Rule of GOP progressives challenged

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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President Donald Trump will give the command for drivers to start their engines before the Daytona 500.

Daytona International Speedway officials named Trump the grand marshal for NASCAR’s season opener, meaning he will deliver the most famous four words in auto racing. “Gentleman, start your engines,” has been a staple of races around the country and world for decades.

White House spokesman Judd Deere said Thursday the president plans to attend the race. Track president Chip Wile confirmed the news in a release.

“Daytona International Speedway has been privileged to have hosted several sitting presidents of the United States over our history,” Wile said. “We’re honored that the president of the United States has chosen to experience the pageantry and excitement of ‘The Great American Race.’”

Trump is the third sitting president to attend a race at Daytona, but only the second to attend the Daytona 500. George W. Bush attended in 2004. Trump is the first to be given an honorary role in pre-race ceremonies.

Trump is scheduled to spend part of the Presidents Day weekend at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight restriction for Sunday and the U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, also tweeted to fans that drones are prohibited within 30 miles of the race in Daytona Beach — a restriction put in place for presidential visits.

Trump has hosted previous NASCAR champions at the White House and last October awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to motorsports titan Roger Penske. Last year, Trump also praised retired driver Mario Andretti, the Daytona 500 winner in 1967, reminiscing about a ride Andretti gave him in a race car for his reality show “The Apprentice.”

“I said, ‘Mario, get me out of here. I want to get out of this car,’” Trump recalled. “We went so fast. We literally — we covered four blocks in like a second.”

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