A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


And Now, The Airing of Grievances
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg

Original Article

Posted By:tisHimself, 11/6/2013 11:01:27 AM

In the recent government shutdown fight I found myself in polite (on my part at least!) disagreement with the elements of the right inclined to denounce the “Republican establishment.” No need to rehash all that again. But, I will say that in the wake of the Cuccinelli defeat, I think the critics of the establishment have the better side of the argument. If the folks running the party want the tea partiers to support their preferred candidates — when they’re the nominee, at least — it should work the other way around as well. It now appears that Cuccinelli, a

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/6/2013 11:13:42 AM     (No. 9601247)

FTA:"The RNC treated him like a write-off. I can understand that temptation when Cuccinelli looked like a sure loser."

And there in lies the biggest rub. There should never be a time when the RNC writes-off a candidate because THEY think he/she is a sure loser. The party rank and file voted, the person won, and that should be the end of the story. Why even bother with a primary if you are not going to accept the will of the voter?

That is why the Establishment hates the Conservatives/Tea Party voters, we are demanding accountability. They want our money and our support--they just don´t want to have to take a stand on any issue that will stop the flow of money into the party from special interests.

As another astute LDotter pointed out, it is a two way street.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 11/6/2013 11:13:49 AM     (No. 9601248)

Jonah´s coming around. Finally.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/6/2013 11:17:09 AM     (No. 9601252)

#1 will be surprised to read that I think Jonah is right. I wonder who, at the RNC, decided not to fully fund Cuccinelli? I´llbet there are some questions now being asked by the board members.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 11/6/2013 11:25:33 AM     (No. 9601268)

Per Jonah, the RNC didn´t support Cuccinelli. Of course not, the Republican Party has openly declared war on hard working, God loving, patriotic Americans.

RINOs and most of their supporters have more in common with liberals and would rather defeat the TEA Party than defeat Obama and the Democrats.






  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: M2, 11/6/2013 11:28:05 AM     (No. 9601273)

The RNC treated him like a write-off. I can understand that temptation when Cuccinelli looked like a sure loser. But I don’t understand why, when ObamaCare became a big issue, the RNC couldn’t have done more.

Why did Cuccinelli "look like sure loser"? Because the GOP said so? Cuccinelli could have won this if the GOP would cease and desist calling long shots "losers". They´d damn well be winners if the GOP got and stayed on their side.

Damn, I´m sick of the GOP graybeards. And some of the not-so-gray beards, too. They create these self-fulfilling prophecies about who is a "loser" and then wonder why the rest of us are rapidly reaching third-party boiling point.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    31 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: yuban, 11/6/2013 12:07:12 PM     (No. 9601352)

#3 will be surprised to read that I think #3 is right.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 11/6/2013 12:27:29 PM     (No. 9601387)

The first rule of politics is WIN

We should fight like cats and dogs during our nomination process but once the ticket is filled we´re stuck with it and we have to play the hand til the end. The RNC has asked us to hold our noses and vote countless times, why can they never follow their own advice? IS an open marxist Clintonite more appealing to the RNC than a non establishment Republican.

I think we got our answer in VA.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: quark, 11/6/2013 12:27:48 PM     (No. 9601388)

Sad to hear that Mr. Goldberg sides with the repub elites and not the conservatives. Is he also hoping Christie or Jeb Bush run for pres?

I hope not.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: steph_gray, 11/6/2013 12:53:57 PM     (No. 9601434)

I don´t think Jonah sides with elites. I think he disagreed recently on tactics. I was one who disagreed with him and I love this article. Thank you Jonah!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Vuulfie2, 11/6/2013 12:59:59 PM     (No. 9601439)

At first I thought this article was about Festivus where the "Airing of Grievances" is part of the ritual. Just before the wrestling...

But really #7 has said it well. It´s the same street we walked on with McVain. "Well he´s won the nomination so we have to support him" say the establishment R´s. But not when it is someone they consider out of the "mainstream". Like a Tea Party candidate. The have no clue who we are and I like it that way.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: TNvolunteer, 11/6/2013 1:45:58 PM     (No. 9601488)

I got a call from the RNC just a few minutes ago. I told them to take my name off their list and I told them why. The lady tried to argue with me that they did support the pubbie nominee in VA. They do not want to even listen to my complaint. I am sick of the pubbie establishment. I will not ever give them another dime until they start supporting the candidates that won their candidacy fair and square.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 11/6/2013 2:01:34 PM     (No. 9601517)

I, too, appreciate #3´s comment. Am in full agreement with #1 and all the above comments.

