Skip to comments.Kelly Ayotte’s Lynch Mob - Base vs. Establishment battle erupts in Senate GOP.
Posted on 10/08/2013 2:26:28 PM PDT by neverdem
Kelly Ayotte was furious.
One media account after another (as here) has the Republican and theoretically conservative New Hampshire senator angrily attacking Senator Ted Cruz in a recent closed-door Senate GOP Caucus. Behaving as follows, this much cited and notably un-refuted coming from the New York Times, bold print supplied here for emphasis:
And on Wednesday at a private luncheon, several Senate Republicans Dan Coats of Indiana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Kelly Ayotte of...
NR was spot on here about Ayotte, and theres one more thing to add about that Ayotte comment of seeking a thoughtful, bipartisan solution to a tough problem. We have cited it here before and, since Ayotte herself used the word, we will again cite William F. Buckley Jr.s alarm at the very word bipartisan with the bold print emphasis.
The most alarming single danger to the American political system lies in the fact that an identifiable team of Fabian operators is bent on controlling both our major political parties(under the sanction of such fatuous and unreasoned slogans as national unity, middle-of-the-road, progressivism, and bipartisanship.) Clever intriguers are reshaping both parties in the image of Babbitt, gone Social-Democrat. When and where this political issue arises, we are, without reservations, on the side of the traditional two-party system that fights its feuds in public and honestly; and we shall advocate the restoration of the two-party system at all costs.
So the red flag was already raised about Ayotte, both by Palin and NR, in that case for abandonment of well-stated conservative principle on immigration in the name of bipartisanship a word specifically cited by Buckley as the most alarming single danger to the American political system. With no less than Governor Palin herself accusing Ayotte of having gone back on principle...
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Ayotte is going to be a one-termer just like Scotty Brown. What a severe disappointment to see first termers elected by the grassroots sell out so damn quickly.
The need to get along is overwhelming for most.
Even as confrontational as I am, after serving a few years on a city board found myself going along to get along, at which point (after realizing it) I resigned.
When you will no longer stand up on principle, you should resign and let fresh blood continue the fight
Some phony conservatives are outed.
This McCain nasty wench is gonna be outed tomorrow! heh
Political operators skilled in, and specializing in, "turning people around" on a particular issue to destroy their cred has been a staple of politics since before Cicero. Cicero was "worked over" and effectively neutralized by Julius Caesar's Mephistophilis and "advance man", the Gaditane millionaire and political financier L. Cornelius Balbus [think George Soros], during the touchy-feely diplomacy that filled the lacuna between Caesar's march on Rome and the outbreak of open warfare.
Hey, this witch was just elected not long ago. She was always a McCain shill.
Tea Party? yeah right!
Palin should have never supported this woman. I heard her opponent was a good guy!
Keep up the Inquisition!
RiNOs love “bi”...
Kelly you stupid beotch, you allowed the fleas of thousand liberals to fly up your nose.
Good on you. Is it fair to say the go-along current that carried you downstream is endemic to reelected politicians, regardless of party?
Why the Repubics are in so much trouble.
It’s Red England vs. America...place your bets.
Kelly is both a follower and a wannabe, a very dangerous combination. I hope she enjoys her remaining two years in the Senate.
He was...Ayotte beat him in the primary by a razor-thin number of votes. Sarah made a mistake in Red Hampshire.
You know, I think a deal must have been made when Palin took the VP slot for McCain. She must have had to sign on to support of him for a time or something.
I sure wish she would stand up against him now. She paid her dues and if she did stand up it would really mean something and diminish the effect McCain has.
She supported Cruz, but the irony is that the people she supported for McCain are the very same people crucifying Cruz now.
Really a shame.
Who are now intent on collecting?
I just got tired of feeling like the odd man out, the one person constantly saying no to everything (mostly frivolous spending). It just wore me out. I think it’s human nature to want to come to get along with others, I don’t think it’s reflective of one party or another.
“Ayotte is going to be a one-termer just like Scotty Brown. What a severe disappointment to see first termers elected by the grassroots sell out so damn quickly.”
Yeah, replace her with a democrat. Brilliant.
Most of New England is just like old England.
Thanks. You must have been persona non-grata on the board, but I bet the taxpayers among your constituents appreciated you.
If we don’t hold their feet to the fire on Tea Party principles, we’ll have an entire government of RINOs. Making them pay for abandoning us is the only way to ensure the amount of Tea Party folk in Congress continues to rise.
I’m sorry F R I voted for this @$%#^^&^.
This means that they are angry that the People were not fooled by their YES vote on Cloture followed by their NO vote on the House bill, when they later claimed that the voted to SUPPORT the House bill.
All Cruz did was remind people that the opportunity to stop Obamacare funding was to vote NO on Cloture when 60 yea votes were needed, but this group thought that they could be too clever by half and fool the people with the NO vote on the bill itself when only 51 yeas were needed to pass.
Exactly. G-d bless Ted Cruz for standing for the TRUTH.
