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Conservatism Killing the GOP?

george33 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 12:43 PM
In a country where the incumbent wins 95% of the time, Jim DeMint's senate conservatives PAC was able to get 5 new conservatives elected in 2010 (they supported 14 total - a 36% win rate) and 3 more in 2012 (all 3 GOP senate wins were these 3 conservatives). After the 2012 election, Huffpost announced that " Only four of the 16 Senate candidates endorsed by the Tea Party Express won" That's 25%! Keep in mind that most of these candidates were opposed by the NRC as well as the democrats! All this proves to me that conservatives can, and do, win when they run, and that the Republican party would be totally defunct by now were it not for the conservatives. “I would rather have 30 Republicans in the Senate who really believe in principles o
george33 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 12:43 PM
“I would rather have 30 Republicans in the Senate who really believe in principles of limited government, free markets, free people, than to have 60 that don’t have a set of beliefs,” Jim DeMint
As President Obama enters his second term, what "mandate" does he enjoy? His liberal media enablers are boldly declaring that somehow his four-point victory was a "shellacking," and the Republican Party is in danger of "ceasing to be a national party." They're very blunt about what's killing the GOP: conservatism.

It's not helping the GOP that some of its conservative leaders are acting thoroughly intimidated.

On the Feb. 10 "Meet the Press," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the Republicans needed to "connect our conservative principles with helping people and making their life work again." This only invited NBC...