GOP

pertaining to the Republican Party

Knives Come Out for Christie

Patrick J. Buchanan, Human Events

Dems will be spending 26 months blocking Christie in Trenton and trashing him nationally, as will those in the GOP who see in the coalescing Chamber of Commerce-Beltway elite alliance a plot to seize the party from them. If a civil war's coming inside the GOP, does Christie wish to be the champion of the establishment?

GOP Owes Base Some Answers

DAN, RiehlWorldView.com

The GOP-e cost, not just conservatives, but its own damned party the governorship in Virginia. Some heads should roll. Conservatives have to band together against them before 2014.

Cuccinelli: We Were On Our Own

Tony Lee, Breitbart

A campaign strategist for Repub. VA gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli said that the national GOP abandoned the campaign in its final days. 

The Betrayal of Ken Cuccinelli

The betrayal of Ken Cuccinelli by the Republican establishment and many of Virginia’s nominally Republican business community leaders is reflective of the precedent the Republican establishment set in their treatment of Barry Goldwater. When an establishment Republican gains a nomination for office the Republican leadership demands that conservatives close ranks with establishment Republicans and support the nominee. However, when a conservative gains a nomination, establishment Republicans are, without consequence, free to criticize the nominee and to do everything they can to undercut the conservative’s campaign.

Chris Christie: Looking Out for #1 Pays Off

Far from being a model of how Republicans should govern and campaign to win nationally, Chris Christie’s re-election proves three things: Chris Christie’s brand of “all about me” politics has no coat tails and means certain defeat for the larger conservative agenda, and having a weak opponent who has been abandoned by their own Party makes winning a landslide a whole lot easier.

Christie Win Could Transform GOP

Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

Move to the right or try to pull the GOP away from the tea party and toward the center? That is the question Chris Christie will face if he trounces his way to victory Tues. in NJ’s guv race and looks toward a '16 prez bid.

Could GOP Lose BYoung Seat?

Alex Isenstadt, Politico

Repubs. are openly worried they could lose the late Bill Young's FL congressional seat that the GOP has held since before Nixon was president – and give Dems early bragging rights in their long shot to win the House in '14.

Gingrich: GOP, Press Failed on OCare

Lucy McCalmont, Politico

Newt Gingrich says he’s “appalled” at how Republicans handled the opposition prior to the implementation of Obamacare, and suggests it is time for a GOP “breakout” plan for future elections.

Bauer to GOP: Don't Exile Tea Party

Gary Bauer, Politico

Calls to jettison the tea party remind us of the GOP elites who perennially advocate abandoning conservative positions on social issues. The GOP can’t win without socially conservative voters, and it couldn’t win without the energy, ideas and votes of tea party conservatives.

Chamber Shuns Tea Party in AL

Erick Erickson, Red State

The US Chamber of Commerce is spending $185,000.00 to help estab. Repub. Bradley Byrne, who's running for the AL01 House seat. They want credit for repudiating the Tea Party even in Alabama. 

Nat'l Review to GOP: Win Some Elections

Howard Kurtz, Fox News

National Review writers blast Cruz and his supporters for the failed shutdown-Obamacare tactic, pointing out that R's need to focus on winning elections and this wasn't going to help. "You can generate plenty of headlines with confrontational tactics, but you can’t govern with one-half of one party in one house of Congress."

SocialConservatives: GOP Lost W/Out Us

David A. Patten, Newsmax

The GOP is "doomed" unless it reincorporates social-conservative pro-life and pro-traditional marriage values into its messages, according to a new American Principles in Action (APIA) report of 2012's election results. The report, entitled "Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012," challenges the RNC election postmortem. 

GOP Will Rebound in Time for 2014

Keith Calder for American Commitment, Daily Caller

Obamacare is a disaster, and hiking premiums in states Dems need to win.

Cheney: New GOP Leadership Needed

Jeff Poor, Daily Caller

Former VP Dick Cheney predicts that his daughter, Liz Cheney, will win the Wyoming Senate race, and downplayed his relationship with Mike Enzi. He called for a 'new generation' of leadership and said the RNC should make it a priority.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 18

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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.

GOP Giving Up on Defunding?

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

For the first time in weeks, Repubs put aside their talking points about defunding Obamacare, and turned their attention to the possibilities of entitlement and spending reform.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 17

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House GOP Following Cruz Playbook

Mike Lillis, Peter Schroeder, and Bernie Becker, The Hill

House GOP leaders introduced a series of bills to fund specific parts of the gov't in lieu of one sweeping package, a strategy Cruz had floated a week ago and promoted again Monday as the gov't was closing its doors.