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The Conservative Moment: GOP leaders squelched the opportunity offered by the Tea Party, but..
The National Review Online ^ | September 4, 2014 | Neal B. Freeman

Posted on 09/04/2014 3:03:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife


"......Imagine if you would a prayer breakfast in Washington attended by the leadership of the GOP — Messrs. Boehner, McConnell, Priebus, and their associates. They drop to their knees, bow their heads, and invoke divine intercession in the country’s troubled affairs, and in the party’s parlous condition. Would it be too much to ask Him to deliver unto them a mass political movement, self-financed and benignly led, God-fearing and well-mannered, almost all of whose members believed in the literal version of the Republican platform and almost none of whose members wanted anything from the federal government but constitutional restraint?

Yes, it would have been too much to ask, but, yes, it has been given unto them, anyway. The Tea Party arrived in vast, friendly numbers and said to the GOP, “We’re not from the federal government and we’re here to help.”

What happened next was not pretty. Or smart. The GOP brass responded with insults, attack ads, collaborative media trashing, and, finally, over the past six months, the charge of McConnell’s geezer brigade seeking to “crush” the Tea Party. And here we thought congressional Republicans were too prone to compromise, too quick to split the difference.

Our colleague M. Stanton Evans once said of the two-party system: “One is the evil party and the other is the stupid party. I’m proud to be a member of the stupid party.” I am as well, but sometimes party stupidity asks too much. Here we have before us an epochal opportunity to revive the national enterprise, and we are woefully (and smugly) ill prepared to realize it. As we look forward to 2016, where do we find ourselves? We find ourselves, in my estimate, with no candidate, no message, no coalitional unity, and a thoroughly rusted party machine. Only this question remains: Can we rally in time to save the country from a terminal identity politics that could over the next few cycles bring us not principled and experienced leaders, but (regardless of their qualifications) the first woman president, the first Hispanic president, the first gay president?

I wouldn’t bet the rent money on us. But I know that we have no chance whatsoever unless we divide the labor and begin to engage now. So let’s roll.......


........Seize it as a teachable moment, Mr. Speaker, an occasion to remind every government executive that the essence of the job is to allocate limited resources.

And to our friends in the GOP: Make nice, Mitch. Nobody likes a sore winner.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2016; congress; sweep
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To: lucky american

You are smart but are not experienced.

You know or sense the deck is stacked against you. No matter what you do the design ensures you lose.

If you vote, you lose.
If you don’t vote, you lose.

State and Federal Judges live in NH towns. Make a list of who they are. Detail their family and connections. Find these things via lawyers that have experience. Make this a study.

Learn about federal injunctions like this one:

Work issues that affect conservatism by pushing to align state and local governments with state and federal judiciaries.

Use sneak/surprise attacks.

Learn gorilla warfare tactics.

Learn to lie to and deceive your enemies. General Washington did. He was a spy and a deceiver. He purposely had encoded messages intercepted. The messages were full of disinformation that caused the British to make decisions that aided Washington’s army.

Be on offense without attracting unnecessary attention.

Stay a step ahead.

Find in your family, friends, neighbor networks, persons that are members of Special Forces. They know how to do these things but are prevented by law from participating. But they can help you understand.

You do not have Congress to back you. It’s lost for now.

You do not have great amounts of money and if you did it would attract unwanted attention.

What you have is truth and the American value to do the right ethical things.

Learn to network the people around you and to instill a form of ‘Network Omerta’.

Learn the art of deception. Your enemies are not nice people. They may seem nice, talk nice and appear to have the same American values as you but talk is cheap. Test them and observe their actions. Asking for money is a test. Set up a non-profit 501c(4) PAC with no chatter about Tea Party and ask for money. Your deceptive platform is to elect GOP members. But your real agenda is to separate wheat from chaff by testing who is and who is not real. Only your Omerta Network will know the real agenda.

Good luck.

21 posted on 09/04/2014 4:46:25 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: lucky american

I will vote for one Republican when I walk in the voting booth this November and for four other offices I will write in names of authentic conservatives instead of the GOP candidates.

22 posted on 09/04/2014 4:56:35 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Nextrush

Then you will lose the country.

Time to practice high-grading the field.

We DO NOT have the luxury of righteous indignation.

We have to work together because groups of many stripes will band together to knock the growing conservative faction on it’s heels.

I don’t want to be party to that.

23 posted on 09/04/2014 5:20:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All
FR posted by Hojczyk--- Brand new numbers from a fresh Politico/GWU nationwide survey — all of which are among likely voters, with a partisan sample of 41/40/17 (D/R/I):

<><> (1) Republicans hold a four-point lead (43/39) on the generic Congressional ballot, a measure that traditionally favors Democrats. Including leaners, the margin is unchanged (46/42). Republicans have a strong edge on this question among independent (+15) and middle class voters (+11). And then there’s this, with all the obvious caveats about the reliability of small sub-samples firmly in place:

“In states with a competitive US Senate race, Republicans hold a sixteen point advantage (52%-36%) on this generic ballot.” I suspect 16 percentage points is outside even the most ardent skeptic’s margin of error.

