Senate Republican Minority "leader" Mitch McConnell tells NY Times: “I think we are going to crush them everywhere”...“I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”...3/8/14
6/7/14, "The brave British abhor uniformity," UK Telegraph, Janet Daley
by-election proved that UKIP was "going backwards." The tide had been turned, the Farage magic had run out – all over, finished, back to electoral business as usual. Well, maybe if you regard leaping into second place from fifth, halving the Conservatives’ majority in a safe seat in spite of a campaign so full-on that it was a virtual military occupation, beating the main opposition into an ignominious third place and the Coalition partners into a humiliating sixth, as “going backwards”…
3/8/2014, "Leading Republicans Move to Stamp Out Challenges From Right," NY Times, Carl Hulse
"This election season, Republicans led by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky are taking a much harder line as they sense the majority within reach. Top congressional Republicans and their allies are challenging the advocacy groups head on in an aggressive effort to undermine their credibility. The goal is to deny them any Senate primary victories, cut into their fund-raising and diminish them as a future force in Republican politics.
“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” Mr. McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, said in an interview, referring to the network of activist organizations working against him and two Republican incumbents in Kansas and Mississippi while engaging in a handful of other contests. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”...
Establishment Republicans guarantee Democrat victories:
In 2012 Establishment Republicans lost 10+ US Senate seats with their specially selected loser candidates. They also lost the presidency by insisting that pathetic Mitt Romney had to be the guy. Romney hated the idea of running, didn't want the job, and had no intention of winning. Everyone knows this.
On 3/24/14 Senate Republican Minority "leader" Mitch McConnell again manoeuvred things to advance the Democrat agenda and deny the Republican Majority House the chance to express the will of the people:
3/24/14, "McConnell/Reid Supermajority Lives On," Daniel Horowitz, RedState
"Mitch McConnell couldn’t even go a few hours into this week’s Senate session without selling out conservatives and granting Harry Reid a supermajority. He delivered more than half of the GOP conference into the hands of Democrats, enabling them to gain leverage over the GOP-controlled House and pass the IMF deform package [read more here on the IMF package].
We’ve witnessed this dynamic throughout the past few years. Ideally, Republicans should have more leverage than Democrats because they fully control the House, while Democrats lack a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. As such, McConnell’s job is to block bad legislation in the Senate, enabling the House to jam Democrats with the only viable alternative. Yet, with issue after issue, we have witnessed the opposite dynamic. McConnell hands Reid the requisite 60+ votes and allows him to jam the House."....
Establishment Vichy GOP key in Democrat Reid re-election in 2010:
11/4/2010, "How Harry Reid Won Re-Election" AP, Michael R. Blood, via CNS News
"Reid collected the support of high-profile Republicans, who viewed him as too influential to lose with the state's economy in turmoil and were reluctant to vote for Angle because of her extremist views.
A moderate Republican "would have had a better chance of defeating Reid," said Republican state Sen. Bill Raggio, who backed Reid. "Their positions were less extreme, more in line with what the majority of Nevadans felt."...
Republicans also marveled at Nevada's Democratic turnout machine
....The Democratic leader and his union allies deployed hundreds of volunteers to knock on doors, make phone calls and drive voters to the polls....
In contrast, the National Republican Committee didn't come through with a comparable get-out-the-vote effort for Angle.
National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Brian Jones, who advised the Angle campaign, said "you have to respect the Democratic operation in Nevada."...
Angle's campaign was also slowed by internal bickering – national operatives who joined her campaign after her come-from-behind primary win often clashed with some of her longtime Nevada advisers, a rift that never fully healed."...