- Activists vow to occupy fast-food restaurants to get higher pay
- Rep. Luis Gutierrez: Senate Dems wary of immigration politics
- Summer camp for 1 percenters: Sushi, limos and shopping at FAO Schwarz
- Colorado gun crackdown law found to be built on faulty data
- Hank Aaron steps to fundraising plate for Democrat Michelle Nunn
- ISIL terrorists blow up burial site of Jonah, vow more of same
- Impeach Obama, say 35 percent in new poll
- Taliban yank 14 Shiites off bus, bind and shoot them on Afghan road
- Obama takes aim at ‘corporate deserters’
- Dick’s Sporting Goods lays off 478 PGA golf pros
Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
Topic - Richard Viguerie
Under the extremely liberal and near socialist reign of President Obama, it is easy to blame America's drifting away from its founding principles on Democrats. But the truth of the matter is that both parties are at fault and have lost their way — especially the Republican Party.
Howard Phillips was a magnificent anomaly in the worlds of politics and personal life. During his 72 years, he went from being a Harvard-educated, unsuccessful Jewish Democratic candidate for public office to an evangelical Protestant Republican who founded the Conservative Caucus and led a decades-long crusade to end the government funding of the left that was taking place under GOP and Democratic administrations alike.
"Regardless of the final results of the election, Wednesday, Nov. 7 continues a gigantic battle between small-government, constitutional conservatives and the big-government Republicans for the heart and soul of the GOP," longtime conservative maven Richard Viguerie tells Inside the Beltway.
Interpretations vary as to just what went on at last weekend's conservative gathering in Texas.
Democrats love to dream that the "tea party" - in all its inconvenient truth - will suffer a "Sarah Palin meltdown," to use this week's partisan patois of choice. Well, dream on.
Five of her people won. Indeed, Sarah Palin must relish the outcome of Tuesday's primaries, a fitting comeback to critics who claimed the power of her political endorsements had waned, and her Mama Grizzly claws had grown dull.
"Yes, the GOP can, should and will continue to conduct a civil war of ideas, values, policies and politics and yet in the November general election come together this year and in the future," Mr. Viguerie said. "The alternative would put the left-wing of the Democratic Party in position to govern for years to come. Conservatives want to win the civil war of politics in the GOP, but by fighting this war we are also advancing and articulating conservative principles that will expand the GOP – and help save America."
"Conservatives should not give a dime to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, or the Republican National Committee for that matter until they stop running an incumbent protection racket that supports big government candidates like Thad Cochran against the clear preference of the GOP's grassroots voters," a vigorous Mr. Viguerie says.