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    5 Republicans Who Deserve To Lose Their Jobs Over Their Shutdown Behavior

    5 Republicans Who Deserve To Lose Their Jobs Over Their Shutdown Behavior

    John Hawkins | Oct 15, 2013



    If you were a football coach and one of your players looked for a reporter at half-time so he could criticize other players on the team, complained that your strategy is all wrong, and generally told everyone listening that the team deserves to lose, do you think he'd be on the bench the next week? Do you think he'd have a job at all?

    Whether you agree with Ted Cruz and Mike Lee (I do) or not, they had a strategy they wanted to pursue. They started by pushing to defund Obamacare and from there, the GOP was supposed to negotiate Obamacare compromises.

    John Boehner apparently thought that strategy made enough sense that he decided to pursue it.

    Has he executed it particularly well? No; after a brilliant start, Boehner seems to have quieted down and lost focus. That's frustrating because the GOP can win this fight with the public while firing up its own base any time it wants. As Dick Morris suggested,
    End the shutdown immediately by passing a continuing resolution to fund the government EXCEPT that the subsidy lawmakers get for health insurance should be ended. The public will applaud this and God grant that Obama is dumb enough to oppose it!
    Let the Democrats go out and defend shutting down the entire government day after day to protect their exemption from a law they're forcing on the rest of the country. Let them explain why they deserve to have 75% of their Obamacare fees paid by the taxpayers, while tens of millions of Americans are paying more money they can't afford for a service they don't want in the first place. The Republicans already voted for that once when they knew the Democrats would reject it; so when they can actually win this whole fight if they want to put it forward again and stick to it, why are they refusing to pull the trigger? A lot of people are going to suspect that the real question here is whether the Republicans would rather win this fight politically or whether they'd rather lose and keep their Obamacare subsidies. There's no question which decision would be better for the Republican Party, the country, and for the long term prospects of getting rid of Obamacare. So the question now is why aren't they doing it?

    That being said, it certainly doesn't help when Republicans in Congress are publicly trying to undermine their own party during a <acronym title="Google Page Ranking"><acronym title="Google Page Ranking">PR</acronym></acronym> blitz. You don't go on television during a shutdown and tell the world that your party is shutting down the government. You don't go out and take vicious shots at other Republicans for advocating the strategy your party is engaged in, especially when you don't have the cahones to go after Democrats the same way. If conservative Republicans like Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp were punished for not being deferential enough to leadership, how is it that establishment Republicans can actively work to undermine the Republican Party during a shutdown fight and get a complete pass?

    If these mediocrities are so desperate to get in the good graces of the media that they're willing to try to sabotage their own party, then they should change teams and become Democrats. If they want to become commentators so they can say what they want without it hurting the GOP, they should quit and go to work for MSNBC. If they just don't like it because there are actually conservatives who expect them to get off their lazy asses and fight for conservatism for the first time in their entire political careers instead of just talking a good game when it doesn't matter, then they're in the wrong business. In any case, after the petulant way these Republicans have behaved during the shutdown, tell me why anyone other than Democrats would miss them if they lost in a primary?
    1A) Ted Cruz and 30 or 40 people in the House. We have to start going after him by name. … It’s really time to speak out against him. -- Peter King

    1B) We are the ones who did shut the government down. You don’t take the dramatic step of shutting down the government unless you have a real strategy. -- Peter King

    2) Let's have a little straight talk, Martha. [The administration] wouldn't have had the opportunity to handle it that way if we had not shut down the government on a fool's errand that we were not going to accomplish. -- John McCain

    3) The House seems to be having a hard time. The president’s not helping much. Sen. Reid and Sen. McConnell are the adults in the room and hopefully they’ll be able to make a recommendation. -- Lamar Alexander

    4) If the government shuts down, it’s not what you think it would be. I have actually experienced that. If anybody creates a process where our military doesn’t get paid, and their families, they’re going to make an enemy … of me for life. .....You know, Strom Thurmond gave me some pretty good advice: don’t question another senator’s motive. That’s pretty good. ... I thought the choice of making Democrats strip out defunding Obamacare was a really good approach to show the differences between the parties, but the idea that the Senate Republicans would shut the government down until everybody bent to our will never made a whole lot of sense to me. -- Lindsey Graham
    5) Unlike many Republicans, (Devin) Nunes is publicly criticizing some of his colleagues, calling them "lemmings with suicide vests" earlier this week.

    ...."It's crazy. I don't understand the whole point, the whole strategy. Most Americans don't understand it," said Nunes.

    The California Republican said a small group of lawmakers, what he calls "the lemming caucus," have been blocking GOP House leadership for three years.

    "It's guys who meet privately. They're always conspiring. It's mostly just about power. And it's just gotten us nowhere," said Nunes.

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    Ann Coulter Wants to Disband the GOP!?

    The Government Shutdown highlighted the rifts in our party. Now the secret is out and the whispers are starting - could the conservatives be at war with the GOP? Ann Coulter thinks so! In her latest book, Coulter promises there is nothing in the book liberals could disagree upon. Instead, she focuses on the war within the Republican party.

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    GOP Shutdown Cave-in Proves It’s Time to Clean House

    Posted by: Dean Chambers Posted date: October 17, 2013 In: Blog Posts



    McConnell, Reid, and Boehner


    Yesterday’s act of surrender by the GOP leadership, in accepting the Democrat-RINO “deal” to end the government shutdown should finally show us it’s time to make a real and serious effort to clean the House, and the Senate, of RINOs. The progressive RINO Republicans and progressive liberal Democrats, along with the White House that is destroying this country, cut a deal to get what they wanted and screw us, the American people, in the process.
    Erick Erickson’s commentary at RedState this morning, titled “Advancing. Ever Advancing” is spot on right and it’s a good start. He reminded us about the leadership provided by Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, and how we can send them more allies as senators by electing solid conservatives in the senate races in several states.
    Erickson writes, “So we must advance. Two Republicans in the Senate caused this fight that their colleagues would have surrendered on more quickly but for them. Imagine a Senate filled with more. We have an opportunity to replace Mitch McConnell in Kentucky with a better conservative. We should do that. We have the opportunity to send a strong conservative from North Carolinaand we should do that. Same in Colorado. Kansas looks to be in play. Chris McDaniel will declare his candidacy for the Senate in Mississippi. Conservatives will rally to him quickly. Tennessee could be in play too.”
    While I’m not yet sold on Matt Bevin in Kentucky, who is challenging Mitch McConnell in the primary there next year, because it seems he might be more of a Christine O’Donnell than a Rand Paul or a Ted Cruz. While we do need to flush out the RINOs, it doesn’t advance us if we defeat an incumbent with an entirely incompetent candidate who will definitely turn the seat over to the Democrats in the general election as did Christine “I’m not a witch” O’Donnell did in Delaware in 2010. But RINOs likeLindsey Graham definitely must be defeated in primaries with good conservative candidates.
    We need to do the same in the House races too, starting with supporting J.D. Winteregg, who is challenging John Boehner for Congress from Ohio. Every members of Congress who under-performs on the Madison Project index needs to be challenged in the primary in an effort to nominate a more conservative electable candidate. In order to win, Republicans must present the voters a mainstream conservative vision of prosperity, freedom, and American Exceptionalism rather than big government, political correctness, and America as a nation in decline. Republicans don’t win being moderate and positioning themselves as Democrat Lite.
    Elections have consequences. We’ve elected too many moderate and liberal Republicans to seats that could and should be held by solid conservatives more like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. Yesterday’s cave-in by the GOP leadership proves that again.


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