The Chamber of Commerce considers conservative candidates to be losers. Apparently the group has bought into the myth that is advanced by liberal Democrats -- that conservatives are ideologues who are out of touch with reality. The Chamber plans to cough up the grand sum of cash to pit RINOs against conservative candidates in the 2014 mid-term election.
What will they gain?
Pitting Republicans against each other is a formula for defeat. Notice that Democrats are saying nothing to discourage the infighting.
We wonder: Where was the Chamber of Commerce in 2008?
Did they not witness the moderate Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, go down in flames? Were they not attuned to the fact that the sole redeeming value of the Republican ticket was conservative Sarah Palin?
We also wonder: Where was the Chamber in 2012?
In the aftermath of four years of our nation enduring the worst White House administration in American history, we would have expected the Republicans to trounce Obama and his roster of czars. Instead, the moderate Mitt Romney was not embraced by the voting public who viewed him as a white-and-light version of the liberal in the Oval Office.
Losers? Tea Party activists?
Chamber of Commerce Promises $50 Million in Fight Against Tea PartyContinue reading ►
By Cathy Burke / NewsMax
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is ready to take on the tea party in 2014 Senate primaries and elections with a deep-pocketed boost of establishment and business Republican candidates.
"Our No. 1 focus is to make sure, when it comes to the Senate, that we have no loser candidates," Chamber strategist Scott Reed told The Wall Street Journal. "That will be our mantra: No fools on our ticket."
The financial support, which The Hill reported would pour at least $50 million into the campaigns of centrist GOP candidates, is part of an aggressive approach toward tea party Republicans since the 16-day October government shutdown.
The Chamber has expressed its displeasure with tea party favorites Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, who resisted passing a budget without a provision to defund Obamacare, triggering a stalemate.
Just a month later, the Chamber jumped into the intra-party GOP voting, backing establishment GOP candidate Bradley Byrne over tea party prospect Dean Young in an Alabama special House election.
Byrne beat Young, and went on to an easy victory in the Dec. 17 special election, defeating Democrat Burton LeFlore.
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