Interesting post tonight on The Hill.
Puzzling to say the least.
Strangest thing I've read in awhile.
Maybe the election has finally fried the white matter inside the Republicans head. (It would be an insult to the white matter to call it a brain - when located inside a Republican's head.)
By Alexander Bolton - 11/29/12 05:00 AM ET
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.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Tea Party caucus, warned that conservatives could back challengers to sitting lawmakers who vote for tax increases.
“If there is a bad deal, I just think you’re going to see conservatives around the country coalesce around better candidates, better-trained candidates, and to recognize the Republican Party needs to reflect more conservative principles,” he said.
DeMint said a lot of conservative donors have already stopped giving to the official Republican Party committees and sent their dollars instead to outside groups.
So – they are saying that they are going to put extremist Tea-publicans in to replace the conservative nut jobs we have in there now?
That assumes that all the Tea-publicans signed Norquist’s pledge or are still going to abide by it.
55 of the 219 Congressonals representative who originally signed Grovers pledge – have kicked it to the curb.
Even a lot of the incoming freshman have signed the pledge – it is a smaller percent of total than in previous years (26 of 38 compared to 96 of 99 in 112th Congress)
Or is the outside group the GOP-ers are planning on giving the money to
The Corporatist Party of America (ALEC)