Don't feel bad...she fooled Governor Palin, as well.
Mike Lee and Ted Cruz could destroy those people if they leak what was said to them. I doubt they would do that, just for the sake of the party, but the Senate Republicans are complete fools if they think they can win a war against those guys. Of course they mostly are fools, so...
Excellent, excellent article. Thanks for the post.
“If we dont hold their feet to the fire on Tea Party principles, well have an entire government of RINOs. Making them pay for abandoning us is the only way to ensure the amount of Tea Party folk in Congress continues to rise.”
I see. So you don’t think NH should even bother to have a Republican, unless it is a full fledged TP type.
NH is not likely to elect such an individual.
Full-fledged? There can be a difference of opinion here or there. I think Pat Toomey has veered a little of course on some issues but not enough for me to feel abandoned. But on the issue of voting with Ted Cruz on the CR, Toomey got it right. Fighting Barrycare is something every Republican should agree on at a bare minimum. And simply saying you hold the position doesn’t count if you’re too cowardly to fight for it even when the outcome is far from guaranteed.
So she was the second one Glenn Beck was talking about today? The first being Midge McConnell.
She revealed her RINO tendencies a while ago, but I had no idea she was rabid.
NH hasn’t had anybody good since Norris Cotton and Meldrim Thomson.
Brown was clearly a moderate from the beginning, anyone who thought otherwise was fooling themselves, and he lost only because of Obama coattails.
Ayotte though was a mystery (ala another famous New Hampshireite, David Souter), pre-election everyone had a different opinion, everything from “very conservative” to “Susan Collins”. I’d say she ranks about a “Judd Gregg” at this point. Not great but better than someone like Brown (or certainly Collins, the worst, most liberal Republican in Congress). She’s more like Coats or McConnell, not liberal but establishment. Coats is an establishment old bull, it’s shame he was nominated in 2010 because the conservative vote was divided. He must keep quiet cause I never hear him criticized.
I’m not a fan of many Palin endorsments but she was not wrong to back Ayotte in 2010. Her main primary opponent, Ovide Lamontagne, is a loser who probably would have lost to the rat Hodes. He was nominated for Governor in 2012 and badly lost a race a he should have won. Given that Ayotte was not clearly any kind of RINO (those who said she was at the time offered no proof) she was the easy pick over the loser Lamontagne. He may be a swell guy but as evidenced by his 2 blowout defeats for Governor in 1996 and 2012, he ain’t ever gonna win high office.
I’m not happy to hear of Ron Johnson of WI being in on this with Ayotte and Coats.
Better to just write off Red England...the people are essentially Democrats.
Is Red Hampshire the ONLY state with two female reps in the House, two in the Senate, and one on the Governor's mansion?
NH DID think they elected a true conservative. Ayotte bare-*assed LIED in her campaign, embraced the support of Sara Palin, and the voters had high hopes for her. Not only is she a saboteur, she's dumb as a pile of rocks. Didn't she learn from the reaction Rubio got when he sold us out (with good intentions I believe) on immigration? Hasn't she noticed that Scott Brown in MA won as a conservative and lost because he was really a "compromiser"? Everyone on the thread is saying her primary competitor would've been just fine.
She's worse than having a democrat. She's a saboteur from within, a minimccain. She might be a kindergarterner in the playground of intellect, but that doesn't excuse her. She decided to be in the US Senate, she should get no better treatment than the other RINO liars. Dumb is not an excuse; she was smart enough to lie about her loyalties and intentions.
Bravo! You nailed it.
I can smell a RINO when I see one...I didn't vote for her in the primary or the general. Of course, I'm not a native, either.
Both Johnson and Duffy have been big disappointments over this.
Jeffrey Lord is reliably one of the best observers we have on the scene, but IMO he is too kind to Ayotte here. She campaigned as a conservative, as that was the will of the voters in 2010, but then she immediately hooked up with McCain and Graham, giving them an unfortunate new sidekick—it didn’t take her any time to “grow” in Washington and she was immediately known by the company she kept.
I take it she’s looked to the Collins and Snowe examples next door in Maine to try to secure a long-time senatorial position, but she has been a huge disappointment from the start.
Shame on Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. He Lied to Bill OReilly.
I was actually thinking of that old SNL bit with Dan Aykroyd, where he used to dress down Jane Curtain after she delivered her diatribe on “Weekend Update”...
“Thank you, Jane, you ignorant slvt!!!”
The application in this situation with Ayotte fits like a glove...
(I hope my speelcheeker caught all the mispeeled werds in this post...I dunno...)
awwww! you write us off ? We are the battleground, fighting behind enemy lines ...
Standing on principle will put you in the loner position in any organization you want to name: politics, religion, academia, recreation, education, science. The only place such a principled attitude cannot be easily overridden is in engineering, where proven calculations sustain a solid conclusion.
That's why good engineers make poor politicians, and successful politicians make such poor engineers. Think of Carter.