Cynthia Fagen had an article in Newsmax recently that should have been given this title that I chose for this posting. I have noted direct quotes and I took the liberty to paraphrase some of her work to reinforce my belief that Republicans are their own worst enemy. The Democrats just sit back and amuse themselves watching the GOP slaughter each other and enjoy victory doing what they do best, nothing.
Politico recently reported that social conservatives are plotting a political “coup” on a GOP they deem has gone too soft on issues such as gay marriage and abortion. Some of the wealthiest conservative GOP supporters recently met to enlist mega donors into a “conservative civil war”.
This clandestine gathering was by invitation only, closed to the media. The plan included aggressive super PAC spending against specific Republicans in GOP primaries. Politico reported that the Project was chaired by former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese and funded by the Council on National Policy.
The Republican National Committee (RNC), admitted in a 2012 postmortem, “When it comes to social issues, the Party must in fact and in deed be inclusive and welcoming,” and that the party “must change its tone — especially on certain social issues that are turning off young voters” women and minorities, or face the loss of huge voting blocks.
The RNC Chairman, Priebus has announced, “As a party, Republicans resolve to make 2014 about engaging with more people in communities all across America. “We’ll spend our time welcoming new people to our party and listening to people in places where we haven’t spent enough time in years past.”
Politico reported that these statements have infuriated the social conservatives. They had noticed an opening in the recent backlash against the tea party in Congress and disenchantment with established groups such as Karl Rove’s Crossroads and the Koch brothers’ fiscally conservative agenda.
Some of those who attended the private event included Gary Bauer’s American Values, James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage.
Bauer told Politico “There are enough people out there that are pro-life and pro-family that have the resources to fund political efforts on those issues and for a variety of reasons they just haven’t stepped up and so we have to do a better job of getting them to step up”. “We’ve been behind the curve and that we need to do a better job of strategic fundraising and working together in order to get more traction on these issues.”
The abortion issues that have divided the Republicans is still more than alive and well. All Hillary Clinton needs to do is convince the Democrats to stay cool, don’t attack each other and it will be easy to maintain power for at least eight more years. Women voters will stay with them and they have a lip lock on the African Americans and the Hispanics with welfare money. The Democrats have had 100% of the dead people’s votes for at least 80 years. They own and control the main stream media and the politically biased Justice System. C Brewer