” The real question is whether you’ll make the GOP care. The only way to do
that is to starting taking out incumbents in primaries.” Erick Erickson
The Political Corollary to You Will Be Made to Care
By: Erick Erickson (Diary) December 17th, 2013 at 04:30 AM
Many of you are convinced you can sit on the sidelines or quietly take the
side of the Republican Establishment in the upcoming primary season. Many of
you are convinced it does not matter. Many of you are convinced that the GOP
will do the right thing once they have control.
Many of you will be made to care by a Republican Party intent on writing you
off while taking your money and vote.
Right now, while the GOP has stoked your anger over Barack Obama’s IRS
harassing conservative groups, Senator Mitch McConnell and an orchestrated
outside campaign of lobbyists, consultants, and donors are attacking
conservative organizations. They are harassing donors to conservative
organizations. They are harassing and intimidating the vendors to
conservative organizations. They are doing exactly what the IRS is doing,
only with “Big Louie” knocking at the door instead of a tax code wielding
They will make you care. Read more at…
And what of what is right? In 2012, Orin Hatch found his religion. He stood
by the base on immigration. He stood by the base on spending. He stood by
the base on its attacks against Obamacare. With his election delivered by a
base that held on to him, he broke his promises on immigration, on
spendings, on repealing Obamacare, and a host of other issues.
Can you really believe Pat Roberts, suddenly having found religion with
Milton Wolf in a primary, won’t lose his faith as easily as Hatch once he
has six more years?
Jeff Flake got elected from the House to the Senate with the backing of many
conservatives. He promptly betrayed many groups that had supported him with
his immigration flip-flop. He proved himself willing to lie to the faces of
conservatives. He went so far as to betray conservatives on gun issues once
he secured himself six years of unaccountability.
And what of McConnell? He says he will oppose the Ryan-Murray tax increase.
But he has not lifted a finger to fight it, despite being “Leader” of the
Senate GOP. He is too busy punishing anyone and everyone who might oppose
What of Speaker Boehner? He has finally let slip his disdain for
conservatives. He will, once the primaries are out of the way, spite you
with an amnesty based immigration reform plan.
When last the GOP held the White House and Congress, it imposed steel
tariffs in Pennsylvania, No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, TARP, the
General Motors bailout, and tried immigration reform. The same Republican
Party, minus George Bush, but with Karl Rove attached to outside groups,
wants back the keys to the kingdom.
They increased big government when they held power all to themselves. Do you
really want to give it back to them — largely the same group with few
changes or additions?
The Republican Party should be better than the Democratic Party. But these
days it refuses to fight, raises taxes while calling them “fees”, and
presents no vision to the American people. It is the Bourbon Party — learned
nothing and forgotten nothing.
The GOP will make you care. The real question is whether you’ll make the GOP
care. The only way to do that is to starting taking out incumbents in
Will you help do that?
“If a nation expects to remain ignorant and free….
It expects what never was, and never will be.”
~ Thomas Jefferson