Ted Cruz angers GOP colleagues – again
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:31:21 PM by SeekAndFind
Several Republican senators said Wednesday they were surprised and angered after a news report revealed that their GOP colleague, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, made a recent fundraising appeal for a tea party group that is trying to defeat GOP incumbents it doesn’t believe are conservative enough.
Is Cruz out of Control? (Absolutely not)
Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | Cal Thomas
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:55:16 AM by Kaslin
What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) depends on who you believe.
Is the freshman senator on an “ego trip,” putting himself before country (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post), or is he standing on his principles (Cruz’s conservative supporters)?
ABC chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl says Cruz is “so hated” among GOP senators that “he’s going to need a food taster.”
Ted Cruz Is Winning: Like it or not, it’s his party now… “Fair or not, though, the problem with today’s Republican Party is that the only incrementalism people see is incremental surrender.”
Ted Cruz Is Winning: Like it or not, it’s his party now
The Federalist ^ | February 14, 2014 | David Harsanyi, senior editor
Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 11:38:41 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
These days, it’s popular to claim that Senator Ted Cruz is only looking out for himself. And this is undoubtedly true. Much in the same way John McCain is only looking out for himself and Chuck Schumer is only looking out for himself, and every millionaire Senator looking to hold on to his or her seat in perpetuity is looking out for #1. Cruz just happens to be better at it.
By Neil W. McCabe Thursday, February 13, 2014
One year after committing himself and his speakership to reducing the federal budget deficit, Rep. John A. Boehner (R.-Ohio) delivered to President Barack Obama and the Democrats a one-year hall pass that will suspend the debt ceiling until 2015.
The vote was 221 to 201 with 28 Republicans, like Boehner and his merry band of hacks, voting alongside their BFF’s across the aisle.
Members of the House GOP leadership had set the table for a small fight with the Democrats by tying the increase in the debt ceiling to the restoration of cuts in military pensions—hardly the stuff of heroic last stands. But, if anything, it was a rejection of the cuts called for and defended by the Republican leadership, specifically, House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.).
With Anger Building, Boehner Puts the Brakes on Amnesty
Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 2-6-2014 | Matthew Boyle & Jonathan Strong
Posted on Thursday, February 06, 2014 1:04:06 PM by servo1969
In an abrupt switch from his months of work to bring immigration reform back from life support, Speaker John Boehner told reporters today that the issue cannot move forward until President Obama proves he can be a trustworthy partner to implement the law as written.
Never mind sending your tired and your poor, Democrats just want your money!
Coach is Right ^ | 2/2/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
Posted on Sunday, February 02, 2014 11:30:43 AM by Oldpuppymax
Harry Reid and his Democrat Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) are launching all out send me some money pleas to combat those old meanies, the Koch Brothers who “have already severely outspent the Democrats” in six battleground states that hold the key to a Senate takeover in November.
Cruz: House GOP Immigration Plan Amounts to \’Amnesty\’
NewsMax ^ | Friday, 31 Jan 2014 08:23 AM | Melissa Clyne
Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 2:49:31 PM by SoConPubbie
Tackling immigration reform before the midterm elections in November will splinter the GOP and fumble the party’s opportunity to regain the Senate, predicts Sen. Ted Cruz.
GOP seeks military pension cuts in looming budget deal… “Ryan is proposing changes in the way military pensions are calculated so retirees will end up with less money.”
All Voices ^ | 9 Dec 13 | itobin53
Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:34:40 AM by SkyPilot
But behind closed doors, they are taking aim at their pensions. The budget deadline of Dec. 13 is fast approaching with the threat of avoiding another government shutdown waning in the balance.
New GOP strategy on ObamaCare: Let it burn
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:38:13 AM by Hotlanta Mike
After the government shutdown over ObamaCare fizzled in mid-October, people wondered whether the GOP would try the same strategy again in early 2014 to force an end to the ACA. The Hill reports that the House and Senate Republican caucuses are now united in dumping that strategy.
