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How the GOP establishment plans
to defeat conservatives

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson

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Posted By:mikkins2, 5/3/2014 10:10:24 AM

A long and revealing article in National Journal explains how the GOP establishment is focusing on its real enemy, tea partiers and other conservatives who have the temerity to offer primary voters and alternative to get-along-go-along candidates who will do the bidding of party elders and allow immigration amnesty, while not frightening big money donors from Wall Street. Josh Kraushaar and James Oliphant mainly focus on the North Carolina primary, where incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan is vulnerable, and where the establishment has picked its man, State House Speaker Thom Tillis. They write:

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To the Republican Establishment YOU are the enemy, not the democrat across the isle.

And your still a Republican because....?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 5/3/2014 10:18:21 AM     (No. 9834884)

As a Reagan Republican this article makes me sick. I have argued for years with friends and relatives, but have finally come around to believing there really IS an "enemy within."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tren9, 5/3/2014 10:20:14 AM     (No. 9834889)

This strategy will put the establishment candidates on the November ballot and DEMS in office.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: louisianadeb, 5/3/2014 10:26:28 AM     (No. 9834895)



Live in Raleigh and plan to vote for Brannon. Jury is still out on whether I´d vote for Tillis in November if that´s the case. Voting for establishment Repub is like condoning destructive behavior from your child.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 5/3/2014 10:27:31 AM     (No. 9834897)

There´s a solution - either don´t vote or vote for the real democrat.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 5/3/2014 10:29:42 AM     (No. 9834901)

Mitch McConnell has employed a scorched earth campaign on Matt Bevin...to the point where he has damaged the Republican brand in Kentucky. If he beats Bevin, he will have a tough time pulling enough Republican votes in the November election to beat Allyson Grimes. (All Mitch has to do is lose 30% of Matt Bevin´s votes that don´t come back to him and he´s toast.)

Several of my Republican friends have begun to question the difference between Establishment Republicans and Democrats, and I have to agree. The establishments have played this too cute by half.

Can someone tell me why they hate Conservatives so much they are willing to sell their country down the river?

I am sorely tempted to just skip McConnell´s line on the ballot on November 4 and thinking seriously about why I am still a Republican!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jubal, 5/3/2014 10:30:40 AM     (No. 9834904)

Everyone knows who the "go-along to get along" Republicans are.

They fly under the radar until election time and suddenly appear to proclaim their "conservative" credentials that were invisible since the last election.

They like to peer down their noses at Tea Party candidates.

We have a name for them and it´s "Ga-Ga."

Expose the Ga-Ga of your choice and let´s come up with a Top Ten "Ga Ga" list.

Who will start it off?


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 5/3/2014 10:34:59 AM     (No. 9834914)

Pardon the second post: My ga-ga nominations are Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn.

I skipped John Mc and Lindsey as too obvious.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Susannah, 5/3/2014 10:36:41 AM     (No. 9834919)

OP, you often pose the question: "And your (sic) still a Republican?" Let me endeavor to answer. Let´s see. Ted Cruz is a Republican. Trey Gowdy is a Republican. Mike Lee is a Republican. Mike Enzi is a Republican. Jeff Sessions is a Republican. Mike Pence is a Republican. When they all decide to become something else, maybe I will, too.

"Establishment" candidate Tillis has, by the way, the backing of the Catawba Valley Tea Party. Brannon has no--as of last night--Tea Party backing. And, given the ethical and plagiarism questions he´s facing, he´s unlikely to get any.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mikkins2, 5/3/2014 10:47:44 AM     (No. 9834936)

I like the idea of a "Ga-Ga" list.

As to #5´s point. Its not just in Kentucky where McConnell´s tactics are tarnishing the Republican brand everywhere. Its a cancer that is spreading throughout the party and it will consume its host until it withers and dies. You cant cure someone who defiantly spits the medicine back in your face for no other reason than it would rather collect disability until it dies than be cures.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 5/3/2014 11:10:19 AM     (No. 9834969)

#6, Orrin Hatch.

#8, good list. Which one is Republican leader in the Senate? None of the above. Why? Because guys like Tillis get in and back guys like Mitch McConnell, so guys like me can pay more taxes to guys like Obama, so he can get on with his project of destroying my country.

Quite a racket. Tillis looks like a guy who says all the right things during the primary, and then does all the left things once in office. If Tillis is not boldly and candidly an insurgent now, what are the chances he´s going to line up with the insurgents after he gets in?

Let´s make another list: Republican incumbents who are useless at fighting the Democrats and need to be replaced by conservatives insurgents. Then you can work with us to help make that happen, we can start actually saving our republic, and everyone´s a winner.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 5/3/2014 11:30:01 AM     (No. 9834997)

Now there´s a plan that should work well ... because there is no way the conservative vote will stay home if that happens, right?
Where are our ´go along´ posters to explain to us this is the only way we can win?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 5/3/2014 11:37:51 AM     (No. 9835015)

In the great, oft repeated words of StormCnter..."last post, I promise..."

#6 Add Kelly Ayotte to the Ga-Ga list.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: mws50, 5/3/2014 12:08:43 PM     (No. 9835060)

The Establishment just thinks in terms of this next election. I think in terms of the rest of my life. If I´m not successful this election, there is always the 2016 election, and the 2018 election and the 2020 election.

The establishment toads will eventually understand the term "Taxed Enough Already".

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JediJerry, 5/3/2014 12:34:59 PM     (No. 9835094)

Boehner McConnell and their pals are forming the perfect GOP circular firing squad and arming the squad with fully automatic weapons.
I am sick to my stomach as to how the GOP has been fully infected by the disease of liberal progressivism. Cunning baffling and powerful and progressive and fatal.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: judy, 5/3/2014 1:46:09 PM     (No. 9835180)

One thing for sure it´s forcing the career politicians to spend big $$$$. Cantor & McConnell are spending lots of $$$$.
Cantor fails to mention in his ads that he supports immigration.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: absalom, 5/3/2014 2:25:18 PM     (No. 9835217)

Suspect that average R voters know full well that conservative republican is a contradiction akin to catholic muslim but are divided into two camps; those who have had enough of the RDC frauds and hustlers and those who don´t care, the big tent lefties. When the center of gravity shifts to the had enough´s; the GOP will collapse and a lot sooner than the don´t care´s think.

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