Establishment Republicans

Conservatives Pick Biggest Winner of 2013

Ted Cruz topped the biggest winners of 2013 list because he almost singlehandedly re-energized the Tea Party movement and became the model for a new crop of boat-rocking limited government constitutional candidates who are bent on challenging the Republican establishment and finishing the work the Tea Party started in 2009 and 2010.

Conservatives Pick Biggest Losers of 2013

CHQ readers have spoken and, next to President Obama, they overwhelmingly chose establishment Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner as CHQ’s Biggest Loser of 2013.

Who, Aside From Obama, Was the Biggest Winner of 2013?

Did conservatives win by losing in 2013, or were the fights over funding ObamaCare, spending and the debt ceiling the devastating conservative losses the media and establishment Republicans say they were? Take our Biggest Winner of 2013 Poll now.

What's Behind the RINO Attack on the TeaParty

Stan Deatherage, Beaufort (NC) Observer

Stan Deatherage, the longest serving Repub. Beaufort County (NC) Commissioner weighs in on the attack on the conservative/grassroots/TEA party by the Estab. RINOs. "The source of this ongoing Repub. altercation is that there are two party factions - one side driven by principle, the other side driven by personal success."

Reid: Boehner Will Cave on Amnesty in '14

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Harry Reid predicted Speaker John Boehner will negotiate on comprehensive immigration reform next year, despite Boehner's declarations to the contrary. Reid argued that Boehner has a new willingness to confront Tea Party groups and this, in turn, gives Reid confidence he will not have to break up the Senate immigration bill.

Levin: R's Stabbed Vets in the Back

Right Scoop Staff

The Ryan/Murray budget agreement passed the Senate Weds. 64/35 with 9 Repubs. voting for it. Mark Levin says nothing was done to fix the problem of taking benefits away from our disabled veterans and that while some want to blame the Dems for this, he points out that this bill is a Repub. bill the came out of the House.

Healthcare May Impede Gillespie in VA Sen. Race

Rebecca Berg, Washington Examiner

Ed Gillespie, a former mega-lobbyist and chairman of the RNC, is weighing a challenge to Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA. Were he to run, Gillespie would be critical of Obamacare, but he would first need to reconcile his past positions on the issue.

Today Conservatives Can Remake Congress And Restore America

Congressional retirements are picking up. It does the cause of limited constitutional government no good to nominate and elect another establishment Republican. Here’s the list of open seats to-date. Conservatives must start making the calls and setting the meetings to recruit limited government constitutional conservative candidates to run in every Republican primary.

Can Conservatives-GOP Marriage Be Saved?

Donna Cassata, Associated Press

Repub. leaders and several hard-right groups are displaying the classic signs of a political divorce, including bitter name-calling and reprisals against one another.

TeaParty Seeks Vengeance for Firing

Alex Rogers, Time

Paul Teller was fired last week from the Republican Study Committee after allegedly leaking private conversations. We call foul. Brent Bozell, chairman of For America, said, “They are making it personal...by personally besmirching their integrity.

Graham: Ryan Is Presidential Material

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

“From my point of view, he's [Paul Ryan] showing leadership," Lindsey Graham said. “...if you want to become president, maybe instead of trying to please every faction of your party, maybe you should show the country as a whole I can actually work with the other side on something important.”

Peter King Starts Anti-Tea Party PAC

Alex Lazar, ABCNews.com

Seeking to unify anti-tea party forces, Rep. Peter King formed a new political action committee, American Leadership PAC, to promote an alternative to staunch conservative Repubs. “I want to create a presence for those like myself who feel Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are out of touch with the American people,” he said.

GOP Incumbents Warn Donors of TeaParty 'Dangers'

Melissa Clyne, Newsmax

Establishment Repubs. are warning important donors that they could lose support in Congress on defense contracts and other issues if they don't step up to help beat back tea party primary challenges to incumbent senators.

A Bush Tries to Play Conservative

Will Weissert, Associated Press

George P. Bush, Jeb's son, is running for Texas' little-known but powerful land commissioner post. But rather than campaigning on the mainstream Republicanism embodied by the family name, Bush says he's "a movement conservative" more in line with the tea party.

Boehner Trashing Conservatives to Push Amnesty

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Mark Levin said John Boehner is lashing out at conservatives and throwing "temper tantrums" because he wants to delegitimize them as preparation for the looming fight over amnesty.

US Chamber Will Be Involved in GOP Primaries

Breitbart News Staff

It's no surprise that establishment Republican backers the US Chamber are getting more involved in 2014 GOP primaries. They've waged war on Tea Party conservative candidates (and their political affairs program is headed by a former RNC staffer). 

Republican List of Shame On Ryan Spending Deal

As we said yesterday, conservatives will look at the Roll Call on the spending deal and start recruiting candidates to file challenges to every Republican House member who supported it. Here's the list, and with the exception of Texas, filing is still open, so start talking to potential challengers today.

Spending Vote a Litmus Test for Conservatives

The vote on the Ryan -- Murray spending deal will show which Republicans are willing to participate in the culture of lies that enables the disastrous state of American governance.

TeaParty to Ryan: Kiss 2016 Goodbye

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

“If Paul Ryan puts his name to any plan that takes away the sequester, the most effective mechanism we’ve had in the past decade to actually cut spending, he can kiss goodbye any chances of running for president in 2016,” Todd Cefaratti, founder of TheTeaParty.net, said.

Help House Conservatives Fight Ryan, Portman and Boehner on Spending

House Republican "leaders" are about to cave on spending. Conservatives Mick Mulvaney (SC-5), Steve Scalise (LA-1), and Jim Jordan (OH-4) are rallying their colleagues to fight a new spending deal negotiated behind closed doors by establishment Republicans Rep. Paul Ryan and Senator Rob Portman.