Lawlessness: Obama threatens GOP with executive orders on ‘drawer full’ of ideas
wash times ^ | b wolfgang
Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2013 8:26:42 AM by bestintxas
President Obama on Friday night continued throwing his entire second-term agenda against the wall to see what sticks, challenging Republicans to join him and support more federal spending, pass immigration reform and tackle other challenges.
But should the GOP stand in the way, the president indicated he’s willing to use executive orders to accomplish his aims.
“What we’ve seen over the last several years is a constant ratcheting up of partisanship that prevents us from moving forward on things that I think most people would say aren’t Democrat or Republican ideas.
They’re just good, common-sense American ideas,” Mr. Obama said at a Democratic party fundraiser in Miami. “Energy independence is one of them. Making sure that we’re investing in the best schools, so that our children can compete in this new global economy; rebuilding our infrastructure, not just our energy infrastructure, but our ports and our roads and our bridges and our air traffic control systems, so that we stay on the cutting edge; making sure we’re investing in research and development …
The Alinsky Republicans
American Thinker ^ | November 1, 2013 | Fisher Adams
Posted on Friday, November 01, 2013 4:59:19 AM by Cincinatus\’ Wife
………..Fisher Ames said, \”Society is the substratum of government.\”
By that he meant that culture, in many ways, steers the ship of state. As the values of the culture change, voters will elect people who embody and represent those changing values. It doesn\’t matter if those changes in morals were brought on by the media, the church, a partisan and biased educational system, or all of the above; the people eventually get what they want.
If their wants shift in a certain direction, regardless of the cause, in a representative republic the government will eventually change with it.
Dick Durbin: GOP leader told Obama ‘I cannot even stand to look at you’
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7:13:37 AM by Sub-Driver
The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Sen. Dick Durbin, says that a House Republican leader told off President Barack Obama during a negotiation meeting, and that they are so disrespectful it’s practically impossible to have a conversation with them.
By Alan Caruba Sunday, September 29, 2013
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I have been trying to remember when there was so much anger between the Democrats and Republicans. Or maybe I should say between liberals and conservatives? Or maybe I should say between the Tea Party and the Republican Party? Or maybe I should say those who find the President of the United States a contemptible liar who has diminished a once great superpower to an object of disrespect?
Ted Cruz’s Tour de Force… “Just wait. Just wait a little while. Watch how this unfolds. Watch how the perception of Ted Cruz’s performance changes. It was a tour de force. How can anyone be sure of that? Easy. The mindless invective rained upon him tells you all you need to know. The little people (you know, those of us who elect the politicians who then think we work for them) were electrified by Cruz’s “filibuster.”
Ted Cruz’s Tour de Force
Flopping Aces ^ | 09-27-13 | DrJohn
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 12:52:58 PM by Starman417
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Just wait. Just wait a little while. Watch how this unfolds. Watch how the perception of Ted Cruz’s performance changes. It was a tour de force. How can anyone be sure of that? Easy.
The mindless invective rained upon him tells you all you need to know. The little people (you know, those of us who elect the politicians who then think we work for them) were electrified by Cruz’s “filibuster.”
Libertarian Populism and the GOP
Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2013 | Mytheos Holt
Posted on 09/26/2013 9:00:07 AM PDT by Kaslin
“You have the courage to tell the masses what no politician told them: you are inferior and all the improvements in your condition which you simply take for granted you owe to the efforts of men who are better than you.”
“We can’t all be born rich and handsome and lucky, and that’s why we have a Democratic party!”
In his essay, “Chirping Sectaries,” conservative thinker Russell Kirk famously derided the idea of a libertarian alliance with conservatives as “like advocating a union between fire and ice.” While I think he was wrong as a practical matter at the time, when I hear people today talking about libertarian populism, I can’t help understanding what he meant.
Let me state something at the outset. Though there are many people in the libertarian movement who would contest this
In ‘Crazy” Cruz versus McClique, I’m with Cruz….. “When another politician keeps promises, other politicians think: “What’s he up to?” imagining that it’s a ploy to run for president or vice president or governor. “Or, perhaps,” they think, “he just doesn’t know any better.””
