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RNC ELDERS DETERMINE CONSERVATIVE 'PURITY' COSTS GOP ELECTIONS
Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Mar 2013 | by MATTHEW BOYLE

Posted on 03/18/2013 9:42:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun

The Republican National Committee’s internal evaluators argued that true conservatism loses the Republican Party elections in a new report released Monday. The evaluators were charged by chairman Reince Priebus with helping the GOP reach a larger voter base. A copy of their report was obtained by Breitbart News.

On page 54 of the report, authors Henry Barbour, Sally Bradshaw, Ari Fleischer, Zori Fonalledas and Glenn McCall argue that true conservatism hurts the Republican Party in elections. “Third-party groups that promote purity are hurting our electoral prospects,” they wrote.

That entire section was based on quotes from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough in a column the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan wrote last year.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatism; elite; purity; rnc
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The RNC runs away from its own base! ...seeks moderates & liberals to win elections.
1 posted on 03/18/2013 9:42:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

yeah right....the RNC that has given us the likes of McShame and Howdy Doody....tell them so called elders (read RINOs) to go pound sand.

Donate to individuals and let’s get these people out of there


2 posted on 03/18/2013 9:43:42 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: TexasCajun

What conservative purity?


3 posted on 03/18/2013 9:44:12 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: TexasCajun

Pure?!?!?! Heck, I’d settle for mediocre.


4 posted on 03/18/2013 9:45:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TexasCajun

The RNC takes a page out of the Alinsky play book.


5 posted on 03/18/2013 9:46:17 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TexasCajun
Republican leaders are making the party a Democrat Lite instead of a solid conservative alternative.
That's why they are losing.

6 posted on 03/18/2013 9:46:23 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: TexasCajun

I NEVER thought in a million years that I would feel this way about the Republican Party, but it looks like it is going to be thee or me.


7 posted on 03/18/2013 9:47:38 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: TexasCajun

Our enemies have identified themselves.


8 posted on 03/18/2013 9:47:49 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: TexasCajun

“The RNC runs away from its own base! ...seeks moderates & liberals to win elections. “

And illegal aliens, don’t forget them!!
That’s right all you loyal GOP drones...your leaders care more about law breaking illegal aliens than they do you!


9 posted on 03/18/2013 9:48:17 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: TexasCajun

The GOPe will never win another election until they understand that conservatives will stay home If they run RINO’s. It’s not the Indies that cost them the last two elections, it was the base.


10 posted on 03/18/2013 9:48:30 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: BitWielder1
Republican leaders are making the party a Democrat Lite

They've been dummycrat-lite since Reagan left office . . . and they couldn't stand him when he was in office. They have NEVER totally disavowed any program put forth by the communists . . . NEVER.

11 posted on 03/18/2013 9:49:09 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: TexasCajun

The classic definition of insanity is to do same thing over and over and to expect a different result...ergo—Reince PRiebus and the GOPe are going to keep on losing...WTG guys!
Will the lasat GOP out of the party please turn off the lights...and join those of us who have already left
FREEGARDS LEX


12 posted on 03/18/2013 9:49:11 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: dfwgator

“Pure?!?!?! Heck, I’d settle for mediocre.”

I’m pretty sure they’ve already trained us to do that...McCain, Bush, Bush, Dole, Romney....


13 posted on 03/18/2013 9:49:24 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: TexasCajun

Romney won the independents. Maybe the RNC should reflect on that.


14 posted on 03/18/2013 9:49:41 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: AuntB

I don’t think those guys even rise to that level.


15 posted on 03/18/2013 9:50:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Wiser now

“Our enemies have identified themselves.”

Bingo!

Conservatives/Tea Party..Clean out your own ranks first!!
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2013/03/conservativestea-partyclean-out-your.html


16 posted on 03/18/2013 9:50:55 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: dfwgator

Agreed!


17 posted on 03/18/2013 9:51:36 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: TexasCajun

moderate “purity” has lost all elections.

Custy old Mossy elders have nothing to offer to the nation.


