Republican establishment

Conservative Rep.: Majority Leader Election Rigged For Establishment

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Some conservative lawmakers, such as Steve King, are fuming that the short-time frame between Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s announced resignation yesterday and the election of his successor next week is unfairly “stacking the deck” for the two estab. R's vying to replace him.

GOP Cleans Slate w/ Gillespie, Or Does It?

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

Ed Gillespie may have won the GOP nomination for VA's Senate seat, but Conservative guru and direct-mail pioneer Richard Viguerie has been quite on the race. Viguerie is steamed that the nat'l GOP supports pork-loving moderates over tea partiers.

The Winning Ideas of the Tea Party

Jenny Beth Martin, Roll Call

When Repubs. stray from conservative principles, libs. are able to seize power and bring about the policy disasters we’ve seen over the past 5 years. That's the meaning of Ben Sasse’s victory and others who campaigned on tea party principles. The GOP-E muct learn this lesson and apply those principles.

Exposing Tea Party Express Co-Founder's Amnesty Ties

Tea Party Express' co-founder Sal Russo now says he supports amnesty for illegal aliens -- a total reversal of his organization's position. This is not that surprising when one considers his background and strong establishment ties.

FLORIDA SENATE CLEARS WAY FOR DREAM ACT

Tony Lee, Breitbart

The Repub.-controlled FL Senate passed Florida's version of the DREAM Act (HB 851), giving in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants who've completed 3 years of school in Florida. Gov.

Wimping Out on Obamacare Repeal

Betsy McCaughey, Creators.com

It's a lie that Obamacare is paid for and repealing it would increase the deficit. The GOP must repeal this "stinkburger" and replace it with a health insurance safety net built on compassion, not lies.

RINO-FEVER: Selling out We The People & Why It's an Epidemic

Traverse City Conservative, Red State

There have always been RINOs but it seems like there have been more and more lately – and Repubs. that started out by being “Tea Party” candidates and have totally sold out their Conservative base, not to mention the American people.

Rep. Grimm Indicted on 20 Counts

Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill

Criminal counts include mail fraud, perjury, and employing illegal immigrants. Grimm called the charges a “political witch hunt.” Will this endanger one of the GOP’s few remaining strongholds in NY and give Dems the edge in the swing district?

John Boehner's Bizarre Arrogance Feeds Tea Party Revolution

After 24 years in Congress Speaker Boehner says he isn’t an “ordinary American” anymore; he’s no longer part of "We the People," he’s part of “We in public service,” the ruling elite in Washington.

Former McConnell/NRSC Staffers Profiting from Attacking Conservatives

Daniel Horowitz, Madison Project

Former McConnell/NRSC staffers, with the help of a super-liberal billionaire, are running ads against Republicans for not supporting Obama’s prized agenda item – amnesty for illegal aliens.

Conservative Challenger to Corbett Can Be on Ballot

Karen Langley, Post-Gazette

A judge has rejected an effort, backed by the state Repub. Party, to remove a conservative GOP challenger, Bob Guzzardi, to Gov. Tom Corbett from the primary ballot. Guzzardi described his candidacy as a chance for proponents of limited gov't to register dissatisfaction with the GOP-E.

GOP Massaging Tea Party to Keep 'Unelectable' Candidates Out

Melissa Clyne, Newsmax

A quiet campaign has been underway by traditional Republicans to assuage the tea party as part of the GOP’s bid to reclaim the Senate in the midterm elections, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The GOP Civil War

Jamie Radtke, The Bull Elephant

Tea party supporters are not the only ones calling for accountability and removal of these twaddling Repubs. Long-time movement conservative leaders, like Richard Viguerie and Craig Shirley, are strongly behind the efforts to restore the GOP back to its Reagan roots by purging the progressive elements out of our Party.

Richard Viguerie: ‘Our True Opponents are McConnell, Boehner’

Scott Greer, Daily Caller

“Whenever they are the face of the opposition to the Democrats, the Repubs. almost always lose on the national level. It is the most important political battle in America and it’s not between Repubs. and Dems. - it’s inside the Repub. Party. And for the most part, conservatives have been losing.”

We Agree With Barbara Bush On A Jeb Run For President

The way we see it is that no matter who else gets in the Republican presidential primaries, Jeb Bush will remain the “great white hope” of the Republican establishment.

The Talladega Economy

The Republican establishment and the cheap labor wing of Big Business want to continue to suppress wages and job growth for American citizens by granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and opening the borders to more low-skilled immigrants. How does this make sense with the civilian labor force participation rate at its lowest level in 36 years?

Chamber Vow to Fight TEAParty=Stupid Move

Matt Towery, TownHall

The US Chamber's goals seem at odds with the "average" voter, without whose allegiance few Republicans will win next year. This chamber perspective is both elitist and divisive. And it's likely to backfire.

Could There Be a McClintock versus Ryan Showdown in 2016?

Someone needs to offer the principled limited government constitutional alternative to the Republican establishment on spending. Starting a “draft Tom McClintock” committee may be what is needed, because McClintock is saying what few others will – America can’t afford many more mistakes like those the Republican establishment made on the Ryan spending deal.