Former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough thinks that what ails the GOP is not nominating leftist candidates like Chris Christie. Black Republican strategist, Raynard Jackson also wrote an article heralding Christie’s landslide win in a Blue State as the rubric for the GOP, while shaming Cuccinelli’s loss in Virginia as a sign that the party should turn away from conservative & Tea Party values that brought the party back from the dead in 2010.
From Erick Erickson at RedState, something every Republican needs to keep in mind in the coming primary election season.
You may have heard by now that the GOP members of the ruling class (otherwise known as RINOs) are tired of being embarrassed by Tea Party patriots, and are gearing up to strike out at the Tea Party movement. But the Tea Party movement isn't taking their declaration of war sitting down. They are mobilizing on multiple fronts not just to repel these attacks from liberal "Republicans," but to take back the GOP from those who are more interested in helping the Democrats than in advancing Republican values.
The presidential election of 2016 will be a defining moment for the nation and for the Republican Party. So let me say what I see as the Republican "dream team" ticket for 2016: Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Yes, I can hear Democrats saying, "Oh yes, I hope Star is right. This will guarantee another four years of our big government socialism. These tea party whackos could never win." And I can hear the Republican "establishment" saying basically the same thing (any chance these folks have more in common with Democrats than they do with real conservatives?).
An old saying advises people “not to put all your eggs in one basket”. I suggest that Tea Party supporters should “not put all your votes in one basket”. By this I mean that the Tea Party should work to influence and overtake the leadership in both major parties. Don’t laugh or scoff. The establishment Republicans don’t like the Tea Party supporters. So, why not work to influence and take control of the Democratic Party. There are plenty of “Reagan Democrats” who don’t like the Obama wing of their party.
U.S. Senate Candidate and State Representative Stace Nelson released a statement today on his opposition to the 'Common Core Standards State Initiative (CCSS). "Over the past several months, as CCSS is being implemented across SD, concerns among parents and educators have grown exponentially. CCSS was enacted in South Dakota, without legislative approval, and with little public knowledge, during the last few months of the Mike Rounds Administration..."
Word has it Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is reaching out specifically to evangelicals and other social conservatives. While he shares many of his father Ron Paul's libertarian ideas, he describes himself as more of a traditional conservative. If this is accurate, he could be a formidable presidential candidate in 2016.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964