Establishment GOP fears are mounting over a Supreme Court case that the party has long hailed as its best chance to undo ObamaCare. The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on a GOP-backed case that threatens to erase healthcare subsidies for 8 million people. The vast stakes are raising alarm among squishy Senate Republicans who increasingly fear a backlash at the polls if their party can’t find a fix.
What really infuriates namby-pamby GOP senators is that Cruz forced them to take a public stand on the O's unilateral amnesty. They know that the GOP base is mad as hell over the amnesty, and they don't feel the need to answer to mere hoi polloi.
Cruz is right to oppose H. R. 4414, not only on the general policy that revisions to Obamacare should apply to all consumers, but because hidden in the bill is a precedent that undercuts the phony economics of Obamacare and will lead to even greater taxpayer subsidies in the future.
“I don’t know of any conservatives who are supporting him,” said Richard Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. “Jeb is a very good moderate Dem,” added Mark Levin. “He doesn't elicit excitement outside a small circle of wealthy corporatists & GOP Beltway operatives.”
The new chairman of the Republican Study Comm., Rep. Bill Flores, is pledging to never publicly criticize GOP leadership, a marked turn for the position that has been used in past years to hold John Boehner’s feet to the fire on occasion.
The Conservative Action Project, a group of 40 prominent conservative leaders including CHQ's Richard Viguerie, have documented GOP winners' campaign promises and plan to hold them to those promises. If that doesn’t happen? Conserv. gusto for preventing another Senate flip could prove fatal to GOP control.
Races that were supposed to be push-overs are suddenly nail-biters. How can this be? The Base. The very people who are needed to give money & votes to elect that GOP Senate are balking. Why? Nancy Kassebaum Baker illustrates the GOP's problem.
Boehner applauded Jeb Bush’s ability to “talk about Repub. issues better than most anybody that we’ve got out there,” approving of his “real record of reform” as FL’s governor from 1999-2007. He also called potential GOP-E candidates John Kasich and Rob Portman “great” ones.
GOP Leaders: Don't Give Away The 2014 Election
Sen. Pat Robert took on a campaign buddy, former Sen. Bob Dole, at a recent Dodge City event to raise money to keep his Kansas seat, warning those in attendance that it’s not long before America turns the corner on the Constitution and takes on a more permanent socialistic feel.
The GOP Estab. got what it wanted & bested the conservative wing. Now they're shocked that conservatives aren't motivated to vote. R's should take the Senate easily. If it doesn’t happen this year, who will the GOP-E blame?
“Immigration reform will help our economy, but you’ve got to secure the border first,” the Republican said after a speech at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute. “We’ve got a mess and everyone knows we’ve got a mess.
What GOP estab. lobbyist and consultant John Feehery is not-so subtly pushing is a program of increased gov't spending that Obama will sign into law. He has editorialized in favor of crony capitalism. He's not interested in the future of the U.S. or the GOP. He's interested in lining his wallet.
The NRSC, US Chamber, and other GOP-E orgs poured millions into primaries to stop Senate Conservatives Fund gains. NRSC spent so much money trying to protect its incumbents that it now has no money to pick up new seats.
Karl Rove states, "The president should discard his threats of unconstitutional executive action. When he circumvents Congress, he inflames tensions...makes it easier to undo his policies..." It's clear: when the GOP want amnesty, they want to ensure it’s permanent.
The GOP estab. likes to point out that TEA Party candidates can be bad and unprepared candidates who make missteps in the gen. election. But the evidence doesn't suggest that they're any more so than GOP-E candidates who have a long and storied history of their own missteps.
According to the Heritage Action Scorecard he has a rating of 8% and Murkowski has a 24% rating so Murkowski, making her the second most liberal GOP senator behind Maine’s Susan Collins with a 23% score, votes with Begich much more often than she votes with her GOP colleagues.
Senate Republicans have put subtle pressure on House members to avoid a messy fight over the border bill, impeachment or a government shutdown. Democrats have recently used the latter two gleefully for fundraising.