In ‘Crazy” Cruz versus McClique, I’m with Cruz
Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2013 | John Ransom
Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 7:22:14 AM by Kaslin
While many people will attack GOP leaders in the Senate for not understanding what Sen. Ted Cruz is doing, don’t count me as one of them. You see GOP leadership has been handicapped for quite some time now.
Mark Twain, who witnessed the impeachment debacle of Andrew Johnson in the House of Representatives in 1868, pegged it: “[I] was reporter in a legislature two sessions and the same in Congress one session,” Twain wrote, “and thus learned to know personally three sample bodies of the smallest minds and the selfishest souls and the cowardliest hearts that God makes.”
You must understand that it’s very difficult for politicians to recognize another politician, as in the case of Sen. Cruz, who is actually doing the things he campaigned on, like getting rid of Obamacare.
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Poll: Republican voters have embraced libertarian valuesUnited Liberty ^ | 9/12/13 | Jason PyePosted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:45:28 PM by shego
With Sen. Rand Paul R-KY, Rep. Justin Amash R-MI and many other liberty-minded politicians gaining influence, libertarianism has generated new interest inside the Republican Party, much to the chagrin of the GOP’s political establishment….”FreedomWorks’ poll shows that 42 percent of Republicans have a favorable view of the word ‘libertarian,’ and only 10 percent don’t know the word, compared to 27 percent who don’t know nationally,” they added.
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“Big Tent Libertarian”
The “Big Tent Libertarian” language is the tip-off. The GOP in general and Mainstream Republicans in particular have had little regard or respect for libertarians, seen mainly as competitors for hearts, minds and votes; not so much dollars since Libertarians don’t even support their own candidates.
Up until the Age of The O, the GOP Leadership Machine (of which Armey was once a big cog) played Back Bench Bombers when not in a majority and Democrat Lite when they were.
GUNNYG G: JUST WHAT IS IT WE ARE SPPOSED TO BELIEVE/DISBELIEVE REGARDING ARTICLES ABOUT RUSSIA, JIMMY CARTER, COLIN POWELL, ETC, ??? ~ (“Played Like A Fiddle, Beat Like A Drum !!!!!”)
WHAT TIME IS THE INVASION?
(Before It’s News)
Republican Leaders Approve America as a One-Party State
By Ambrose Bierce’s Ghost
No longer capable of providing any effective opposition, Republican leaders and party consultants have agreed that the Democrats should assume permanent political control of the country.
At a June 25, 2013 White House meeting, originally announced as a foreign policy discussion, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) promised President Barack Obama that Republicans would offer only token resistance to all future legislation proposed by the Democrats. In return, Obama would permit the Republicans to remain a minority party in Congress, run candidates in certain Democrat-approved Congressional races and allow them to continue to raise money for losing Republican candidates through Karl Rove’s political action committees.
Appearing in “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren on Friday, Palin questioned which scandals the pair consider phony, saying it isn’t a coincidence that both Obama and Carney are using the term.
“He’s trying to run out the clock,” Palin said. It’s like a stall play in a basketball game. “It’s cowardly, and nothing good is going to come from this.”
Palin said that during her 2008 vice presidential run, she was banned from talking about Obama’s relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers and the then-senator’s lack of knowledge or job experience.
“I was not allowed to talk about things like that because those ‘elitists,’ those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine, running John McCain’s campaign at the time said that the media would eat us alive if we brought up these things,” she said……………..
GOP immigration plan devised by Communist Party
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“Our” government has been running weather modification programs for more than a decade. It absolutely has messed with our weather, water and seasons. For the past 12 years that I’ve known about areosol spraying and hounding state legislators in California and here in Texas, not one of them seems the least bit concerned about it. Not one will lift a finger as an elected official to demand some answers from scientists, the Outlaw Congress or their state health board. In the meantime, Americans continue to suffer everywhere the spraying goes on — including where I live.
This is killing Americans while the state legislatures do nothing. A sick and dying nation and no state legislature cares enough about the citizens in their state to investigate.
