Establishment Republicans

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.

GOP War Rages in AL

Lara Seligman, The Hill

Amid a big effort by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to secure a win for former state Sen. Bradley Byrne (an estab. Repub.) in the deep-red AL01, polls show his race against conservative underdog Dean Young is a toss-up.

Cruz Gives Olive Branch to GOP?

Manu Raju, Politico

Ted Cruz told his colleagues that he would not intervene in their 2014 primary fights.

Cruz Fights Back Against Estab.

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Cruz came out swinging against his GOP Establishment critics, saying they needed to learn how to negotiate. Cruz also said that countless constituents wanted something done immediately to stop Obamacare, rejecting the notion that the GOP should simply stand back and let the program collapse of its own merit. 

The Grassroots Defend Viguerie: Goldberg is Wrong about the GOP Civil War

In a recent column, Jonah Goldberg attacked Richard Viguerie and the Tea Party, arguing that we conservatives are pushing a senseless war with establishment Republicans. Has Goldberg turned to "the dark side?" Timothy Birdnow's essay suggests he has.

Building GOP Majority on Quicksand

Daniel Horowitz, Fox News

Beltway Repubs accuse some conservative groups of working to undermine a Republican majority, both by engaging in “unwinnable” fights and by working to replace incumbent Republicans instead of focusing exclusively on growing our Senate numbers. Repubs must work to build an enduring conservative majority in the Senate.

Zombie Republicans

Jed Babbin, American Spectator

Problem One with the R. establishment’s narrative is that they haven’t created any strategies that have succeeded in forcing Obama to bargain a compromise. If they had a better idea than Cruz’s filibuster, we’ve yet to hear it.

Is Mitch McConnell Washington’s #1 Corrupt Bastard?

The one establishment Republican politician who arguably came out better than anyone else in the deal to end the stand-off over defunding ObamaCare and imposing real spending reform on the federal government was the Senate’s Republican Minority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Jeb Chides GOP For OCare Tactic

Sean Lengell, Washington Examiner

"Have a little bit of self-restraint. It might actually be a politically better approach to see the massive dysfunction," he said when asked about the GOP's Obamacare fight.

Amnesty: The Next GOP Establishment Betrayal

We have one opportunity to save what is left of American exceptionalism and the only way to win this battle is for you to get in the fight to defeat amnesty for illegal aliens, and get in it NOW. Watch the first of our exclusive videos here to have the intellectual ammunition you need to first win the debate, then win the vote.

GOP Deal Betrayal & How Cruz Won

Sara Marie Brenner, Washington Times Communities

Only when Cruz recognized that nothing more could be accomplished right now did he decide not to block the bill passed Weds. Cruz has won by exposing the OCare trainwreck; separating the strong from the weak; and, showing that conservatives will support a fellow conservative when he acts like a conservative.

Named and Shamed: The House Republicans Who Caved

Please check this list of House sellouts to see if your Representative is on the list and start thinking about replacing these sellouts with principled limited government constitutional conservatives in the upcoming Republican primary election.

Obama-Sen. Deal Won't Be Last Word on OCare

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Conservative House members are not throwing in the towel on fiscal negotiations just yet, even though Senate R's are trying to cut a deal with Reid and Obama. House conservatives think R's will never take back the Senate if R's keep giving up.

McConnell Should Be Defeated

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Mark Levin said that Mitch McConnell needed to be defeated in his primary for conservatism to succeed, calling McConnell an "awful Republican leader." McConnell is being challenged by Tea Party's Matt Bevin. 

Peter King’s Political Fraud

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Establishment Republican Rep. Peter King, a Ted Cruz GOP critic, allies with socialist and Communist favorites.

Obama Woos Estab. Repub. Journos

Ben Shapiro, Breitbart

In a clear attempt to woo largely establishment Repub. commentators who have opposed the GOP’s shutdown strategy, Obama held an off-the-record meeting with Charles Krauthammer, Paul Gigot, Robert Costa, Kathleen Parker, and Byron York.

Beck Reveals Repub Traitor

Erica Ritz, The Blaze

Glenn Beck revealed the name of a Repub senator who allegedly insinuated that supporters of FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund are traitors to the party: Mitch McConnell.

Palin Rips Repub Estab's High Rollers

Stephen K. Bannon and Tony Lee, Breitbart

Sarah Palin blasted the Repub. establishment's destructive behavior toward the Tea Party during the budget showdown with Obama. She said that they're throwing a fit because their influence's waning.