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RINO group seeks to halt the advance of pro-Trump candidates for 2022 midterm elections

The group is called Republican Main Street Partnership. They want to marginalize pro-Trump candidates for the 2022 midterm elections, in favor of useless Romney like Republican’s who can’t win. It’s the Lincoln Project light. Stay away. Republican Party Chairwomen Ronna McDaniel must denounce these anti-Trump hate groups.

Sounds like another pedo group like the Lincoln Project.

‘Centrist’ GOP group promises $25M to win back Congress

By Washington Examiner, February 20, 2021

The centrist Republican Main Street Partnership plans to invest $25 million in swing House districts in 2022 to help the GOP recapture Congress and halt the advance of conservative provocateurs loyal to former President Donald Trump.

Believing the former is impossible without the latter, the group is focused on electing pragmatic, fiscal conservatives in suburban strongholds that shifted blue under Trump, with an emphasis on wooing female voters. The partnership will spend against Democratic incumbents but also play in Republican primaries in open seats, using proprietary polling and focus group data to dictate strategy, messaging, and which districts are targeted.

Sarah Chamberlain, leader of the Republican Main Street Partnership, argued Republicans win elections that are contrasts in policy, pointing to the dozen House seats the GOP flipped in 2020. Even Trump’s agenda, she said, was generally popular. What causes the party trouble, what cost Trump the White House and Republicans the Senate, is the former president’s polarizing personality and the controversial candidates who mimic him.

“What happened in this last election cycle, they voted against a man they didn’t like,” Chamberlain said Friday in an interview. “They didn’t vote against his policies; they voted against his tweet messages.”

Chamberlain, president and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership, is being advised by Greg Walden, a former two-term chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee who represented Eastern Oregon in the House for 20 years before retiring in January.

The partnership has been around for nearly a quarter-century and has generally been known as the Beltway group that backs “moderate” Republicans in congressional elections, putting it opposite the handful of prominent GOP-aligned organizations that tries to elevate staunch conservatives. Chamberlain said the group has evolved, saying it is focused on reviving GOP fortunes in the suburbs and describing the kind of Republican it supports as center-right and fiscally conservative.

“I hate the word ‘moderate,’” she said. “But we are willing to work across the aisle.”

In the 2020 election cycle, the Republican Main Street Partnership spent $8 million on congressional races. Some of that cash was invested in Republican primary contests, including in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, where the partnership backed the candidate challenging incumbent Steve King. The group also put resources into open-seat GOP primaries in Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District and Michigan’s 10th, with both partnership-backed candidates winning their respective nominations and advancing to Congress.

In the 2022 midterm elections, the group plans to triple what it spent the previous two years, with much of the investment channeled through its affiliated super PAC: Defending Main Street. In addition to House races, the partnership plans to expand into Senate contests, beginning with Sen. Todd Young, who is up for reelection in Indiana and is one of 52 Republicans on Capitol Hill who have been backed by the group over the years.

All of that work will be supported by data gleaned from the partnership’s homegrown roster of “a few thousand” mostly suburban voters who live in key districts across the country. They have agreed to participate in polling the group conducts on a monthly basis and join focus groups. The partnership also deploys field staff to knock on doors and interview voters directly. All of that information shapes advertising through television, digital platforms, and direct mail.

The Republican Main Street Partnership conducted an autopsy of the 2020 campaign.

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New Republican Party: The Red, Purple and Parchment Troika

In my column New Democrat Party: The Red-Green-Rainbow Troika we took a look at the Democratic Party and how President Obama has fundamentally changed it by forming political alliances, creating a Troika. The members of the Red-Green-Rainbow Troika are certainly strange bedfellows but politics makes for strange bedfellows.

Now let’s look at the Republican Party.

Who has fundamentally changed it, why and is it for the better or worse? Who are members of the New Republican Party Troika (NRPT)? These are questions that may help voters understand what happened during the presidential primary of 2016 and what will happen in the lead up to November 8th.