Dr Russell Blaylock – What Chemtrails Are Doing To Your Brain
Graham says immigration bill must pass for GOP to survive, weeks after threatening to kill it
americablog.com ^ | 6/17/13 | John Aravosis
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013 8:46:35 AM by cotton1706
Only a few weeks ago, Graham breathlessly claimed that any effort to include gay binational couples in the immigration bill would cause him to withdraw his support for the legislation, effectively killing it.
Some of us at the time had been arguing that the Republicans were bluffing; that the GOP is desperate to get immigration reform passed in order to weaken the lock the Democratic party has on the Latino vote (a population on the rise in terms of its percentage of the electorate). There is no way the GOP is going to risk killing immigration reform for anything. At least not the Senate GOP.
Is immigration reform political suicide for GOP?… “Among the questions raised by all this is whether the liberal media spokesmen who urge such policies on Republicans are truly concerned about the well-being of the party. ” | Human Events
Is immigration reform political suicide for GOP? By: M. Stanton Evans 4/30/2013 06:00 AMRESIZE: AAAPrint27If and when Congress votes on a new immigration bill – whatever the “triggers,” timetables or other provisos – the real issue to be decided will be the same as it has been from the beginning.
That issue is whether the Republican Party, dazed from a daily pounding by the Washington press corps, will agree to commit political suicide by enfranchising 11 plus million illegal aliens on U.S. soil, the vast majority of whom will soon be casting Democratic ballots.
The Saul Alinsky plot to vilify guns….. “This is not surprising since these camps are controlled by the National Education Association, which is the largest contributor to the bigger/more-control government-approved party (formerly known as the Democratic Party).”
Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2013 5:22:29 AM by maddog55
Like the brainwashing jihad running amok among government goons and most of America’s media, our social engineering indoctrination camps (formerly known as the public school system) clearly have it in for guns.
This is not surprising since these camps are controlled by the National Education Association, which is the largest contributor to the bigger/more-control government-approved party (formerly known as the Democratic Party).
Members of the bigger/more-control government-approved party believe guns are evil things. They believe the GOP is operating a sinister covert plan to funnel guns into inner cities so that minorities can blow holes in each other and thereby eliminate the voting base of the bigger/more-control government-approved party.
Youtube ^ | 4/28/13 | mfprex
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 12:41:13 AM by Nachum
Sentator Cruz recent remarks
The Secret Media War of 2012… “The growth in alternative media readership as well as independent political and economic thought from the Ron Paul Campaign educational effort have almost reached the tipping point thus making the past public control function of the media establishment a lost cause. Adding up the alternative media readership numbers and Paul’s GOP vote percentages primarily from younger voters spells disaster for the establishment. ” by Ron Holland
His campaign is using the closed two-party control structure and their media gatekeepers previously utilized to control public opinion and elections against them. For example the state presidential primary and caucus system, televised debates and related campaign news coverage formerly was a GOP establishment monopoly. Today thanks to the Internet, it has become the Trojan horse used by Paul’s campaign and liberty supporters to get inside the closed walls of the GOP to educate millions of Americans about freedom and free-market ideas.
The establishment news media has been powerless to stop this infiltration so the real battle in 2012, isn’t the visible political campaign but rather the hidden impotence of the media elites to protect the establishment control. This is why the media so hates and fears Ron Paul.
His campaign is the new road map for how pro-liberty candidates and forces together with the alternative media can and will eventually defeat the power elites main protectors and gatekeepers, which is the media establishment.
The Wednesday night GOP Presidential debate could well be the last in this campaign cycle. In fact, it could be the last GOP presidential debate in your lifetime if future freedom candidates follow the Ron Paul model of turning a major campaign into an educational effort against the GOP establishment.
Rand Paul forces suffer setback vs. GOP establishment
Politico ^ | 4/12/13 | JAMES HOHMANN
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 9:05:27 AM by Bratch
Since Mitt Romney’s loss, the Rand Paul wing of the party has been on the ascendency. But libertarians hit a roadblock Friday as the Republican National Committee opted at its spring meeting to keep in place a host of rules rammed through by the Romney campaign at last year’s national convention.
