Matt Kibbe: We’re fighting for the soul of the Republican Party

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On radio this morning, Matt Kibbe of Freedom Works joined Glenn to talk about the state of the Republican Party.

“We’re in a total different situation than we were five years ago, aren’t we,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “We’re not sitting here as a helpless, small group of ragtag people who don’t know what they’re doing but are trying to throw some things together. We’ve used the five years – people have all over this country – to figure out how do I get my voice out? How do I cobble people together? How do I build a coalition? How do I have a source other than mainstream media? Where are we sitting today?”

“I think today we’re fighting for the soul of the Republican Party, and whether or not it actually represents us or if we’re going to have to go somewhere else to get what we need. But to me, it’s not really a Republican or Democrat thing,” Matt said.” It’s the insiders have really circled the wagons – doing it on Obamacare and doing it on all their special perks. And the reason that it’s so hostile right now… [is] we’re literally knocking on the front doo. And we’re not only going to get a seat at the table, but they are afraid we’re going to take over the directors… And I think that’s why we need to understand how tough it is, how big the opportunity is to actually beat these guys.”

The President may have the media on his side when it comes to the public relations battle that accompanies a situation like we are currently facing in Washington, but is there any chance for Republicans to emerge victorious from this dogfight?

“I think if we can get the Republicans to hold the line, I think the reality is that we can beat the public relations campaign that the President of the United States always used to win because he had the soap box. But everything is more decentralized now,” Matt explained. “We can tell stories about the government stopping World War II veterans from getting into their own memorial. We can tell stories about all of the ridiculous, nonessential employees that we really don’t need to be funding. We’ve got to drive the message from the outside. And I think we do have to focus on the Democrats. We’ve got the Republicans where we want them for now. And everybody is watching public opinion. They watch polls. It’s almost like crack cocaine to these guys. But we got to drive the message from the outside. That’s why Facebook, that’s why talk radio, that’s why the Internet is so potent when it comes to it being in the hands of patriots.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000070475999 Ed Colyer

    If we lose this we might just as well forget it. Right now I am pretty doubtful as to whether it can get done. Boehner is waffling. Cantor is making suggestions like he wants to throw towel in. On and on and on it goes. If Republicans lose this in addition to all the other crap they gave up we are done. Toast. 

  • Anonymous

    Matt Kibbe has some weirdo shit in his closet

  • Bonnie Somer

    i think that part of this is to get to the people and tell them look if unconstitutional waivers were given out for big business then y not for the american public not much to ask reid and obama don’t care they shove this up our u know what and expect it to be ok to force us to buy something or be taxed a real communist they are.   

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Yep. To the death of the GOP

    Cheers!

  • Gristle McThornbody

    “Kibbe is also a devoted Grateful Dead fan and has said that Deadheads exemplify the self-organizing principles he subscribes to”

    :| 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Ladies and gentlemen liberal tolerance. 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    If we don’t get rid of the rhinos we lose.

  • Anonymous

    You are a waste of space.  Please stop breathing in the clean air that good people deserve to inhale.

  • Anonymous

    The terms Republican and Democrat are just labels.  Republicans are people with morals but no political savvy.  Democrats are Communists with no morals whatsoever and who think that political savvy is the only trait that a person can have that matters…at all.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    My lungs are augmented.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone here will get tired of this,,,but here goes. We need a third political party.

  • Anonymous

    I normally don’t watch Leno, but something must have been recording on that channel and there was Newt talking bad about the TEA party and the candidates that they support and how they have to get back the GOP. Seriously? The GOP is delusional. Unless Lamar Alexander loses the primary in TN, I plan on voting third party. Enough of the GOP.

  • Anonymous

    I quit giving to the GOP when I went Independent in 2008 as a result of them putting McCain up as the presidential runner (way before Palin was chosen as VP – she should have been put up for president, not wacko bird McacaCain). They won’t get one dime or vote from me until they return to the roots of conservative values!

  • greywolfrs

    We have one and they believe in the Constitution. We are called Libertarians.

  • greywolfrs

    What an idiot you are. Have you ever stopped to think what would replace the GOP? I didn’t think so. You are a short-sighted moron that has their head so far up their ass, you couldn’t pull it out with both hands and a map.

  • greywolfrs

    Why bother? The Neocons are so entrenched in the GOP it simply isn’t worth it. Another thing, I guess it depends on what one means by “Conservative values.” If these guys think that having the GOP control people’s lives, the way they see fit, is any different than Democraps contolling people’s lives, the way they see fit, they are delusional. The point is let ALL people, in this country, be free. As long as both partys continue to play the control game, they will both fall. The Independents and Libertarians will rise and the control WILL stop.

