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Republicans declare war on the Sen Conservatives Fund - SCF = "bullies with their noses in the air"
Washington Examiner ^ | November 1, 2013 | REBECCA BERG

Posted on 11/02/2013 1:23:14 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is punishing a Republican advertising firm for its work with the Senate Conservatives Fund, a conservative group that has fostered controversy within the Republican Party by challenging some GOP incumbents.

The firm Jamestown Associates has worked for the SCF on many of its attack ads — and will no longer receive business from the NRSC as a result, the committee confirmed Friday.

The move marks the opening salvo in a power struggle that has been brewing behind the scenes between the national Republican establishment and the SCF, which was founded by then-Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. The group has been especially gung-ho in targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who faces a competitive re-election bid in 2014.

"For too long, the SCF has been a bully," said NRSC spokesperson Brad Dayspring. "They claim purity and walk around with their nose held higher than everyone else. It's all fake. It's an act. It's time to stand up to the bully instead of running away."

"We are not going to do business with groups or operatives that make disingenuous promises, mislead conservatives or attack Republicans simply to line their own pockets," Dayspring added. "Period."

The SCF dismissed the NRSC's decisions as "a classic example of how Mitch McConnell operates."

"Rather than inspiring people to support something larger than himself, he uses threats and intimidation to destroy everyone who disagrees with him," said SCF's Executive Director Matt Hoskins. "This isn’t what leaders do. It's what bullies do."

"Fortunately, the grassroots in this country are not afraid of Mitch McConnell and his gang of K Street lobbyists," Hoskins added. "He doesn't represent their values and they're ready to fight for something better."

The SCF has devoted hundreds of thousands of dollars so far this year to targeting McConnell in favor of another Republican candidate, businessman Matt Bevin — but its broader national strategy is to turn the Senate more conservative by engaging in open races for safely Republican seats.

In an election cycle when national Republicans are laser-focused on what they consider their best chance to retake control of the Senate, that strategy has profoundly irked many operatives and strategists within the party — while energizing a competing base of conservative donors and activists.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservative; mitchmcconnell; nrsc; rino; scf
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1 posted on 11/02/2013 1:23:14 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Does any party survive attacking it's own base?

/johnny

2 posted on 11/02/2013 1:25:00 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just received my copy of “Liberty and Tyranny” by the great one Mark Levin for my donation to the SCF. RINOs and the GOPe can pound sand!


3 posted on 11/02/2013 1:26:31 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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To: JRandomFreeper

No, it doesn’t.

There is a cadre of socialists/progressives inside the Republican Party that is attacking conservatives.

The challenge is to not fall in with them. It will be more difficult than most things political.


4 posted on 11/02/2013 1:28:21 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow, I have never seen such political stupidity.


5 posted on 11/02/2013 1:30:41 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: seeker41

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6 posted on 11/02/2013 1:31:00 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Guess I’ll go RINO hunting and donate to the SCF.

Love their list of endorsements.


7 posted on 11/02/2013 1:31:03 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“They claim purity and walk around with their nose held higher than everyone else. It’s all fake. It’s an act. It’s time to stand up to the bully instead of running away.”

Exactly Brad, that is why the GOPe has to go.


8 posted on 11/02/2013 1:31:26 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’d like to congratulate SCF. They can’t buy this kind of advertising.


9 posted on 11/02/2013 1:31:57 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat ( There is no worst president but owebama, and valerie jarrett is his prophet.)
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To: SatinDoll

We can do it if conservative candidates are smart enough to limit their numbers in each race and working together for the best common goal.


10 posted on 11/02/2013 1:32:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Another thing I will use against the GOP-e when they call for a donation.


11 posted on 11/02/2013 1:34:01 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: JRandomFreeper

It took the democrats a few decades, but they overcame driving their base out from 1968-72.


12 posted on 11/02/2013 1:35:45 PM PDT by AceMineral (Some people are slaves of their own stupidity.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
When does the Party come to recognize that if its face and voice are represented by McConnell and the other long-time Congressmen and Senators who have failed to halt the advance of the Progressive agenda which brought us Obamacare, then the citizenry is going to choose on its own to replace it--never mind what the NRSC says about it?

2014 is a good time to let these enablers of the so-called "progressive" regressives know that a new generation of "We, the People" will use every opportunity to replace them with visionaries who are able to articulate and use America's founding principles to restore freedom and opportunity to this great nation!

13 posted on 11/02/2013 1:36:39 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We are not going to do business with groups or operatives that make disingenuous promises, mislead conservatives or attack Republicans simply to line their own pockets,” Dayspring added. “Period.”


Isn’t Dayspring describing himself!


14 posted on 11/02/2013 1:37:01 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm glad this battle is finally out in the open. The battle lines are clearly drawn.

It's now on to victory.

15 posted on 11/02/2013 1:37:54 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Does any party survive attacking it's own base?

That, like communism, has only failed because the right people weren't in charge...

16 posted on 11/02/2013 1:40:08 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As opposed to a monkey with his butt in the air?


17 posted on 11/02/2013 1:41:58 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bring it, dip sheetz.


