Republicans

Did Rick Santorum Dis Rand Paul?

Jonathan Topaz, Politico

Santorum said Paul isn’t his “leader” and that he doesn’t think the GOP will nominate him in 2016. “I don’t think that will happen because the Repub. Party is not a libertarian party. It is a conservative party. And it will nominate a conservative, not a libertarian.”

House GOP Probes on IRS, Benghazi Bring Peril for Dems

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

With votes looming to create a special committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks, hold former IRS official Lois G. Lerner in contempt of Congress and demand a special counsel to look into the IRS, House Republicans have created a political minefield for Democrats in tough re-election races. 

North Carolina GOP Primary Tomorrow: Vote Brannon and Roche

We urge North Carolinians to vote for Dr. Greg Brannon because we see in him the same mix of brains, conservative principles, and willingness to fight the special interests that we see in Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee. In NC Congressional District 2, Frank Roche is whip smart and a principled conservative. He understands the tie between the declining quality of life and wages of America’s working families and the wave of illegal and legal immigration swamping this country and is prepared to fight for what makes America exceptional.

Right Fights Back on Immigration

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Conservative activists have launched an election-year effort to get Republicans to sign a pledge that renounces Obama's immigration reform movement. 

RINO-FEVER: Selling out We The People & Why It's an Epidemic

Traverse City Conservative, Red State

There have always been RINOs but it seems like there have been more and more lately – and Repubs. that started out by being “Tea Party” candidates and have totally sold out their Conservative base, not to mention the American people.

‘Blue Collar Conservatives’ Could Be GOP Powerhouse in '16

Jennifer Harper, Washington Times

“In '12, a mass of blue collar voters, enough to have tipped the balance of the electoral college in favor of the Republican candidate, simply stayed home on election day. Why? Despite their deeply conservative values, they had lost faith that the Republicans spoke for them and had their backs,” Rick Santorum points out.

Radical Left Rewrites the History of Civil Rights

Richard Winchester, American Thinker

Why are Republicans so disinclined to respond forcefully to charges of racism?

The Politics of Poverty

Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

From the fiscal to the familial, conservatives have the right answers. 

DCCC Chair: Not All Repubs. Are Racist

John Hayward, Human Events

“Not all of them, no, of course not.  But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism, and that’s unfortunate.”

A Push for Bush is Dangerous for Repubs.

Christopher Caldwell, Financial Times

Jeb is being promoted by R's whose main interest in the party is that it not nominate someone who will shake up the Obama-era economic settlement. The strategy seems bound to produce an electoral loss. That appears to be of little concern to the people devising it.

Pelosi: Race Playing Role in GOP's Reluctance to Move Immigration Bill

Mike Lillis, The Hill

Issues of race have made GOP leaders reluctant to back immigration reform, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) charged Thursday.

Billionaires Push GOP on Gay Rights

Anna Palmer & Jake Sherman, Politico

Republican billionaires Paul Singer and Seth Klarman are supporting gay rights activists in a $2.2 million campaign to get the Republican-controlled House to extend workplace protections to the LGBT community. 

California Republicans Seek New Blood

Byron Tau, Politico

Repubs. are hoping that a bitter education fight in CA will convince Asian Americans to give the party another chance. A vocal segment of the CA Asian community teamed with conservative activists to block a proposed constitutional amendment that would bring affirmative action back to public universities.

SCOTUS Ruling Could Cost Dems the Senate

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Weds. striking down some limits on individual campaign spending won’t just affect a small group of wealthy donors. It could also help Repub. efforts to take the Senate. That means it will affect everybody – no matter how much money you have.

Poll Suggests Dems Missing the Mark w/ Swing Voters

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

A new political advocacy group has teamed up with former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) to argue that the economic inequality agenda of Senate Democrats is a loser with swing voters.

Why Ronald Reagan Spoke of ‘The Eleventh Commandment’

By not engaging in backbiting with other Republicans, Reagan was able to appear to conservative Democrats as someone different from other Republicans. Which he surely was.

The Tea Party's Not Dying

Lauren Fox, US News & World Report

Based on the changed culture of spending in Washington, it's too soon to write the tea party's obituary. Congressional elections might not be the best indicator of the tea party's future.

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. 

NRSC Ad Swats Dems for Criticizing GOP Cand. for Military Service

Michael Dorstewitz, Biz Pac Review

Senate Dems. are resorting to any argument they can come up with to retain their seats — including attacking the military service of their Republican rivals.

Mont. US House Candidate Turiano Tea Party Claims False?

Charles S. Johnson, The Missouilan

The Montana Tea Party Coalition denies any affiliation with U.S. House candidate Drew Turiano, who calls himself a “tea party Republican who believes in their philosophy.” The coalition said that none had met Turiano or seen him at one of their events or meetings.