Brent Bozell, a prominent conservative activist and fundraiser, is threatening to steer donors away from the Republican Party if GOP lawmakers sign a deal to raise taxes.
Bozell sent a letter to Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday pledging to make it his mission to counsel conservative donors to shun the party if its leaders in Congress agree to raise taxes.
“Reince, it pains me to say this, but if the Republican Party breaks its word to the American people and goes along with President Obama with tax increases, it will have betrayed conservatives for the final time,” Bozell wrote.
“I will make it my mission to ensure that every conservative donor to the Republican Party that I have worked with for the last three decades — and there are many and they have given tens of millions to Republican causes — gives not one penny more to the Republican Party or any member of Congress that votes for tax increases,” he warned.
Bozell is the founder of the Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog group, which has an annual budget of more than $10 million.
In his letter to Priebus, Bozell warned of dire political consequences if GOP leaders fail to stand their ground against Democrats.
“If the GOP again abandons its pledge of fiscal responsibility, including the promise not to raise taxes on ANYONE, again conservatives will walk,” he wrote.
“You’re going to have a lot of pressure in the Republican caucus against any measure that hikes taxes, that closes loopholes to gain more revenue,” he said. “Some would be outraged if a deal was cut where Republicans affirmatively voted to raise taxes. I think the Tea Party would be outraged.”
Contact the GOP in Congress tell them you agree with Brent Bozell!
After donating hundreds of dollars, my time, my gasoline, etc. to Republican candidates, after this last election where the RNC pushed Romney ahead of all other candidates, I'm done with the RNC. I will only support true Conservatives in third parties because the RNC cannot be trusted to do the will of the Republican membership.
....i use to be a democrat, till i witnessed how spineless they were.....an now the republican party has become week-kneed as the dems. i'am so done with these loosers.........never again!!
Mr.Bozell, I agree with you completely
It's time for a third party
I am NOT giving the RNC on damn dime. I am sick and tired of their BS. Rowe for one needs to be kicked to the curb.
They all need to be kicked to the curb. None of them can be trusted.
I can't comment on the article at the point of origin - there are socialist/marxist making comments on it - I would appreciate it if someone would correct them on who the poorest states are - California has taken the lead. If anybody would be so kind as to educate the ignorant on which states are the poorest I would appreciate it.
You guys do know? Propaganda on behalf of the masses is old news. My right to agree or disagree is controlled (astonishingly) by people who have no intention of representing me. If you are impressed by anyone making money from politics. You must be working with the government. And not for the government. Believing in political party? At least I know who is having the party.
And so Brent, where were you and your threats when the Republican Party failed to challenge Obama and the Democrats on the 'natural born citizen' issue? An actual undermining of the Constitution; not just a policy issue regarding taxes.
The Republican Party is the Pusillanimous Party. Conservatives - let alone Constitutionalists - should have nothing more to do with it. It's time for a wholesale redrawing of the ranks, into different political parties, that stand more clearly for their individual beliefs. The way it is, conservatives are being taken to the cleaners by the Republican Establishment. They should take their money out of that 'bank' ANYWAY, and go elsewhere. Can't bank on those Beltway sophisticates to uphold your principles. Deprive them of what they have for too long taken for granted. 'You conservatives have nowhere else to go'?? Just watch. An election or two, and all change.
i stopped sending them money years ago !