Just like the Democratic Party, the GOP is make up of a Troika. The Republican Troika consists of three major factions:

  1. Conservative Republicans (a.k.a. the reds). These are the Grand Old Party elite (GOPe). They joined the party after the Goldwater years and have gained in power and prestige due to their unwavering party loyalty. They normally vote the Republican ticket.
  2. Republicans In Name Only (a.k.a. the purples or RINOs). These are individuals who joined the Republican party solely to win a political seat or appointment. A perfect example is former Florida Governor, former Republican and now Democrat Charlie Crist. The purples do not hold conservative values, rather they change as does the weather in the Sunshine State. The RINOs will not necessarily vote for the Republican ticket. Some have joined movements to undermine Republican nominees for president dating back to the days of Barry Goldwater.
  3. Constitutional Conservatives (a.k.a. the TEA Party). They embrace the parchment upon which the Constitution and Bill of Rights are written and signed by the Founding Fathers. This group includes Libertarians.

What differentiates these three factions is their commitment to “conservative values”, which are defined differently by each faction.

Arizona Republican Senator Barry Goldwater and presidential candidate in his book “The Conscience of a Conservative” wrote:

I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is “needed” before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents’ “interests,” I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can.

This statement, to many Republicans, defines Conservative values at every level of government. The idea of limited government as envisioned by the Founders and enshrined in the Constitution. States rights are paramount and trump efforts to impose government laws and regulations upon the population.

But not all members of the Troika embrace Goldwater’s statement. For you see there has been no true Conservative leader of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan. How do we know? The American Enterprise Institute’s  in a column titled A reality check about Republican presidents measured the growth of government (i.e. regulations) over the past fifty years. Murray writes:

…I think it’s useful to remind everyone of the ways in which having a Republican president hasn’t made all that much difference for the last fifty years, with Ronald Reagan as the one exception.

First, here’s the history of the most commonly used measure of growth in the regulatory state, the number of pages in the Federal Code of Regulations.

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We can fairly blame LBJ’s Democratic administration for the initial spike in regulations, and Jimmy Carter’s years saw another steep rise. But using number of pages as the measure understates what happened during the Nixon years, when we got the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, plus much of the legislation that gave regulators the latitude to define terms such as “clean” or “safe” as they saw fit.

After the Carter years, the slope of the trendline was shallowest in the Reagan and Clinton administrations (with the Clinton result concentrated in his second term, when a Republican House imposed a moratorium on some new regulations). The increase during the Obama years remained on the same slope as the one during George W. Bush’s years. And if you’re thinking about the Democrats’ most egregious regulatory excess, Dodd-Frank in 2010, recall that Sarbanes-Oxley passed in 2002, when Republicans controlled both the House and the Senate.

I should add that presidents don’t bear a lot of blame for failing to reduce regulation — their power to restrain the activities of the regulatory agencies is limited — but neither has electing a Republican president done any good, with Reagan as a partial exception.

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With the GOP nominee process ending and Donald Trump as the nominee, what has changed? Who is now the leader of the GOP?

Many would say Trump, as the nominee, will be driving the policy and politics of the Republican Party. However, their are those who write and speculate that their remains an internal discord within the party between one of the three factions. The most likely faction to cause this discord are the purples/RINOs. The other two factions have begun uniting behind Trump.

Ayn Rand wrote, “The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other – until one day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.”

What are the uncontested absurdities of the Republican Party elite? Here’s a short list:

  1. Fear. Republican elites fear being called out by Democrats, the media and at times by fellow Republicans. The fear is palpable.
  2. Political correctness. Republicans succumb to the pressures of being politically correct (see #1 above).
  3. Compromise. Republicans are prone to compromise their values when it is unnecessary or by dint of constant pressure from the Democrat Troika. Compromise is the art of losing slowly. Something the GOPe is accustomed to.
  4. Elitism. The Republican elite (GOPe) has consistently ignored the voices of primary voters in 2008, 20012 and in 2016.
  5. Old guard career politicians. The old guard is not focused on retaining the core values of the party of Abraham Lincoln, rather it is focused on winning re-election.
  6. Lack of leadership. The GOP has controlled Congress for the past 4 years yet has failed to stop the agenda of the Democrat Troika. The leadership of McConnell/Boehner and now McConnell/Ryan have failed to make headway.
  7. Politics by press release. Republicans have become the party of the press release. They send out press statements that sound good on the surface but seldom become political reality, law or have an impact on public policy or Main Street Americans.
  8. Ignoring the base. The GOPe believe they can win presidential elections with old guard, politically correct, compromising, career politicians.
  9. Going along to get along. The best way to win re-election is to go along with the GOPe and Democrats. Shutting down the government to keep from increasing the national debt or reducing the size of government spending goes against the grain of the GOPe.
  10. The GOPe eats its own. The GOPe in the name of items #1-#9 will attack candidates and elected Republicans. Moderate means purple.