Our party has dismissed good conservatives for the last few years as unelectable when, with their full backing, they would have been electable. Please let´s stop allowing the Left to define our party. Having respect for innocent life, the sacredness and purpose of marriage and family, for religious liberty, a balanced budget and accountability for how the public´s tax monies are spent, these are not extreme positions!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: marthaville, 11/6/2013 6:56:53 PM     (No. 9601935)

The Republican establishment longs for the days of Bob Michel and Bob Dole. Oh to be in the minority and getting to tag along with the Democrats!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 759665




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "tisHimself"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "tisHimself"



Thomas Polgar, C.I.A. Officer, Dies at 91;
Helped Lead U.S. Evacuation of Saigon
New York Times, by William Yardley    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/8/2014 12:37:51 AM     Post Reply
Saigon was falling and the United States was fleeing, desperately evacuating the last of its embassy staff and C.I.A. officers in the final, chaotic hours of April 1975. With the airport under siege by the North Vietnamese, helicopters landed on rooftops to ferry away Americans and some South Vietnamese. Thomas Polgar, the Saigon station chief for the C.I.A., helped lead the effort, lifting people over fences and destroying files. Just before Mr. Polgar destroyed the cable-sending machine the agency had used to communicate, just before he boarded a helicopter himself, he took a moment to type a last dispatch.

Jeb Bush: The Pros and Cons
Chicago Tribune, by Steve Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/8/2014 12:07:55 AM     Post Reply
Jeb Bush is one of the best options available to the Republican Party in 2016. That´s the good news. It´s also the bad news. Bush is a serious politician with a reasonably good record of governing. He´s brave enough to challenge the hard right on immigration, defending foreigners who come here illegally to help their families. He´s a grownup on fiscal matters, unlike the GOP candidates who in 2012 all rejected the idea of ever accepting tax increases. “If you could bring to me a majority of people to say that we’re going to have $10 in spending cuts for $1

Ex-Im Bank and the GOP’s Cronyism Test
National Review, by Mike Lee    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/7/2014 1:19:54 PM     Post Reply
For five years now, the Republican party has attacked the economic policies of President Barack Obama as “crony capitalism.” And with good reason. From the stimulus to cash-for-clunkers, from the bailouts to cap-and-trade, from Dodd-Frank to Obamacare, every name-brand initiative of the Obama era has distorted public policy to privilege well-connected insiders and elites at the expense of taxpayers and consumers. Republicans have slammed all this “corporate welfare” and “venture socialism” for unfairly “picking winners and losers in the marketplace.” In 2012, for the first time, “crony capitalism” was even singled out for condemnation in the Republican party platform.

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
In the ‘credentials caucus,’
GOP’s 2016 hopefuls study policy
and seek advisers
Washington Post, by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/7/2014 10:46:07 AM     Post Reply
Last Monday night at Washington’s Capital Grille, Senate firebrand and potential presidential candidate Ted Cruz met conservative economist Stephen Moore for a dinner that stretched on for four hours. Moore said he helped the Texas Republican brainstorm policies that would get beyond “standard Republican pablum.” Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), another senator eyeing a 2016 run, recently summoned former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin to his office and regularly solicits advice from scholars at the American Enterprise Institute.

Jeb Bush to make decision
on 2016 by the end of this year
Washington Post, by Ed O´Keefe    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/6/2014 11:54:20 PM     Post Reply
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that he will base his decision on whether to run for president in 2016 on whether he thinks he can mount a campaign that would transcend the modern-day mechanics of such a run. Bush, the second-oldest son of former president George H. W. Bush and younger brother of George W. Bush, spoke at an event marking the 25th anniversary of his father´s presidency at the library and museum that bears the patriarch´s name. The event was closed to reporters, but moderated by Fox News anchor Shannon Bream and portions of the event were later

Bobby Jindal: Conservatives
´absolutely´can´t give up fight
to repeal Obamacare
Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/3/2014 10:56:54 AM     Post Reply
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal came to Washington on Wednesday with a message to those arguing that conservatives would have to operate within the policy framework created by President Obama´s health care law: “I absolutely do not think we can give up the fight to repeal Obamacare.” The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate was in town to promote a new health care plan developed by his America Next policy group that would not only repeal Obamacare in its entirety, but also make sweeping changes to the system that existed prior to the law´s implementation.

