Friday, March 01, 2013

Is anyone really conservative enough?

By Richard K. Barry

Salon had a story yesterday about the conservative advocacy group Club for Growth going after moderate Republicans who they believe are "RINOs" or "Republicans in Name Only."   

They have launched an initiative via a website called "Primary My Congressman," which encourages conservative candidates to run against sitting GOP House members the Club for Growth deems not conservative enough:

The first batch of members targeted by Club For Growth are Reps. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Frank Lucas, R-Okla., Steve Palazzo, R-Miss., Martha Roby, R-Ala., Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., Renee Elmers, R-N.C., and Aaron Schock, R-Ill.

According to Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: "Big government liberals inhabit the Democratic Party, but they are far too common within the Republican Party as well."

This is obviously the other side of Karl Rove's initiative to support "electable" Republicans running against crazy right-wingers who wouldn't succeed in a general election. 

This gets weirder before it gets better for the GOP. 

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