The Rebel (Time article on Rand Paul)
Time ^ | Alex Altman
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 7:19:14 AM by BarnacleCenturion
It’s his third event in as many hours, and he looks tired; his voice nearly gave out the day before.
Party Donors Warn of “Dire Consequences” for Those Who Let Obama Down
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Mar 2013 | John Semmens
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2013 3:04:50 AM by John Semmens
“Money is the ‘mother’s milk’ of political success,” said a leading Democratic financier under promise of anonymity. “Senators from GOP leaning states may think they’ll face electoral defeat if they come out in favor of gun-control. We just want to remind them that they’ll be taken off the campaign cash teat if they don’t.”
Trouble Brewing in GOP… “…the hard truth is that the movement inside the Republican Party to abandon social conservatism is nothing short of a political death wish. Denying it will not alter the reality.”
Trouble Brewing in GOP
Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | David Limbaugh
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:15:46 AM by Kaslin
For the first time, I am wondering about the long-term viability of the Republican Party. I say this not as an advocate of its demise or restructuring but as an observer of troubling signs.
The Republican Party is thought to be the institutional vehicle for the advancement of conservative policies, but for decades, the conservative movement has been frustrated with the party’s deviation from conservative principles — its refusal to live up to its decidedly conservative platform.
I believe that the disappointing results for Republicans in the 2006 elections and probably the 2012 elections, as well, were in no small part attributable to frustrated conservatives staying at home.
The thinking among many conservatives has been that the party has consistently fallen short by failing to restrain the growth of the ever-expanding federal government and by failing to nominate sufficiently conservative presidential nominees. That is, if we would just nominate and elect Reagan conservatives and govern on Reagan principles, we would recapture majority status in no time.
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 2:49:39 PM by therightliveswithus
Melowese Richardson voted a reported six times for President Obama in November of 2012. Twice she used her real name, then another four using the names of her relatives. If convicted she faces a maximum of 12 years in prison.
More disturbing is that Richardson is a long time poll worker and has worked for the Board of Elections in Hamilton County, Ohio since 1998. People like her were watching the polls when President Obama won by close margins, often with “odd” voting totals, in November.
Among these statistical anomalies occurred in Pennsylvania, when President Obama received over 99% of vote at polls where GOP inspectors were removed. In addition, in those areas turnout was somehow “30%” above government numbers.
Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 8:16:28 AM by Reaganite Republican
For glaringly obvious reasons (ego, ego, + ego), John McCain chose not to retire after leading the GOP to defeat in 2008. This ushered-in the radical, damaging, and bizarre Obammunist era he’s done so much to collaborate with since.
To conquer an enemy everyone knows you need planning, organization, courage and weapons. The more prepared you are for battle, the more likely you are to win. Isn’t that the way it works? Work your plan, load your weapons and kick some butt.
Well-meaning patriot groups are everywhere, organizing their members and working with Sheriffs and Governors. The 10th amendment foundation and other state’s rights groups are pushing nullification against forced health care and any violation by the NDAA Bill against the people.
Tea Party groups continue to grow and organize across the country. The people are waking up. Even many progressives, Democrats and black folks are snapping out of their well-meaning stupor as they see one freedom crushed after another by this regime. Increased taxes, unemployment and compromised health care are hitting the left also. That simply wasn’t the deal offered by Obama. Liberal and conservative seniors are suffering.
Karl Rove’s declaration of war on conservatives will bring the GOP a slow and agonizing death « Coach is Right
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
The Republican establishment is still trying to blame conservatives for last November’s disaster.
The phonies of the Karl Rove Wing of the Republican Party didn’t get it then and they still don’t. They are fooling themselves by refusing to look at the numbers. The GOP just doesn’t understand that asking us to vote for a Republican because he is not a Democrat doesn’t fire conservatives up, and the stupid fools think they can win without conservative support.
