This EXCELLENT open letter to the GOPe asshats who are not only dividing the country, but the party as well, would be WISE to heed these words of wisdom.

And my bet will be they will NOT. This will be laughed off as some Tea Party kookery. GOPe, ignore this at your own peril. This comes to us from John Hawkins, at RightWing, and


An Open Letter To The Republican Leadership In Congress

John Hawkins | Dec 13, 2014

If YOU TWO assholes know what is GOOD for you, you WILL take the time to actually READ Hawkins’ letter to you morons. And DO NOT schluff it off on a staffer. Pass it on to Priebus as well. Failure to do so will have YOU guys on the outside looking in.

Indeed they did. And PROMPTLY surrendered the Hill right BACK to the democrats. Are you all up there REALLY this stupid ?

While it would certainly be cathartic to flog the GOP for the lousy omnibus bill House Republicans just passed, it seems more productive to tackle a bigger issue. After a historic, yet unearned (Obama was the real GOP MVP) election victory, isn’t it time for the Republican leadership to try to heal the rift with the base that’s tearing the party apart?

Do Republican leaders REALLY want to spend the next two years of a presidential election cycle getting trashed the way they are right now by activists, Tea Party leaders and radio talk show hosts? Anyone who thinks the base is going to sit down and shut up or that the GOP can thrive over the long-term with this kind of intra-party feuding going on is kidding himself.

So realistically, here’s what the Republican Party leaders need to do to help get everyone back on the same page.

1) They should never, ever, under any circumstances trash their base again. That means if the words “Tea Party, “Senate Conservatives Fund,” “Mark Levin,” “Rush Limbaugh,” “Club for Growth,” “Heritage Action,” etc., etc., come out of their mouths, then they better be saying something nice at best or neutral at worst. Additionally, staffers who mouth off about the base should be unceremoniously fired. At first, Republican politicians shouldn’t expect to have that favor to be returned, but if you’re a politician who wants unconditional love, go buy a dog.

2) The GOP has to keep its promises — and quite frankly, more than a few Republicans seem to have a pre-YouTube era mentality about that. They think they can say anything they want on the campaign trail and then do something completely different in the office without people being any the wiser. For example, after the NRSC backed Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio, I fought it tooth-and-nail over that decision. After he won, Marco Rubio was one of my favorite politicians, but the moment he lied to us by breaking his campaign pledge to fight amnesty, he was dead to me. I will NEVER forgive Rubio for his dishonorable behavior, no matter what he does. Don’t lie through your teeth to people who took you at your word and then expect us to be stupid enough to trust you again.

3) It’s fine for the Republican Party to recruit candidates, but it should ALMOST NEVER be involved in primaries. If you want to know what an exception looks like, Ronald Reagan and George Bush, Sr. were right to endorse the guy running against David Duke back in 1989. Everybody has a role to play and an organization that is supposed to represent all Republicans absolutely should not be involved in a race between two Republicans. It creates an ocean of bad blood so big that there aren’t enough towels in Texas to clean it up.

4) The GOP leaders need to open up some lines of communication and if they have good motives, explain what they’re trying to do and the strategy they’re using with talk radio hosts, big websites, activist groups, etc. Locking influential conservative groups out of discussions of what the GOP should be doing BEGS for them to make trouble because it’s the only way they can get their opinion heard.

4A) A few years back, Republicans in leadership did reach out a bit and while it may have helped a little, it ultimately wasn’t very effective because they looked at it as a way to try to sell what they were doing instead of having a conversation about shared goals. A lot of people, myself included, suspect the reason this isn’t done is because we don’t have the same aims on a lot of major legislation any more. I don’t think the GOP leaders have any intention of seriously trying to stop Obama’s executive amnesty. I don’t believe they’re committed to the repeal of Obamacare. I was even forced to agree with NANCY PELOSI and ELIZABETH WARREN (vomit) about the GOP’s omnibus bill decision to make it easier for big banks to gamble with derivatives and the sleazy campaign finance reform that was designed to undercut activist groups. Would the GOP leadership really want to explain something like that beforehand? Ultimately, it wouldn’t be that hard to get grassroots leaders to line up behind smart strategies to achieve conservative policy goals, but it’s an open question whether the GOP’s leadership believes in the Republican Party’s own platform enough to fight for it anymore.

5) Speaking of fights, the GOP leaders need to prove they’re willing to fight and WIN on something that really matters to conservatives. At this point, the expectation of the Democrats, the mainstream media and even the GOP base is that the Republican Party is going to cave in every time. At some point, Republicans have to prove they can go head-to-head with the Democrats and win on something that matters. Of course, congressional aides could probably name 10 things that people don’t care about that much where they’d claim to have “fought and won,” but that’s like a football team that’s behind 70-0 complaining it isn’t being given enough credit for all the 1st downs it’s gotten in the game.

