Monday, April 28, 2014

The Whig Party, redux



The other day, John Boehner mocked conservatives who don't share his faith in immigration reform, and now Cathy McMorris Rogers says to forget about repealing ObamaCare.

They either don't get it or they don't care or perhaps both. That Republican "leaders", in an election year, are turning their guns on their own erstwhile followers instead of pounding away at the creaking edifice of progressivism is just plain idiotic. And the response from conservatives should be unambiguous...

9 comments:

edutcher said...

This, of course, is how the Republican Party got started.

As someone said, "Define irony...".

RebeccaH said...

I just got an email from "Speaker John Boehner" asking for donations. Needless to say, my reply was rather terse.

JeffS said...

Cathy won't be getting much from me this year. But there are no conservative candidates to run against her, and the Dhimmicrats usually run buffoons against her. So she'll win.

Zardoz said...

Yesterday I got another “survey” from the RNC about the pulse of the 1st Congressional District here in New Mexico. Because, ya know, I'm an influential member of the local citizenry—and, gosh, could you send us some money, too?

The “survey” accidentally fell into the Fellowes DM12C and was ground into confetti. Not one penny to those stooges until they develop a backbone.

Aulton White said...
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Aulton White said...

No this is not how the Republican party started. The Whig party of the 1836-1850s had many issues. The southern side was the conservitives and the Northern were the progressives. The Tea party movement would be the more radical side from the more moderate side. Just as the Blue Dog democrats are the more moderate of the DNC. The Whig Party is the Moderate centerist side of the group.
See us at www.Gawhig.org

JeffS said...

The Tea Party is "radical" only if you support big government and ignore the Constitution.

And given that the Whig Party fell apart because their leadership weren't listening, edutcher makes a valid point.

So Mr. White posts a link that I shall not visit.

PS: Aulton, keep in mind (should you reply) that I won't feed your link whoring.

Paco said...

Jeff: I took the plunge, and was amazed to find out that there is a Whig Party in Georgia!

JeffS said...

Ah, that explains Aulton's insistence on defending the Whig party! He's recruiting.

I think not. But thanks for breaching that minefield, Paco!