The gloves are off.
No more fooling around.
No more games. No more nuance. No more straddling the fence or talking out both sides of the mouth.
The Republican establishment is going nuclear on the tea party movement.
It’s all-out war.
This weekend, House Speaker John Boehner, who holds arguably the second-most powerful position in U.S. government, reportedly will attend a $5,000-a-head an Amelia Island, Fla., event for the anti-tea party group Republican Main Street Partnership, heavily funded by labor unions. Boehner’s No. 2 guy in the Republican House and his chosen successor, Eric Cantor, will also be there.
Boehner and Cantor do the Republican establishment’s bidding in the Republican-controlled House. If you want to know why there is so little real, meaningful opposition to Barack Obama in the GOP-controlled House, the answer is simple – Boehner and Cantor.
For some, it’s hard to believe Boehner and Cantor detest the tea party. After all, neither would be in their positions of power had it not been for the work of the tea party movement in the 2010 midterm election. They both owe their jobs to the tea party.
But believe it! If you don’t understand the level of contempt Boehner and Cantor have for the grass roots, you simply don’t get American politics in 2014.
It’s all explained expertly, and with great historical context, in Richard Viguerie’s new book “Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win.” You need this book right now to make a difference in the 2014 midterm election. The clock is ticking. This might be our last chance.
The problem is far bigger than Boehner and Cantor – make no mistake about that. In fact, the problem is growing, as some once-anti-establishment conservatives join the establishment.
Take, for instance, the Club for Growth. Here’s an organization that once challenged establishment Republicans in primaries. Today it’s working with the establishment – backing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Alaska Senate candidate Dan Sullivan and others who are and should be targets for tea-party opposition. Previously, Club for Growth supported Joe Miller – one of the most outstanding tea-party candidates in the nation who is also seeking the Alaska seat.
Nothing is new under the sun, as the wisest man in the world once said.
It is indeed part of a long-term struggle, as Viguerie, one of the architects of the Ronald Reagan Revolution, explains.
The biggest problem we have in toppling the well-heeled establishment is getting out the truth.
Establishment Republicans often sound like they believe in conservative principles.
They pretend to be conservatives. They misuse the word. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing. They know where the votes are – and they will lie and deceive to get them.
But they know they are engaged in a real political war. The principled conservative opposition often doesn’t get it. It requires discernment, knowledge, an understanding of history.
We need to learn from the past, and Americans aren’t always very good at that.
That’s why the elders of the conservative movement – the modern-day founding fathers like Viguerie – can be so helpful to us, if only we will listen.
The Boehners and the McConnells and the Karl Roves of the Republican Party are not just guys standing in the way of victory. They are the enemy.
They need to be opposed with all the cunning and commitment conservatives use to oppose liberals – because, ultimately, they are the enablers of the radical progressives who are destroying our country.
There – I said it.
Someone has to say it.
Richard Viguerie says it much more convincingly and articulately than I do. And he provides a blueprint for winning.
The hour is late. It’s 2014. Make sure you read “Takeover” right away. And let’s execute the plan.
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