So what’s the solution to all of these Republican absurdities? As Newt Gingrich wrote in an article in The Washington Times on January 8, 2016 titled “Donald Trump”:

You’re sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and sick of illegal’s. You just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but doesn’t have any lobbyist money influencing him, he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him, all you know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he’s also not a politician, so he’s not a cowardly politician. And he says he’ll fix it. You don’t care if the guy has bad hair. You just want those raccoon’s [rabid, messy, mean politicians] gone. Out of your house!

Donald J. Trump has changed the political paradigm. Will the purples follow or become the thorn in the side of Trump. That is the question.

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Open Letter to Donald Trump RE: Scott Brown as Vice President

Dear Mr. Trump,

Many thanks for bringing hope back into the hearts of the American people and a chance to a return to this nation back to fiscal sanity and prosperity.

I must step in quickly though sir to respond to what you said about former Senator Scott Brown. On Saturday the 16th of January 2016 when speaking to a crowd at a Portsmouth, N.H., rally hosted by Scott Brown you said former Senator Scott Brown would make a “very good” vice president.

I must say “Negative on that sir”. We cannot have Scott Brown in the White House. He is the opposite of your free market growth ideology.

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Scott Brown (left) and Donald Trump.

Conservatives DO NOT support Scott Brown.

He was the man that cast his last vote on the fiscal cliff deal sending our nation into the first economic calamity adding trillions to our national debt.

He promised the people that got him elected, including the Combat Veterans for Congress PAC during is election campaign, that he would “never raise taxes.” So what did he do?

He voted to raise taxes on millions of working and middle class Americans.

His vote raised payroll taxes to 2 percent. The result is that households then making between $50,000-$200,000 a year had their tax bill rise an average of $1,635. He stuck his hand in our wallets like the liberal that he is and fleeced us all.

His support of massive tax hikes crippled economic growth, it helped to push the U.S. economy into a double-dip recession and deprive working families of much-needed income.

Scott Brown is a money grabbing Obama tax and spend Democrat in establishment Republican clothing. This is all unsustainable—Scott Brown advocates a European-style entitlement state.

The GOPe and Scott Brown should be ashamed of themselves. Yet the establishment Republican sheep still keep voting these types of people into office. We must stop it.

Mr. Trump you think he would make a good Vice President but I am here to help you stay away from this toxic avenger.

Scott Brown betrayed his constituents in the past, he let down the military that helped elect him and he lied to the very people who put him in power in 2010—Tea Party Republicans, independents, small-business owners, and working- and middle-class Americans who pay their bills and pay their taxes.

Scott Brown is anti-Second Amendment and he blamed the gun on the Newtown shooting. He supports all federal assault weapons bans.

He supported the Dodd-Frank, abortion rights agenda including Planned Parenthood.

He supports homosexual marriage. He thinks gays should openly serve in the military.

He supported the START Treaty, which unilaterally dismantled our nuclear weapons arsenal. This gave Russia the edge on us and enabled China to catch up to us.

Scott Brown is a disgrace to all of us that believe in the conservative cause and has no business in the White House unless to visit to wash windows and cut the grass.

He is anti-gun, pro-tax and a social liberal. There is very little difference between him and the Democrats.

Scott Brown is a New England liberal-socialist masquerading as a working-class capitalist RINO of the highest caliber.

