I know most Republicans are industrious hard working folks who can’t possibly keep up with the devious conniving antics of the Republican Party. If we are to have any possibility of saving the Party of Lincoln and Reagan, we must first become informed about the Liberal Radicalization of Party leaders. I believe about 80% of the GOP members are conservatives who support less taxes, smaller government, the Constitution, secure borders, legal immigration, strong national defense and less regulation of business and industry. I am speaking to the 80% who are being drowned out by the aggressive determined minority.
I hope the Dede Scozzafava election is burned into your memory forever! The special election for Congress in New York’s 23rd District was between Liberal Republican State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, Democrat Bill Owens and Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman. Polls showed Doug Hoffman would likely win with support from the TEA Party. The Republican National Committee gave Scozzafava close to a million dollars but a billion dollars would not have saved her campaign. Just three days before the election, Scozzafava dropped out of the race and endorsed the Democrat although her name remained on the ballot. The final vote tally was 48.3% for the Democrat, 46% for Hoffman and 5.7% for Scozzafava. The million dollars from the RNC and Scozzafava engineered the defeat for the conservative.
Dede Scozzafava announced that she would not run for re-election to the State Assembly in the 2010 election cycle and endorsed the Democratic nominee Brian McGrath. McGrath, however, lost the election and Scozzafava was succeeded by a Republican. Scozzafava was then appointed New York Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government by Democratic Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Hoffman, on the other hand, is public enemy number one to the RNC.
I think it is important for Republicans to know how our money is spent by our Liberal Republican leaders including John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Eric Cantor, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Kit Bond, Peter King, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Chuck Hagel and many more. At least Chuck Hagel had the decency to officially switch parties.
Let me take you back to the Virginia Governor’s race of 2013. Three candidates appeared on the ballot, Republican Ken Cuccinelli, the Attorney General of Virginia; Democrat Terry McAuliffe, former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee; and Libertarian Robert Sarvis, a lawyer and businessman. I worked hard to get Cuccinelli elected; we follow each other on Twitter. Cuccinelli should have been elected but lost by 2.5% of the vote. Are you strong enough to understand the workings deep down in the bowls of the Republican Party?
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling made a deal with Governor McDonnell whereby Bolling would run for re-election as lieutenant governor in 2009, enabling McDonnell to run for governor without a primary, in exchange for McDonnell’s support in 2013. After the 2009 election, Bolling made no secret of his intention to run for governor in 2013, while Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli openly stated that he was considering three options: a run for re-election as attorney general, running for the U.S. Senate in 2014, and running for governor in 2013. Cuccinelli announced to colleagues on December 1, 2011, that he was indeed running for governor. Bolling responded on the same day that he was disappointed that Cuccinelli decided to challenge him (the very idea!).
Bolling, who was polling poorly against Cuccinelli, withdrew from the race on November 28, 2012. He ruled out running for another term as Lieutenant Governor and refused to endorse Cuccinelli. Bolling considered running as an independent, but decided against it. Bolling also rejected the possibility of a write-in campaign. Cuccinelli was clearly the choice of the Tea Party but got very little help from the Republican Party. Still, Cuccinelli only lost by a tiny margin even with no GOP support. The Independent received 6.5% of the vote. That is often the consequence Independent candidates have, they ensure victory for Democrats. Thanks to the RNC, the Republican Party lost a Governor’s seat.
Cuccinelli was a great public servant worthy of support from the RNC. He advocated for a wrongfully convicted man who served 27 years in prison and then hired him to work in the AG’s Office. He fought sex trafficking and fought to preserve Virginia’s anti-sodomy law saying repeal “threatens to undo convictions of child predators that were obtained under this law after 2003.” Cuccinelli said the law was important for prosecutors to be able to “obtain felony charges against adults who commit or solicit this sex act with minors,” and noted that the law “is not – and cannot be — used against consenting adults acting in private.” Of course, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Cuccinelli’s appeal.
Then there is Ted Cruz. The Republican Primary for U.S. Senator in Texas was something else! Declared Candidates were Glenn Addison, funeral home owner; Joe Agris, plastic surgeon; Curt Cleaver, owner of a hotel management company; Ted Cruz, former State Solicitor General; David Dewhurst, Texas Lieutenant Governor; Ben Gambini; Charles Holcomb, retired judge; Craig James, sports commentator and former professional football player; Tom Leppert, former mayor of Dallas; and Lela Pittenger, mediator.
Several withdrew, Elizabeth Ames Jones, Florence Shapiro, Michael Williams and Roger Williams.
Some well known names declined to run including Kay Bailey Hutchison, incumbent U.S. senator; Robert Paul, doctor and son of Ron Paul; Ron Paul himself, U.S. Representative and Dan Patrick, Texas state senator.
So here is how the race of the decade shaped up, David Dewhurst was the darling of the Republican establishment. He was endorsed by Governor Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, most state organizations and several Liberal Newspapers. Ted Cruz was endorsed by Sarah Palin. Of course, I also did what I could for Ted Cruz and still do, we followed each other on Twitter from the beginning when Cruz was polling just 4%. The Primary ended up with David Dewhurst 44.6%, Ted Cruz 34.2% and the rest from 13% on down. The runoff resulted in 56.8% for Cruz and Ted cruised to a 56.5% win in the General Election. Cruz’s election was described by the Washington Post as “the biggest upset of 2012 . . . a true grassroots victory against very long odds.”
Yes fellow Republicans, miracles do happen!
