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Time for Some GOP House Cleaning
Senate Conservatives Fund ^
| Matt Hoskins
Posted on 06/28/2013 2:55:10 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
Senator McConnell wasn't the only Republican who let us down. The bill passed with the support of 14 Republicans, including two conservatives who were backed by the Senate Conservatives Fund -- U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ).
Many of you have contacted us with questions about our polices in dealing with conservatives who pledge to do the right thing in the campaign, but later break their promises once they're elected. We thought it might be helpful to share these questions and our answers with everyone.
Q. Will my money be used to help senators who voted for amnesty? A. Absolutely not. SCF does not support the re-election of incumbent senators, period. Instead, SCF focuses its resources on electing new conservative leaders to the Senate each election.
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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; gop; immigration; scf
Q. Will SCF oppose amnesty Republicans in 2014? A. Definitely. There are three incumbents up next year who supported the amnesty bill -- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Susan Collins (R-ME). If strong, conservative challengers emerge in these races, we will support them.
Q. Will SCF back primary challengers against former SCF candidates? A. That's always an option. We never rule out supporting conservative challengers in any race, even if they're running against a candidate SCF endorsed in a previous election.
Thankfully, the other six SCF-backed candidates opposed the amnesty bill -- U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Deb Fischer (R-NE). These senators stood strong and their opposition made it harder for other Republicans to cave. Senate Conservatives Fund
"Republican who let us down. "
They are still Republicans?
posted on 06/28/2013 2:56:38 PM PDT
SOME ... house cleaning?
F 'em all.
posted on 06/28/2013 3:01:51 PM PDT
(I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
Agree. eff ‘em all. We’ve been lied to by too many now. It’s time to shake ‘em all out, and start over. Flush the Congressional bowl clean of all the lyin’ excrement currently in D.C. We may have to pull that chain three to four times over the years to appropriately clean that bowl, but we have to get started.
posted on 06/28/2013 3:12:11 PM PDT
(Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
How about 3/4ths? For starters.. :-)
posted on 06/28/2013 3:15:58 PM PDT
(Semper Fi --)
There are many good conservatives in primaries. There are many conservatives in elections. Thee are two or three conservatives in Congress. Conservatism is but a ploy to get elected. After election the goal is to become rich which will happen in one term for someone who joins the Democrats after election. Such a one does not have to win his next election, though it would be nice. He is rich in two or six years and he is taken care of so that bad financial decisions will not impoverish him.
posted on 06/28/2013 3:21:55 PM PDT
(Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
posted on 06/28/2013 3:26:03 PM PDT
The bill passed with the support of 14 Republicans, including two
who were backed by the Senate Conservatives Fund -- U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ).
I know Rubio will be primaried...hopefully, by Allen West!
"Time for Some GOP House Cleaning
Too late. No amount of cleaning will relieve the stench.
posted on 06/28/2013 3:49:52 PM PDT
Why can't they be charged with fraud? Do these conservative groups have the candidates sign a statement of their campaign positions?
I can't believe more isn't being said about Flake and Ayotte.....what they did has nothing to do with the wishes of those who put them in office.
posted on 06/28/2013 3:57:16 PM PDT
Incumbency destroys them all: Pat Toomey, Rubio, Corker, Alexander—the list goes on and on.
posted on 06/28/2013 4:25:37 PM PDT
It is indeed difficult to imagine how men who have entirely renounced the habit of managing their own affairs could be successful in choosing those who ought to lead them. It is impossible to believe that a liberal, energetic, and wise government can ever emerge from the ballots of a nation of servants. ― Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude. ― Alexis de Tocqueville Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd. ― Alexis de Tocqueville Good quotes for today from a guy writing 177 years ago.
posted on 06/28/2013 6:10:31 PM PDT
(Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
They are still Republicans?
No, they are Democrats. Those with a (D) are Communists.
posted on 06/28/2013 6:55:57 PM PDT
by depressed in 06
(America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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