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Warning To GOP Leaders: Don't Betray A Clear Conservative Victory

Boehner & McConnell

In the wake of perceived backpedaling by some Capitol Hill Republicans, a group of national conservative leaders speaking through the Conservative Action Project (CAP) issued a strongly worded warning to the GOP: fight for the conservative agenda you ran on and don't betray the voters who just gave you an unprecedented victory.
Full text of the CAP letter follows:

Election 2014: A Conservative Victory

November 5, 2014

Washington, D.C.

The American people sent an unmistakable message to Washington:  Voters expect Republicans in Congress to listen and fight for the conservative agenda they ran on.

-  Every single newly elected Republican Senator ran on the full repeal of Obamacare. In most competitive races it was the top issue. Over 40,000 ads against Obamacare were run on behalf of winning candidates. The Republican House and Senate must now keep those campaign promises and use reconciliation to send a bill repealing Obamacare to the President. 

-  All but one of the newly elected Republican Senators ran a strong campaign in favor of securing the border and opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants. 

-  Every single newly elected Republican Senator ran in support of an agenda for hard-working middle class Americans that reduces spending, lowers taxes, and balances the budget-not in support of corporate welfare, bloated government spending bills, and endless debt-ceiling increases. 

-  Far from downplaying social issues, every newly elected Republican Senator is pro-life and supports legislation that would protect unborn life after five months of pregnancy. The liberal candidates who painted pro-life candidates as engaged in a “War on Women” were routinely criticized and defeated.

Simply put, successful candidates ran as conservatives and won.

Oppose a Lame Duck Surrender

The Washington establishment is already calling on Republican leaders to capitulate to the Left in the Lame Duck. This means that opportunities to pursue conservative reforms next year will be lost.  New and returning Republican members should only vote for Leaders in the Senate and House who commit not to cave-in to President Obama and outgoing Majority Leader Reid in the Lame Duck.  The newly elected Republican Congress must have the opportunity to govern and return competence to a broken Washington.

Advancing a Conservative Agenda to Restore the American Dream

The election is over.  Now, it is time for our newly elected Congress to do what they told us they were going to do.  Conservative policies help people.  They will begin to restore our nation.

And while each of our organizations will work toward various elements of this agenda, as a conservative movement we call on the new Republican Congress to enact:

-  A pro-growth agenda for hard-working middle class Americans that balances the budget in 10 years or less without raising taxes, starts over with a tax code that actually works for American families and businesses, ends regulations that increase red-tape and hurt job creation, and makes Congress accurately account for the bills they pass.

-  Fully repealing Obamacare, using congressional authority to halt and expose it, and starting over with real health care reform that respects patients and doctors.

-  Passing common-sense and compassionate legislation that protects innocent unborn human life after five months of pregnancy.

-  Upholding the rule of law and Constitution by restoring the power of the states and ending the lawlessness of the Obama Administration and rogue agencies like the IRS.

-  Safeguarding our freedoms by ending the assaults on our religious liberty like those we now see in Obamacare, our military, against faith in the public square, and against those who support natural marriage.

-  A defense budget adequate to meet current and future threats to the country, including the threat from Islamists, non-state actors, and sovereign states.

-  Securing the border and ending attempts to grant amnesty to people who break our laws.

-  Expanding American energy through innovation and the market, not government regulation and cronyism.

Now is the time for Republicans in Congress to earn the trust that the American people have placed in them.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III, 
 Former Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan
The Honorable David McIntosh, Former Member of Congress, Indiana
Mike Needham, 
Heritage Action for America
Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
Brent Bozell,
Mark R. Levin
Erick Erickson,
Marjorie Dannenfelser,
 Susan B. Anthony List
Penny Nance,
 President and CEO,
 Concerned Women for America
Gary Bauer,
 American Values
Colin Hanna,
 Let Freedom Ring
David Bossie,
 Citizens United
Herman Pirchner,
 American Foreign Policy Council
Lt. General William G. “Jerry” Boykin,  (US Army, Retired),
 Executive Vice President,
 Family Research Council
Phyllis Schlafly, 
Founder and President, 
 Eagle Forum
Richard A. Viguerie, 
Chairman, and Fed Up PAC
Morton Blackwell, 
Conservative Leadership PAC
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell, 
 Constitutional Congress, Inc.
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop,
 Former White House Advisor,
 President Ronald Reagan
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.,
  Former White House Domestic Advisor,
 President Ronald Reagan
The Honorable Alfred S. Regnery,
 Former Publisher,
 The American Spectator
William L Walton,
 Vice President,
 Council for National Policy
The Honorable Bob McEwen,
 Former U.S. Representative,
Ed Corrigan,
 Former Executive Director,
 U.S. Senate Steering Committee
Diana Banister,
 Citizens for the Republic
Brian Baker,
 Ending Spending
Austin Ruse,
 Center for Family & Human Rights
Phil Kerpen,
 American Commitment
Phil Burress,
 Citizens for Community Values
Allen Roth,
 Secure America Now
Elaine Donnelly,
 Center for Military Readiness
Kay Daly,
 Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
Christopher N. Malagisi,
 Young Conservatives Coalition
Susan Carleson,
 American Civil Rights Union
Preston Noell III,
 Tradition,  Family,  Property, Inc.
Christian Adams,
 Election Law Center
David Denholm,
 Public Service Research Council
Francis Deluca,
 Civitas Institute
Jenny Beth Martin,
 Tea Party Patriots
Sandy Rios,
 Director of Government Affairs,
 American Family Association
Paul Caprio,
 Family Pac Federal

(All organizations listed for Identification purposes only)

The Conservative Action Project, chaired by former Attorney General Edwin Meese and former Congressman David McIntosh, is designed to facilitate conservative leaders working together on behalf of common goals. Participants include the CEO’s of over 100 organizations representing all major elements of the conservative movement-economic, social and national security.

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Personally, I'm at the point where I'll vote for a Democrat before voting for a turncoat Republican, so make no mistake, the Republicans are on trial and this may well be their last chance before we become a one-party Nation.