18 posted on 03/18/2013 9:52:01 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TexasCajun
And just who in the hell is Reince Priebus? What the hell is he doing each and every day to do anything to win back the Senate or hold seats in the House. Where the hell did we get him . . . never see him . . . never hear him . . . nobody quotes him . . . he's never on tv.

Can I have his job? I'll raise holy hell on my first day. Just what the hell does he do except withhold funds from strong candidates.

19 posted on 03/18/2013 9:52:28 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: AuntB

20 posted on 03/18/2013 9:52:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TexasCajun

“so called elders” how MORMAN of them!


21 posted on 03/18/2013 9:53:03 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: TexasCajun

The RINOs are waging war with the Tea Party.

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have rattled their cages. No doubt the RINOs are working with the Leftists to maintain their precious status quo.


22 posted on 03/18/2013 9:53:25 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: TexasCajun

“We’re not here to rebrand a party. We’re here to rebuild a country.”-Sarah Palin at CPAC 3/16/2013

There’s the difference between the RINO RNC insiders and the conservative grassroots.

I still remember Rush Limbaugh joking about Democrats drinking Kool Aid.

Looks like Priebus and Company including Ari Fleischer, Haley Barbour and others are the ones handing out the Kool Aid nowadays.


23 posted on 03/18/2013 9:53:53 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: dfwgator

It’s a hard pill to swallow, but you’re right!


24 posted on 03/18/2013 9:54:15 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: TexasCajun

In the next few days we’ll hear from all sorts of “conservatives” on gay marriage.

It’ll be brutal.


25 posted on 03/18/2013 9:55:32 AM PDT by stanne
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To: swamprebel

Bullseye. Saved me from saying it.


26 posted on 03/18/2013 9:57:15 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: TexasCajun

I’ve said in the recent past that the ballot box has become a worthless lost cause. This will put a capstone on it.


27 posted on 03/18/2013 9:58:00 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Nextrush

“Looks like Priebus and Company including Ari Fleischer, Haley Barbour and others are the ones handing out the Kool Aid nowadays.”

Yes, and Grover Norquist, Sulhil Khan,Al Cardenas and their hijacked tea party brand (teaparty.net) brew it at CPAC every year.


28 posted on 03/18/2013 9:58:16 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: laweeks
The only time I see or read about Priebus is if he shows up on a Sunday news show.

The man is completely useless and now he's relying on a report that uses Peggy Noonan & Joe Scarborough for input on why we lost the last two presidential elections?

29 posted on 03/18/2013 9:58:29 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

they’ve just spent millions and surveys abotu reaching out to the base and then tell the base to move to a libertarian liberal agenda

If I want a liberal agenda I will vote for hte Dems
If I want a libertarian agenda wiht weaker defence, liberal socially then I’ll vote for that party.

If liberals and libertarians stuck to their own party then we don;t need to tell them to piss off


30 posted on 03/18/2013 9:59:23 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: TexasCajun
Look at the "authors" of the "report."

Not one even likes conservatives. I daresay, this "report" was written before the so-called nation wide, listening took place.

One place I know for a fact that this surveying did NOT occur was in Kansas, unless the RNC polled the 8 RINOs that lost their gigs in the "Clean Sweep," which cleaned the KS House and Senate of RINOs!

31 posted on 03/18/2013 10:00:35 AM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: TexasCajun

Standing its collective head and telling conservatibes they are upside down.


32 posted on 03/18/2013 10:00:46 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: TexasCajun

“true conservatism hurts the Republican Party in elections”

True conservatism is the only man left standing that has the guts to defeat the whack left! If you can’t stand the heat get the hell out of the kitchen!


33 posted on 03/18/2013 10:00:56 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: TexasCajun
The only time I see or read about Priebus is if he shows up on a Sunday news show.

Boy, wouldn't that be great to get Palin in there instead of this worthless guy?

34 posted on 03/18/2013 10:01:23 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: TexasCajun

The RNC ran “moderates” in the last two presidential races and lost to the most liberal candidate ever to run for POTUS and lost again in the worst economy since the Great Depression. They pandered to the moderates and even when Romney scored big time against Obama in the first debate they refused to let him keep punching in the subsequent debates least he disturb the moderates. The RINO leadership must go if the GOP is to survive.


