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Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,392
RIP Republican Party

"Joined the Democrat Party"
Darlene E.
user 14539080
Omaha, NE
Post #: 422
That doesn't even make any since.
Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,393
Republicans wanting black Democrats to vote for a Rino in Mississippi.
Darlene E.
user 14539080
Omaha, NE
Post #: 423
Some republicans only want power and don't care how they get elected. Elections are not going to change the country only people can.
Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,394
Thad Cochran ‘Win’ Shows Ideological Weakness of GOP Establishment
Posted on June 27, 2014 by Gary DeMar.

When people like Jesse Jackson praise the win of Thad Cochran in Mississippi over Tea-Party-backed Chris McDaniel, you know the Republican Party is in deep trouble.

Either Cochran is viewed as a Democrat by the Left or the Democrats are going to pour money and support into the November election to oust the multi-term Republican. This election is most certainly Cochran’s last.

One of the most outrageous outcomes of the McDaniel-Cochran runoff race was how the Establishment Republicans did everything in their power to keep the pork-spending Senator in power.

By its all-out push to get the six-term Senator elected, it shows that the leadership in the GOP is not going to fix America’s spending crisis. The GOP is not against deficit spending. They are all in for it so long as they get to control where the money is being spent.

Rush Limbaugh made the point that the GOP Establishment puts more effort and money behind defeating conservative Republicans than they do to defeat liberal Democrats. He’s not the only one to notice:

“Before the primary, the [National Republican Senatorial Committee] had several dozen campaign workers on the ground knocking on doors for Cochran. For the runoff, 45 staff members and volunteers returned. Targeting high-propensity Republican voters, they knocked on 50,000 doors between the two votes. From the basement of the NRSC, campaign workers placed 18,000 calls into Mississippi.

“In Washington, a gang of senators dived back into the race. Just a week after the primary, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell headlined a fundraiser that raised more than $800,000 for Cochran. He told assembled supporters in no uncertain terms: ‘We are going to win it.’”

Cochran’s ‘win’ shows that the Republican Party has become a cheap knockoff of the Democrat Party. For example, McDaniel had been confronted by John Davis, a 77-year-old retired teacher. Davis is a Democrat who supports Cochran. Why? Because Cochran brings money to the state and keeps it in poverty. And where does Cochran get the money? It comes from other states or is created out of thin air. How is this good for any state? How is this constitutional?

The biggest get-out-the-vote campaign came from Democrats. Consider these numbers:

“Surprisingly, more votes were cast in the runoff than in the June 3 primary. McDaniel increased his vote from 155,000 on June 3 to 184,600 last night. But the 25-35,000 Dems who crossed over to vote for Cochran gave him the extra margin to surpass his opponent.”

Without the help of Democrats, Cochran would have lost by more than 20,000 votes. Who gave money to get Cochran elected? Big-time liberal billionaire Sean Parker of Napster and Facebook fame. He wrote a $100,000 check in addition to the quarter-million dollars he “had already given to the cause.”

Cochran is the poster boy for what has happened to the Republican Party. He’s a big-spending, Republican in Name Only —RINO—liberal.

What will happen to the Tea Party supporters of McDaniel who believed they were betrayed by the Republican Party? Does the GOP think they will get behind Cochran? I don’t think so. Will it matter? Mississippi will continue to lag behind nearly every state of the union in nearly every measurable category.

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Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,399
The Watercooler ~ 100 Kansas Republican Cry Babies Endorse a Dem for Governor
Establishment's ultimate payback...endorse a Dem

By: westcoastpatriette (Diary) | July 17th, 2014 at 12:25 PM |

Conservatives should take comfort in knowing that part of the underhanded tactics we are watching establishment Republicans engage in against us is a sign of how threatened they feel and how angry they are over the gains conservatives are making. While the war inside the party is hardly over, desperate attempts to maintain control are causing the establishment to panic and make reckless decisions.

While the underhanded and unethical tactics used in Mississippi seemed to take the cake, it may have set off a trend that emboldened 100 Republicans in Kansas to endorse the Democrat running against conservative Republican incumbent Sam Brownback in the governor’s race:

Moderate Republicans have been kicked around by the tea party for years in Congress and the states.

Here in Kansas, they’re fighting back.

A moderate GOP uprising is in full swing against Gov. Sam Brownback, the fierce fiscal and social conservative whose policies led to a purge of middle-of-the-road Republicans from the Legislature early in his tenure.

In a rare and surprising act of political defiance on Tuesday, more than 100 Republicans, including current and former officeholders, endorsed Brownback’s opponent, statehouse Democratic leader Paul Davis. Polls show the challenger with a surprisingly strong shot at taking out Brownback in November.

Republican allies of the governor see the actions for what they are and characterized the endorsements as an act of desperation by embittered ex-politicians. Indeed, this is a sophisticated way of saying the 100 Republicans are actually a bunch of establishment cry babies.

All in all, distasteful and despicable as they are, these are good signs for conservatives. Means we’re winning a lot.

Jeffrey A R.
Omaha, NE
Post #: 722
Do they provide a list of those 100 and any tag lines of offices they held?
I am not sure if 100 non leadership folks matter at all but if they held office.....

