Establishment Republicans

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.

Renee Ellmers Berates Anti-Amnesty Constituents

David Steinberg, PJ Media

GOP-E Rep. Renee Ellmers tells anti-amnesty conservative Ron Woodard: “You don’t have any damn facts.” She claims he is stereotyping, and constantly interrupts him. This conduct occurred after she had inconvenienced the group by changing locations at the last minute, and refused to let all of the attendees into her office.

The Beltway Party, Left and Right, vs. Rand Paul

Hamilton, Breitbart

The establishment left fears Paul because he is an enemy of big government, and the establishment right fears Paul because he is an enemy of their big government--their big government, that is, of social-issue regulation, surveillance, and foreign wars. 

Has Foreign Policy Saved Lindsay Graham?

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Graham has used his criticism of Obama's foreign policy to squash the threat of a serious GOP challenge. But that doesn't change conservatives' disdain for his big government record.

Mississippi’s Stockholm Syndrome Republicans

By voting for Chris McDaniel for Senator, Mississippi's Republican voters are beginning to shake off the Stockholm Syndrome-like relationship with Senator Thad Cochran, Haley Barbour and the big government Republican political clan that has held Mississippi hostage for the past thirty years.

A Report on the Arrogance of Power

My meeting with Congresswoman Ellmers was the most contemptible meeting with a member of Congress I have taken part in. From the beginning she showed a sense of arrogance and disdain for meeting with us. 

GOP CIVIL WAR: Fighting Breaks Out In Tea Party Vs. Barbour, Cochran

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Mississippi’s GOP senate primary is becoming ground zero for the fight between the GOP-E and the conservative grassroots. Former Gov. Haley Barbour’s estab. political machine is busy running defense for Sen. Thad Cochran in a tough fight against Tea Party state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

Kasich Lies to Fox’s Cavuto About OCare Money

Jason Hart, Red State

Ohio Governor John Kasich, a Repub., repeated what has become his go-to lie about Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion when Fox News host Neil Cavuto brought up the topic during a March 18 interview.

Barbour Rides to Cochran's Rescue

Alexander Burns, Politico

Haley Barbour aims to rescue embattled GOP-E incumbent Cochran. The pro-Cochran Miss. Conservatives PAC, lead by Barbour's nephews, spent $400k against conservative Chris McDaniel.

NC Rep. Renee Ellmers – Smorgasbord Conservative

Conservatism is a fully formed worldview, not a smorgasbord from which Renee Ellmers and other big government Republicans can stop by to pick up a meatball or two and then claim to be a "conservative."

Bushie Peter Wehner’s Unconstructive Governing Agenda

Sean Davis, The Federalist

It’s one thing for Former Bush adviser Peter Wehner to disagree with Rick Perry and other conservatives about the proper role of the fed. gov't, but it’s rather stupid and lazy to imply that big gov't skeptics are just like child labor exploiters.

Establishment Republican Mike Simpson Facing Grassroots Challenge

The Club for Growth PAC has endorsed fiscal conservative Bryan Smith for the Idaho 2 seat in Congress and released an ad making the case that Big Government Republican Mike Simpson must be replaced.

The IRS: Deliberate and Partisan

Jonathon Moseley, American Thinker

We can learn a surprising amount from Christine O’Donnell’s 2010 election campaign, because the establishment, liberals, and the news media got sloppy.  

Pennsylvania Repubs. Are Failing Us

David Williams, Human Events

In Pennsylvania, two Repub. legislators, State Senator Randy Vulakovich and Rep. Jim Christiana, are taking steps to undermine the free-market principles that the Taxpayers Protection Alliance supports. Their bill forces two independent and private entities that offer healthcare and health insurance into a contract. 

Justin Amash Ruffles Mich. GOP-E Feathers

Susan Cornwell, Reuters

Rich Estab. Michigan Republican donors are unhappy with Rep. Justin Amash's unwillingness to toe the party line and wish he were more like Gerald Ford. Amash denies he is hostile to compromise, but says many of the proposed bipartisan deals in DC offer temporary fixes, rather than long-term solutions.

The Biggest Inside Secret From CPAC 2014

Although Indiana's principled limited government constitutional conservative Governor Mike Pence wasn't even at this year's CPAC, and he barely registered on the CPAC straw poll, Pence's name kept coming up as the one potential Republican presidential candidate who has all the tools necessary to rebuild the winning Republican coalition.

Fact Check: Thad Cochran Hasn't Always Voted Against Amnesty

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) spokesman says he's voted “against amnesty in every chance he's gotten.” However, a review of his voting record shows that's not true.

Comstock’s Congressional Bid Takes Fire from Conservatives

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

VA Del. Barbara Comstock, who's running to succeed US Rep. Frank Wolf, is an estab. politician damaging the GOP’s conservative brand. Her long, shameful list of anti-conservative behaviors includes lobbying for a gaming enterprise that snared Jack Abramoff and her 100% rating from NARAL.

Uggh: Cantor May Be Vying for Speakership

Elliot Jager, Newsmax

House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has been raising his public profile as speculation mounts that he is setting himself up for higher office should Speaker John Boehner choose to step down. Cantor has made a number of well-covered appearances.