35 posted on 03/18/2013 10:03:21 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: TexasCajun

Sure those “pure” conservatives like McCain and Romney have be killing us at the polls.


36 posted on 03/18/2013 10:03:52 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: TexasCajun

Purity? According to Red State today McConnell told the crowd (at CPAC) that “Obamacare should be repealed root and branch.” He also told the crowd that those who think he’s given up the fight are wrong. He pledged to continue to fight.

The part of his speech that McConnell hopes you ignore is him saying, “When it came to Obamacare, we gave it everything we have, and we just lost.” He’s also signaling that the Senate Republicans will neither filibuster the continuing resolution nor shut down the government....

An example of Republican “purity”.


37 posted on 03/18/2013 10:06:21 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: laweeks
We should have seen the signals when the Berlin Wall fell and Geo. H.W. Bush, rushed out to claim "One World Order" was now the way of the future!

After he ran up the UN Flag at the White House, no wonder he lost, and it was more that than the "read my lips."

Lastly, conservatives don't forget lies to their face and backstabbing by climbing in bed with liberals to stick it to the base!

DemocRAT voters will stick with their guys and gals because they know they have NO standards for which to sell out and they're used to being lied to - look at their Black Plantation Voters, they've lied to them for decades yet those folk keep on believin' that they'll get a seat at the table and now believe it since the "One" was immaculate!

38 posted on 03/18/2013 10:06:59 AM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: TexasCajun
A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.

I do not believe I have proposed anything that is contrary to what has been considered Republican principle. It is at the same time the very basis of conservatism. It is time to reassert that principle and raise it to full view. And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way. - A Real Republican

39 posted on 03/18/2013 10:09:52 AM PDT by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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The RNC elders do not like that their game is suddenly known to all and out in the open. It has been on full display for the last several years and it is this: destroy any conservative candidate for office and promote only our types. The examples are known to us all:

In 2004, we were told to support Specter, he’s a republican and we need that seat, they said. So Toomey lost the primary to Specter and the conservatives were told to rally around the republican candiate “for the good of the party.” Two years later, Rick Santorum was up for reelection. Long a thorn in the side of the powers that be, there was no talk of rallying to support Santorum “for the good of the party.” Six years later, Specter, up for reelection again is denied support by Jim DeMint and Specter immediatly becomes a democrat.

Lincoln Chafee, appointed to a senate seat by Moderate republican governor Jodi Rell, voted with the democrats on just about every issue and was glad the democrats took over the senate in 2006 and is now a democrat.

Charlie Crist, republican governor of Florida, lost a primary to Marco Rubio, now a democrat.

Dede Scozzafava, could not bring herself to support a conservative for congress so she supported the democrat.

Lisa Murkowski, lost her primary to Miller but did she rally around the republican for “the good of the party?” No, she ran as an idependent to save Alaska and the senate from a conservative.

Christine O’Donnell won the primary over Mike Castle fair and square, but did the party rally to her, no. She was derided, betrayed and destroyed.

In the 2012 presidential primaries, all stops were pulled to get their man, Mitt Romney, the nomination. And to that end, all rivals were to be bombarded, pummelled and destroyed, Bachmann, Cain, Perry, Gingrich, Santorum.

There are many more examples of the willfull undermining of conservatives by the establishment types. We must have a big tent, they say, but no conservatives must enter, and should they elbow their way in, they are to be ridiculed and marginalized, as Johnson, Paul, Rubio, Cruz, Lee, etc. are.

I don’t give a damn what the RNC thinks of our effort to elect “pure” conservatives. We’ve had enough of the game-playing schysters.


40 posted on 03/18/2013 10:10:22 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: TexasCajun

The kind of ‘conservatism’ that the GOP runs on - phoney wars, exporting jobs, screwing older people on medicare and social security, run away Wall Street and disaster Main St.

How about conserving the family working middle class and getting their votes like Bush and Reagan?


41 posted on 03/18/2013 10:10:59 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: TexasCajun

It is very hard for me to say the time is fast approaching to smash the republican party.