    In the end, stop trying to save the GOP, that’s a lot of fight that can be directed at putting this country back on the path laid out by the Founders.

  • Anonymous

    A couple of decades ago we did some house cleaning up here – in Canada – with the “Progressive Conservative” party. So much so that the party had to merge with a more conservative ”Reform” party from the west and reconstitue from the ground up. They have since held the Prime Minister’s office for more than a decade – 2 terms as a minority governemt, and one term with a majority. While we are in reasonabley good shape, I would not say that we are governed by “conservatives”. The progressive influence was not fully expunged and the government continues to enact laws that limit our rights of free speech – especially the right to preach the gospel even when it’s politically incorrect; our property rights – especially with regard to firearms and how we manage our own land; and our legal rights - to be free from unwarranted search and seizure.
    If you can manage to push the progressives out of the Republican party, God bless you! I pray you have time to do it, in the mean time I’m preparing for the crash that’s coming and watching and praying that I am counted worthy to escape the coming tribulation.

  • Anonymous

    We should be fighting for the soul of Americans.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    What’s wrong with rhinos? 

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Dude.

    It’s over. Welcome to the future.

  • soybomb315

     It is the bible parable about the wheat and the chaffe….They cannot be separated – the field must be cleaned if we are ever to have freedom again

  • soybomb315

    Constitution Party is also nice for those who cannot stand a completely secular govt….I could go either way as long as people have a “come to” moment when it comes to foreign policy and federalism

  • soybomb315

    “Republicans are people with morals but no political savvy.”

    Wrong on both accounts.  Republican party is just slightly worse at lying.  Iraq war and patriot act – how were they moral?

    You could argue christians have “morals”, but you said republicans.  Lots of sincere christians call themselves democrats.  What you did is demagoguery.

  • soybomb315

     How bout some election law reform? 2008 should have been Nader vs Ron Paul and this country would have been much better off

  • Gristle McThornbody

    One of my favorite David Letterman moments: Top Ten Things The Founding Fathers Would Say If They Were Alive Today

    “Remember that electoral college thing we made up when we were drunk? They’re still using it!”

  • Anonymous

    Courage sounds like a mob. “Come on, let’s go!!”

  • jen

    Brilliant comment.  republicans don’t care about America, they are party first, hence they claim to be fighting for soul of republican party.  And not for the soul for America as a decent, sane person would do.

  • jen

    well said and agreed.  however, most americans have become big deceived fools that have fallen for the devil.

    even ron paul followers have for years saying they are going to take over gop and of course dont’ mean it and won’t do anything about it but complain and help Romney by taking out his conservative rivals.
    message of anarchist libertarians as conservatives is to ‘take over gop’ or ‘save gop’ – those are the frauds and cowards who will only talk and not fight.

    true independents and moderate libertarians will need to rise.

  • jen

    you are far ahead of conservatives in the us.  at this point, conservatives will not make it unless a miracle happens.  you would be wasting your time praying for conservatives.

    for ex, conservatives are still fawning over Rubio.

  • jen

    they never have had roots of conservative values!!  you think bush sr had it and bush jr lost it. 

    they fooled and betrayed you, and most conservatives still thank them for this service.

  • Anonymous

    ”Fighting for the soul of the Republican Party”, are you, Matt?   Hope you can find it and bring it

    to life.  That is—to true conservative values.

  • Anonymous

    This is what the Republican party is turning into.  I don’t know who this guy is ( I stumbled on the article during a Google search on an unrelated topic) but I don’t understand why he doesn’t just run as a Democrat – that’s what he is.  That’s like a Democrat running and saying “I’m in favor of small government, small taxes, I’m against making illegal immigrants legal and I oppose Obamacare.  The Democrat party has changed …”  Republican.  You’re a Republican, then, if you believe that.  When you run on a ticket as a Republican but you hold the same beliefs as a Democrat you take away the voter’s choice – we end up with two candidates that are identical.  Run as a Democrat if this is what you believe.
    http://www.salina.com/news/Republicans2013-09-18T01-06-25

  • Anonymous

    Republican don’t care about America.  This is the wrong time to be fighting over “Obama care”..  In the meantime the country is at its knees and the Chinese are now ordering us what to do.

    If there is a 3rd party break off, that will be it for the political right.