Republican establishment declares war on GOP voters. “As seen from the halls of power, the problem is that Republican voters think it’s OK to replace incumbent senators and congressman who don’t represent the views of their constituents.” “The Republican establishment has two choices. They can act as mature party leaders of a national political party, or they can protect their own self-interest.” Any guesses as to which they’ll pick? Stop laughing.

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poppajoe49 January 13, 2013 at 8:47 am

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Not only are they afraid of not regaining the majority, but they are fearful of losing powerful committee seats that bring in tons of pork to their pet locales.

Navyvet2 January 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

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Personally I dont think the GOP establishment gives a rats ass about anything but getting re-elected in order to keep the bribe money pouring in. These insiders have made a deal with the Democommies that run the elections these days. The Democommies have to allow a certain number of Repub’s to be “elected” or even the nitwits might figure out it is a rigged game.
Bend over, pay your taxes, and STFU. In that order.

Jim Stewart January 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

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The Republican establishment loathed Ronald Reagan and now they act like Reagan was their idea.

danybhoy January 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm

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B I N G O ! !

El-Rushbo has talked about this for years, & the other conservatve talkers are catching up. The Beltway Republicans have despised the regular conservative voter forever, including those who love Reagan, as you correctly stated was loathed. But it’s not just establishment GOPers trying to steal Reagan’s legacy, so too are the progressive Dems. They are attempting to use Reagan against conservatives, because conservatives love Reagan & to against Reagan is a sin to “republicans”. BTW, they have nothing when I say I’m a Churchill guy. Lots of revision going on these days, & it must be called out at every turn. Does’nt matter if it’s the Dems or the GOP “leadership”, & it’s becoming clear that there needs to be a major purge within the GOP or an actual 3rd party. Consider that these assholes saddled Reagan with Bush41, won on being Reagan’s 3rd term, but then gave you Bob Dole, John McCain, & Mitt Romney. Between that & what Ross Perot represented, there are major problems with the GOP, & it makes me think Beck might be correct saying they are the “whigs”.

Neo-7 January 13, 2013 at 10:30 am

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If the Baltimore Ravens were playing , say , the Denver Broncos , where would be the last place that you would ever hope to find a Broncos player ?

Sitting on your own bench .

” Hobson’s choice ” states that you can have any horse in the barn , as long as its one of these two .

Look what they did to West !!! Look what they did to Paul !!! Look what they did to Cain !!!

And yet the fearful among us , repeat what has been told to them , because they believe it , ” Those candidates will lose , you can’t win with them , look what they said years ago , CHOOSE WHO WE SAY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR !!! “.

Freedom VS. Slavery .

We have gotten what we supported . We have gotten what we deserve .

PS— Great game by them Ravens !!!

Progressive Hemrrhoid January 13, 2013 at 11:17 am

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This sums up congress the best,
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

jcrowley1985 January 13, 2013 at 12:07 pm

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danybhoy January 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

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Ron Paul discredits himself by showing up at the shaddow conventions held across town in Tampa last year & in St.Paul in 2008. He’s not a team player. BTW, neither are his suppoters. For all the good Ron Paul does when talking about The Fed, his foreign policy is horsesh!t at best. It’s in the mold of Jimmy Carter, who sucked & never learned the lessons of his failures. Plus the Alex Jones element in the cult of Ron Paul should be embarassing, but they are just not self aware enough to understand that.

I just hope that Rand Paul takes the good stuff from his dad & scraps the crazy sh!t. Ron is the reason I don’t completely trust Rand, & I hate saying that.

Joe January 13, 2013 at 7:43 pm

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“Ron is the reason I don’t completely trust Rand”

That’s okay, the Mitt Romney debacle and crap like this is the reason I don’t trust the Republican party, at all.

I don’t agree with everything Dr. Paul (see what I did there) stands for, foreign policy is one of those issues (although I do agree with him that we intervene far to much in the middle east), but then he was never in serious contention to ever be in the white house anyway, but at least he stood on principle, something none of these other politicians do. You knew what you were getting with Ron, you can’t say the same about Obama (well we all know what we’re getting with Obama, he just doesn’t say it) or Mittens. We all thought Mitt was this great private sector businessman who would come in and make government more efficient, but he couldn’t even run his own campaign successfully! It was just his turn to be the Republican nominee. Liberty will be lost if we keep going like that.

So Ron wasn’t very successful in getting bills past, but he was a voice and that voice needed to be heard. He actually talked about individual liberty, where are the Republicans on that? Oh, and he could get the youth vote. I’ve said on this website before that if the Republicans want to win they need Conservatives AND Libertarians (not that all Libertarians are young).

As far as your distrust for Rand is concerned. When the Republicans continue to emulate the Democrats more and more, and he’s still out there fighting for just causes and calling them out on it, I think you may get to like him over the next few years. The answer is not in the establishment. It’s in those fighting against the establishment, and in Rands case, I think his plan is to grab that establishment by the collar and drag it to where it needs to be.

There is no perfect person that all of us would like. I think we need to vote for those who actually care about liberty and let those who don’t lose (even if they have an R after there name). The Republican party can’t be fixed if people keep voting for the same old RINO’s.

danybhoy January 14, 2013 at 6:44 am

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If you go up 4 posts from the post that you responded to, you will see that I think the GOP is at best on life support. I sort of ripped the GOP for giving us Romeny, Dole, McCain, & other limp wristed candidates. As for Ron Paul, he loved putting in pork projects into spending bills, then he would vote against said bill when he saw that the bill would pass. Little things like that & his isolationist policy stance are unrealistic in a bloody dangerous world.

I will add 1 thing, most Ron Paul supporters & libertarians in general have never been disappointed in their guys because they have not been in any real position of power. I get that there are no perfect politicians, & the more exposure to Capital Hill they have, the more imperfect they become. Rand is his own man, & I like him more then his old man. But he needs to shake off the kooky parts of Ron Paul’s platform & build on the solid parts, like his Fed policy ideas.

deepthinker January 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm

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Its time that the inside the beltway republicans face facts. We are sick of them, hand picking candidates and the next contestant as the nominees for the different offices. If they soon wish to join their former colleagues, just keep doing the same thing and fade away like the Wig party.

sa_rose January 14, 2013 at 8:44 am

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And to make it worse, they are picking LOSERS! Not only losers in the obvious sense that they lose their elections, but losers in that they are ALL retreads from previous unsuccessful runs. NEWT GINGRICH? I like some of what he says, but he didn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of being nominated, much less elected. Romney was sort of the best of the worst. Nice enough guy, but unelectable. The GOP nees to get off its collective ass and start grooming some younger, savvier guys to run for office. THe Democrats are winning by default.

deepthinker January 15, 2013 at 7:18 pm

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I’m about to drege up a troll, but Rand Paul is doing and saying the right things. He’s not a party favorite and McConnel did everything to keep him from gaining the nomination.

flashingscotsman January 16, 2013 at 10:12 am

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He’s much better than most Republicans.