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Elspeth
11-10-2013, 05:19 PM
http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/11/cuccinelli_only_the_latest_conservative_candidate_ targeted_by_gop.html

1. Pennsylvania 12th Congressional House race

http://www.teaparty911.com/blog/how-the-gop-establishment-blocked-a-conservative-candidate-it-didnt-want/

http://www.teaparty911.com/blog/how-the-gop-establishment-blocked-a-conservative-candidate-it-didnt-want-part-2/

Introduction: "Pennsylvania State Republican Party (PSRP) officials did not want William 'Bill' Russell running for the 12th Congressional District after Democrat Congressman John Murtha died on February 8, 2010, after serving 34 years in the House.

Beyond general anecdotal comments to the effect that Russell was "too conservative," party officials never said why they didn't want him.

Conclusion: "The PSRP establishment picked businessman Tim Burns to represent the Party in the Special Election. Burns had co-founded, and eventually sold, TechRx - a pharmaceutical technology company.

In the Special Election on May 18, Burns was defeated by the Democrat candidate, Mark Critz, a former Murtha aide. Critz completed Murtha's term and was the incumbent for the November election. At the polls, the official Republican establishment position was to 'Vote for Tim Burns twice,' as if Burns was the endorsed candidate in both races. That was not accurate, but the party establishment worked hard to send the message that Burns was the only approved Republican candidate. Luksik [Russell's campaign chair] states that, 'They did not want Bill. Period. End.' In the November election, Critz beat Burns 52.6% - 45.1%."


....7. Illinois G.O.P. Central Committee - The "Illinois Combine"

http://www.teaparty911.com/blog/illinois-gop-central-committee-picks-combine-lobbyist-as-chair-part-1/

http://www.teaparty911.com/blog/illinois-gop-central-committee-picks-combine-lobbyist-as-chair-part-2/

http://www.teaparty911.com/blog/illinois-gop-central-committee-picks-combine-lobbyist-as-chair-part-3/

Introduction: "On June 1, 2013, the Illinois State Republican Central Committee (IRCC) elected John 'Jack' Dorgan as its Chair and showed how 'The Combine' works.

In Illinois, there's only one political party. It's The Combine -- the collaborative combination of Democrat and Republican politicians and party officials who work together to harvest the taxpayers' money.

The Tea Party organizations in Illinois are up against The Combine. Understanding what that means requires understanding what The Combine is, and how it operates."

Conclusion: "In Illinois there are not really two political parties. There's just one - The Combine. There are, of course, individual exceptions - Senator Peter Fitzgerald was one. Bucking The Combine, though, is not a career enhancement move for any politician, regardless of party branding.

After he was elected as the new Chair of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, John 'Jack' Dorgan said he wanted the GOP to be a 'big tent' party.

The real big tent is The Combine. And the question that Tea Party organizations face in Illinois is this: Where in Dorgan's big tent is there room for them?"

Summary: The G.O.P. establishment's unwillingness to aggressively back the candidacy of Ken Cuccinelli is just the latest example of the party's attempt to purge its more conservative wing by undercutting the candidacy of conservatives - before they're even elected.

Molon Labe
11-11-2013, 05:32 PM
GOP establishment doesn't like the Tea party. They actually represent true small government free markets and less intervention. We can't have that now can we.

txradioguy
11-11-2013, 05:46 PM
More proof that the establishment is content to be the minority party as long as they don't lose their power positions.

txradioguy
11-11-2013, 06:06 PM
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noonwitch
11-12-2013, 02:19 PM
More proof that the establishment is content to be the minority party as long as they don't lose their power positions.

But the republicans are not the minority party-they control the House and the majority of state governorships. That's a lot more power than you think, although without the second they might not have the first, because of individual state roles in redistricting.

They don't have the Senate or the Presidency, at this point in time.

If the Tea Party and the GOP continue to fight, though, the party is never going to be able to present a solid message to the electorate. We dems love this, for the most part, as it's kind of like watching Thurston Howell fight Carrie's mom.

txradioguy
11-12-2013, 03:33 PM
But the republicans are not the minority party-they control the House and the majority of state governorships. That's a lot more power than you think, although without the second they might not have the first, because of individual state roles in redistricting.

Nice trick at trying to move the goal posts. This is about the national level. What happens at the National level has a trickle down effect to the states. Until the states decide to exert their Constitutional power again the Fed will continue to determine for the states.

We may control the House...but in reality what good has that done us? We have a weak Speaker who tears up if Obama even gives him so much as a hard look. He's placed fellow RINO's in key leadership positions to ensure TEA Party supported Representatives are shut out of key positions...and he threatens to withhold money for Candidates at election time if they have anything to do with the TEA Party.

So what you've got really is Dem Lite. The House Republican leadership is not the opposition party that we need them to be.


They don't have the Senate or the Presidency, at this point in time.

And Obama has taken advantage of this to get pretty much everything he wants. He went almost 5 years before a key piece of legislation he wanted passed actually failed. And that was gun control.

What he doesn't get by running it through Congress in his second term he is prepared to deliver by fiat in the form of Executive Orders or bypass Congress by letting executive branch agencies make new rules that give him what Congress won't.


If the Tea Party and the GOP continue to fight, though, the party is never going to be able to present a solid message to the electorate. We dems love this, for the most part, as it's kind of like watching Thurston Howell fight Carrie's mom.

You Dems have helped create this issue.