Rand Paul: Voters Ready for libertarian Republican
POLITICO ^ | MANU RAJU
Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013 2:35:25 PM by JohnPDuncan
Sen. Rand Paul says he’ll wait until 2014 to decide whether to run for president, but he believes voters are ready for a Libertarian-minded Republican candidate.
“I would absolutely not run unless it were to win,” the Kentucky Republican said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Points have been made, and we we will continue to make points. But I think the country is really ready for the narrative coming — the Libertarian Republican narrative.”
Voters want a “different face,” he said.
…………….By my definition, I believe that most Americans are in fact conservatives. Why is this not reflected in recent elections? Political lines are totally blurred today, that’s why.
Simply stated, neither primary political party represents these Americans today. Conservatives want their governments run the same way they run their homes, their businesses, their churches, their lives, and raise their children to become decent, honest, productive members of society. They want a moral, ethical and fiscally responsible government that reflects their personal convictions and above all, protects individual freedom and liberty for all. No such political party exists at present.
This explains why half of registered voters no longer bother to vote at all, and why many voters have sought a new political home in a litany of failed 3rd party explorations.
It also explains why today’s “conservative movement” is struggling to gain any traction. Most of the people in today’s so-called “conservative movement” are not conservatives, at least by my definition.
2/11/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 2:29:28 PM by Laissez-faire capitalist
Yep, Sen. Rand Paul – some Libertarian leanings and all – (and not all bad, either, especially with his middle of the road approach on foreign policy, him being neither interventionist nor isolationist) is certainly not a shill for the GOP-e… and we have had enough of that.
Amnesty = EXTINCTION for GOP [GOP Going Out of Business]
The American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2013 7:22:05 AM by Moseley
On January 28, 2013, a group of Republicans in Congress decided to close down the Republican Party. Their “going out of business sale” involves converting an estimated 12 to 20 million trespassing illegal aliens into solidly-Democrat voters. Republicans will ensure Democrat control of Congress and the White House with millions of new voters for generations to come.
“In 1982, the Republican National Committee (“RNC”) and the Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) entered into a consent decree (the “Decree” or “Consent Decree”), which is national in scope, limiting the RNC’s ability to engage or assist in voter fraud prevention unless the RNC obtains the court’s approval in advance.
The RNC appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey denying, in part, the RNC’s Motion to Vacate or Modify the Consent Decree. Although the District Court declined to vacate the Decree, it did make modifications to the Decree. The RNC argues that the District Court abused its discretion by modifying the Decree as it did and by declining to vacate the Decree. For the following reasons, we will affirm the District Court’s judgment.
BUCHANAN: THE GOP’S AMNESTY CAUCUS RAISES WHITE FLAG… “A graduate of the Saul Alinsky school, Obama can smell the defeatism in the Republican Party. And he knows how to treat supplicants begging for a fig leaf to cover the nakedness of their capitulation.”
BUCHANAN: THE GOP’S AMNESTY CAUCUS RAISES WHITE FLAG
Human Events ^ | February 03. 2013
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2013 2:13:16 PM by Steelfish
BUCHANAN: THE GOP’S AMNESTY CAUCUS RAISES WHITE FLAG
We will accept amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens, said the four, but you must get serious about securing the border against yet another invasion. Only after an independent commission agrees the border has been secured will the 11 million be given green cards and put on a path to citizenship.
The next day in Las Vegas, Obama, reveling in victory, instructed the four waving their white flags that the defeated do not dictate terms.
The Republicans are doomed. Conservatism is over. President Obama is conducting a mop-up operation at this point.
And let’s be fair, liberals have every reason to gloat — a little. The GOP has its troubles. Long-term demographic trends; often-irrational animosity from Hollywood, the media, and academia; a thumbless grasp of the culture on the part of many Republicans: All of these things create a headwind for the party and the broader conservative movement.
But here’s the weird part. That’s all true of presidential politics, but less so when it comes to state politics or even other federal races. In 2010, the GOP had its best performance in congressional races since 1938.