Interesting thanks

Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,426
Will Republicans Go the Way of the Whigs?
Ben Shapiro | Jan 28, 2015

In 1856, the Whig Party ran former president Millard Fillmore for president of the United States. Fillmore had last run in 1852; he'd been denied the nomination as the party fell apart over the issue of slavery. In an attempt to bring the party back together that year, the party nominated General Winfield Scott, who promptly imploded in the general election against Democrat Franklin Pierce. "We are slain!" shouted Representative Lewis D. Campbell of Ohio. "The party is dead, dead, dead!" Free Soiler Charles Sumner wrote, "Now is the time for a new organization. Out of this chaos the party of freedom must arise."

Most of the Whig leaders thought this talk overwrought. They insisted that the party would live on. Senator William Seward of New York said, "No new party will arise, nor will any old one fall." Seward thought that if the party elided the slavery issue, it could hold together. But by the same token, without the slavery issue, there was truly no difference between the two parties. As future president Rutherford B. Hayes wrote, "The real grounds of difference upon important political questions no longer correspond with party lines. The progressive Whig is nearer in sentiment to the radical Democrat than the radical Democrat is to the 'fogy' of his own party; vice versa." The party had become a party of convenience rather than principle.

Between 1852 and 1856, as author William E. Gienapp discusses, the break came: Southern Whigs joined the pro-slavery Democrats, while northern Whigs joined the newly formed anti-slavery Republicans. In 1856, the Whig candidate won just one state, while the Republican candidate, John C. Fremont, carried 11 states. James Buchanan carried 19 states. By 1860, the Whigs no longer existed. Abraham Lincoln won the presidency with less than 40 percent of the vote.

This is what happens to parties that lose their reason for being: They disintegrate. The modern Republican Party may be in serious danger of falling into that trap. That's not because of the Republican constituency, which reflects, as it has since the 1980s, the three-pronged approach of fiscal conservatism, foreign policy hawkishness and social traditionalism. It's because the Republican political class seem to reject those unifying factors as divisive.

How else to explain the GOP House's decision last week, in the aftermath of a massive electoral sweep, to table a piece of legislation banning abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy? This is an issue upon which most Americans are united -- the vast majority of Americans find late-term abortion morally abhorrent. And yet Representative Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., removed her name from the bill, stating, "We got into trouble last year" over issues like abortion. If Republicans won't stand together on such a basic moral issue, over what issues (SET ITAL) will (END ITAL) they unite?

Certainly not illegal immigration, where Republicans divide from their base, pushing a softer approach to President Obama's executive amnesty. Certainly not foreign policy, where President Obama's devastation of the military has been met with Republican resistance but not Republican intransigence. Certainly not Obamacare, where Speaker of the House Boehner recently provided full funding for the last year.

The Republican higher-ups assure us, as Whig leaders did in 1852, that if Republicans nominate someone with name recognition, an old warhorse perhaps, the party can unify once again. Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney fill in for Winfield Scott. But just as Whigs were only able to win two presidential elections over the course of 23 years, both times with military heroes at the head, Republicans have won just one popular presidential election in the last 27 years, that time with a commander-in-chief incumbent during wartime.

Perhaps the Republican Party isn't dead. But Republican leaders would be wise to take a lesson from the Whigs if they hope to avoid their fate.
Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,428
Why does the GOP have a problem with conservatives?
Todd Starnes
Published January 30, 2015

Why does the GOP have a problem with conservatives?

Establishment Republicans want our votes, not our values.

"The fact is, the down-home values of the gun-toting, Bible-clinging, cast-iron skillet cooking crowd are just not welcome in the hoity-toity world of martini-sipping, country club Republican rubes," Starnes said.
Richard E.
Plattsmouth, NE
Post #: 1,460
The Beginning of the End

By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | August 31st, 2015 at 04:30 AM |

The beginning of the end of the Republican Party has started. On Friday, I told you the Republican Party is dying. Then, yesterday, Ross Douthat in the New York Times echoed my key point.

Mine was that the Republican leaders in Washington would see the decline of Donald Trump as proof that they need do nothing to change. Like the Bourbons of France, they’d forget nothing and learn nothing.

On Sunday, Douthat wrote, “In an unhealthy system, the kind I suspect we inhabit, the Republicans will find a way to crush Trump without adapting to his message. In which case the pressure the Donald has tapped will continue to build — and when it bursts, the G.O.P. as we know it may go with it.”

Yes, exactly. The Republican Party is dying because the GOP in DC has gone corporate and K Street. They attack any Republicans who dare hold them to their promises. They’ve gone to war against Heritage Action for America, Club For Growth, the Madison Project, etc. They’ve blackballed any political consultant who does work for outsiders.

But even more importantly, the GOP protects their failed consultants who keep bringing in the bacon.

The Project ORCA guys are doing quite well. The guys who collapsed Voter Vault are doing well. The idiots who run outreach for the GOP go out and form consultancy groups, then get embedded within the NRCC, NRSC, or RNC itself and hand contracts back to themselves.

In short, the GOP has become so incestuous it continues to hemorrhage and will die. It cannot adapt because the key consultants it has shaping its future are wedding to the capital that comes from not changing.

It should be eye opening to the Republican leaders in Washington that Ross Douthat and I have come to the same conclusion — they will not recognize the need to change and will therefore die.
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