Guess who's funding the Republican civil war?
by Michael Becker on Jan 4, 2014 Joe For America
As we’ve reported, there’s an ongoing Republican civil war with the party leadership and big business on one side and conservatives on the other. The Chamber of Commerce has put up $50 million to defend moderate Republicans against conservative challengers in the upcoming primaries and there’s another new player on the block who will be throwing in cash to defeat conservatives.
It’s a group called the Republican Main Street Partnership and though they’ve been around for twenty years, they’re flexing their muscles this year.
To give you some perspective, the RMSP was formed in 1994 after the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives. They sought to offset the Gingrich Republicans who they saw as being too radical. We think they just liked being the minority party and getting a few crumbs from the table.
They are “centrist” or “moderate” in their political outlook.
If you go to their website you’ll find that they’ve laid out an “Issues” page in a way designed to avoid upsetting anybody. Their first several issues talk about fiscal responsibility and taxes. Then we get to the nitty gritty.
Energy and the Environment.
Those things they refuse to address as “Issues”.
There’s nary a word about immigration reform. The thoughts on “Education” do not include anything about Common Core. On social issues, nothing.
The RMSP is a left of center organization within the Republican Party and their actual support of legislative solutions wouldn’t cause Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, or Barack Obama to lose a minute of sleep.
They talk about trimming domestic spending by going after waste, fraud, and abuse, but don’t say a word about eliminating programs or downsizing government. There’s nothing in their wish list that looks like small government, they’re proponents of big, intrusive, know-better, government that’s just run a little more efficiently. Think of it as a faster conveyor belt from the gas chamber to the ovens.
In their fight against conservatives the RMSP has a new ally this time around.
Main Street is Main Line and they’re working to build a solid alliance against conservatives with organized labor.
They support the Republican Leadership down the line. In fact, though they won’t tell you on their website, they are pro-amnesty, opposed to effective border security, pro-common core, pro-expansion of the Department of Education, pro-expansion of government in general. In other words, they are Democrats in sheep’s clothing.
If you need more proof, here are some prominent members, or former members, of the RMSP that you’ll probably recognize.
You get the idea. We can’t recall typing longer list of worthless dreck. We are refraining from comment on the individuals on the list except to say that we’re ashamed that our wonderful state of Arizona (62F at the moment) keeps sending John McCain to DC.
This should give you a good idea about the coming civil war for the soul of the party. Are we going to continue to be Democrat-Lite or are we going to stand for the constitutional republic that the Founders handed off to us?
It’s a matter of life or death for our Nation.
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