked the Party and turned it into a vehicle to preserve their own personal power.

Palin: Hey GOP-E, Stop Gloating Over Primary Wins

Allahpundit, Hot Air

Remind gloating RINOs that, thanks to the tea party, even the “estab.” candidates are more conservative than now. The entire center of gravity in the party has moved sufficiently right enough that Boehner even takes notice. Tea partiers aren’t where they want to be but have made clear progress.

TEA Partiers: Cochran Said Fighting OCare Was a Lost Cause

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Embattled GOP-E Sen. Thad Cochran refuses to debate his TeaParty opponent Chris McDaniel. “If Thad Cochran won't stand up to try to defend his liberal voting record in a debate with a two-term Miss. state senator, what makes us think he'll stand up to Reid and Obama?” McDaniel wrote.

John McCain Invites Hillary Clinton to Leadership Forum

Philip Rucker, Washington Post

Why did John McCain, who supposedly is among the loudest critics of Hillary Clinton's handling of the Benghazi terrorist attacks, invite her to his AZ retreat for a lofty conversation about leadership values? Will he ask why she didn't take a lleadership role in preventing the deaths of the Benghazi Four?

Rubio: Won’t Seek Reelection if I Run for Prez in '16

Burgess Everett, Politico

Marco Rubio said that if he runs for president in 2016 he will'not pursue reelection to the Senate and supports the Florida law that prohibits running for two offices at once. He said that he'd decide whether to run for president by the spring of 2015.

The Pros and Cons of Ryan's 2015 Budget

Romina Boccia, Heritage Blog

Unfortunately, the Ryan budget proposal doesn’t implement major structural reforms until 2024, which is too slow. Medicare’s fiscal challenges are too severe. The sooner this transition is made, the better.

Who is Eric Cantor?

Doc Thompson, with Glenn Beck’s The Blaze radio, spent his Monday morning show delving into the question, ‘who is Eric Cantor?’ Jamie Radtke provides her analysis of Doc’s disturbing answer.

Famous Republicans Targeted for Dumpster

WND Staff

CHQ's Richard Viguerie states that the Tea party is 'as much a rebellion against the Big Government Republicans' as liberal Dems.

Moderates vs. Conservatives: Which Repub. PACs Came Out On Top?

Katie Singh, Burnt Orange Report

Looking at which PAC's candidates did the best, we found that moderate Republicans are still struggling, and the Tea Party is doing significantly better than one might think.

Repub. 2016ers Woo Vegas Casino Donor Crowd

Kenneth P. Vogel, Politico

GOP-E megadonor and Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson was wooed by the usual 2016 establishment Repub. hopefuls Chris Christie, Govs. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, John Kasich of Ohio and Jeb Bush at the Republican Jewish Coalition's spring meeting.

Eric Cantor Earns An Opponent In Dave Brat

Who you walk with says a lot about who you are, and the fact that Cantor is willing to spend a weekend at a posh island resort with the Big Government, Big Business, Big Labor types who fund the Main Street Partnership speaks volumes about who Eric Cantor really is.

Conservative Leaders For Jeb Bush?

As CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie observed in his new book TAKEOVER, due out on April 8, “No matter who else gets in the Republican presidential primaries, Jeb Bush will remain the ‘great white hope’ of the Republican establishment."

Boehner Ally Rep. Rogers to Retire

John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman, Politico

Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers is not seeking re-election to Congress, ending a 14-year career in DC. Rogers is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and an ally of John Boehner. He'll join Cumulus, the talk radio company.

GOP Civil War: A Coup in Colorado

Manu Raju, Politico

Here's the labored tale of how NRSC-favorite Cory Gardner got all the other Republican candidates running for Dem. Sen. Udall's seat (inlcuding conservative Ken Buck) to step aside and give him a clear path to GOP-E victory. Follow the money.

Sheldon Adelson, Stop Sending Your Money To Enrich DC

Jen Kuznicki, JenKuzniki.com

It just doesn’t make sense to continue to throw money to an ineffective consultant class who are showing themselves to be parasites on the body politic.

Inside the Beltway Repub. Power Dynamics: It's Complicated

Jennifer Harper, Washington Times

Who’s in charge of the elite Republican powerhouse, where strategy, money and mettle drive a party to victory? There’s no master commander, but rather an ever-changing cast of political titans who bring their personal prowess to the table.