Skip to comments.GOP Redistricting its Own Candidates
Posted on 11/20/2012 8:04:30 AM PST by Scooter100
The biggest enemy of conservatism is the Republican Party itself. Get out the TEApots, let's have a Party!!
The Repubs also did a nasty redistricting of republican rep Tom Price (Region 6, Ga.). Price, a very conservative candidate, had a great campaign and won his seat, regardless of the nasty remapping.
Our biggest enemy of conservatism is the Republican Party itself. Get out the TEApots, let's have a Party!!
The only people the GOP can defeat is itself.
There isn’t going to be any turning this around now. If one of our enemies is intent on committing suicide, then let it.
I’m done with the GOP.
On CNBC this morning, “Bloviator Joe” Kernan was again attacking TEA Party voters as the cause of Romney’s loss. He wants Republicans to go after the homosexual vote, but his “big tent” has no room for social conservatives. Of course, if social conservatives leave the GOP, it will never win again, but he’s certain he’s right, as usual.
I couldn’t agree more. The GOP lost me years ago, and they have given me zero reasons to come back. I’m a big C Conservative, so that leaves me with no place to go, for now.
I was worried about the way my district was changed but it doesn’t appear to have hurt us.
Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio also did this to TX state House Republicans too. Straus faces opposition for the Speakership in January from conservative Bryan Hughes of east TX.
Yep. The Florida House and Senate went overwhelmingly GOP in 2010...it was darn near a clean sweep. I believe the House went approximately 80/20 in our favor. The resulting redistricting not only screwed Allen West, but they also set up the primary battle between Sandy Adams and John Mica. Mica is the consummate DC insider. He’s the chair of the transportation committee, champion of high-speed rail spending, etc.
Adams won her seat in 2010 over Suzan Kosmas who was literally one of those final ‘blue dog’ votes that helped pass Obamacare in the final vote. Adams would have had that seat locked up for as long as she wanted it, and she was a real grassroots champion. She was going after the EPA on their horrific regulations, etc.
The FL GOP set up the ugly primary, where Mica had all the resources and took her out. We lost a true conservative for a guy with stage 4 beltway-itis.
We lost two of the best people in congress due to GOP shenanigans...and a woman and black man on top of it. This stuff is maddening.
As Levin put it last night, if these brilliant consultants like Steve Schmitt and Mike Murphy want to keep throwing conservatives under the bus, they are just asking for a third party. We are getting screwed by both parties.
Join a secession movement. Conservatives are never going to come back here except to try to put back the pieces to a broken forever economic system. It is in its death throes. How does a nation repay a 16 trillion, soon to be 20 trillion on the books debt not counting items off the books. Answer, it does not. If the conservatives ever come back it will be as bankruptcy referees.
Schmitt is a Democratic mole, I’m convinced of it.
Amen. Good points.
In what way was it "verging on criminal"? Please explain what laws were on the verge of being violated.
From my understanding West's district was changed mostly on account of redistricting ballot initiatives the Democrats managed to get passed in 2010. It probably affected his district more than anyone else.
I have a special loathing for Joe Straus and cannot wait for a conservative to boot him from his position as Speaker.
I had a discussion with the head of the WA State GOP, early last year, maybe in January. I told him that I thought that the only way for the GOP get any power in WA State was to rein in the public sector unions. His reply was that if I feel so strongly about it, I should go to the state convention and propose an initiative. He said that he thought that there might be an initiative on the ballot to that effect, but it wouldn’t be proposed by the GOP.
In the county where I live, the government workers out number the private sector workers.
This should finally open up the vast schism between conservatives and so-called "moderates" in the GOP.
It really is time for ideological war within the GOP to hopefully save it from itself.
No longer will conservatives sit back, donate, vote and keep their mouths shut; no longer will the RINOs not admit what they are fighting to keep - power!
Let us be honest and open about the RINOs attempting to rule with an iron hand, being more of a pediment standing in the face of conservative values being represented in our political process. RINOs believe in their heart of hearts that they alone should represent the party apparatchik, including the bank account.
That branch of the GOP will take the party the way of the WHIG Party, while celebrating themselves for keeping those great unwashed from being "the ugly, hateful face of the Party."
Going back to the paraphrase the bible, "If your left arm causes you to sin, cut it off......"
If conservatives within the GOP hope to win another major election, it's time to "get it on" and "let's roll!"
how about replacing the “do nothing” leaders of the blue zones?
Those that bring us CONSTANT FAILURE in florida blue areas.
Steve Schmidt is no more a Republican than he is an underwear model....
Here is the handbook for that civil war:
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