18 posted on 11/02/2013 1:45:41 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
LOL- "Bullies with their noses in the air"...yet the cowardly GOPe refuses to take on this bully with his nose in the air:


19 posted on 11/02/2013 1:49:21 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America

That’s why I call them Kapos. They’re more concerned with us unruly victims than they are with the perpetrators.


20 posted on 11/02/2013 1:52:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: null and void
LOL! It seems like I've heard that before.

/johnny

21 posted on 11/02/2013 1:53:03 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"We are not going to do business with groups or operatives that make disingenuous promises, mislead conservatives or attack Republicans simply to line their own pockets," Dayspring added. "Period."

Pot, meet kettle. Really, I had to double check to make sure this wasn't satire.

22 posted on 11/02/2013 1:53:03 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The move marks the opening salvo in a power struggle that has been brewing behind the scenes between the national Republican establishment and the SCF

Actually I think the first move was very clearly made by Karl Rove and the establishment Republicans when he set up a 501(c)(3) to monopolize Republican sources of contributions and divert those monies to Rinos in favor with the establishment.

It looks like the establishment is going to force this fight which they think they can control. They do not understand that if they win they destroy the Republican Party because the base will surely decamp. If they lose their are liable to lose the next election because they will have torn the party asunder.

Either way they risk the party and they certainly risk the next election.


23 posted on 11/02/2013 1:54:44 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The GOOBer RINOs better “compromise” with their base the way they “compromised” with their ‘RAT comrades or they are all going to find themselves looking for a new line of work.


24 posted on 11/02/2013 2:06:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (All your health decisions should be between a provider bean counter and the IRS - Obama)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I will contribute to those who have conservative values and agendas,,,,Scre you NRSC and Rance and all the other elites. They can pound sand


25 posted on 11/02/2013 2:07:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That’s not where the elites have their nose.


26 posted on 11/02/2013 2:14:37 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: nathanbedford; JRandomFreeper
Actually the GOP battle with the conservative wing started long ago.

Does any party survive attacking it's own base?

The attacks by the Rockefeller wing of the GOP on Reagan and Goldwater proved that as long as they, the rich elitist controlled the part leadership they were willing to withhold funds, advertising and local support from the vocal mavericks rising to national recognition. They knew then and know now that the quiet deals they cut with the Dems will in no way affected their private fortunes nor the movement of the country in concert with the progressives (read Red)

The 1964 Electoral map shows the consequences of Nelson et al behind the curtain actions.

It could well be argued that Johnson benefited from the killing of JFK but the GOP put up no fight.

27 posted on 11/02/2013 2:24:45 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It appears it is time for me to pony up another donation...


28 posted on 11/02/2013 2:35:51 PM PDT by Gritty (Progressives see themselves as saints, opponents as Satanists; that justifies anything-D. Horowitz)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Republicans with their noses in the air are called GOPES GOP Elite Snobs


29 posted on 11/02/2013 2:46:23 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: loveliberty2

My guess McConnell will be out on his face in 2014 unless 0 has his contacts who rigged the 2012 electronic voting results intervene for him...


30 posted on 11/02/2013 2:54:31 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This makes all the more mandatory our support of the Senate Conservatives Fund and our eager effort to rid the Senate of Mushball McConnell, John Cornyn, Light Loafers Graham, LAMAR!!! Alexander, Thad Cochran, Johnny Isakson, Nancyboy Kirk and others of their ilk.


31 posted on 11/02/2013 2:56:02 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: Nifster
I have not donated to any Repub group for years. Just candidates.

The GOP sunk the guy in Missouri last time. Sure he may not have been the “best” candidate, but the national org should have supported him. So, the dems hold the seat for six years.

Give to the candidate, not the party.

In the electronic age, why do we need parties? Why do we need primaries?

Reagan's people were grassroots and came into the party but were not really part of it by their design and the desire of the regulars.

I politely tell Rep callers, “please take me off your call list and any list as I am no longer a Pub.” They comply.

32 posted on 11/02/2013 2:56:24 PM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; GreyFriar

These are the people you are supporting when you vote for Progressive Liberals like Mitt Romney or let yourself be manipulated by their “Lessor than of two evils” mantra.

You are supporting the enemy.


33 posted on 11/02/2013 3:01:44 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Memphis Moe

Preaching to the choir here


34 posted on 11/02/2013 3:01:46 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: mosesdapoet
I'm wavering on this one. Yes, RINOs need replacement, but a split party is risky in this particular crucial mid-term. If it costs us the Senate, it'll kill me. Should we begin the purge in '16 instead ?

On the other hand, RINOs have failed their chance to stand up, and it's likely that on the heels of Obiecare '14 will be a perfect chance to put many/any new Republicans in the Senate. Such a purge now is the best of all worlds. A Senate loss....not so much. Is there a chance of some harmony. Kumbayah for a while longer.

35 posted on 11/02/2013 3:09:29 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; holdonnow; suspects

War it is, then.


36 posted on 11/02/2013 3:18:43 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

WAAAAYYY back in the ‘90’s, I took the mainstream rinos to task in Montgomery county, PA.

At that time, pubbies had a 3 to 1 advantage. (An aside, these bung rinos are now the MINORITY in a district they once Owned.)