The GOP faithful should
give Jeb Bush a hearing
Washington Post, by George F. Will    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/2/2014 11:20:56 PM     Post Reply
The human kindling that makes up the flammable Republican base may soon burst into flames, again. Portions of that excitable cohort are looking — some with fawn-like eyes filled with hurt, others with sparks shooting from eyes narrowed like gun slits — askance at other Republicans urging Jeb Bush to seek the 2016 presidential nomination. A candidacy by Florida’s former governor would be desirable. But if Republicans want to avoid intra-party carnage, they should be very careful about doing what The Post recently reported: “Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft

The Newer, Softer Iteration
of American Crossroads
National Journal, by Alex Roarty    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/2/2014 11:33:20 AM     Post Reply
One year ago, the Karl Rove-backed super PAC American Crossroads announced the creation of the Conservative Victory Project, an initiative it promised would torpedo Senate candidates who were too flawed to win a general election. The days of Todd Akins and Sharron Angles costing the party winnable Senate seats were over, so its backers said. But as activists ridiculed CVP as doomed to fail, it didn´t raise any money from donors last year, and most activists forgot the once-ballyhooed project even existed. The message was clear: Even with all its vast resources, Crossroads still faced inherent challenges in handpicking its favored

   

 



 
5 Reasons Why Republicans
Should Say No to Jeb 2016
Daily Beast, by Myra Adams    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/2/2014 6:39:16 AM     Post Reply
With Chris Christie in deep trouble, Republican poobahs are reportedly looking to Jeb Bush to save their party in 2016. The former two-term governor of Florida speaks fluent Spanish, is a convert to Catholicism, and has high name recognition. Jeb could raise millions of dollars over night by just saying “yes” to running. Despite all this, there are strong reasons Republicans should say no to him. 1. His last name is poison. Let’s face it, if Jeb Bush had the last name of Something Else he would have already run for president in 2008 or 2012. According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll registered voters were asked if they would definitely NOT vote for Jeb Bush and 50 percent said they would not.

Jeb Bush has good creds,
bad name
Chicago Sun Times, by Steve Huntley    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/1/2014 11:54:29 AM     Post Reply
Jeb Bush would appear to be a perfect general election candidate for the Republican Party: A record of success and competence as governor of Florida. Moderate conservative principles. A history of bipartisanship. Thoughtful leadership on vital policy issues like education. Fluency in Spanish, a Mexican-born wife, and a sincere searcher for a way out of the country’s immigration mess give him appeal to the growing Hispanic vote. Just one problem: His last name is Bush. Even his mother has opined that a nation of more than 300 million can do better than turn to dynastic control of the White House.

Republican elites felled
by horrible new sickness:
Jeb Bush fever!
Salon, by Joan Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 3/31/2014 11:44:20 PM     Post Reply
Can the Republican Party base catch Jeb Bush fever? They may have no choice. According to the Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Robert Costa, GOP donors panicked over Gov. Chris Christie’s implosion are going all out to draft the long-ago Florida governor to run for president in 2016. Jeb Bush is certainly tanned and rested, if not ready: He left the governor’s office in 2006, and has done little since then besides work for disgraced and defunct Lehman Brothers and write a book that reversed his once progressive stance on immigration reform. Rucker and Costa quote a former Mitt Romney bundler

Influential Republicans
working to draft Jeb Bush
into 2016 presidential race
Washington Post, by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 3/29/2014 11:42:28 PM     Post Reply
Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates and starting talks on fundraising strategy. Concerned that the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has damaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political standing and alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House.



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Jeb Bush to make decision
on 2016 by the end of this year

56 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Ed O´Keefe    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/6/2014 11:54:20 PM     Post Reply
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that he will base his decision on whether to run for president in 2016 on whether he thinks he can mount a campaign that would transcend the modern-day mechanics of such a run. Bush, the second-oldest son of former president George H. W. Bush and younger brother of George W. Bush, spoke at an event marking the 25th anniversary of his father´s presidency at the library and museum that bears the patriarch´s name. The event was closed to reporters, but moderated by Fox News anchor Shannon Bream and portions of the event were later

Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants
come out of an ‘act of love’

53 replie(s)
Washington Post, by By Ed O´Keefe    Original Article
Posted By: Sanchin- 4/6/2014 7:45:12 PM     Post Reply
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that many who illegally come to the United States do so out of an "act of love" for their families and should be treated differently than people who illegally cross U.S. borders or overstay visas. The comments came during an event marking the 25th anniversary of the presidency of George H. W. Bush at the library and museum that bears the name of the Bush patriarch.

