As the Democrat politicians, operatives and media whores get
together every morning to unite on the ‘talking points’ of the day (remember
the Journolist?), Republicans tear themselves apart, sometimes over a single
issue: example – Senator Rubio’s poll plunge when he briefly supported the
all-embracing immigration bill.
As a founding member of the local Florida Tea Party, who
sometimes has to agree with a logical, left-wing position (it’s very rare), and
gets crucified for it, I have only one answer: we need a Reagan or a Thatcher
who can unite us. My choice is Ted
Cruz. He is conservative, well-educated,
smart, charismatic, and not afraid to take on the ‘socialists’ of both parties.
Karl Rove and the GOP Socialists
Crossroads, Chamber attack Reaganites.
By Jeffrey Lord – 1.2.14 AmericanSpectator (excerpts)
(i.e., architect of the American Crossroads SuperPAC), the Chamber of Commerce,
and the Washington GOP Establishment have declared war on the Reaganite
conservative base of the Republican Party.
the 2014 election.
which, by all accounts, both historically and in terms of the specifics of
President Obama’s sinking ratings, should be a winner — a big winner — for the
is a deliberate, willful attempt to sabotage the GOP from within. Using the GOP
Establishment as a launching pad to ensure that Reagan-style conservatives —
the base of the Republican Party — are defeated by Establishment, statist
Republicans. Republicans who will in turn so anger the GOP base that the base
simply refuses to turn out in November. Thus handing President Obama and the
statist forces of Big Government a victory they should never have had and in
fact would be unable to earn on their own.
Establishment wins under the ruse of being… honest, they promise, cross-their-hearts-and-hope-to-die…
conservative. And then they do the inevitable… the usual… GOP version of the
Socialist Deal. Being “realistic”… seeking (Margaret Thatcher’s hated word)
yada yada yada and all of that.
candid here, shall we?
This is the
latest round in the GOP civil war that has been ongoing for decades.
some petty squabble over the personality of candidate A versus candidate B.
This is decidedly not about the ineptness of, say, Missouri’s Todd Akin (whom we
urged to withdraw after his rape nonsense). Notice that none of the losing
moderate candidates from 2012, whether Mitt Romney at the top or in various
Senate or House races, are being cited by the Establishment as problems.
about whether the Republican Party will abandon its Reagan/conservative base —
the base that elected Reagan in two landslides, Reagan’s vice president
(running as Reagan’s heir) in a 1988 landslide, the Gingrich Revolution in 1994
and made John Boehner Speaker of the House in 2010 — to become Republican
socialists, a paler version of the Obama/statist party. Obama Lite. Unwilling
not only to challenge the President’s left-wing agenda but insisting on
acceptance of that agenda — just a cheaper, better managed version of it.”
exactly how the nation got into its $17 trillion debt in the first place — not
to mention repeated GOP defeats at the polls — with too many Republicans using
their time in office not to keep pledges of limited government but rather to
grow the government. And the debt and deficit that went along with it.
As we have
noted before, this fight is a mirror image of the battle that occurred in
Britain between the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the
“wets” — moderates — of her own British Conservative Party.
Tories lost the 1974 elections to Labour, in 1975 as she prepared to challenge
Edward Heath — the Gerald Ford of British Conservatives — Mrs. Thatcher penned
a column for the Daily Telegraph that said, in part, this:
Indeed, one of the
reasons for our electoral failure is that people believe too many Conservatives have become socialists already. Britain’s
progress towards socialism has been an alternation of two steps forward with
half a step back…And why should anyone support a party that seems to have the
courage of no convictions?
Thatcher’s point and this is exactly the problem posed by Mr. Rove, American
Crossroads and the Chamber of Commerce.”