By Chuck BaldwinJuly 10, 2014NewsWithViews.comJust as they did with his father, Ron Paul, globalist elitists within the GOP are pouncing on Kentucky Senator Dr. Rand Paul. Obviously, the only reason for Republican leaders to be ganging up on Rand like this is because
they are scared silly that he might just win the Republican nomination for President in 2016. And if there is anything that frightens the GOP establishment, it is an independent-minded, non-interventionist, reader of the Constitution–you know, someone like George Washington or Thomas Jefferson–or Rand Paul.Here is how Politico covered the story:
Poll: Most Say Opposition to Obama Has Pretty Much Nothing to Do With RaceTownhall.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Daniel DohertyPosted on 7/15/2014, 3:58:38 PM by KaslinYesterday, Katie wrote up Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments on ABC’s This Week, in which he suggested there was a “racial component” underlying the tea party movement.
He was quick to temper his remarks, however, by adding that only “some people” in America are actuated by racism. Nevertheless, his position was clear: the United States is a racist country, and therefore President Obama has been “treated differently” as has he than any of his predecessors.
VIDEOThe Right Scoop ^ | July 13 2014 | SoopermexicanPosted on 7/13/2014, 1:11:22 PM by PoloSecFormer
Michigan Governor Jen Granholm is one of the nuttier of the Democrats, and she didn’t fail to fulfill expectations on Meet the Press, when she claimed that Republicans denying what Obama wants to do is their “Katrina Moment.”Video @ http://therightscoop.com/jennifer-granholm-not-doing-what-obama-wants-is-the-republicans-katrina-moment/
Obama Says GOP Lawsuit Will Cost Tax Dollars
ABCNews ^ | July 12, 2014 | Chris GoodPosted on 7/12/2014, 2:12:50 PM by SteelfishObama Says GOP Lawsuit Will Cost Tax DollarsBy Chris GoodIn his weekly radio/YouTube address,
There would be no more excuses for Republicans’ failure to put forward their own health-care plan, immigration proposals, specific cuts to popular government programs, and pet causes involving abortion, birth control and gay rights. This would set up real clashes with Obama — who could employ the veto pen he hasn’t used a single time since Republicans gained control of the House in 2010 — and sharp contrasts that would put him on the winning side of public opinion.It is not hard to imagine a
An Angry Tea Party and Vocal Ted Cruz Prove America Is Becoming More LiberalThe Huffington Post ^ | June 26, 2014 | H. A. GoodmanPosted on 06/30/2014 8:03:30 AM PDT
Christopher Hitchens got a chance to analyze the Tea Party in 2011, the same year cancer took his life. In a Vanity Fair article titled “Tea’d Off,” the great polemicist explains that populist movements like the Tea Party are a reaction to social and political change.
Hitchens writes that before the Revolutionary War costumes, America had seen a somewhat similar phenomenon with the John Birch Society:The John Birch Society possessed such a mainstream message–the existence of a Communist world system with tentacles in the United States–that it had a potent influence over whole sections of the Republican Party.
The RINOs: A HistoryThe Feehery Theory
^ | June 25, 2014 | John Feehery, GOP consultantPosted on 6/26/2014, 11:09:54 PM
When news broke that Eric Cantor had lost his primary, Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for the Virginia Senate seat, immediately tweeted congratulations to David Brat. The rest of the Republican party establishment, the non-sentimental lot that it is, fell into line and pledged to support the winner.Cantor had been defeated.
There was no talk of starting a third party or sitting the election out. Sure, there was some anger and disappointment, but rank and file Republicans moved on.Contrast with the news of what happened last night. Long before it became clear that Thad Cochran, a long-time Republican incumbent and overall highly respected senior Statesman, had been reelected, Tea Partiers had a existential meltdown.
Sarah Palin went on Sean Hannity’s Show and threatened to start a third party. Prominent bloggers cried that if they didn’t get their way, they would drop out of politics entirely. Laura Ingraham, who led the charge against Cantor, threatened to join Palin.The biggest epithet the Tea Party crowd likes to throw at prominent establishment types like me is that we are RINO’s.
A RINO is a Republican In Name Only. But who is really the RINO? The one who fights for the nominee no matter who he or she is or the one who threatens to bolt the party every time a primary election doesn’t go their way?This ideological fight has been going on a long time.It started when Teddy Roosevelt – who is most famous these days for occasionally winning the President’s race at Nationals stadium – started the Bull Moose Party because he thought his successor wasn’t doing a sufficient job in continuing his legacy.Roosevelt accused William Howard Taft of not really being a Republican, and vice versa.
The fight continued in the 1920’s, when Joe Cannon of Illinois battled with Bob LaFollette of Illinois. In the 1950’s, Robert Taft accused the Eisenhower Republicans of being insufficiently opposed to the New Deal, in the 1960’s, Goldwater Republicans drummed the Rockefeller Republicans out of the party, in the 1960’s, Ford battled Reagan, and in the 1980’s, the Bushs fought the Reaganites.In the late 1990’s and into the 2000’s, a great ideological sorting took place among the parties.
There was no longer a moderate wing to the GOP. The Republican party was the pro-life, pro-defense, pro-growth and pro-business party, while the Democrats were pro-choice, pro-labor and the largely pacifist.The failures in the Iraq War and the financial crisis of 2007-2008 shook the three-legged stool, and in 2010, a new force, the Tea Party, came to the table.
The Tea Party is far more libertarian, far more isolationist, far less in favor of big business, far more anti-immigrant and far more reactionary than the typical Republican regular.They are far more likely to want to bolt the party if things don’t go their way.This is a familiar, but not dominant, strain in the Republican Party.
They are the Lindbergh isolationists in the 1930’s, the John Birchers in the 1950’s, the Yaffers in the 1960, the Libertarians in the 1970’s. They supported Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan in the 1990’s.And now they are very, very angry that the Republican Party beat them in Mississippi. Some of them will leave the party, some will sit out the next election, and some will continue to agitate within the party structure and within the Tea party movement.And ironically, they will be the ones to call out the rest of us RINOs.
But we know who they are and who we are.TOPICS: Mississippi; Issues; Parties; U.S. SenateKEYWORDS: cantor; cochran; mcdaniel; palinGot that?John Feehery is currently the President of Quinn Gillespie Communications and Director of QGA Government Affairs. Before joining QGA, Feehery was President of the Feehery Group, a strategic advocacy firm dedicated to helping its clients achieve their legislative and communications objectives in Washington D.C., and the chief blogger for The Feehery Theory http://www.thefeeherytheory.com. He is a frequent commentator on the political landscape, widely quoted around the country and often seen on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel.
He is also a regular contributor to CNN.com, Politico and to The Hill’s “Pundits Blog.”Feehery has worked for almost two decades in a variety of influential positions both as a staffer for three prominent members of the United States House of Representatives Republican leadership and a communications strategist in the private sector. Most recently, Feehery served as Executive Vice President for Global Government Relations and Global Public Relations for the Motion Picture Association of America.Feehery managed the communications operation for Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert. Feehery was the longest-serving top spokesman to a Speaker of the House in the history of the House of Representatives.
Feehery came directly to the Speaker’s office after a stint as a government relations advocate for the Barbour, Griffith and Rogers. He also served concurrently as Vice President for Communications for Policy Impact Communications. Before that stint, Feehery served from 1995 until 1998 as the Communications Director for Majority Whip Tom DeLay. Before becoming DeLay’s communications director, he served as the Whip office’s Chief Floor Assistant, during the historically notable “Contract with America.”
Feehery started his career as a speechwriter to former U.S. House Republican Leader Bob Michel…..
via The RINOs: A History.
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