Hillary Betrays Her Country
48 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Stiles    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/6/2014 5:23:19 AM     Post Reply
Why does Hillary Clinton hate America? That is the question that should be on everyone’s mind as she embarks on a worldwide tour to plug her forthcoming memoir. Check out this THE POLITICO article [emphasis mine]: Hillary Clinton discussed her work at the State Department, called for young women not to take criticisms personally and rapped the media for treating powerful women with a double standard at the kickoff of “Women in the World” in New York City Thursday night. Clinton’s appearance on a panel with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, moderated by New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, ran

Anti-vaccine movement is
giving diseases a 2nd life

44 replie(s)
USA Today, by Yamiche Alcindor    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/7/2014 4:25:04 AM     Post Reply
Kathryn Riffenburg decided on a closed casket for her baby´s funeral. She didn´t want her family to see what whooping cough, her son´s first illness, had done to 9-week-old Brady Alcaide. The nearly forgotten disease, which has in recent years afflicted thousands of Americans, left Brady´s tiny body swollen and unrecognizable. So his mother dressed him in a white baptismal suit and hat and tucked him into a tiny white casket. Brady´s burial came just four weeks after his first laugh — inspired by her version of I´m a Little Teapot — and two weeks after his family learned that he had

Now Muslim parents are complaining
about flyers for Easter egg hunts

42 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/6/2014 11:23:33 AM     Post Reply
In Dearborn, Mich., home to over 40,000 Americans of Arab descent, some Muslim parents have complained about flyers handed out at public schools advertising an Easter egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The Muslim parents assert that the flyers – emblazoned with the word “Eggstravaganza!” – violate the separation of church and state widely ascribed to the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, reports the Detroit Free Press. Students at three Dearborn elementary schools received the flyers. A large number of Muslim students attend the schools. The “Eggstravaganza!” is scheduled to take place on April 12 event at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church

Al Sharpton´s Secret Work
As FBI Informant

36 replie(s)
Smoking Gun, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/7/2014 2:00:17 PM     Post Reply
When friends and family members gathered recently at the White House for a private celebration of Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday, one of the invited partygoers was a former paid FBI Mafia informant. That same man attended February’s state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande. He was seated with his girlfriend at a table adjacent to President Barack Obama, who is likely unaware that, according to federal agents, his guest once interacted with members of four of New York City’s five organized crime families. He even secretly taped some of those wiseguys using a briefcase that FBI technicians outfitted

Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25
35 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Sylvia Hui    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/7/2014 2:44:12 PM     Post Reply
LONDON - Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who worked as a model, a television presenter and a fashion writer and filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics, has died at age 25. There was no immediate word on the cause of her death at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast England. Her father said in a statement Monday: "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain." "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us," he said. "Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever."




For Dems, a problem with seniors
34 replie(s)
The Hill [DC], by Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/7/2014 4:43:12 AM     Post Reply
Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 — when Republicans picked up 63 seats — and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOP’s most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who are already facing

Gorgeous George: Regal in red
Kate wears Queen’s New Zealand
brooch as she arrives in Wellington…
but it’s her baby prince who
steals the show

32 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by Rebecca English    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/6/2014 10:55:34 PM     Post Reply
Wellington -He may be only eight months old. But Prince George made an assured appearance on his debut royal tour this morning. Arriving in New Zealand on the first day of a three-week trip Down Under, the third in line to the throne took the windswept welcome in his stride, although he looked a little chilly in a cream jumper and shorts. Scroll down for video -With a lifetime of royal engagements ahead of him, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are understandably protective of their young son. Indeed, his appearance today was only the second time he has been

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

32 replie(s)
USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/7/2014 4:34:06 PM     Post Reply
The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Caught kissing staffer, Rep. Vance McAllister
asks for forgiveness

32 replie(s)
CBSNews.com, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
Posted By: karmageddon2008- 4/7/2014 6:52:58 PM     Post Reply
A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. - who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family - is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman´s 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

31 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 4/7/2014 11:01:59 AM     Post Reply
Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t

   

Post Reply   Close thread 759665





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS