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Richard Viguerie: Panicked GOP Leaders Have Lost Control of the Party
ConservativeHQ.com - With the stunning victory of anti-party establishment Christine O'Donnell in Delaware and other similar conservative primary triumphs across the country in 2010, Richard Viguerie writes that GOP leaders and establishment Republicans have no idea just how livid Americans are with them, and they've completely lost control of the Republican Party. "Current GOP leaders not 'retired' in 2010, will be in 2012 and 2014, and can join their former colleagues, such as Trent Lott, on the K Street lobbying circuit. And, they should get used to saying, 'Majority Leader DeMint,'" Viguerie added.
FOX should suspend Karl Rove over his disgraceful Election Night behavior (and Sen. John Cornyn should resign his post)
Riehl World View - Anyone who wants to know what a true Republican hack looks like need only to have seen former Bush advisor Karl Rove on FOX News after the Delaware GOP Senate race was called in favor of Christine O'Donnell. Rove's sour grapes were evident for all to see. Here's blogger Dan Riehl's take on the matter, arguing that FOX should suspend Rove for his blatant pro-establishment bias. Also, Sen. John Cornyn (Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee) should resign his post because he just doesn't get it.
Tea Party Nation: Christine O'Donnell shocks RINO Mike Castle in Delaware -- Daily Caller
Jeffrey Lord: Rove's tantrum and the NRSC's refusal to help will aid O'Donnell in the general election -- American Spectator (blog)
Conservatives should not repeat the mistakes of the past by accepting RINOs -- RedState.com
Gizzi's election round-up: O'Donnell stuns Castle in Delaware senate bid -- Human Events
Republicans will lose the Tea Party if they fail to address the national debt -- Daily Beast
Tea Party unveils Website to target 50 key congressional races - don't just complain, get involved -- Newsmax
For America's Tea Parties, anger has turned into hardened resolve -- Pajamas Media
2010 could be known as the Year of the conservative woman -- RightPundits.com
Second wave of conservative anti-Obamacare suits are being heard -- Newsmax
Richard A. Viguerie
(Manassas, Virginia) The following is a statement by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, on the impact of the Republican primaries:
"GOP leaders -- Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, John Boehner, Karl Rove and others -- as well as establishment Republicans have no idea how livid Americans are with them.
"Republican leaders are in a panic because they have lost control of the Republican Party.
"Grassroots constitutional conservatives are inside the Citadel, and are poised to take over.
"All across the country -- in the Northeast, the South, the West -- Americans feel betrayed by Republican politicians. Last night's election results show that the grassroots anger is directed at more than just the Obama-Reid-Pelosi Democrats.
"Christine O'Donnell's inspiring upset in Delaware, Ovide Lamontagne's populist and improbable surge in New Hampshire, Carl Paladino's trouncing of Rick Lazio in New York -- and previous primary wins by Sharron Angle, Ken Buck, Joe Miller, etc. -- all have been the result of the grassroots uprising against big government and the 'ruling class,' and in spite of the GOP establishment.
"Never before in American history has a movement made such momentous change in such a short period of time.
"As Reagan said in 1976, Americans want new leaders unfettered by old ties and old relationships.
"The symbolically stupid decision last night by the National Republican Senatorial Committee not to fund Christine O'Donnell's general election campaign, which it reversed this morning only after a massive grassroots uproar, and Karl Rove's meltdown on Fox's Hannity show will only fuel further primary challenges to GOP political leaders.
"Current GOP leaders not 'retired' in 2010, will be in 2012 and 2014, and can join their former colleagues, such as Trent Lott, on the K Street lobbying circuit. And, they should get used to saying, 'Majority Leader DeMint.'"