Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Republican Party Chair having a Bad Week as GOP Strategist Endorses Dem McAuliffe in VA and More Republicans Leave the Party

Anti-government libertarians aren’t saving the Republican Party. They’re destroying it, and setting the stage for years of Democratic victories to come.  (Jason Easley, Politicususa)
Can we hear applause for Boyd Marcus, GOP Strategist, who finally had it with VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) who is running for Virginia Governor.  Cuccinelli is so hard right that I have a hard believing he is running for Governor.  If he won, I would recommend that women move out of Virginia ASAP.  He is not honest as he has the same ethical problems of taking big donor money as current Virginia Governor McDonnell and his wife, but Cuccinelli is running full speed ahead on a hard right agenda ticket.  When he speaks, I cringe and feel like we have been transported back in time to where women had no say in anything.  How did he become Attorney General with such a hard right agenda?  
Republican Heads Explode as GOP Strategist Endorses Democrat Terry McAuliffeBy: Sarah JonesAug. 20th, 2013 
Imagine a Republican who has advised Virginia Republicans for over 30 years saying, “Terry is the clear choice for mainstream conservatives.” Those words came from Boyd Marcus in a statement released Tuesday. Cue the Republican heads exploding. 
Boyd Marcus, who is a prominent Republican strategist currently serving as an adviser to Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) of Virginia, endorsed Democrat Terry McAuliffe for the Virginia gubernatorial election over scandal-adjacent extremist and national joke state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R). 
Mr. Marcus will be advising McAuliffe for the remainder of the election. In a statement released by the McAuliffe campaign, Boyd Marcus said: 
“I’ve never before supported any Democrat, but this election Terry is the clear choice for mainstream conservatives. I am excited to work with him to grow the already-long list of prominent Republican leaders who are supporting his campaign. Virginia is facing tremendous economic headwinds and we need a governor who is going to work with both parties.”
The Richmond Times Dispatch noted that Boyd is not alone. Other Republicans backing the Democrat, Terry McAuliffe, “include former Northern Virginia legislators John Chichester, Vincent F. Callahan, Jim Dillard and Russ Potts.” 
Boyd has a long record of serving Republicans, including serving as Eric Cantor’s Chief-of-Staff. 
When Southern Republicans have to go the Democrat for a “mainstream” fiscal conservative, you know there’s trouble in the GOP. Cuccinelli was warned by Republican donors to put a sock in the extremism, but he was too busy accusing Planned Parenthood of being racists to listen. He also insisted on sharing his fear of oral sex with the world. The business community called him out on his failure to be mainstream, as Republican women fled his ticket. Now this.   
Excerpt:  Read More at Politicususa
I know what it is like not to have worked for or supported a Democrat over the years.  In 2012 I finally had it with the religious right and social conservatives along with the Tea Party who had taken the Party hard right, signed up for Republicans for Obama and then supported Democrat candidates.  At the time I didn't realize how bad it was for the Republican Party but after watching them since 2010, I am shocked at some of their statements against minorities, women, teachers, first responders, veterans, senior citizens, the poor, college students, and the list keeps growing.  They want to have a Republican Party of white males and only females allowed must think like them and be subservient to anything the white male wants.  Women are there to have babies and raise a family while the male makes all the decisions.  Guess they want the dark ages to return.

Fortunately, more and more Republicans are waking up to the hard right Republican Party and don't like what they see.  They are willing to help Democrats win to oust the Tea Party from office along with social and religious right conservatives.  Today's anti-science GOP, has done a lot of us in as we realize they have gone so far hard right there is no way they can return to a common sense party so we are looking for a new home for politics.  Suffice to say right now the Democrats have our full support in 2014.

