House GOP’s possible newcomers include outsiders, extremists
The GOP’s biggest names are not members. They belong to the party’s powerbrokers. They have all signed a letter pledging to oppose President Barack Obama’s health care reform.
The biggest names in House Republican circles – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Speaker John Boehner, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and Majority Counselor John Gardner – are not sitting members of Congress. They have all signed a letter pledging to oppose President Barack Obama’s health care reform.
And the biggest names in House Republican circles just may be part of the Republican revolution. They are former business executives, party elites, big business contributors and Washington insiders. What you get is a group of outsiders, bigots and extremists.
That’s the way President George W. Bush dealt with his former Republican rivals in the 2000 election. He went after their political vulnerabilities, not their positions on his policies.
The “big names” of the GOP are former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and former chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle, Tom Davis.
They’re extremists who want to run the House like the business lobby that they used to be, and they want to control all aspects of governance with their own agenda and agendas.
They’re not part of the traditional, moderate GOP. They are part of the same party that is in control of the Senate with an all-party leadership, the only party that doesn’t have a majority in the House, the single party that’s run its government as a one-party state.
But there’s a new Republican Party, too, a party that the Bush Administration helped create, a party that will be made up of many people who once opposed Bush.
“The reality is the current leadership of the Republican Party right now, with the exception of House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is more of the same – extremists – that we’ve had for decades,” said former Republican presidential nominee and conservative leader Pat Buchanan.
Pat Buchanan says the new House GOP is a radical bunch, extremists who want to run the House like the business lobby it used to be.
“The House Speaker, Eric Cantor, was the leader of one of the most powerful business lobbying organizations in the