Mr. Trump I am stepping in now to get you up to speed on some of the frauds that are in the Republican Party, i.e. GOPe.

Scott Brown is at the top of the GOP Establishment poster boys.

Jane Goodwin endorsed by the Democrat Party of Sarasota County

There is a term used by Republicans to identify those among them who are really liberal, socialist and closet Democrats. This pejorative is Republican In Name Only or RINO. RINOs join the Republican Party in order to get elected, say to the school board. The idea is to deceive voters into thinking they are something they are not – Republicans.

How do you tell if someone is a RINO? That has always been the problem, because RINOs will argue they are just “moderate” Republicans. The surest way to identify a RINO is to find a Republican who is endorsed by the Democrat Party. That is prima facie evidence, a smoking gun, that a candidate is a liberal, socialist and closet Democrat.

The Democrat Party of Sarasota County, Florida has sent out its recommendations for the primary races in Sarasota County. Guess who is on their list? Jane Goodwin, candidate for school board in District 5.

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For a larger view click on the ballot.

Now some will argue that the school board race is non-partisan. That is true. However if you believe that Goodwin is not the Democrat favorite then you take it as the Gospel truth when President Obama says he is not partisan. The Democrats could have not made a pick in this school board race between two Republicans. So why would Democrats choose Goodwin to endorse? Let’s take a look at Goodwin’s record as a school board member. Here are just seven indicators that Goodwin is not a Republican:

  1. Goodwin always votes in lock step with and never bucks the district staff. She is a rubber stamp.
  2. Goodwin voted to submit the botched district grant application for Race To The Top (RTTT) program. The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) rejected it stating, “The applicants [Sarasota County School Board] vision does not include a high quality plan and is not likely to result in improved student learning.” Read the full U.S. DOE review here.
  3. Goodwin voted to sell out Sarasota public school students for $3.5 million in funding with the caveat that the District implement Common Core State Standards. After the failed U.S. DOE application, the District submitted an application to the Florida Department of Education to receive funding to implement RTTT. Florida received $700 million in RTTT money in 2009. In this case the District received $3.5 million to be used over a four year period. On January 5, 2010 Goodwin, and the School Board, voted to accept the funding and agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the FLDOE.
  4. This MOU gives up local control of curriculum.
  5. Goodwin voted to measure teachers according to RTTT for Student SuccessThe Florida Education Association describes Race to the Top for Student Success (SB 736) thusly: Despite all the talk about local control and less government, this bill reduces a school district’s flexibility and authority over teacher evaluations, pay schedules and working conditions. This bill gives new power and authority to the Department of Education and the Florida Legislature.
  6. Goodwin voted to spy on students on and off campus. This new and chilling policy was part of a district staff recommendation which Goodwin voted for to implement a revised bullying policy. Goodwin is a technical progressive gathering information about students without parental notification or approval.
  7. Goodwin voted on the recommendation of district staff to implement Common Core, which includes the K-12 National Sexuality Standards. Page six of these standards reads, “The National Sexuality Education Standards were further informed by the work of the CDC’s Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)3; existing state and international education standards that include sexual health content; the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten – 12th Grade; and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, recently adopted by most states.”  [Emphasis added]

As Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican, stated in his recent opinion piece in the Shreveport Times:

….when parents and teachers began to speak up in opposition to the one-size-fits-all nature of the Common Core standards and the tests that came with it, we listened. Much of the education community is increasingly concerned that the Common Core mandates will mean local school districts have less control over curriculum. Many have described a rushed process where the education bureaucrats and the folks in Washington, D.C., did an end run around parents and educators to implement these standards without proper input. [Emphasis added]

Goodwin joins her fellow Democrats Shirley Brown and Ken Marsh on the official Democrat primary ballot. Goodwin is what I call a Charlie Crist Republican. She is not what she seems. Her record as a school board member proves it. Any questions?

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Its R.I.N.O. Season!

Republican campaign poster from 1896 attacking free silver

Tired of Republicans betraying their oath and their constituents? Here is how to solve the problem: time for bold talk. Take away “the lesser of two evils” vote.

Time for a third party?

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