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Per Michelle Malkin:

Tenney is the insurgent challenger in the June 24 primary to unseat Hanna, who is the third most liberal GOP member of the House. Hanna is also a member of the left-wing “Republican Main Street Partnership” – the pro-bailout, pro-debt, pro-amnesty, anti-drilling group infested with lobbyists and fronted by Beltway barnacle turned Tea Party-bashing lobbyist Steve LaTourette.

Tenney has grassroots support from New York tea party activists, the New York State Conservative Party, the New York State Right-to-Life Committee, former GOP Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey, as well as the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms PAC and the conservative women’s political action committee ShePAC.

Hanna, by contrast, has the backing of deep-pocketed D.C. special interests that have thrown nearly $1.5 million into the race. The “American Unity” super PAC, funded by billionaire gay marriage supporter Paul Singer, has kicked in more than a half-million dollars on gay marriage crusader Hanna’s behalf. The group also has shoveled $125,000 to Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, whose operatives are waging war against conservative tea party primary challengers across the country. The “American Unity” super PAC’s ads absurdly slam Tenney as “not a conservative” and fudge the facts to falsely accuse her of supporting tax hikes.

Another blatant lie: tying Tenney to Democratic corruptocrat Sheldon Silver, whom Tenney was the first state legislator to call on to resign after his tax-subsidized payoffs to cover up sexual harassment claims were exposed.

A similar attack campaign by something called the “Patriot Prosperity PAC” parroted the patently false claims that Tenney supports tax hikes and called her “out of touch.”

Also, this:

U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna today lashed out at his Tea Party-backed opponent in the June 24 Republican primary, saying he won’t agree to debate someone who consistently distorts his record.

Chills! Hanna, a member of the Main Street Partnership and a likely attendee of the Amelia Island retreat, substituted Sheldon Silver for Tim Kaine, but otherwise mimicked Cantor’s campaign.

We’ll know of Hanna’s fate tomorrow. Bear in mind that Hanna resides in the fallout zone from Cantor’s loss, as Tenney gathered significant attention and name recognition from activists and media seeking “the next Cantor.” His dishonest “left is right” campaign has received significant media since, a mile-marker which also denoted the day Brat began his takeover.

If Tenney wins, the Amelia Island retreat is shaping up to be a historically notable failure from America’s second-oldest profession: campaign strategist. There are competent, honest strategists out there — see the Brat and Tenney campaigns — but none of the honest ones were present that weekend in April.

(For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)

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Apparently not - Hanna won handily.
17 weeks ago
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Cantor RINOism = FAIL

John McCain wrote the book on running against a conservative challenger. Just lie to the people of Arizonas faces about your policy positions, then back to RINOism after the election.
17 weeks ago
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I can just see the meeting with all the political operatives telling these guys, "This is how the Dems win their elections, so we should copy their playbooks. Just spend a bunch of money, and tell lies faster than the other guy can refute them. Just vilify them."

Well, that might work, if you have the MSM backing your play, and if you were courting the votes of the Low Info Voters... and if it weren't a REPUBLICAN primary, you idiots! Geez!
17 weeks ago
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These groups also lie about their candidate's support for amnesty. They run ads saying they support 'border security first' and 'fixing our broken immigration system'.
17 weeks ago
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I don't have a big problem with Richard Hanna being a non-conservative Republican if trying to replace him with a more conservative candidate results in the Democrats winning NY-22 in the fall. Bad campaign tactics, but Hanna was an owner of a construction company with a successful life outside of politics. My problem is that the federal government is so big and powerful that a primary election in a Baja Ontario could have a significant impact on my life in North Texas.
17 weeks ago
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Amelia Island?

AMELIA’s Island?

That mythical place long sought but never found? That speck on the horizon, so small that every cloud, shadow and reflection on the shimmering ocean appears just as large, and deceives you a single degree off course with “hope” that you’ve at last spotted it, and leads you to a watery doom?

That ever tantalizing prize, to Circle the World, dependent on such an inhospitable anchor point? The whole of the mission dependent upon the nearly impossible? The absolute longest of odds, with nothing less than DEATH (of the Republic) the price of your almost certain failure?

Ahh, yes, but only if…
We could sound “nice” like the democrats.
We could “appease the media” with “me too” demonization of the Tea Party.
We could deflect “racism” with surrender to “amnesty”.
And gain “the youth” with forgiven student loans.
THEN we could “win over the moderates”…

Who would be “sophisticated” enough to know we’re only PRETENDING to be *gag/spit* “conservatives” because we “have to”, in order to Fool the Rubes they also despise…

And Amelia’s Island will lead us there.

It will work. It will HAVE to work.

And all we have to do is lie and deceive. To cheat and collude and defraud. To deny and surrender, to further Plunder The Republic to secure that Precious Foothold on Amelia’s Island…. That tiny strip of Political Quicksand that No Good Ship has ever landed, without either floundering or losing their Mortal Soul. The one governed since the dawn of time by the Darkest Rules of Ugly Nature, now ruled by a capricious Media/State Tide that conceals every reef, and conspires with Vicious Natives to destroy all who dare enter under the Wrong Flag.

But we can do it, THIS time….

We will trust the Media to fairly man the Lighthouses, for they arranged our bribe of the natives to burn torches for our approach….And we’ll agree to bring a cargo of trinkets for the Kings, Head-Hunters and Witch Doctors they lord over, praising “Big Chief State” for the rising sun and phasing moon, as he subjugates the natives who foolishly worship him like a God .…if we only kiss their token idols, and bow to their False God too, we can TRICK THEM ALL into safe passage for points beyond, and then….

Yes, it will work…it will HAVE to work

And we will then, AT LAST, complete our Circle Around the World.

So, with my deepest apologies to the brave and tenacious Lady Earhart/Putnam and Mr. Noonan for the poetic license I took with their memories and achievements, I say…

That RINOS have chosen the metaphorically perfect place, and name, for a perfect, fatal strategy….

Win or lose, God help us all
17 weeks ago
17 weeks ago Link To Comment
Primary the bastards!
17 weeks ago
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Where are the snarky comments from the establishment faithful? I know you're out there. This is disappointing....
17 weeks ago
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Could this rightly be called "the LaTourette's Syndrome" of campaign strategies?
(spewing verbal filth and calling it the truth).

Plus, anything that involves Karl Rove can not be good for anything conservative. He is a snake in the grass in the classic sense of the phrase (hint: he ain't working for our side folks, Rove is one of the best weapons the Democrats have)!
17 weeks ago
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RINOs delenda est.
17 weeks ago
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