Chad Brown reflects my feelings on the Republican Party.  He comes from the largest county in the State of Iowa, always been a Republican, and now has resigned and re-registered as an independent as the GOP is dysfunctional and he is tired of enabling them as they refuse to listen.  My complaint in the GOP is they have lost all common sense as they have gone hard right and are listening to the people who want an all white male GOP - women are to be seen and not heard in their vision for the GOP.  It is shocking how they can find any woman to defend the attacks on women.  This week failed California candidate Carly Fiorina stepped up to the plate for the GOP talking about women having their rights taken away is  good thing:  
Carly Fiorina is one of the Republican Party’s few female standard bearers and so she keeps getting booked on TV to sell Republicanism. On ABC’s This Week today, she pretended that the Republican Party is really not-so-extreme on women’s issues and thus, you single ladies should vote Republican. 
Naturally this involved much moving of the goal posts in trying to pass off Rick Perry’s (R-TX) anti-women legislation as not extreme — thereby totally missing the point and ignoring the real issue, or as Republicans say, “Winning.” 
Fiorina ended up actually arguing that there are only five countries in the world that give women freedom and authority over their bodies so why should we consider Republicans extreme for not wanting to be one of them?
How can any intelligent woman go on TV and make such a ludicrous statement basically saying as women we should be happy with the GOP having authority over our bodies.  What century is she living in because it is sure not the 21st century.  Does she even believe women should have the right to vote? Makes me want to throw up to read such nonsense out of a Republican women.   Next time someone asks why I refuse to support Republicans after being an activist all these years, I am using Fiorina as an example of stupidity that has invaded the GOP of today.

These are only a few of the Republicans making the news who have had it with the GOP, but how many more even if they don't re-register will refuse to vote for the hard right GOP of today?  I think the number is climbing daily with the dumb statements we keep hearing out of elected Republican officials and some of their candidates.  If you are a moderate or center right, you want no part of today's GOP who are at war with almost all groups but white males.
Polk County GOP co-chairman resigns citing ‘disappointment’ with Republican Party 
By Ruth Tam, Published: August 20 at 2:25 pm E-mail the writer 
Chad Brown, the co-chairmain of the Polk County (Iowa) Republican Party has resigned and changed his party affiliation to “Independent” citing what he observed as the GOP’s contention and dysfunction. 
Brown, 34, had been party co-chairman since March. In his resignation letter, published by the Des Moines Register, he expressed disappointment with the Republican Party at the  national, statewide and county level. 
Polk mentioned the “contentious” 2012 Polk County GOP Convention.
“I was upset by what happened at the conventions, and I entered into the arena with the intent to help fix the problems,” he said. “However, I think this level of dysfunction is not going to be fixed any time soon.” 
Excerpt:  Read More at the Washington Post
Heard this week from a source that the US Chamber of Commerce was fed up with the Koch Bros and their Tea Party with their hard right ideas on how to run Government through fostering chaos. Wondered when that was going to happen because Republicans have been blocking money for infrastructure which the Chamber pushes along with jobs.  They threw in with the Koch Bros groups on the Tea Party in 2010 and are now suffering buyer's remorse.  About time they woke up that today's Republican Party doesn't resemble the Republican Party of the Reagan era.