The Republican Party needs to broaden its appeal by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly “eager to go to war,” U.S. Sen. Rand Paul told hundreds of Greater Cincinnati Republicans Saturday.
“We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don’t always all agree on every issue,” the Kentucky Republican said at the Northeast Hamilton County Republican Club’s annual pancake breakfast at the Sharonville Convention Center.
To help the party rebound from two successive losses in presidential races, Republicans must find new strategies and messages to reach voters who now often look askance at the GOP, Paul told a crowd of more than 500.
McCain to GOP: Accept path to citizenship In immigration-”reform” bill… (Gunny G: See Stang’s GOP: RED FROM THE START…)
The Hill ^
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:37:31 PM by JohnPDuncan
Yes John, creating millions of new Democrat voters demanding free stuff is absolutely what the GOP needs
PALIN: ‘WE HAVEN‘T YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!’—EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Brietbart ^ | Saturday January 26, 2012
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 5:25:41 PM by Bigtigermike
PALIN: ‘WE HAVEN’T YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!’—EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BREITBART NEWS
Short term: I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism. That means broadening our audience. I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation.
We can’t just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.
Passion, Principle, and Politics… (“Didn’t Ron Paul Really Win? Lynette Rosinger on 8 reasons not to be sad Romney lost.”)
The authors agree that Romney was an outstanding candidate, that he was an admirable man, and that Ryan was a wise choice as a running mate. They concur that he lost because our nation has become immature, and irresponsible. They both fear that because of this, America as we have known it, is over or at least close to the brink.
I agree with the authors about the challenges posed by a left-wing media and I acknowledge that the institutional woes that characterize our current culture are worrisome. But, when it comes to the authors’ conclusion that the nation hit a tipping point with this election and that we are over the brink in terms of people who do not want freedom outnumbering those who do, I believe they are wrong.
Republican Establishment Declares War on GOP Voters [Scott Rasmussen]…. (“…the problem is that Republican voters think it’s OK to replace incumbent senators and congressman who don’t represent the views of their constituents…This infuriated establishment Republicans for two reasons. First…”)
Rasmussen Reports ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Scott Rasmussen
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:33:08 AM by EternalVigilance
Official Washington hailed the deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff as a significant bipartisan accomplishment. However, voters around the country viewed the deal in very partisan terms: Seven out of 10 Democrats approved of it, while seven…of 10 Republicans disapproved.
Just a few days after reaching that agreement, an inside-the-Beltway publication reported another area of bipartisan agreement…while Washington Democrats have always viewed GOP voters as a problem, Washington Republicans “in many a post-election soul-searching session” have come to agree. More precisely, the article said the party’s Election 2012 failures have “brought forth one principal conclusion from establishment Republicans: They have a primary problem.”
As seen from the halls of power, the problem is that Republican voters think it’s OK to replace incumbent senators and congressman who don’t represent the views of their constituents. In 2012, for example, Republican voters in Indiana dumped longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in a primary battle. This infuriated establishment Republicans for two reasons. First, because. In 2012, for example, Republican voters in Indiana dumped longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in a primary battle.
Get Rid of the Republican Establishment, Once and for All (The author has a point)
Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Matt Towery
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:44:48 AM by Kaslin
Here’s a New Year‘s wish I would love to see come true. However it is defined or however many people are part of it, it is time to send the giant never-ending “GOP Establishment” made up of some professional politicians, some moneyed nouveaux riche who — by virtue of their contributions and the faux friendships it buys with politicians — consider themselves political landed gentry and the endless scam artist consultants they support packing.
“God put the Republican Party on earth to cut taxes. If they don’t do that, they have no useful function.”
Columnist Robert Novak was speaking of the party that embraced the revolution of Ronald Reagan, who had hung a portrait of Calvin Coolidge in his Cabinet Room and set about cutting income tax rates to 28 percent.
But, to be historically precise, the GOP was not put here to cut taxes. From infancy in the 1850s, its mission was to halt the spread of slavery. From 1865 to 1929, it was the party of high tariffs. Mission: Build the nation and protect U.S. industry and the wages of American workers.