Allowing illegal immigration cannot possibly be a “reform”. It is capitulation to the unlawful seizure of America.


42 posted on 03/18/2013 10:11:38 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Gene Eric

liberals and libertarians for years have bene infesting and infiltrating our primaries, ourcnventions, hell we let open libertarians speak at ours and even run on our ticket and then then they wonder why the base is pissed off with them and their left wing agenda.

Cruz , Sarah, Col West etc is the future not so sure about Paul as he;s already been mentioning what hsi father wants like liberal social issues like marriage and homosexuals.

Maybe if these idiots got out of DC and their bubble and elitist cocktail parties then we could win plus stop this nonsense of letting non republicans run in our primaries and speak at our conventions,


43 posted on 03/18/2013 10:11:53 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: TexasCajun

It’s not a matter of “purity”, it’s about the messenger. Conservatism is a great message, but the GOP has been nominating p*sspoor candidates to deliver it.

The fact is that people like Akin and Mourdock just aren’t good salesmen for the Conservative cause. They are percieved as being out of touch and downright looney. But again it’s a matter of style and presentation, not a problem with the material they have to work with.

The fact is Conservatives NEED to run better candidates. Especially since the Dems and their MSM synchophants know “crazy right wing nutjob” is a great political tactic to win elections while avoiding the real issues.

Rand Paul and Cruz might just be the kind of candidates (and leadership style) that fits the bill, but only the next year or two will tell.


44 posted on 03/18/2013 10:12:15 AM PDT by tanknetter
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The Republican National Committee’s internal evaluators argued that true conservatism loses the Republican Party elections...

Really? How would they know? They haven't tried it since about what, 1980?

45 posted on 03/18/2013 10:13:57 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: stanne

oh they have already, Paul now talking like hsi father and tlaking about homosexuals and marriage, he better stop there and not turn into hsi father or he; can go on the nut house like his dad too


46 posted on 03/18/2013 10:14:14 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: TexasCajun

hang on thehose who did this are the same ones whoch gave us a liberal/libertarian social agenda, gave us the likes of Dole, Romney and bush and Rove.

frigging idiots think their cocktail elitist parties is America,.

Come round here and noone wants that turd poking agenda, weaker defence, drugs except a couple of college kids as there is no elitist around here


47 posted on 03/18/2013 10:16:16 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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RNC ELDERS DETERMINE CONSERVATIVE 'PURITY' COSTS GOP ELECTIONS

Hmmm - let's see. Reagan managed to hand off the presidency to Bush the Elder - a rare feat - who then failed to get re-elected. Dole was a disaster. Bush the Younger won two terms but managed to tarnish the GOP brand to the point of political irrelvance in 2008 - and the only thing that gave McCain a fighting chance was the inclusion of conservative Sarah Palin on the ticket - and McCain managed to squander that. The conservative Tea Party movement returned the GOP to power in the House two years later. And the RINO's choice in 2012, Mitt Romney, managed to lose a very winnable election through his own rank ineptitude and unsuitability as a candidate.

So two solid conservative results and a slew of bad RINO results. But we're the ones costing elections.

Gotcha.

48 posted on 03/18/2013 10:23:27 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: TexasCajun

The GOPe is hopeless. For those needing proof, this report should make that clear.

Personally, I do not think the elite can be dislodged.

Which means: TIME FOR A NEW PARTY.

The GOPe will argue, of course, that 3rd parties always lose and fade into obscurity. They may be partly right. However, in this case the party that will fade away is the GOPe.

What we don’t have is a leader to lead the rebellion. Sarah Palin would be the natural choice, but she has declined to do so. The awkward way she handled the last Presidential race has cost her a LOT of support.

But... If not Sarah, who?


49 posted on 03/18/2013 10:24:37 AM PDT by EternalHope (Be ready.)
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To: TexasCajun

It should be more than obivious to any one paying attention, the GOP is moving away from conservatism. The question is are conservatives going to put up with the idiocy any longer or are they going to leave and make the TEA party a legitimate opposition party to big government progressive republicans and total government socialist/marxist democrats?


50 posted on 03/18/2013 10:27:02 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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