Republican Consultants

Why the Republican Party is dying

Erick Erickson, RedState

The consultant class within the GOP has arranged their deck chairs on the Titanic of the RNC so that they win whether the party wins or loses. But if the party were to reform and reconnect with its grassroots, the opportunities for much of the consultant class currently in power would shrivel up and die.

What Does It Take To Be An Establishment Republican “Strategist”?

Any moron can open a Twitter account and start trashing those with whom they disagree, but that doesn’t make that person a political “strategist,” it merely makes them a Twitter troll, like establishment Republicans Cheri Jacobus and Rick Wilson.

Scott Walker and the Establishment Republican Consultant Problem

Wednesday morning it was announced that pro-amnesty, pro-homosexual rights consultant Liz Mair is out of the Scott Walker organization, and that's good. As CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie explained in his book TAKEOVERnow his challenge, and the challenge for other aspiring Republican presidential candidates, is to build a winning campaign using ideologically committed conservatives, not the rented strangers that will be pushed at them by the special interests in Washington.

If GOP Blows Election, Blame Its Anti-Conservative Strategy

Brent Bozell, Fox News

The Republican Party needed only to choose any one of a number of national issues and campaign on them, offering the voters a clear conservative alternative. But the tepid GOP leadership has not chosen not to do so, fearing any debate over their party’s own policies.

“Chicago” Republicans

Michael Giere, Virginia Free Citizen

The Republican Party has become essentially irrelevant. It now exists to ensure the consultants are well paid; but unlike its Dem. opposition, the Repubs. haven't learned how to use the media, social platforms, protests, micro-targeting and organization to back up candidates. 

John Feehery: Worst GOP Estab. Consultant Ever?

C. Edmund Wright, American Thinker

John Feehery is a GOP-E consultant whose instincts are utterly tone deaf and as such is a serial loser in the game. The GOP Consultant Class are staggeringly ignorant of the country and voter base they proclaim to understand like no one else. 

Chamber's War on Right Is So WRONG

Quin Hillyer, National Review Online

If US Chamber strategist Scott Reed really wants "no loser candidates" and "no fools on our ticket," then he should recuse himself. It takes a truly foolish Repub. consultant to declare war on the GOP’s most energized troops; the same fool who advised R's to work for gun control and who ran the incompetent '96 Dole campaign.

Will Gillespie Run for Senate in VA?

Rebecca Berg, Washington Examiner

Former GOP establishment lobbyist and RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie is weighing whether to mount a challenge to Dem. Sen. Mark Warner, of Virginia, who is highly popular heading into his re-election campaign next year.

Big Business Wants A Divided GOP – You Can Stop Them

Big Business keeps the Republican establishment alive with its tons of money, even though everyone can see that what’s happening in Washington – the spending and the growth of government – is unsustainable. The limited government conservative grassroots must take a stand against it.

Sununu & The Hijacking of America

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Call it the “hijacking of America”. A century long progressive project to, as Obama is fond of saying, “transform America.” It's had help from Establishment Repubs and their Repub. consultant class.

SKing: Most Effective Rep?

Hadas Gold, Politico

Steve King shot back at claims by estab. GOP strategist Ana Navarro that he’s an “ineffective” rep, saying he’s had the highest number of amendments passed in Congress.

GOP Consultants Out of Touch

Jeff Poor, Daily Caller

This is definitely a case of the pot calling the kettle black, but she's right: the GOP's dependence on consultants is hurting them.

Tea Party PACs Clean Rove’s Clock

Let’s hope these results indicate Rove’s “Svengali-like power” over donors was broken by his catastrophic failures in 2012, and that donors are now demanding to know what the candidates stand for before they contribute. Once Rove’s donors start doing that, we are confident they will invest in principled conservatives like Sam Brownback, Mike Pence, Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, rather than the content-free vessels into which Rove pours “me-too” establishment Republicanism.