Establishment Republicans

AK’s Begich (Dem) Uses Liberal Repub. Murkowski as Endorsement

Streiff, Red State

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.

GOP Senate to House: Don't Screw This Up

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

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.

Gov. McDonnell Trial Reveals Broken Marriage

Nick Ochsner & Peggy Fox, USA TODAY

The stress of the governor's office broke the marriage of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, developed a crush on a businessman who wanted favors from the governor, lawyers for the couple said Tues. in the McDonnells' federal corruption trial.

Thad Cochran and GOP Establishment: “By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them”

Cochran’s message to African-Americans in Mississippi in summary was this: If you like the direction Barack Obama is taking America, vote for me, Thad Cochran.

Lamar Alexander Amnesty Vote Encouraged Illegal Alien Invasion

Joe Carr has nailed the crisis that incumbent Republican Senator Lamar Alexander's vote for amnesty has helped create: it is a crisis for American workers and their children who will be entering the job market in competition with the illegal aliens flooding our southern border.

Kevin McCarthy is Much Worse Than Eric Cantor

Kevin McCarthy epitomizes all that’s wrong with Washington. McCarthy only votes with conservatives 42 percent of the time compared to 53 percent for Cantor. That's pathetic, dangerous, and the best possible reason to replace the entire House GOP leadership now.

Romney Tries to Re-emerge As Force in GOP Politics

Associated Press Staff

Romney has sought kingmaker status in the GOP's fight for the Senate and its quest to retake the WH in '16. Romney insiders say he's more interested in shaping GOP politics by lending his name & fundraising ability to (what he considers) electable conservatives than in running again.

No Time to Revisit Those RINO Retreads

Christopher G. Adamo, Watchdog.org

People want a gov't that protects the sovereignty of our nation & its borders. This could cripple the disease of liberalism. If properly motivated, the people will unite and carry a worthy candidate to victory. This is not the time for hapless political reruns of the disappointments of past seasons.

Boehner’s Pals Plot TEA Party Crackdown

Jake Sherman, Politico

A group of Boehner's closest allies, including fellow OH GOP like Pat Tiberi, are discussing tactics such as trying to change GOP Conference rules to punish Reps who don't support the party’s nominee during a floor vote. Boehner’s pals already stripped some R's of their committee assignments for straying too far.

Orrin Hatch Speaks for the French Republicans

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

It's scary that such a prominent member of the Senate Judiciary Comm. would refer to judges who create a constitutional right to recognition of a same-sex marriage as “excellent” because they change the Constitution based on perceived public opinion.

Why John Kasich is the Media's Favorite GOP Governor

Jason Hart, The Federalist

Ohio Governor John Kasich has found popularity with the legacy press the only way a Republican can, by expanding government and questioning the morals of anyone who does not.

Steve 'Snake Oil' LaTourette Cheers Wins for Big Gov.

Jason Hurt, Red State

GOP-E lobbyist & special interest group Main Street Advocacy head Steve LaTourette celebrated the defeat of conserv. NC, IN, & OH primary challengers.

TAKEOVER Strategy Defeats Eric Cantor’s Machine In VA-7

As conservative Fred Gruber proved by winning election as Virginia’s 7th District Republican Chairman, if you want to govern America according to conservative principles, first take back your local Republican Party from the progressive establishment Republicans, like House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who have hijacked the Party and turned it into a vehicle to preserve their own personal power.

Palin: Hey GOP-E, Stop Gloating Over Primary Wins

Allahpundit, Hot Air

Remind gloating RINOs that, thanks to the tea party, even the “estab.” candidates are more conservative than now. The entire center of gravity in the party has moved sufficiently right enough that Boehner even takes notice. Tea partiers aren’t where they want to be but have made clear progress.

TEA Partiers: Cochran Said Fighting OCare Was a Lost Cause

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Embattled GOP-E Sen. Thad Cochran refuses to debate his TeaParty opponent Chris McDaniel. “If Thad Cochran won't stand up to try to defend his liberal voting record in a debate with a two-term Miss. state senator, what makes us think he'll stand up to Reid and Obama?” McDaniel wrote.

John McCain Invites Hillary Clinton to Leadership Forum

Philip Rucker, Washington Post

Why did John McCain, who supposedly is among the loudest critics of Hillary Clinton's handling of the Benghazi terrorist attacks, invite her to his AZ retreat for a lofty conversation about leadership values? Will he ask why she didn't take a lleadership role in preventing the deaths of the Benghazi Four?

Rubio: Won’t Seek Reelection if I Run for Prez in '16

Burgess Everett, Politico

Marco Rubio said that if he runs for president in 2016 he will'not pursue reelection to the Senate and supports the Florida law that prohibits running for two offices at once. He said that he'd decide whether to run for president by the spring of 2015.

The Pros and Cons of Ryan's 2015 Budget

Romina Boccia, Heritage Blog

Unfortunately, the Ryan budget proposal doesn’t implement major structural reforms until 2024, which is too slow. Medicare’s fiscal challenges are too severe. The sooner this transition is made, the better.