We can’t forget Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. Rand’s Primary opponent was the darling of Republican Elites Trey Grayson, Kentucky Secretary of State. Senator Jim Bunning decided not to seek reelection because his poll numbers were so low. Grayson garnered endorsements from Senator Mitch McConnell, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani, Senator Rick Santorum, Representative Hal Rogers, and several members of the Kentucky State Legislature. Sarah Palin endorsed Rand Paul and, of course, I worked hard to get him elected against the wishes of my Kentucky relatives.
Rand Paul defeated Grayson 58.8% to 35.4%. Even with VERY LITTLE GOP support, Rand Paul won the General Election with 55.7% of the vote.
During the 2014 Senate election, Rand Paul was visibly embarrassed to have supported Mitch McConnell for re-election against a conservative challenger Matt Bevin. Bevin was endorsed by the conservative Madison Project, the Senate Conservatives Fund and conservative talk radio hosts Mark Levin and Glenn Beck. In a radio interview posted to YouTube, the conservative freshman was asked by an incredulous Glenn Beck why he’s endorsing the Senate Republican leader. After an awkward pause, Paul tried to change the subject. “Um … I’m here in Texas today to endorse Don Huffines,” he said. Beck burst into laughter. Paul laughed with him, and then took a stab at answering the question. But he couldn’t muster up a single nice thing to say about his fellow Kentuckian and leader of his party. “Uhh, because he asked me,” Paul said. “He asked me when there was nobody else in the race and I said yes.” I think maybe Paul did it to prove he does not hold a grudge against McConnell for endorsing his opponent? After trashing Matt Bevin, McConnell finally endorsed him for Governor of Kentucky this year.
The likes of Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Reince Priebus have literally declared war against conservatives by creating well funded PACs to support liberal Republicans. McConnell chipped in $50,000 to help Thad Cochran defeat a conservative Republican challenger. Several other Senators chipped in including my own Senator John Boozman. That wasn’t enough, the Republican leaders then sought black Democratic ministers to urge their church members to crossover and vote in the Republican Primary for Thad Cochran so they could continue to receive FREE STUFF! Still, in the primary Chris McDaniel defeated Cochran 49.5% to 49% with Thomas Cary receiving 1.5%. In the runoff election with some help from Democrats, Cochran won 51% to 49%. Clearly the Republican leaders dislike TEA Party Conservatives much more than Democrats. Almost $18 million was spent during the Primary Election in tiny Mississippi.
I could go on and on with races like Liberal Republican Lamar Alexander’s race in Tennessee. Even Mike Huckabee’s most loyal army went crazy when Huckabee indorsed Lamar. In December 2012, Alexander announced he would be seeking re-election to a third Senate term in 2014. Alexander’s campaign had a war chest of $3.1 million in cash going into his 2014 re-election bid.
In an August 2013 letter to Alexander signed by over twenty Tennessee tea-party groups, the groups called on Alexander to retire from the Senate in 2014, or face a primary challenge. The letter stated: “During your tenure in the Senate we have no doubt that you voted in a way which you felt was appropriate. Unfortunately, our great nation can no longer afford compromise and bipartisanship, two traits for which you have become famous. America faces serious challenges and needs policymakers who will defend conservative values, not work with those who are actively undermining those values.”
Although Alexander was initially thought to be vulnerable to a primary challenge from the right, he worked to avoid this and ultimately did not face a high-profile challenger. He declared his intention to run early, quickly won the endorsement of Governor Bill Haslam, every living former Tennessee Republican Party Chairman and the state’s Republican congressional delegation. He also raised a large amount of money and worked to avoid the mistakes of ousted Senators Bob Bennett and Richard Lugar by trying to stay in touch with his constituents, especially in East Tennessee. Moreover, out-of-state conservative organizations such as the Senate Conservatives Fund made little effort to defeat Alexander.
Alexander won the Republican primary, defeating Tennessee Representative Joe Carr, though he recorded the lowest winning percentage (49.7%) and lowest margin of victory ever in a primary for a Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee. Carr won a larger percentage of the vote than the previous 11 challengers to sitting Republican U.S. Senators in Tennessee history combined.
I wonder if you have learned ANYTHING about Mike Huckabee yet? If trying to reign in Democrats wasn’t hard enough, we now have to purge these radicalized Liberal Republicans!
Can you imagine what the Republican Party could do if it embraced the TEA Party instead of rejecting it? I am here to tell you the TEA Party is not the enemy of the GOP, the TEA Party is the enemy of Liberalism, Big Government, Socialism, over taxing, wasteful spending, amnesty for illegal aliens, unsecure borders, weak national defense, giving away our sovereignty, taking guns away from law abiding citizens, removing God from our culture, abortion on demand, Obamacare, lifetime welfare for able bodied people and dumbing down and indoctrinating our children.
We want America to be competitive again instead of shipping our jobs and our factories overseas. America cannot compete because our government has hog tied our industry with the highest taxes in the world, tons of regulations, minimum wages ten times higher than MOST of the world and laws that favor unions and importers. Add the 30 million illegal aliens taking our jobs and we have a recipe for destroying the American Dream. Unemployment for black male teens in Chicago is 94% while Mayor Rahm Emanuel is giving city intern jobs to illegal aliens.
The totality of the insanity gripping my once great country is mind boggling! America is teetering on the brink of collapse and our Republican leaders are too lazy to even fiddle! I doubt that my tiny voice crying in the wilderness will have any appreciable effect but I simply cannot set on my thumbs and keep silent.
When Ted Curz fought against raising the debt ceiling, Republican leaders criticized him for SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. Somebody needs to shut down about 50% of the government if we are to have any chance of digging out of our black hole.
When Donald Trump exposed the atrocity that is ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, the Republican leader’s shrill twisted rhetoric could be heard as far away as the old Belgian Congo.
Mayday, mayday, mayday!