The most important battle in politics today is the one within the Republican Party, and the tea party movement didn’t start it. The GOP’s civil war began in 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt made progressivism the governing philosophy of the Republican establishment.

For the 102 years since, the conflict has been between limited-government constitutional conservatives and the proponents of big government — and the big spending that goes with it.

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It has been waged with conservative Republicans, such as Sens. Robert A. Taft, Barry Goldwater and Jesse Helms, on one side, and big-government Republicans, such as Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, on the other.

Many thought, wrongly, that the conservatives won with the election of Ronald Reagan and his coalition of economic, national defense and social conservatives. But today’s Republican establishment frequently invokes President Reagan while also pursuing a progressive agenda at odds with his principles. Big-government Republicans today include Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.

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Comment by OnlyRoscoe on May 19, 2014 at 10:16am

Caution:  A vote for some "Establishment Republicans" is a vote for a Liberal Democrat.  The Progressive Un-Constitutional agenda has been the demise of our country.  Wars without victory, Failed Democratic Nation Building,  One World Government.  Unlimited Debt and Spending, Loss of our Credit Rating. Soon the loss of our dollar as the world currency and the demise of the dollar.  (big restrictive money bill will be law July 1).  Are you ready? What will it be for you?  Liberty or Tyranny?

Comment by Robert William Metcalf on May 19, 2014 at 9:40am
Ronald Reagan was against Big Government. In fact he said " THE MOST TERRIFYING NINE WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARE; I'm from the Government and I'm here to help. " The Tea Party needs to use this quote as our theme.
I'm from the BLM and I'm here to help.
I'm from the IRS and I'm here to help.
I'm from the EPA and I'm here to help.
I'm from the HSA and I'm here to help.
I'm from the ATF and I'm here to help.
I'm from the DEA and I'm here to help.
I'm from the ICE and I'm here to help.
I'm from the VA and I'm here to help.
I'm form SS and I'm here to help.
I'm from the FBI and I'm here to sting ( sorry ) help.
Comment by Brian Massie on May 19, 2014 at 9:04am

The progressive communists on both sides of the aisle need to go. Just take the millions you have siphoned off and have a nice life. However, the power is too intoxicating, isn't it?

Comment by MAK on May 19, 2014 at 8:48am

if you clean out the rinos   who would be left?  we have no choices we have  a  1 party system

Comment by Jonathon Joseph Parker on May 19, 2014 at 6:42am

CLEAN THE RINOS OUT! REPLACE WIOTH TEA PARTY CANDIDATES WHO WILL TAKE BOTH THE HOUSE AND THAT DEMOCRAP SHIT HOLE SENATE, AND TAKE AMERICA BACK, AFTER IMPEACHING THAT MARXIST MUSLIM COMMUNIST OBAMA!

Comment by Frankmusic on May 19, 2014 at 5:10am

Letting these RINOs to run free (reckless) - BIG government will ONLY increase. And capitulation will continue as it is perceived as 'reaching across the aisle'. UGH!

We'll just have to deal with them, ....one RINO at a time.

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