6) People feel so burned by Boehner and McConnell that it would take AN INCREDIBLE amount of work for them to ever be trusted again. If someone like Jeb Hensarling took over in the House or John Thune took over in the Senate, he’d immediately get a much longer leash from the base because he’d be given the benefit of the doubt while people evaluated his performance. On the other hand, when it comes to Boehner and McConnell, symbolic gestures aren’t going to cut it because we’re at a Cold War level of trust. It doesn’t matter how much Castro tells you he loves democracy and freedom; you’ll believe it AFTER Cuba has a free election.

Last but not least, there’s toxic residue in this area that goes all the way back to the end of Bush’s first term that has never been addressed by the GOP leadership in an effective manner. There are a lot of conservatives who feel like they’ve been SCREAMING at the GOP for a decade and haven’t been respected or heard. As long as the GOP leadership insists on maintaining a system where the only way conservative activists can make an impact is by raining hell down on the GOP leaders, they better keep a lot of ice water handy because that’s exactly what they’re going to continue to get.


Hawkins absolutely NAILED it here. The liberalism that has not crept in to the GOPe, but has come through like a runaway freight train, needs to be stopped, and the current GOPe leadership is a HUGE part of the problem.

While I have ZERO doubt ANYONE in the GOPe leadership will ever read Hawkins’ brilliance, I do believe they would be WISE to do so. THIS is a clear road map on how to run against whatever the democrats put up in 2016.

This will be the GOPe’s LAST chance to be relevant. We, the people, put our trust in them in November, and ALL we have seen so far is a backhand across the face.

Payback time is coming, Boehner, McConnell, Priebus, Scalise, and the rest of you clowns who simply REFUSE to believe WHY the GOPe was handed a HUGE victory November 4th. And it WAS NOT to bend over and grab the ankles for the democrats. Learn it, love it, and REMEMBER it. Guarandamnteed we WILL.


CLYDE. Not putting ANY faith in the GOPe “leadership”.

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8 Responses to Now THIS Is A GUT-PUNCH.

  1. Bullright says:

    Good letter Clyde. Only Republicans eat their own. They certainly don’t on the Left.

  2. tiretramp says:

    Super letter Clyde,keep it up.

  3. carolinmd says:

    John Hawkins said it all and our trust is worth the effort for them to try harder to restore the bad feelings.
    To add insult to injury, our very own hand picked and heavily supported Congressman, Andy Harris voted with Obama for the amnesty bill. This man was trusted and believed by every one of his devoted constituents who confidently knew that at least we had Andy on our side during the Obama takeover of the last six years.
    Boom! there goes another one, and the façade has fallen away, revealing the truth of what we are really facing….They are all alike, they are all in the same tank , but just wearing different interchangeable hats.
    Looks like the big Republican win means nothing for the good of the people who worked so hard to get them elected. What good is the power of the vote when our elite politicians are really just one big happy party who care nothing for the welfare of the people, who in an ongoing and sincere effort to save their country, only get stabbed in the back?

  4. Kathy says:

    Great letter & good post, Clyde. Not to be the wet blanket, but it’s just more talk. Much like we all do – we talk tough and we threaten, but what do we really do as far as taking action?

    Carol is right – we put forth a sincere effort and we get stabbed in the back.

  5. Hardnox says:

    Good post and commentary. We have been royally screwed by the GOP. Any other commentary by me will have the blacklist filter on overdrive. I am disgusted beyond description.

  6. vonmesser says:

    Let’s see. We have several unofficial as well as official political parties in the US right now. No single party can win and hold the Congress.

    . Christian Conservative – usually vote R but frequently do not vote
    . Constitution – usually vote R but often do not vote
    . TEA – usually vote R but often do not vote
    . Libertarian – All over the place. No logic in their actions but more often than not vote R

    Unaligned – Ghod only knows where or how they will vote. But vote they will.

    . Race Minorities – almost always vote D – but can be persuaded.
    . Progressive – Always vote D in national elections
    . Green – Usually vote D but sometimes run their own candidates – lose when they do.
    . Socialist – Usually vote D but sometimes run their own candidates – lose when they do.
    . Communist – Usually vote D but sometimes run their own candidates – lose when they do.

    The Republicans MUST MUST MUST stop taking The Christian Conservatives, TEA, and Constitution people for granted. Right now that is the conservative base.

  7. captbogus2 says:

    Not only taking them for granted, vM, but insultingly talking down to them and treating them like the relative never mentioned in polite circles.
    If the GOPe doesn’t wake up and understand the Christian, TEA and Constitutional folks will be staying home 11/1/16.
    Just like they did in ’08 and ’12.