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House tea partiers not
anteing up for 2014

Politico, by Alex Isenstadt

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/21/2013 9:34:22 PM

Hard-line conservatives aren’t just sticking it to the national GOP by shutting down the government and bringing the nation to the brink of default — they’re also refusing to pony up to help their party defend the House in 2014. With a little more than a year until the midterm election, many leaders of the shutdown strategy have yet to donate to the National Republican Congressional Committee, records show. At least eight of the debate’s 20 or so most outspoken figures have not given any money to the NRCC, and others have forked over token amounts. Their refusal to contribute

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bdog, 10/21/2013 9:42:02 PM     (No. 9576138)

Giving money to the NRCC is simply a waste of said money.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/21/2013 9:43:04 PM     (No. 9576140)

Why give money to your opponents?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HPmatt, 10/21/2013 9:45:38 PM     (No. 9576142)

I´m only giving to candidates directly. Boehner and McConnell can ask their voting buddies - the democrats for some taxpayer green-energy and union kickbacks for to help them out.

I talked to Cornyn´s office after he voted to stab Ted Cruz in the back and the stupid staffer told me that the strategy was (1) just to get more RINOs elected in 2014, and (2) once the CR was passed to try and trim some spending. The kid had never worked in DC long enough to have been involved with Appropriation bills - not CRs.
Told him to tell pass word to his boss that he needs to start packing to come home to Texas - or just stay in Georgetown - after someone else wins ´his´ republican primary next year.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/21/2013 9:46:36 PM     (No. 9576144)

Love the first line of this article. Not biased at all, is he? Lame.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: janylou, 10/21/2013 9:47:03 PM     (No. 9576145)

The RNC thinks they can diss the Tea Party conservatives and think we are too stupid to realize what they´ve done and will continue to support them. Forget about it!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 10/21/2013 9:48:50 PM     (No. 9576148)

Interesting. I haven´t contributed to any national Republican funds for at least ten or twelve years. It was about that time I realized they didn´t represent me or what I thought was important. The Tea Party hadn´t even been thought of then.

They finally stopped calling me about two years ago...tenacious little fundraisers! Now I contribute directly to the candidates of MY choice.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gruntled, 10/21/2013 9:56:44 PM     (No. 9576158)

#6 states my position exactly excdept I stopped sending money the the State and Federal GOP more than twenty years ago.

The problem here is that even contributing to a candidate of choice does not pull their snouts out of the trough, because they lean on "your guy" to contribute to the kitty. No way to prevent it other than to tell you guy to NOT contribute to the hogs period.

As if.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: veritas, 10/21/2013 9:58:06 PM     (No. 9576160)

As opposed to the traffic-jam of RNC armored cars hauling campaign money to Tea Party-leaning Republicans?

BTW - Obama´s $6 trillion in red ink had nothing to do with "bringing the nation to the brink of default"?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/21/2013 10:20:17 PM     (No. 9576179)

After the way the Republican "elites" talked about the TP conservatives, they have some nerve expecting money from them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pros7767, 10/21/2013 10:24:32 PM     (No. 9576184)

I have MORE respect for every tea party candidate who doesn´t contribute to the RNC. They understand we are contributing to them directly for a reason. We don´t support RINOs.

If I donate money to them and find they give to the RNC, they will not receive another contribution. I´m done with RINOs.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 10/21/2013 10:25:12 PM     (No. 9576185)

" reinforcing a perception of the conservative gang that they’re out only for themselves and don’t much care about advancing the party’s larger cause."

The party has a "larger cause" than limiting government spending and growth, and eliminating Obamacare? And I´m supposed to care about some "larger cause", why...?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: littleorby, 10/21/2013 10:29:57 PM     (No. 9576189)

Some may be saving their donations for a NEW Patriot Party: Who knows?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: badrad, 10/21/2013 10:35:55 PM     (No. 9576194)

The tea party will assure Hillary gets in in 2016 and then we can complain more about what the democraps are doing to the country and the few GOP still in office that can´t do conservative miracles alone.