<><> (2) President Obama is a drag on his party. A majority of likely 2014 voters disapprove of his job performance (44/51), with strong disapproval outpacing strong approval by 18 points (27/45).

<><> (3) The public’s overall mood is quite sour. Just 21 percent of respondents say the country is on the right track, with fully 70 percent saying America is on the wrong track. Other polling on this question is similarly grim.

<><> (4) When the two parties go head-to-head, Republicans hold clear advantages on several of the issues that are most likely to drive the 2014 campaign: Economy: GOP +7, Federal budget/spending: GOP +13, Taxes: GOP +6, Foreign policy: GOP +10, Immigration +7

<><> (5) Finally, a word on voter enthusiasm and intensity, again via the pollsters: The vote intensity of Republican voters is strong – a net twelve-points more than their Democratic counterparts (Excerpt) Read more at


OMG---those figures mean Dummycrats' voter fraud machine will go into overdrive. Watch out for flying tacos.

Valerie's on the phone w/ Mexican cartels and drug lords as we type......speeding up deliveries of taco boxes full of “eight balls” of cocaine baggies delivered by latino mules..... used as bribes to get Dummycrat votes.

The cartels are rounding up latino "politiqueras" to work for desperate Democrat candidates:

<><> to encourage people to vote Democrat,

<><> to bring latino Democrats to the polls,

<><> to ensure that ignorant latinos voters select the Democrat candidate,

<><> to pay-off illiterate latino voters for voting Democrat.

Vote-crazed Dummycrats need assurances that swarms of latino campaign workers will distribute cocaine in baggies to campaign workers, and $10 bills in exchange for the "ignoramusitos" to vote Democrat.


(Sniffle) I'm just worried sick this will take time from Dummycrats' favorite occupation---wire-transferring tax dollars to numbered accounts offshore (sob).

24 posted on 09/04/2014 5:22:36 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Make nice, Mitch.” The typical patronizing attitude. The time for “make nice” is over. They either run and govern as conservatives or they lose. I’m tired of being insulted.

25 posted on 09/04/2014 5:26:34 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: savedbygrace

Would someone explain GOPe to me? Thanks

26 posted on 09/04/2014 5:31:06 AM PDT by Dedbone
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)

It means you admit that you were out-foxed, out-maneuvered and out-voted.

It means you don't walk away mad - you stick it out, keep building up your ranks and get even by cleaning house.

27 posted on 09/04/2014 5:34:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think its appropriate to say the country is being lost anyway because of the Uniparty policies now emerging regarding taxes, spending, the debt ceiling and so on.

More and more austerity measures will be imposed involving cuts in pensions and benefits along with tax increases by both major parties in the coming years at the federal, state and local levels.

They have no intention (including the Republicans) of tearing down the welfare state structure that has been created in the past 100 years up to and including Obamacare etc.

The major parties will be band aiding an unsustainable system of overpriced government that is collapsing under the weight of debt.

I want a conservative policy that reverses what has happened with no new taxes and no debt increases and that most likely means a third party in the short or long term, whenever that comes along.

28 posted on 09/04/2014 5:36:23 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Colonel_Flagg
It means you admit that you were out-foxed, out-maneuvered and out-voted.

Not in this case. It means more.

In this case it means they acted as traitors.

There is no compromise with those that actively worked for your political demise.

There is just open war!
29 posted on 09/04/2014 5:42:45 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

IMHO that comment is not nearly spelled out!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want to hear your opinion on the I will not vote for so and so...


The primary is over and we only have so many choices. Do we choose NOT to VOTE,

Vote yes for the one we didn’t vote for in the primary,

or vote for the Democrat?

Let me tell you about the choices in SD for US Senate.

A Democrat who lost his last election against a true Blue Dog Dem, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.

A declared independent Larry Pressler, who used to be a Rebublican but now is leaning way democrat and will steal votes from the dem candidate in theory.

The Republican nominee or crowned candidate former two term Governor who is not a conservative and talks a great line but in practice will not be a Ted Cruze or a Mike Lee, but a suspected go along to get along Republican. In his defense is vowing to get rid of Obama Care and the Dept of Ed.

A true conservative running as an Independent in order to run, but will not abandon the Republican Party if he wins, but who lost the previous Governors race, but is definitely a Ted Cruze and Mike Lee type. Critics say if he gets ten percent they will be surprised, and they worry about the chosen candidate being overtaken by the dem due to to many choices.

