It’s time for a reboot.
In my opinion, the Republican National Committee has too much baggage – including some catastrophic legal impediments – and has made too many mistakes. It would be far better to disband the RNC entirely, found new party organizations in each state, and elect a new national organization under another name and with none of the current personnel. It is also vitally important to put an end to open primaries, which allow our leftist opponents to rig the nominations in their favor.
Be that as it may, Republican Party unity is a thing of the past.
Here’s how the story is taking shape:
- ★ Soo Evening News: Fox News Benches Karl Rove and Dick Morris (h/t: Speranza)
- ★ Business Insider: There Is A Brutal Civil War In The GOP, And It Looks Like Karl Rove Will Be The First Casualty (h/t: Speranza)
- ★ Real Clear Politics: Yes, Romney Was The Problem (h/t: Flyovercountry)
- ★ PJM: No Virginia, the RNC CANNOT Monitor Polls for Ballot Security
- ★ Redstate: A Primer for Rich Donors Who Got Taken to the Cleaners by Republican Consultants (h/t: Flyovercountry)
- ★ AmSpec: The Quisling Consultants
- ★ Weasel Zippers: Good News: Boehner Removes Conservatives From House Financial Committees… (h/t: waldensianspirit)
- ★ Breitbart: Rep. Hensarling Throws Boehner Under Bus on Conservative Purge
Seems that Boehner tried to pin responsibility for the purge of conservatives from the House Financial Services Committee on incoming chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling. Hensarling’s spokeswoman vehemently denies that he had anything to do with it.
- ★ Kan. US Rep. Huelskamp: House demotion vindictive
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp blasted House Republican leaders Wednesday for “petty, vindictive politics” following their decision to remove him from key committees, including an agriculture panel he says has included a Kansan for 151 years.
The GOP congressman, who represents Kansas’ 1st District, said on a media conference call that his only explanation is that he didn’t vote with House Speaker John Boehner on key votes over the past two years.
- ★ Breitbart: Boehner to Conservatives: We’re ‘Watching’ Your Votes
After purging four conservative House members from key Committees, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) threatened Republican members of Congress on Wednesday by telling them Republican leaders are “watching” their votes to determine future committee assignments.
Boehner’s remarks are a sign that the moderate House Republican leadership will be less tolerant of conservative dissent.
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), who was removed from the Budget Committee, said Boehner warned those in his conference that “there may be more folks that will be targeted” and the Republican leadership is “watching all of your votes.”
“It was a message to the Republican Conference in general, especially the comment today that there may be more punishment coming if you don’t vote the right way,” Huelskamp told The Hill.
Breitbart News investigative reporter Matthew Boyle broke the story that House Republican leadership used a secret list of votes in a closed-door meeting to decide to remove Huelskamp and Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI), Walter Jones (R-NC), and David Schweikert (R-AZ) from their Committees.
According to The Hill, Boehner “addressed the firestorm over the removal of four lawmakers from plum committee assignments at the weekly GOP conference meeting.” His remarks may be a sign that Boehner is willing to adopt the tactics of former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX), who was known as “the hammer” last decade for his ability to whip Republicans in line.
Some of DeLay’s former aides now work for Boehner.
Boehner’s moves upset many prominent conservatives — and some are calling for him to be removed as Speaker.
Ned Ryun, the president of American Majority Action, on Wednesday urged conservatives “fire” Boehner as House Speaker, noting that only 16 Republicans needed to abstain from voting for him for Speaker to get the process or removing him started.
“Speaker Boehner has been an abysmal failure as speaker, and his latest purge is the nail in the coffin for conservatives,” Ryun said. “Boehner has never won a negotiation battle with the White House or Senate—and he’s been nothing short of an embarrassing spokesman for the Conservative Movement. It’s time for him to go.”