“Rockefeller Republicans” Also Called Ronald Reagan “Unelectable”
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – ForAmerica Chairman L. Brent Bozell III today released a statement in response to the announcement of the moderate GOP establishment’s efforts to oppose traditional conservatives and support moderates and liberals in the 2014 elections.
“The days of conservatives listening to the moderate GOP establishment are over,” Bozell said. “Their idea of the most ‘electable’ presidential candidate was Mitt Romney, and before him John McCain and before him Bob Dole, and we have all seen the results. The moderate GOP establishment record in Senate races last year was abysmal: every single one of their candidates lost. We don’t need a second Democrat Party in Washington. If we had listened to them, there would be no Pat Toomey, no Marco Rubio, no Mike Lee, no Rand Paul, and no Ted Cruz in the Senate today. In every case the moderates said they too were ‘unelectable.’ It’s these same Rockefeller Republicans who said Ronald Reagan was unelectable. Instead of lectures, these moderates should stand aside and let the conservative movement lead the party back to prominence. When the GOP is once again unabashed in its support for real conservative values like freedom, prosperity and virtue, only then will it succeed.”
“These fake conservatives need to go away before they do more damage.”