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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:40 PM

Conservative offers $10K for plan to overtake GOP establishment

Source: Salon

Have a grand scheme to help conservatives oust establishment Republicans, take over the party, and win the White House in 2016? Well, you could just win $10,000 for your trouble.

Richard Viguerie, the Conservative fund-raiser and chairman of Conservative HQ, announced “The Liberty Prize,” a contest that will award a “$10,000 prize, plus fame, appreciation and the opportunity to save America” to the conservative who comes up with the best plan to “take over the Republican Party, win the November 2016 elections, and govern America by 2017.”

Viguerie, who was a big fan of Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential race, writes in his announcement:

The most important political battle in America is not between Republicans and Democrats or between conservatives and liberals. It is the battle for control of the Republican Party between establishment big government Republicans and limited government, constitutional conservatives. It has become clear that establishment Republican and Democratic politicians have failed America because they have both accepted big government as the solution to every problem.


Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/02/19/conservative_offers_10k_for_plan_to_overtake_gop_establishment/



I'm beginning to think the Republican Party is going to have to add a whole round of "inter-league" play before the 2016 Primaries start.

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Reply Conservative offers $10K for plan to overtake GOP establishment (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 2013 OP
Lint Head Feb 2013 #1
cstanleytech Feb 2013 #2
Trajan Feb 2013 #3
KansDem Feb 2013 #11
abelenkpe Feb 2013 #4
Volaris Feb 2013 #16
brewens Feb 2013 #5
abbeyco Feb 2013 #6
DallasNE Feb 2013 #7
SaveAmerica Feb 2013 #8
oldhippydude Feb 2013 #9
loudsue Feb 2013 #10
truthisfreedom Feb 2013 #12
The Wizard Feb 2013 #13
tanyev Feb 2013 #14
beerandjesus Feb 2013 #15
LongTomH Feb 2013 #17
Kablooie Feb 2013 #18

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:42 PM

1. The tea baggers want to get rid of Rove. Hell indict him and the criminals he help put into office

and he'll go the fuck away.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:44 PM

2. That or Viguerie is fishing for a position somewhere to make him go away. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:45 PM

3. $10,000.00 ? ... REALLY !???

This is HUGE ! ! !

.... not ....

Ole Karl must be getting at least ten million dollars a year whilst helping fan the flames on it's sinking ship ....

$10,000 is spit in the bucket .... chump change .... figures the idiot would short change his own juggernaut ....

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Response to Trajan (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:46 AM

11. "Chump change"

I'll bet he only tips 10%, if he tips at all.

I'm giving $10,000 to save the GOP; why should I give you 18%?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:46 PM

4. Find a modern day Teddy Roosevelt or Eisenhower

And they'd have a chance.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:42 AM

16. Agreed.

MY question is, if there WERE such a person (an avowed Liberal, who happens to be a Republican) would that person have your support?

I'm not saying they should, (I know this is DEMOCRATIC Underground) I'm just curious...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:52 PM

5. working on it! I could use 10 large. That's a joke compared to what doing that, if it could

succeed, would be worth to a few people. Of course I'd want to sucker them into thinking it could work, take their money and watch them go down in flames!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:03 AM

6. It seems that Dr. Ben Carson is their 'flavor of the month'

right now. Maybe he can claim that prize money....

Honestly, these fools have been looking for some grand savior the way TMZ looks for the next Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian or Lindsey Lohan. The problem is they all have feet of clay, no substance, no backbone and are simply window dressing for the deeper problems of the republic party: no one likes them or their stone-age policies.

I remember the 2008 campaign when they went running from candidate to candidate - 'member Fred Thompson and his short-lived attempt at running. How about Guiliani? For Viguerie and the rest of the dopes running the party, they're trying to find a popular version of either Danny Bonnaduce or Hulk Hogan. I say let 'em keep at their star-chasing - they're failing spectacularly!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:13 AM

7. "Constitutional Conservatives" lol

That's an oxymoron if I ever heard one. This crowd is talking about secessionism, nullification, 2nd Amendment solutions and a whole host of other anti-American crap. The problem seems to be that there are more than just the two factions Viguerie has identified. Besides, they are for anything but limited government as they want the government in every bedroom in America.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:30 AM

8. Eh? The act of Saving America is already underway!

Throw away your $10k why dontcha?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:50 AM

9. best news i have heard in years....

please lets have 2 conservative parties in the electorate, both white Christian... we get all the other demographics...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:24 AM

10. Republicans are trying to destroy our country. Our government IS our country acting together.

They want to do away with it. They're fucking crazy. A government is what keeps a society together.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:53 AM

12. It will take 100 Trillion dollars to solve the problem of being rethuglican.

The entire premise is based on being neanderthals. There is no fix for teh stoopid.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:57 AM

13. Dig up Goering's corpse (NT)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:48 AM

14. I'm guessing that many of the plans submitted will involve guns in some form or fashion.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:50 AM

15. Here's an idea: How bout those vaunted "Second Amendment remedies"?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:58 AM

17. Any restrictions on use of magic wands or fairy dust?

I mean, if we're stepping into fantasy territory here, why not leave dull reality totally behind?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:33 AM

18. Greed. That's what the GOP is all about.

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