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After Primary Upset, GOP Fears Infighting Will Take a Toll

By Jonathan Martin | June 11, 2014
New York Times

WASHINGTON — The sudden and decisive fall of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor of Virginia, at the hands of a conservative primary opponent tore open divisions among Republicans on Wednesday, setting off a new wave of fear that the internecine feuding would stymie policy-making and imperil Republican presidential prospects in 2016.

Mr. Cantor’s 11-point loss to David Brat, an economics professor, occurred just when party leaders were beginning to believe they had finally extinguished the Tea Party-versus-establishment civil war, and offered a stark reminder that anger among conservative activists is still boiling.

The upset, unrivaled in the history of congressional primaries, will immediately push Republicans to the right, almost certainly end any prospect for an immigration overhaul this year, and empower hard-liners like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who believe the Republican Party has not kept faith with a vocal base that demands unflinching opposition to President Obama.

“What the Republican establishment and the Chamber of Commerce don’t understand is that there’s a large element of America that wants a fight,” said former Speaker Newt Gingrich. “If you’re a conservative, you think Barack Obama is literally destroying the country you love. And you watch your leadership and they seem unwilling to take him head on, and also unable to outmaneuver him.”

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GOOD! Glad to hear it. After how they treated Dr. Paul (and us)

...during the last 2 election cycles, I vowed to help blow this party up - from within (I'm still a PCO).

So now I do anything I can to hurt the establishment GOP.

I bash constantly their poster boys;
Lyndsey Graham,
John McCain,
Peter King,
Johm Boehner,
Michael Medved,
Rush Limbaugh,
Sean Hannity,
Bill O'reilly,
Glenn Beck,
Mark Levin
and ALL the media whore-rats on FOX who publicly dissed Dr Paul at those debates like Chris Wallace, Bret Baier, Brit Hume and the rest.

This is just a small list of the shysters who the GOP considers good "conservatives."

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Wouldn't be any infighting

if the RINOs stopped masquerading as conservative Republicans and changed their party affiliation to Democrat.

Stupid article

Newt chastising the establishment. What a joke. He is such an establishment hack.

This all boils down to respect

or the lack of it. The problem is that there is almost zero respect for anybody who "isn't on my side". That is true where ever we go in today's world; even here on the DP. The simple fact is that you, none of you, will get everything you want. This is just how life is. The sorry fact is that there are enough people out there on either side of the fence that will not settle for less than what they consider perfection and will squable and whine until they get it.

What I find the funniest about this last sentence is that these same people would end up hating Ron Paul had he become president. As the president he'd have had to broker deals to get things done which means a sacrifice of one type or another to his near perfect following of the consitution. In a republic such as ours compromise is inevitable. You give, you take, and hopefully everybody gets enough of what they want to be satisfied if not happy. No, Dr. Paul would not have been able to weild the veto pen indefinitely because eventually, in desperation, both parties would have ganged up on him to get past those vetos and his input would become worthless.

The republicans fear that in-fighting will cause them to lose the race. This will almost certainly happen because the RINOs in charge will expect the grass roots candidats to magically change into a RINO and mindlessly follow their plan. The sad lack of respect for the new comers will cost the party dearly.

The usual propaganda

If the GOP establishment lose control of the party, the same thing might potentially happen to the Democrats. They will say anything rather than admit the obvious, which is that DC is completely out of touch with the country. The NYT has another article claiming anti-semitism was what did Cantor in.

It is going to be a hot summer


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