conservatives versus establishment Republicans

Cruz warns against changing RNC’s 2012 rule requiring eight-state threshold

David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

With the possibility of a contested convention in Cleveland very much a live option, the rule that has attracted attention, known as Rule 40(b), was adopted at the party’s 2012 convention and requires a candidate to win a majority of delegates in at least eight states to be considered for the nomination. 

Establishment GOP Operative Calls Conservatives And Tea Partiers “Uneducated” “Toxic Losers”

Ulysses Arn, RedState

Frank Dyke is an area captain with the Winnebago County Republican Party and precinct committeeman in Rockford first ward who most of you have never heard of.  That needs to change because what Frank has had to say in the last few days about conservatives, the Tea Party, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and congressional candidate and Tea Party leader David Hale is important because it illustrates the mindset and mentality of the neo-Statists that make up the GOP establishment.


Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Over the course of this week, Republicans in Washington have caved on everything from the Iran deal legislation from Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) to the national debt with the “doc fix” bill to gay marriage to trade promotion authority. Just a few short months into 2015, Republicans have caved on everything from abortion to Obamacare to immigration and more. And they’re currently looking for a way to cave on the Loretta Lynch nomination for Attorney General. “The Republicans fold at every corner and nobody really understands why,” Trump said.

They're Not Stupid, They Just Don't Agree With Us

Steve Deace, Conservative Review

We have a choice to make. We can persist in our self-delusion and continue being treated as the GOP establishment's useful idiots. Or, we can start being honest with ourselves and do the work it takes to replace these people with our people.

Ann Coulter Gets One Right (Sort Of)

Many conservatives may not like Ann Coulter’s tough and almost personal attack on the motives of Christian overseas missionaries, like Dr. Brantly, but Coulter was right; if we want to save America we need to preach the Gospel and do good works here rather than expecting politics to fix what ails our country.

Time for New Leadership

Erick Erickson, Red State

30 years ago, Mitch McConnell ran for the Senate because his opponent kept claiming to be for spending cuts while raising spending. His opponent kept claiming to be a conservative, while letting big government grow. McConnell needs to be reminded of his own words.

NRCC Just Endorsed a RINO in NJ03

Red State

TEA Party conservative Steve Lonegan is fighting RINO Tom MacArthur for the soul of the GOP in NJ’s 3rd congressional district. MacArthur appears not to have been vetted by the NRCC given his tax and spend politics.

McConnell Is No Conservative

Brent Bozell, The Hill

Mitch McConnell's empty threats against people who actually helped him for so many years sound silly and desperate. He has proven that he can’t lead, he should step aside for someone else.

Phyllis Schlafly: How to Save America

Garth Kant, WND

Conservatives "have shown the grassroots can rise up and take over the party, which I think is the best vehicle for saving our country.” Schlafly said that starting a conservative third party would be “a dead-end road.” She's uplifted by the rise of the tea parties.

GOP Leader Goes After Conservative Hensarling

MJ Lee, Zachary Warmbrodt, & Jon Prior, Politico

The GOP leadership goes to Politico to trash a conservative -- Jeb Hensarling, who is attempting to make a difference on spending and the growth of government. These leaks appear to be coming from Eric Cantor's operatives. It is Cantor who wants to be speaker, and it is Cantor who defends these programs.

“Drunks,” “Bullies,” “Traitors,” “Fringe:” McConnell's Terms for Conservatives

Erick Erickson, Red State

Mitch McConnell has been pretty open in the past about his contempt for conservatives. He has referred to conservatives and the outside groups they fund, as traitors, bullies, drunks, and fringe. He claims conservatives “tear up every bar they walk into,” and he wants to “punch” the tea party “in the nose.”

Conservative Pizza Man Takes On GOP-E Incumbent Grell in PA87 State Race

Christen Smith, The Sentinel Newspaper

Long-time incumbent PA state Rep. Glen Grell, R-87, is being challenged by pizza delivery man, Chris Nelson. Nelson’s platform leans on the principles spelled out in Mark Levin’s “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic.” 


Greg Corombos, WND

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

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.

Coulter and Hannity Spar Over Tea Party & Establishment

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity clashed over the tactics being used by some Tea Party lawmakers in DC. Hannity commended lawmakers for taking a stand for principles. Coulter criticized Tea Partyers who focus on “defeating estab. Repubs.” instead of Dems. She said GOP should focus on the Senate and Obamacare.

Boehner and Kingston More Conservative Than Broun? Give Us A Break!

Conservatism is not a smorgasbord from which you can select a few convenient morsels, it is a coherent view of governance. Georgia's Paul Broun has a record of holding that view and acting on it, Jack Kingston and John Boehner do not.

Ted Cruz and Debt Ceiling Gamesmanship

Star Parker, Townhall

We need elected officials today who care about nothing but telling the truth and leading. Ted Cruz is clearly one of these leaders.

Rand Paul's Prediction About Future Prez Elections May Frighten Many

Erica Ritz, The Blaze

Rand Paul made a bold prediction about the remaining presidential elections in his lifetime. “I think Republicans will not win again in my lifetime … unless they become a new GOP, a new Republican Party,” Paul said. “And it has to be a transformation. Not a little tweaking at the edges.”