Conservatives need to fight to take the Republican Party Back From Men Like Scalise and Boehner

Conservatives need to fight to take the Republican Party Back From Men Like Scalise and Boehner

Conservatives need to fight to take the Republican Party Back From Men Like Scalise and Boehner

Do you remember what the GOP establishment did to conservative Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel during the primaries? The establishment wanted Sen.Thad Cochran to win so bad they drummed up bogus race charges after he had won the first primary to ensure that he would lose in the run-off. Many people even believed this election might have been stolen if the African American voters who were targeted in Cochran’s advertisements voted for Cochran after they had also voted in the Democrat primary weeks earlier. That would be illegal.

This race woke up a lot of people both inside and outside of Mississippi to the corruption and deception known as the Barbour Plan. Former Governor of Mississippi and well-known lobbyist Haley Barbour, through his Mississippi Conservatives Super PAC was able to use funds and radio ads to mislead Mississippi voters about Chris McDaniel. Haley’s nephews Austin and Henry Barbour are very close to Thad Cochran. Austin is the senior Cochran campaign adviser and Henry is the Republican National Committeeman and also runs Haley’s Super PAC. These are the people, including Pete Perry, GOP Chairman for Hinds County who were hand selected as part of the Barbour Plan to keep Thad Cochran in office no matter what. Yeah that Pete Perry. The guy who raked in $171,000 from the Pro-Cochran Super PAC to “Get Out the Vote” for Thad Cochran.

The Cochran campaign knew they lost on June 3rd and also realized they could not win in the runoff without the help of Democrat voters. They soon rolled out a plan that would almost guarantee a victory for the Senator that had absolutely no idea he was even in a race. The Barbour funded campaign used racist radio ads that aired only in the heavily populated Delta area where the majority are Black Americans and Democratic voters. A Mississippi radio station aired an ad warning voters that the Tea Party would “take away” food stamps and other welfare benefits before the run-off. The ad certainly appeared to target black voters.”

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At the time, the situation in Mississippi reminded me of this Ludwig von Mises quote: “There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. ”

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Chris McDaniel was an honorable man but Republican Party establishment hacks and groups like the NRSC will use any corrupt means to hang onto their political power. These crooked race baiting tactics exist within the Democrat Party as well as the Republican establishment and conservatives need to stand on principles and speak out against these underhanded maneuvers.

Fast forward to the Steve Scalise scandal: it’s been all over the media that Steve Scalise may or may not have given a tax policy speech to a group of white supremacists associated with the horrid David Duke. This event was twelve years ago while he was a state representative. The same establishment players who were condemning an innocent man like Chris McDaniel last summer are now quick to come to the defense of a man of questionable character like Scalise. Some of the NRSC members posts on social media prove this point. Steve Scalise may or may not be a racist man but he certainly isn’t an honorable man.

Everyone in the Republican Party can see there is a double standard. Obama can associate with every radical person and group in existence and nobody bats an eyelash. Some of the white people in the Democrat Party, like Sen. Robert Byrd, have had numerous ties to racist groups and events and nobody cares. Majority Whip Steve Scalise possibly speaking at a conference for a group he didn’t know was associated with white supremacists seems mild by comparison. However, as conservatives we need to raise the bar and hold a higher standard for principles than the Democrats. Steve Scalise may or may not have spoken to the EURO group but he does have ties to Kenny Knight, a longtime political adviser to David Duke. Kenny Knight, like David Duke, holds anti-Semitic and racist views and he has ties to the KKK and other hate groups. Knight even claims to have donated to Scalise’s campaign. Since the scandal has broken, Scalise hasn’t done enough to disassociate with Kenny Knight and this isn’t good enough for the number three leader in the House. We can’t have a man in GOP leadership that tolerates anti-Semites and white supremacists as a constituent group. It is bad enough we have to be falsely called racists for merely criticizing the policies of a half-black president, we don’t need this kind of unprincipled person in such a high position in our party.

It is reprehensible that Speaker John Boehner and Kevin McCarthy have rallied around Steve Scalise and defended him. Nobody in the Republican Party is saying that Scalise himself is a racists but can you imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and Scalise had been a Tea Party conservative? Boehner would have hung him out to dry. He would have asked a conservative to step down in a New York minute. Scalise betrayed Americans over Obama’s amnesty last month. The Republican Study Committee (RSC) use to be the conservative body of the GOP which would fight back when bills were promoted that didn’t align with conservative values. Scalise bumped real conservatives out of the way to become the chairman of the RSC and since then has done everything in his power to destroy the purpose of the RSC. “In interviews with four aides who worked for Scalise while he helmed the study group, the staffers, who spoke under the condition of anonymity to avoid retaliation, described being actively prevented from working towards the RSC’s traditional goal of moving the GOP conference and its leadership to the right.” Plus, Boehner and Scalise worked behind the scenes to rid true conservatives from certain committee assignments.

