Seems that the little tiff the GOP money people are having with the Todd Akin wing of the party that Anne Laurie was talking about this weekend is now turning into an outright donnybrook over at WIN THE MORNING.
Two powerful conservative groups reacted with scorn Sunday to a newly unveiled American Crossroads initiative, dubbed the Conservative Victory Project, that plans to work against Republican primary candidates it views as unelectable.
Crossroads president Steven Law told the New York Times that Crossroads allies are creating the new organization to oppose candidates such as former Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, who lost a once-competitive Senate race last year. “There is a broad concern about having blown a significant number of races because the wrong candidates were selected,” Law said.
Both the Club for Growth and the Senate Conservatives Fund – two of the most prominent groups that have boosted candidates on the right – mocked the new initiative as yet another hapless establishment-side attempt to muzzle the GOP base.
Matt Hoskins, executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, branded it the “Conservative Defeat Project.”
“The Conservative Defeat Project is yet another example of the Republican establishment’s hostility toward its conservative base. Rather than listening to the grassroots and working to advance their principles, the establishment has chosen to declare war on the party’s most loyal supporters,” Hoskins said. “If they keep this up, the party will remain in the wilderness for decades to come.”
Yeah, this is going to be fun. Both sides know that at this point that GOP races where the Republican has a shot to win in the general are completely determined by the amount of crazy that gets through the primaries. Both sides want control of the primary process going into 2014. Both sides are confident they’re going to win, the other side will knuckle under, and that the GOP will happily get back to taking over the country.
Of course, both sides of course are filled with reactionary mustache-twirling meatheads who thought Mitt Romney and Todd Akin were winners too. Let’s watch the bloodshed, shall we?