I did NOT target the top dudes, I did NOT target the midlevel dudes.

I TARGETED THE POLYESTER PEOPLE ON THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE FOOD CHAIN.

One day, the committee woke up to find that EACH OF THEIR LOWEST LEVEL COMMITTEEMEN, COMMITTEEWOMEN had an electoral CHALLENGE. (Which most of them LOST, BTW.)

Just damn, you never saw fur fly so fast and furious. I was ultimately not successful for many reasons. Being outnumbered by about 1,000 to one was a good reason. However.

The road map I laid out has been used very successfully on a lesser scale.

Only problem I have with the Tea Party is that they DID NOT do due diligence. They skipped the homework and went straight to campaign mode.

BAD, BAD, VERY BAD MOVE.

Be a termite. Undermine the base, you will OWN the party.


37 posted on 11/02/2013 3:19:01 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Lady Heron

I have; but then again, I’ve been a Republican for over 40 years.

No longer, though.


38 posted on 11/02/2013 3:21:14 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: seeker41

You’re gonna like that book.


39 posted on 11/02/2013 3:41:30 PM PDT by upchuck (I've got maternity care via Obamacare! Now, if I could just figure out how a male gets pregnant...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“attack Republicans simply to line their own pockets,”

Yes, because these hacks never do that. Their RINO fatcats never badmouth Ted Cruz and Steve King. No.

Notice they do not answer the Senate Conservatives Fund’s charges. They accuse them of ‘claiming purity’ yet do nothing to try and prove themselves pure instead of the lying, backstabbing, whimpering squishes we all know they are.

Go ahead, losers. Attack the base. We’ll strike back twice as hard and you’ll crawl away with a bloody nose. We’re done with your RINO losers. The country cannot afford any more of your antics.


40 posted on 11/02/2013 3:43:11 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is an attempt to divide and conquer the conservative base simply by splitting the GOP.

What demographic faction in America owns the Democratic Party?

Who is typically at point pushing gun control and immigration and squelching enforcement of illegals, and have been since the Immigration Act of 1965?

What group is primarily is represented in Obama’s czardom?

What NYC propaganda machine excels at dividing and conquering?

Who do we primarily see on our MSM daily telling us what and how to think?

A conclusion: Conservatives are being manipulated by this group into becoming a Democrat urbanite culture, for the purpose of creating a political underclass for power purposes only, that the remaining middle class will then be forced to support, meaning a liberal 1 or liberal 2 Party.

We need a third Party that will garner members from the I, D and R. Neither Part will represent most Americans.


41 posted on 11/02/2013 3:50:07 PM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: RginTN
Isn’t Dayspring describing himself!

Yeah, you'll notice that they are employing a much used tactic of liberals, accuse others of doing exactly what they, themselves are doing.

42 posted on 11/02/2013 3:58:02 PM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, you’re attacking the executive suite of the GOP. Do we really think they’re going to let go of the reins and the loot without a fight?


43 posted on 11/02/2013 3:59:54 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: cripplecreek

Spot on. Although I think a combination of ego, jealousy and shadow funding kept them in last national election.


44 posted on 11/02/2013 4:01:15 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I can’t wait for the next GOP fundraising call....


45 posted on 11/02/2013 4:20:53 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The battlelines are clearly drawn for conservatives and patriots - support DeMint’s SCF and tell Rove’s NRSC to KMA. It can’t be any clearer than that. Time to go to war against the bed-wetting RINOs who are more energetic at throwing the kitchen sink at the conservative base than attacking Buckwheat and his fascist democrat pigs.

Rip the faces off these RINO traitors and send them straight to hell.


46 posted on 11/02/2013 4:27:01 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: 1010RD

I think conservatives are better at learning from past mistakes than the GOPe.

Here in Michigan our former SOS, Terri Land is running to fill the Levin seat in 2014. She’s imperfect and a former member of the establishment but she’s making amends and taking solid steps to prove herself. She’s angering the establishment, running in tea party circles, openly supporting Ted Cruz etc. Its still very early but conservatives seem to be leaning in her direction.


47 posted on 11/02/2013 4:27:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This Brad Dayspring spokesperson projects like a Leftist which leads me to my opinion of the Rove Gang that is the “establishment” under the GOP umbrella, and their projection as most often resembling Leftists as well.

I’ve said for many years my belief of the Left’s infiltration of the Republican Party, and I see so much anymore that supports that belief.

We must never send money to the GOP in any form until we are confident of the control of that party, and send our supporting dollars directly to the candidates we choose ourselves.


48 posted on 11/02/2013 4:30:36 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Does any party survive attacking it’s own base?”

Let’s see, the SCF wants to get rid of Senate minority leader and you expect the minority leader to embrace the SCF.

Sorry, it does not work that way.


49 posted on 11/02/2013 4:44:30 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Memphis Moe

“The GOP sunk the guy in Missouri last time. Sure he may not have been the “best” candidate, but the national org should have supported him.”

I will say it. No way in hell do I support akin or will the republican party support an ignoranamous like akin.


50 posted on 11/02/2013 4:50:06 PM PDT by staytrue
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