Viguerie: “The Battle To Takeover The GOP Begins Today”

by Mike

In keeping with posts by Steve, Skip, and myself, today, I’m including this call to action by arch-conservative Richard Viguerie, founder of “ConservativeHQ”, whose readers tend to be very solid constitutionalists.

Today’s poll asked CHQ readers what should happen to the GOP in the light of Tuesday’s debacle:

  • 73% The establishment Repub. Party has failed, small government constitutional conservatives must takeover the leadership of the GOP.
  • 18% The pundits are correct, the GOP should “move to the center.”
  • 6% The GOP is doing just fine as is, most Republican candidates who ran good campaigns won.
  • 3% Undecided.

No surprise that Viguerie himself is in the 73% urging a takeover

Despite our efforts and the efforts of millions of other conservatives, who went all-in for the Romney candidacy, Election Day 2012 was a disaster – Barack Obama was re-elected President, Republicans lost seats in the House and failed to gain a majority in the Senate.

However, out of that disaster comes some good news: conservatives are saying “Never again” are we going to nominate a big government establishment Republican for President.

What’s more, we won’t have to – conservatives now have a deep bench of potential presidential candidates.

We have elected a new generation of conservative leaders who are capable of taking over the GOP to become the Party of small government constitutional conservatism.
Establishment Republicans ever anxious to hold on to power, and the establishment media, are going to blame “the Tea Party” and “radical” conservatives who voted for principled small government constitutional conservative candidates in Republican primaries for the election disaster of 2012.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Governor Romney won the nomination by spending tens of millions of dollars knee-capping his conservative opponents in the primaries and then handed the election to Obama because he and his campaign team spent most of the campaign mired in the establishment Republican folly of trying to win by standing for nothing.
In choosing to ignore the larger conservative agenda, Romney chose not to follow the path that led Republicans to win seven of the previous eleven presidential elections.

In the Senate, two good and decent men – Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock – were defeated not because they were pro-life, but because they were inept campaigners.

Tommy Thompson, George Allen, Connie Mack and other establishment-backed candidates — who ran as establishment Republicans — all went down to defeat in the general election after being boosted past principled small government conservatives in the primaries by Mitch McConnell and the Washington GOP establishment.

The leaders who forced those kinds of candidates on us — and manipulated the GOP rules to force the Party to change from a grassroots-driven Party to a Party driven from the top-down by Washington insiders — should resign.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House John Boehner, NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions and other Republican leaders behind the epic election failure of 2012 should be replaced with leaders more in tune with the grassroots of the conservative base of the Party.

Likewise, in any logical universe, establishment Republican consultants such as Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, Romney campaign senior advisor Stewart Stevens and pollster Neil Newhouse would never be hired to run or consult on a national campaign again — and no one would give a dime to their ineffective Super PACs, such as American Crossroads.

Mitt Romney’s loss was the death rattle of the establishment GOP. Far from signaling a rejection of the Tea Party or grassroots conservatives, the disaster of 2012 signals the beginning of the battle to takeover the Republican Party and the opportunity to establish the GOP as the Party of small government constitutional conservatism.

There’s more – you can read the whole thing here.

I agree with most of what Viguerie says, especially regarding the Beltway “Wizards of Smart” as Limbaugh calls them, and I certainly shun the NRSC and NRCC in favor of Senate Conservatives Fund and Club for Growth, but I’m not yet ready to tar Priebus with the same brush as the others – he’s raised and spent a huge amount of money, and helped to bring Romney into serious contention with Obama, but ultimately the tone of the campaign is set by the candidate. Mitt was better than many of us feared, much better than McCain, but in the end failed to project a conservative message, and who can forget such moments as “etch-a-sketch“?

In the end, a thoroughly decent and highly accomplished man, advised by the ‘usual suspects’, failed to make the sale to the public. His loss is America’s loss, but we have no time for moping around – now is the time for all good men to take control of the party, and the country’s destiny, before it truly is too late.

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    Alas . . . you guys just don’t get it. But go ahead . . . do the exact opposite of what you should be doing in the wake of the beating you got on Tuesday night. Keep talkin’ about vaginas and keep bustin’ unions. See how far it gets you.

    • C. dog e. doG

      Perhaps we should rid ourselves of our government mandated flautists?
      – C. dog seeking middle grounds for dismissal

      • granitegrok

        Naw, let him flap his gums here….we can just continue to ignore him. Look at it this way, the more time he spends here, the less harm he does elsewhere.

    • Tim from Nashua

      WHO kept talking about/with their vaginas? DemocRats
      If there was one upside to this past election day, it is that perhaps I will never see Charlie bAss on the ballot. One can hope, anyway.

      • NewHampshire

        Women voted to protect their vaginas stupidly but forgot to worry about their jobs.

        • IWKAGGP

          Yeah. Stupid broads. Bitches.

          Spoken like a true Tea-Party misogynist!

  • NewHampshire

    I think he lost because he was NOT ‘thoroughly decent’ as we saw throughout the primaries, caucuses and even behind the scenes. The man employs a band of henchmen that go around suppressing the views that do not align with the handlers, even threatening their jobs. No great loss, we shall rise again after 4 more years of the communist.



      So Obama’s a COMMUNIST now, huh?

      You really need to take a history course or two. I’d suggest some courses in Govt. too!

      • I’ll agree with you here. If he were a communist we would have had universal coverage and the government would dictate all treatment. We have a fascist in office, so instead he used the force of government to enrich corporations; and the corporations used their money to strengthen the force of government. Straight up fascism, as defined by he who coined the term, Mussolini.

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  • Unless the libertarian conservatives and the social conservatives row in the same direction, I think it is a very long shot to take over the establishment. Romney won the primary because we couldn’t settle on a candidate.

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