Pride is the universal sin.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rama41, 10/21/2013 10:40:18 PM     (No. 9576198)

Right. Next year we can do for the rest of the states what the Tea Party did for Delaware and Nevada.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/21/2013 11:05:20 PM     (No. 9576226)

Threats from establishment RINOs that the TP is the root of all our problems, the reason for every Democrat legislative or electoral victory, well, it isn´t going to work anymore. The GOP is in a mess of their own making.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ben Around, 10/21/2013 11:13:54 PM     (No. 9576239)

#13 You mean hillary is going to win - just like in 08?

This is good news - the T Party is waking up to the fact that repubs are as much their enemy as the dems. They need to brake away completely from the repubs.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/21/2013 11:18:56 PM     (No. 9576246)

Politburo is a horrible web-site. It keeps re-adjusting the screen width on me to the point I can´t make it through the article. However, I did pick up enough to realize the Tea Party Republicans are smart enough to end the "business as usual" strategy of the play-along-to-get-along" Party. Good. It´s hight time. Since when did the Republican Congressional Committee EVER back a Tea Party candidate? Never. That in itself is worthy of "going on strike" about.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 10/21/2013 11:38:28 PM     (No. 9576275)

While the frogs continue to sit in the GOP´s "Jacuzzi."

The GOP held the White House, the Senate, and The House for 6 years, and did NOTHING to dial back the intrusiveness and over-reach of government.

In fact, they made it worse and set the foundation for the commie we have in office now.

They deserve no respect nor support, only earned derision.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: sw penn, 10/22/2013 12:57:11 AM     (No. 9576312)

"They say it is reinforcing a perception of the conservative gang that
they’re out only for themselves(1) and
don’t much care about advancing the party’s larger cause.(2)"

(1) Never seen a politician that wasn´t out for themselves,
so we´ll just let that one go.

(2) Maybe because they don’t much care about advancing the
GOP’s (Democrat Lite) larger (Progressive) cause.

Nor do I.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Dixie, 10/22/2013 1:02:12 AM     (No. 9576316)

I have returned every begging email the RNC or other Establishment Republican vehicles have sent me with a laundry list of exactly WHY they will get no money from me.

Then I send copies of my response to the Republicans (both RINOs and Tea Party people) on my email list.

I contribute to individuals running for office instead. At the moment Ken Cuccinelli is getting whatever $$ I can spare.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: JediJerry, 10/22/2013 2:29:48 AM     (No. 9576344)

Alex obviously never learned the Constitution in school. Listen Alex, my boy, I was a Republican all my life, but 5 months ago, I re-registered as a Libertarian. I am not giving anything to the National Republicans. Nothing, zero, zilch, nada. So what that the leaders in the House and Senate who fought to save this country from tyranny and financial disaster haven´t given any money to the Republican Establishment. Maybe they are sending a message. Since you are such a bright fellow, maybe you can figure out what that message might be. But then again, maybe not.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/22/2013 2:36:35 AM     (No. 9576345)

The Patriot Party? A combo of Libertarians, Tea Partiers & conservative dems? Maybe as high as 70+% of citizens... if the platform is defined as only The Constitution?

Leaving all other battles to be handled at the local level? Using The Libertarian 3rd party structure to have a quick launch?

Advocating local control not Nat´l control of religion, schools & social issues?

Hmmm Hmmm Hmmm

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Reply 23 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/22/2013 2:51:52 AM     (No. 9576348)

The rumblings in the weeds are growing louder and more openly upset with the GOP - I haven´t wasted any dollars on them , just help the candidates personally - that way they know their platform has appeal. Independent thinkers could well throw in their lot with the new Patriot/Liberty/ Constitutional party.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: xcenturion, 10/22/2013 3:10:27 AM     (No. 9576355)

I will be donating money directly to Tea Party conservative candidates. I will no longer donate to the RNC.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/22/2013 3:29:00 AM     (No. 9576356)

These tea party people are probably the most honest people in DC and catch all the grief.They haven´t been around long enough to create a corrupt but legal leadership PAC which the establishment types use to shake money from donors and use the money as personal slush funds to take expensive trips to Scotland,like Rob Andrews of NJ.

But yeah,who in their right mind gives money to people they don´t agree with.The establishment types already have fund raising machines,why should freshmen feed the pig?

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