Steve Scalise is an integral part of Boehner’s establishment team out to defeat conservative politicians and conservative goals. Meanwhile, Boehner is seeking re-election from his Republican colleagues as Speaker on Tuesday, the first day of the new Congress. A recent poll shows that over 60% of the Republican voters want him gone. When asked why, most stated he wasn’t effective at opposing Obama’s agenda. It would only require 29 House members to get rid of Speaker John Boehner

Joseph Story use to say “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” The wise have been banished from our public council and D.C. has become filled with immoral leaders who don’t represent the values of America. Too many people side with the Republican Party as if it were their “team” even when the Republican Party is wrong. People need to stop looking at political parties and start looking at political philosophies. The problem is there are too many people who never even ponder what the Republican Party should stand for. We need more conviction politicians who advance a creed not a Party. Finding our way back to the mindset of the framers will go a long way to healing the progressive damage to our country. Either you believe in Constitutional liberty, personal property rights, individual sovereignty, federalism and the philosophy of the founders or you believe in big government control and central planning. If we want to save our Republic we need GOP leaders who represent first principles not men who commit all of these underhanded maneuvers. Conservatives need to get out the scrub brushes and clean house! Scalise needs to step down and Boehner needs to be voted out as Speaker. Now is the time. Conservatives need to go full force on their fight against the GOP establishment to win back the Party.

Alexis Deacon was born a conservative. Her parents were in politics. So, she has been on the campaign trail since she first started walking and active in politics ever since then. She is a successful entrepreneur who lives in the Virginia, D.C. area. Ms. Deacon is a conservative writer who has been published at Fox News, AMN News and The Liberty Eagle plus numerous other blogs. To read more about her click here.

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  1. Char in ND says:

    Excellent piece, Alexis.

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I emailed my representative in Congress to let him know that I want John Boehner replaced, and I want Louis Gohmert to serve as Speaker of the House. I plan to call again tomorrow – the vote is on Tuesday, I believe.

    • I love Louis Gohmert! Wouldn’t that be great? I would be so happy if that happens. Wow!

      I kept seeing people on Fox news today saying Boehner could never be voted out & to even bring it up was divisive. It made me so mad I had to turn it off!

      Happy New Year Char!

      • Char in ND says:

        Happy New Year to you as well, Alexis.

        How are you doing today? Disgusted but not surprised by the vote, I am sure. I wasn’t counting on crappy Cramer (my representative) to do the right thing. I think the most disappointing part of today was that the newly elected representatives voted for Boehner, even though he cut the legs out from under them by working with Obama & McConnell to get that omnibus bill through, insuring the voices of those who elected new representation would not be heard. They really disappointed me.

        I did get two boxes of thank-you cards after work. I am filling them out and sending them to those 24 who voted for someone other than Boehner on the Republican side. It might make them feel better, but God knows what Boehner will throw at them in the coming months and years. He’s obviously more angry at them than he ever was at any Democrat, including Obama.

        My Congressman is a disgrace. He was on the Morning Schmoe, and had this to say about his vote: “I don’t know how you can look at a party that has taken over the largest majority now for Republicans in the House of Representatives in, what, 86 years and somehow think that’s a bad thing and a result of bad leadership, and you should throw out the guy who helped engineer some of that,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

        “I fully support Speaker Boehner for all the reasons I just stated, that we’ve had tremendous success. I don’t think you can somehow isolate him away from that success; I think we have to give him a good deal of the credit.”

        Wow, I wish I could take that vote back I gave to him in November. I’ll tell you this – he’ll never get another vote from me, not ever. I don’t care if he is running against the Devil himself, I’d rather abstain. The point of tipping, I have reached.

    • Char, the thank you notes are such a great idea! Do you have a list of the names & addresses of the 25? If you do I will post it here and on social media. We should all support the few people who risked their necks and Boehner’s wrath of revenge to do the right thing for all of us. I want to encourage them!

      LOL at your congressman, but you can’t expect any quality content on the Morning Schmoe! Nope. Never. 😉

      • Char in ND says:

        These are the 24 Representatives to whom I sent thank-you cards. I know some people consider Representative Brian Babin (R-TX) a vote, but I don’t – he voted present, so I didn’t send him one.

        God bless these patriots! And God bless you too, Alexis.

