Rich Estab. Michigan Republican donors are unhappy with Rep. Justin Amash's unwillingness to toe the party line and wish he were more like Gerald Ford. Amash denies he is hostile to compromise, but says many of the proposed bipartisan deals in DC offer temporary fixes, rather than long-term solutions.
Although Indiana's principled limited government constitutional conservative Governor Mike Pence wasn't even at this year's CPAC, and he barely registered on the CPAC straw poll, Pence's name kept coming up as the one potential Republican presidential candidate who has all the tools necessary to rebuild the winning Republican coalition.
Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) spokesman says he's voted “against amnesty in every chance he's gotten.” However, a review of his voting record shows that's not true.
VA Del. Barbara Comstock, who's running to succeed US Rep. Frank Wolf, is an estab. politician damaging the GOP’s conservative brand. Her long, shameful list of anti-conservative behaviors includes lobbying for a gaming enterprise that snared Jack Abramoff and her 100% rating from NARAL.
House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has been raising his public profile as speculation mounts that he is setting himself up for higher office should Speaker John Boehner choose to step down. Cantor has made a number of well-covered appearances.
Mainstream Media's POLITICO reports on the latest alliance of corporatists and ruling class politicians forming against conservatives.
Craig Shirley, Rush Limbaugh and Pat Caddell think the reason Congress has not gotten to the bottom of the IRS targeting of conservatives and Tea Party movement groups is because the establishment GOP wants the IRS to hobble these groups just as much or more than do the Democrats.
As the debate brews over whether Republicans will take up the doomed task of pushing through immigration "reform" and granting a free pass to illegals, estab. RINO Sen. John McCain said he is hopeful Republicans will put something forward.
Estab. Repub. Rep. Peter King defended John Boehner after the House passed a clean debt-limit bill that raised the ire of conservatives. King branded as “morons” many conservatives in the GOP caucus who consistently oppose any effort to pass the debt limit.
Estab. Repub. Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she agrees that Repubs. can't trust Obama to enforce the law, but they should immediately move forward on comprehensive immigration reform, anyway.
Conservative activist Brent Bozell says it’s time for GOP leaders in Congress to step aside. His organization, ForAmerica, announced “an aggressive, 6-figure social media and digital ad campaign” against top R's in Congress between now and the midterm elections.
Kasich proudly champions the 'Democrat Lite' philosophy. “I have a right to shape what conservative philosophy means,” OH Gov. John Kasich told reporters when asked how he plans to explain recent forays into big-gov't Republicanism to conservative voters.
After wasting nearly $325 million during the '12 election cycle with nothing to show for it and then declaring war on the Tea Party, donations to Karl Rove's three Crossroads groups decreased by 98% last year. The groups reportedly raised a paltry $6.1 million combined in '13.
Boehner's way on immigration reform is just another surrender. Is Boehner pimping amnesty simply out of spite, having disparaged the grassroots for calling him out? Estab. R's may have money, but the grassroots outnumber them 3 to 1. At war's end, the speaker and his ilk will retreat for good.
The problem for Repubs. is that the people who brought them to power didn’t ask for consensus and smooth processes. Conservatives wanted blocking and tackling.
“House leaders hope to bring legislation to the floor as early as April, after the deadline has passed in many states for challengers to file to run for Congress. Repub. leaders hope that would diminish chances that a lawmaker’s support for immigration bills winds up sparking a primary-election fight.”
The immigration reform debate in the House could boil down to a handful of influential Tea Party conservatives.
Giant corporations make a common cause with leftist special interests -- amnesty for illegals -- to win government favors.
As House Repub. leaders prepare an immigration proposal that could go much further towards amnesty than their prior public stances, conservative lawmakers are quietly plotting to push back.
Christie started out on a conservative track. But then he replaced his devotion to policy with a devotion to reelection. He developed a politically beneficial alliance with Obama. He began attacking conservatives, especially Tea Party R's who didn't like the level of fed. spending for storm relief.