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Republican Establishment

Whether Trump Wins Or Loses, I Find Myself Afraid

David Coates | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
David Coates

I find myself afraid of what might follow if Donald Trump actually wins in November, and equally fearful of what might follow if he loses. I recall no such fears in 2012, or in 2008, or even in the tightly-fought presidential election that Al Gore lost to George W. Bush.

Establishment Republicans Have More in Common With Hillary Than Trump

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

For several years now there has been a fight within the Republican Party, pitting establishment Republicans against movement conservatives.

The Real Reason The GOP Establishment Loathes Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican establishment has spent a lot of energy over the past six months trying to convince the public that Donald Trump's rank b...

Why is the Republican Establishment Trying to Stop Trump?

Andy Schmookler | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

For a good while now, we have heard about how the "Republican Establishment" is trying to stop Donald Trump from becoming the Republican nominee for president. The question arises: What is their reason for trying to stop him?

The GOP's Morning After

Richard North Patterson | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

Trump is not an accident thrust by fate on an undeserving party. He is a mirror of what the GOP has become. He is, quite simply, a particularly embarrassing manifestation of the party's aversion to fact, appeals to fear, immunity to reason, and nihilistic denunciations of government as the source of all our problems.

Who Would You Nominate for President If Your Candidate Couldn't Lose?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Kim

Democrats have been handed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put our dream candidate in the White House, with no compromises for "electability", and have that candidate put the Supreme Court solidly in liberal control for decades.

The Republican Establishment: 'Smoke-Filled Room, Please'

Richard Brodsky | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The Republican Establishment used phony populism to gain support. Then they abandoned their own electorate, not the other way around. Last-ditch political maneuvers can't undo that reality. And they won't.

GOP Voters Have No Idea What Party Leaders Think About The Primary

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

The continued polling dominance of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and businessman Donald Trump has left many Republican leaders exasperated, and rank-and-fil...

The Iowa Homestretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At this point, both races are so close in Iowa that nobody really knows what will happen next Monday night. Will the polls turn out to be correct? Nobody knows. Will enthusiasm trump (pun intended) longtime voter turnout?

Voters Wanna Rumble, And They're Looking For A Bruiser-In-Chief

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

So, that happened. As we near the Iowa caucuses, a chaotic campaign is starting to reveal some constants. For Republicans, their elite candidates are ...

The GOP Establishment Has Found The One Thing That Can Make Donald Trump Palatable: Ted Cruz

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

UPDATE: Feb. 26 -- In a surprise move, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former presidential candidate, endorsed Donald Trump, the current Republican ...

GOP Establishment Candidates: The State Of the Field

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

As we enter the final week of 2015, it is fair to say that the Republican Party Establishment is in crisis. The crisis has many causes. The Establis...

The Republican Establishment Thinks Ted Cruz Can Save Them From Trump. There's One Big Problem.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Donald Trump continues to dominate GOP primary polls, establishment Republicans have been reluctantly warming to the idea that Sen. T...

Time for a Real Tea Party -- in 2016!

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

After being knocked out in 2014, will the Tea Partiers give up and go back into the fold, disrespected and marginalized? Will they do as many of the progressive left have done, lose their bargaining power and choose to accept the "least worst" candidate on Tea Party issues between the GOP and the Democrats?

Bill de Blasio, the FDR of New York

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Don't get carried away analyzing the presence of Bill and Hillary Clinton at the de Blasio inauguration. Starting this week, it is de Blasio who is the big show, not the Clintons.

Republican Establishment Turns Machine on the Grassroots

Andrew Ian Dodge | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Andrew Ian Dodge

A group (unintentionally one has to presume) mockingly called the Conservative Victory Project seeks to give the establishment more control over who gets selected to run for U.S. Senate as Republican.