NewsMax tells us that there is a GOP Civil War a-brewin’, Pa!
Movement-conservative icon, author, and direct-market pioneer Richard Viguerie threw down the gauntlet to establishment Republicans and the GOP leadership Tuesday, charging that conservatives “have been betrayed, abandoned by our leaders, and that includes Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, [and] Reince Priebus at the Republican National Committee.”
Viguerie and other grass-roots conservative leaders are warning that Republicans who voted to end the shutdown on terms favorable to President Barack Obama and the Democrats will face major primary opposition in 2014.
“It’s a civil war in the GOP,” Viguerie declared Saturday in The New York Times.
Asked in an exclusive Newsmax interview Tuesday whether Republicans who went along with ending the shutdown will face a political bloodbath, Viguerie replied: “Oh, absolutely. It’s a war that’s been going on for 101 years, but limited-government conservatives have not been fully engaged. But now they are engaged.”
Viguerie had no hesitation in naming who will be challenged, either.
“We need to primary every single one of these big-government Republicans,” he said, “including Lamar Alexander, Mitch McConnell, [and] Thad Cochran down in Mississippi is being challenged.
But what NewsMax notes at the very beginning— “Movement-conservative icon, author, and direct-market pioneer Richard Viguerie”—is completely forgotten by the end of their civil war article. But it is a significant omission.
Movement-conservative icon, author, and direct-market pioneer Richard Viguerie makes his living by stirring up the rubes and mouth-breathers. He profits from the stupidity of the base. He sends out fund-raising letters and keeps the base panicked about Death Panels and the flood of small checks comes rolling in. A word or two about birth certificates, and another wave rolls in. A Kenyan in the White House, we want our country back, Sharia Law, and a flood of checks comes rolling in.
From Lee Atwater in the ’80s to Karl Rove today, their home-made, Heathkit-like Monster built from Xristian Xrazies and unreformed southern racists has taken over the party of Lincoln. It’s almost comical how closely this story parallels Shelley’s Frankenstein, even to the point that the monster has killed his master. Anyone in Wingnuttia listening to Rove these days, hmmm?
In Wingnuttia, there will always be a RED ALERT cause and a person to agitate for it, no matter how specious. There will always be a Viguerie waiting to profit from the stupidity of their easy marks. It’s surprising to me (not really) that NewsMax fell for this, too, but then again:
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