Establishment Republicans

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.

Will Establishment GOP End ObamaCare Privileges To Win the 2014 Election?

Congressmen Peter King and Charlie Dent claim that the “slimdown” is hurting Republicans because the polls show the public blames the GOP for such inconveniences as the National Parks being closed. If King and Dent want to govern by the polls, and not principles, then this is an issue really worth fighting for; not only because it is an equality under the law issue, it is also an issue that polls something like 92 percent in Republicans’ favor.

Bushie Gets Ignorant on TeaParty

Jen Kuznicki,

Michael Gerson, Bush speechwriter and man of questionable character, wrote in WaPo that the tea party is an ideological faction at odds with real conservatism. This guy wouldn’t know conservatism if it bit him.

Grassroots Don't Trust GOP on OCare

David French, National Review Online

Grassroots conservatives don’t trust that Repubs will be ultimately motivated to do anything other than nibble at the edges of Obamacare as the country hooks itself on yet another inefficient, destructive bureaucracy.

House GOP Leaders Starting (Maybe) To Get It

House GOP leaders may not be limited government constitutional conservatives, but at least they are starting to become better politicians and put Obama and the Senate Democrats on the wrong side of an issue that has 92 percent approval by insisting on a “no Congressional exemption” provision in the continuing resolution to fund the government.

Obamacare Delay Would Give Democrats What They Really Want

Republicans should either have the guts to kill Obamacare by defunding it, or in what would be an act of pure political cynicism, let it implode and make Democrats own the consequences.

Reaganites' OCare Defunding a 'Go'

Erik Wasson and Russell Berman, The Hill

House Republicans are moving forward with a gov't funding bill that would defund Obamacare. The legislation is a nod to conservatives, some of whom quickly backed the plan. 

House GOP: Reagans or Fords?

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

House GOP leaders' push to use trick votes to weaken OCare makes them look like the Gerald-Ford-estab.-R's that Reagan talked about in '76 as having made of the party a “fraternal order” when it must be “something where people are bound together by a shared philosophy.”

Rush: Brooks Speaks for Estab.

Rush Limbaugh,

Rush takes establishment Repub David Brooks to task for chiding Ted Cruz for trying to stop OCare. "There's no difference between you, Mr. Brooks, and a Democrat," said Limbaugh.

Townhall Dropped the Ball

There’s an unspoken assumption in the Townhall article that if you are a Republican elected official on Capitol Hill or in a State House you are “on the Right” – you are a conservative – and that just plain isn’t true.

The Best Ground to Fight Obamacare On

We give our friends at the RSC credit for creativity with their proposal, but trying to thread the needle between the House GOP leadership’s lack of fight on Obamacare (or almost any other issue) and the demands of the conservative grassroots for real action to defund Obamacare is an enterprise destined to fail.

Syria Gets IL Rep. Tea Party Challenger

David Guiliani, Morris Daily Herald

David Hale, founder of the Rockford IL Tea Party, announced he's running against Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R). Kinzinger’s support of Obama on Syria prompted Hale to run. 

Conservatives Reject GOP OCare Plan

Russell Berman and Erik Wasson, The Hill

The House GOP leaders' struggle to sell their ObamaCare plan to conservatives was dealt another blow when the Club for Growth, Heritage Action, and FreedomWorks announced their opposition to the plan.

Graham Tanking in Polls

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Lindsey Graham has dropped to below 50% in the polls, meaning he is particularly vulnerable to a runoff strategy conservatives have employed against him.

Field Clearing for Joe Carr to Take on Establishment GOP Senator Alexander

After the first BEAT LAMAR candidate forum on August 31 in Nashville the field of potential conservative primary opponents is beginning to clear for constitutional conservative state Rep. Joe Carr to take on establishment GOP Senator Lamar Alexander in Tennessee’s hotly contested U.S. Senate Republican primary election.

Amnesty Push May Sting Graham

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Immigration reform's potency as a GOP incumbent will be put to the test in SCarolina, where LGraham faces three primary challenges. If he wins, amnesty may pass.

Estab. GOP Consultant Backs Dem

Richmond Times Dispatch Staff

Boyd Marcus, an establishment GOP "strategist", displayed his true colors and endorsed Clinton lackey Dem. Terry McAuliffe for governor. Marcus will become a TMac consultant.

Christie: Establishment Darling

Robert Costa, National Review Online

The NJ governor cements the support of Republican power brokers by repairing rifts with Romney supporters with big wallets. 

Tennessee GOP Senate Race Heating Up: Joe Carr to Speak at BEAT LAMAR Forum in Nashville

Tennessee State Representative Joe Carr has announced he will challenge incumbent establishment Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and now he's also speaking at the BEAT LAMAR candidate forum in Nashville on August 31.