30 posted on 09/04/2014 5:43:06 AM PDT by wita
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

McConnell, Boehner, Graham, McCain.... all pitiful in their opposition to obama and contemptible for their opposition to Tea Party principles and candidates. If we could get four more like Ted Cruz we could really make some progress.

31 posted on 09/04/2014 5:45:33 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That’s more like it. I read you loud and clear.

32 posted on 09/04/2014 5:47:09 AM PDT by wita
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To: Nextrush

I hear you.

But it took time to get here and we’ll have to get it back (look around the world - conservatism is swinging back - it is here too). We need to practice some patience - fight the tendency to want it all yesterday - along with short attention spans.

Instead of accepting division in the face of being overrun, we must combine together to fight back the worst (sorting out the bad apples as we can).

Conservatism is on the rise.

33 posted on 09/04/2014 5:47:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Colonel_Flagg

You are being insulted and slapped in the face on a minute by minute basis by the present administration and you don’t seem to consider those insults in choice of Strategy.

The present administration took office because four million folks decided they just couldn’t pull the trigger for the nominated candidate, and you cannot tell me things would be worse than they are had the other candidate won.

Yet you insist on the same losing strategy, if I understand you.

34 posted on 09/04/2014 5:58:08 AM PDT by wita
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When the system collapses conservatism will rise but both big parties will be in on the austerity calamity discrediting them with large sections of the electorate in the process.

The United Kingdom is further down the dark road than we are and many there have opted to support a new political party which won the EU Parliament elections earlier this year with 27 percent of the vote nationwide.

A Conservative Party member of the House of Commons switched to the United Kingdom Independence Party last week and then resigned to run in a by-election for his seat on October 9th.

Watch that result and understand we in the US are on that pathway.

The Uniparty (D’s and R’s) in Washington after all the noise of their exaggerated differences settles down will sell us out with budget cuts, higher taxes and immigration reform as band aids to keep the whole unsustainable system from falling apart.

35 posted on 09/04/2014 6:01:24 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Nextrush

“Conservatism is on the rise”.

Canada and Australia have elected conservative leadership, for now.

I’m talking conservative within their countries’ understanding of that word, and the opposite of their countries’ leftists.

Both Prime Ministers are so UN-Obama it makes me happy for their people while sad for the American people.

CW’s point is don’t think everything cuts off at this moment in time - all or nothing here, now.

Her point is we didn’t get here in one moment and won’t get back in just one.

Parse that any way you wish to parse it. The general advise is worthy and true.

Each must apply it to the situation they are in, where they live.

And if you can help out in a different place than you live, to advance conservatism, please do it.

36 posted on 09/04/2014 6:08:55 AM PDT by txrangerette (("...hold to the TRUTH; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck))
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To: txrefugee

What do you call the Republican Party without the conservative vote?

The Whigs!

37 posted on 09/04/2014 6:31:15 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: txrangerette

The road to Stephen Harper in Canada came as a result of the old “Progressive Conservative Party” being torn down because a third party first called the Reform Party and later the Canadian Alliance emerged in the 1990’s.

Eventually the rich elite’s of Canada like those who fund the GOP machine in this country sued for peace and merged their forces with the third party group to form the new Conservative Party of Canada with Stephen Harper as its leader.

The current government in Canada came about as the result of a string of events that began with the breaking up of the old RINO type party in Canada some 20 to 25 years ago.

A decisive act that led to the breakup was the imposition of a national sales tax by the Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

If we allow the RINO’s of the current GOP have power I suspect they will do what Mulroney did in Canada in the late 1980’s. I have seen guests on Fox News talk about a national sales tax in recent years.

Maybe then it will become obvious we need to go a third party direction.

It took a third party being created in Canada to lead to the current government there. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is living proof of my premise that the Grand Old Party needs to be torn down a new one created.

38 posted on 09/04/2014 6:35:25 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

There are a lot of variables to the “Conservatives stayed home” argument beyond dissatisfaction with Romney.

A big one is that Romney’s GOTV vundar system, called Orca, collapsed on election day, and without any sort of backup plan robbed him of the turnout margin he needed to win.

So it’s really hard to lay blame for Romney’s defeat at the hands of dissatisfied Conservatives. At least alone.

39 posted on 09/04/2014 6:35:48 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Nextrush; Cincinatus' Wife

Canada. (Conservative PM)

Australia. (Conservative PM)

No third parties (of which there are MANY = FRAGMENTATION).

Remember Ronald Reagan.

Go outside of your home area if you have to, and work to elect conservatives and advance Conservatism, in ways that have a chance to succeed.

40 posted on 09/04/2014 7:01:00 AM PDT by txrangerette (("...hold to the TRUTH; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck))
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