        Representative Justin Amash
        114 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Rod Blum
        213 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Dave Brat
        330 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Jim Bridenstine
        216 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Curt Clawson
        228 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Scott DesJarlais
        413 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Jeff Duncan
        106 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Scott Garrett
        2232 Rayburn House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Chris Gibson
        1708 Longworth House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Paul Gosar
        504 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Louis Gohmert
        2243 Rayburn House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Tim Huelskamp
        1110 Longworth House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Walter Jones
        2333 Rayburn House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Steve King
        2210 Rayburn Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Tom Massie
        314 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Mark Meadows
        1024 Longworth House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative. Rich Nugent
        1727 Longworth House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Gary Palmer
        206 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Bill Posey
        120 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Scott Rigell
        418 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, D.C. 20515

        Representative Marlin Stutzman
        2418 Rayburn House Office Building
        Washington, D.C. 20515

        Representative Randy Weber
        510 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Daniel Webster
        1039 Longworth House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

        Representative Ted Yoho
        511 Cannon House Office Building
        Washington, DC 20515

      • Thank you so much sweetie!!!! I put it in a large post & I’ll put it on twitter tomorrow. God bless & good night.

  2. Good post Alexis! I want Louie to beat Boehner so bad!

  3. I like the idea of emailing your congressman about Boehner. The fact that people won’t even discuss the matter because they think it’s divisive makes me cringe. If it’s divisive, that means people feel strongly about the situation. He’s clearly done things to seriously tick people off
    and this should be addressed, not swept under the rug. Good for you for trying to do something about this. You do a great service here.

    • Good point Darlene. There are so many people who blindly follow the establishment. There are people on social media who block me because they are so angry when I question them. Thanks for reading & commenting. Happy New Year sweetie!

  4. Cynthia Close says:

    In 2008 President Obama distanced himself from his former spiritual leader who held unfortunate and embarrassing racist views. I don’t agree with a lot of what Obama does, but in this case he was right. Every politician has to walk the tightrope between personal beliefs and public popularity. It sounds like Steven Scalia has not only stepped off the rope, but is currently sailing through the air. By associating with people who hold scandalous views, you imply that you agree with them. It also shows a lack of common sense and intelligence which makes an individual unfit to represent the people of any political party.

    • Thanks for commenting Cynthia. The Democrats have so many vile scandals that Scalise is mild by comparison. However, he apologized for speaking to this group, then it turns out he might not have even been there. It’s moronic. He should have at the least returned the money from Knight. Scalise is no friend of conservatives. I would be happy to see him step down from a leadership position.

  5. Its situations like these that make people so discouraged they give up and quit going to the polls. This is the wrong thing to do. When you’re so disgusted with the status quo that you want to throw your hands in the air and walk away, this is the time you should do the exact opposite. Politicians who frustrate you should be voted out. The only way for that to happen is for responsible citizens to go to the polls. You already care or you wouldn’t be bothered by all this, show how you feel by voting.

    • You are right Geanie! There are so many good people who do not vote. They believe whoever you vote for will be corrupt and on the same side of the issues and sadly most of the time this is the case. That’s why we need our GOP nominee to be ultra conservative. Principled and conservative enough to motivate people back to the polls! Someone who will inspire people to get up and take action! Happy New Year Geanie!

  6. bruce dickinson says:

    That double standard runs deep no matter what party you are in and although it seems worse for some and not others, I can see how it would look from the other side of the fence. If the conservatives can step up and take the Republican Party back while leaving people like Scalise and Boehner out in the cold, maybe their own parties will eventually hang them out to dry.

  7. candy may says:

    If 60% of the voters want him gone, we should easily get the required 29 House members to vote him out. The only problem is, things don’t work that quickly in our government and that is where we always get stuck. I think the House members are afraid to take action because they feel that it could come back to them for the wrong doings many of them are involved in.

  8. fred meier says:

    Why do I even vote? It seems that no matter what we vote for and no matter how right we are, there is still a mass of people who don’t understand the topics and take sides with people that are out to harm our country. Why is that? These reckless politicians need to be stopped and it doesn’t look like that will happen any time soon. What are we to do?

  9. lemmy dillon says:

    There is a difference between political mudslinging and the accusations of racially motivated targeting that went on in Mississippi on the tax payers dime. They should be ashamed of themselves and they should be stripped of their false win.

  10. cammy daye says:

    A big thank you to Char for compiling that list! As time consuming as it was, it certainly does provide many of us with some insight as to who voted for whom and how these representatives vote on a regular basis. I will be sure to send out some Thank you’s as well! 🙂

    • Char in ND says:

      It was my pleasure, I am glad you found it useful. Those patriots deserve our thanks and recognition.

      God bless you!

  11. tom sawyer says:

    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.”
    I find it incredibly coincidental how well this suits our situation today. Are the people that blind that flattery and some trinkets go a long way with them, enough to sway their opinion and buy their mind?

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