This Republican Party believes in little to no Government and giving their wealthy donors all the tax breaks while not caring if regular people eat or have jobs.  This is not the Chamber I knew and looks like they are finally waking up to the chaos they help bring us in Washington DC -- they are not happy. Welcome to the Club as a lot of us are beginning to despise today's Republican Party puppets of the Koch Bros starting with the RNC Chair Priebus.
Business Tries to Tame Tea-Party Conservatives It Helped ElectGridlock, shutdown threats, and default are on the table this fall as weapons in the spending wars
By Jill LawrenceAugust 19, 2013 | 9:21 a.m. 
The nonpartisan National Small Business Association added a new question this summer to its survey of more than 1,100 small-business owners, and it vaulted immediately to the top of the group's To Do list for Congress and the Obama administration. "The No. 1 thing small businesses want policymakers to do is end the partisan gridlock and work together," the NSBA found. 
Good luck with that. 
As Washington heads toward an autumn of fiscal deadlines, government-shutdown threats, and the specter of default, the business community is reaping the whirlwind. Dozens of House and Senate conservatives, many of them tea-party populists, have been elected since 2010 with help from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business, and other business interests. 
Now these same lawmakers—described by one business lobbyist as "economic fundamentalists" for their aversion to compromise—are a chief reason for holdups and breakdowns on bills that traditionally are bipartisan, as well as on big issues where deals may be within reach. All of which puts the business sector in an interesting squeeze: fighting many Obama policies tooth and nail, but also bemused and in some cases frustrated by the way some presumed congressional allies are handling their jobs. 
"You don't really know what they're going to do or why," says NSBA President Todd McCracken, a 20-year Washington veteran. "It used to be there were not many rewards for obstruction. Now there are no consequences." 
'Susan Eckerly, senior vice president of federal public policy at the NFIB, says House Speaker John Boehner "has his hands full" with some 60 rebellious tea-party Republicans. "They are really bucking Boehner," she says. "It's going to be really hard for him to control them. That's a new phenomenon in Congress." And not one her group could do much about, if it came to the point of wanting to do something. Some of the tea-party lawmakers are NFIB members, Eckerly says, and incumbents win automatic support for reelection if they score 70 percent or better in NFIB vote ratings. 
For businesses, the stakes amid all this disruption are enormous. They are keenly interested in tax reform and immigration reform. They would like to see more federal spending on infrastructure and less on entitlements, and less federal regulation across the board. They don't like brinkmanship on budget and debt issues, or the more routine dysfunction that has stalled transportation and agriculture legislation important to both parties and much of the private sector. And as most business groups have made crystal clear, they really, really don't like the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. 
Yet there is little to no business support for the latest tea-party-driven crusade to block any funding bill that includes money for the health care law, even if it means the government would shut down when the fiscal year ends Sept. 30. Bruce Josten, executive vice president for government affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, calls that "not the politically astute thing to do." Bill Miller, senior vice president in charge of outreach to Congress and the administration at the policy-oriented Business Roundtable, says his group considers that strategy unrealistic and is now focused on trying to shape ACA regulations.   
Excerpt:  Read More at The National Journal 
Libertarians come into the Republican Party, help destroy it, and now are fleeing in Maine and other places because the party is too liberal.  If the Republican Party of today went any more far right they would drop off the earth, but these clowns in Maine think they are too liberal?  Scary how far right they must be especially with one of them being on the Republican National Committee.  Having a food fight over not being hard right enough makes my head swim and realize there is no way I could have remained a member of the Republican Party.  Knew the Ron Paul people someday were going to get fed up and leave and looks like it is starting.  Who is going to be left standing as they already have run off the center right and moderate Republicans like a lot of us?
7 Maine Republican Officials Resign From The GOP Because John Boehner is a CowardBy: Jason Easley, Aug. 20th, 2013
Seven Maine officials have resigned from the Republican Party after writing a scathing letter where they condemned John Boehner for cowardly leadership.
According to the Portland Press Herald: 

One of Maine’s three voting members of the Republican National Committee and six other members of the Maine State Republican Committee have resigned and left the party, lambasting Gov. Paul LePage, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans for abandoning what they said are key principles for libertarians and conservatives.

They criticized Republican state lawmakers for supporting a budget containing tax increases, charged Boehner with “cowardly leadership” and said recent decisions by the LePage administration show that “the Republican Party has lost its way.” 
“(We) can no longer allow ourselves to be called nor enrolled as Republicans; we can no longer associate ourselves with a political party that goes out of its way to continually restrict our freedoms and liberties as well as reaching deeper and deeper into our wallets,” reads the letter, signed by Maine Republican National Committeeman Mark Willis and 11 others. “We instead choose the path that focuses on ways to help our fellow Mainers outside of party politics.” 
Their main gripe is that the Republican Party, John Boehner, and the state party are all too liberal. At this point it is important to point out that these seven Republicans are dissatisfied with a party that has in the last few months alone tried to abolish overtime pay, gut the food stamp program, and disqualify people from food stamps if they own a car. This is also a political party that is actively encouraging the uninsured not to sign up for health insurance. 
Apparently, trying to starve the poor and voting to deny 30 million Americans healthcare 40 times is too liberal for these seven former Republicans who are so fed up that they had to walk away. It is ironic that Boehner would be accused of cowardly leadership, when it has been his constant caving to the tea party that has made the House completely irrelevant. The issue isn’t Boehner’s cowardly leadership, but that he is letting the tea party run the House of Representatives.   
Excerpt:  Read More at Politicususa
GOP is having a bad week with the Town Halls and all the dumb comments coming out and now the business organizations like the Chamber are not happy with the GOP or the Koch Bros and their Tea Party people who are some of the worst members of Congress many of us have seen.  Maybe we should send Priebus bottles of Excedrin because he is going to need it with the Koch Bros controlling him and the GOP going even harder right with more chaos and obstruction?


  1. What about Iowa? A GOP county chair bugged out, stating that the GOP has gone to far right. He's going independent.

    The Pink Flamingo

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