GOP Civil War


Greg Corombos, WND

ConservativeHQ's Richard Viguerie: 'Conservatives' number one opponent isn't Pelosi, Reid or Obama.'

Rep. Pete King: Paul’s Tactics Appeal to 'Lowest Common Denominator'

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Rep. Peter King (N.Y.), a senior Repub. member on the House Homeland Security Committee, blasted Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for using scare tactics in his opposition of national security programs.

Here's Who McConnell Is Planning to Crush

Dave Urbanski, The Blaze

Mitch McConnell didn’t merely say Tea Party candidates challenging him and other established Republicans in the '14 midterm elections don’t pose much of a threat. “I think we are going to crush them everywhere. I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

Justin Amash Ruffles Mich. GOP-E Feathers

Susan Cornwell, Reuters

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.

RED ALERT: Romney To Gather Aides In Utah

If political brains were a prerequisite for an invitation to Romney's Utah pow-wow it seems like he could have held the gathering in the broom closet of one of his mansions.

Is Ted Cruz Trying to Outmaneuver Rand Paul

Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller

Cruz is making a bet that Paul’s more libertarian positions on issues like non-interventionism aren’t a mainstream opinion.

Who's the Least Popular Senator?

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

A new Public Policy Polling survey suggests that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is the “least popular senator in the country.” The results shouldn’t be that shocking as McCain has a low approval rating among both Repubs. and Dems.

Is Social Conservatism Hurting the Tea Party?

Dustin Siggins, Hot Air

Cato Institute senior fellow Michael Tanner made the case that the Tea Party is waning. He identified what he sees as the main problem: the Tea Party is getting mixed up in social issues, which is not only hurting their brand but also driving away libertarians.

Conservatives Frustrated by GOP’s Compromises, Lack of Leadership

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

Prominent Repubs. see no evidence that their party’s electoral successes have advanced the cause of limited government and moral governance.

CPAC Quandary: Does Compromise Hurt Conservative Cause?

Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax

Differing stances on compromise are leading to intra-party arguments, which will also likely be a CPAC topic for discussion. Compromise costs Repubs. their seats in many cases, including the White House in 1992.

Don't Write Those TeaParty Obits Just Yet

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Republicans have a solid chance to win a Senate majority, and Obama approval is stuck in negative territory. Big government liberalism, hailed as the wave of the future in 2009, now seems widely discredited. The Tea Party obituaries are premature.

Is Texas' Matt Beebe The Most Important State Rep Candidate In America?

Matt Beebe is the kind of fresh, limited government constitutional conservative candidate Texans have been looking for to keep Texas one of the few places left in America where the embers of freedom still glow. 

Ronald Reagan, Ted Cruz, and the Tea Party at Five

Ronald Reagan built his coalition by taking all the discontents within the Republican Party and molding them into a coherent conservative ideology and a winning coalition that defeated the Republican establishment in the primaries. After just five short years the grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party movement are well on their way to doing the same thing.

Tea Party Vows to Move U.S. Congress to Right

David Lawder, Reuters

"It's about winning a civil debate, not a civil war," said Senator Mike Lee, a Tea Party Republican from Utah elected in 2010.

Jeff Sessions to Tea Party: You're Right on Every Major Issue

Alex Pappas,

Taking aim at the "elites" of his party, Sen. Jeff Sessions outlined a “pro-worker agenda” for the GOP. “I think that the elites are failing America,” said Sessions, who was the keynote speaker at the Tea Party Patriots anniversary celebration. “I think they’ve really forgotten what’s important.”

Ted Cruz: We’ll ‘Turn This Country Around’

Elizabeth Titus, Politico

Ted Cruz told tea party activists that he is “filled with the promise that we’re going to turn this country around” after legislative fights over drones, guns and Obamacare last year.

Some Conservatives Aren't Happy About Paul's Take on Russia

Matthew Feeney,

Paul says that some in the GOP are "stuck in the Cold War era." While America's relationship with Russia is far from ideal, policy makers should resist falling back into the mentality that dominated American policy towards the Kremlin for decades.

GOP Needs Cruz

Cal Thomas, Washington Examiner

Given the results of the last two presidential elections and their own poor record, the GOP establishment may want to put themselves on “Cruz control.”

GOP Owes Tea Party Some Thanks

Matt Fuller, Roll Call

“Virtually every Republican elected in 2010 and 2012 was proud to have the support of tea party activists, including Speaker Boehner,” he said. “Their energy and dedication have made a huge, positive difference for America.”

Why Republicans Need the Tea Party

Daniel Horowitz, National Review

The Tea Party movement provides an answer to the Left.