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Washington Post's E.J. Dionne Declares The Era Of The Far Right And The Era Of The Tea Party Is Over
Truth Revolt ^ | 10/21/2013 | Jeff Dunetz

Posted on 10/21/2013 3:26:17 AM PDT by markomalley

The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne was a guest on NBC's Meet The Press this morning. Dionne declared both the Tea Party and conservatism dead:

I think that the era of the far right and the era of the Tea Party is over. We wasted $12-24 billion of GDP on a political tactic that was designed to win by intimidation. We have an opening for normal government for the first time since the 2010 elections

A search of Dionne's Washington Post columns presents a history of attacks on the Tea Party movement going back to a 4/19/2010 column in which he wrote:

The Tea Party is nothing new. It represents a relatively small minority of Americans on the right end of politics, and it will not determine the outcome of the 2010 elections.

In fact, both major parties stand to lose if they accept the laughable notion that this media-created protest movement is the voice of true populism. Democrats will spend their time chasing votes they will never win. Republicans will turn their party into an angry and narrow redoubt with no hope of building a durable majority. 

 


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Well, there you go. EJ Dionne has spoken.

/sarc

1 posted on 10/21/2013 3:26:17 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

One of America’s greatest enemies is giving real Americans political advice? How interesting.


2 posted on 10/21/2013 3:28:59 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: markomalley
And who was the "conservative" who stood up and bitch slapped this POS?

Until somebody starts to refute these people this crap will continue...

3 posted on 10/21/2013 3:30:05 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: markomalley

As usual, this person has confused the ‘Tea Party’ movement with the RNC.


4 posted on 10/21/2013 3:30:23 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: markomalley

naaaaah.............
It’s the RINOS who are dead—actually they are ZOMBIES. They stagger along, essentially brain-dead, and they think they are still the leadership.
Not for long.


5 posted on 10/21/2013 3:33:05 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: markomalley

Yepper! EJ is a high priest of the Obama cult. I’m surprised he pulled his head out of his ass long enough to speak.


6 posted on 10/21/2013 3:33:48 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: Pollster1

Memo to EJ: conservatives were born off of the ashes of abortion and will continue to thrive as evil liberals will die drinking the poison.


7 posted on 10/21/2013 3:34:07 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: markomalley

RIIIIIGHT, and the economy is on the rebound, and the American flag is on Mars.


8 posted on 10/21/2013 3:34:29 AM PDT by gattaca ("Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: maine yankee

More precisely, he believes the recent conservative movement to prevent America’s slide into Nazism has failed.


9 posted on 10/21/2013 3:35:15 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: markomalley

Not dead... just dormant.

But I suspect the sleeping giant will awaken soon, if it hasn’t already.


10 posted on 10/21/2013 3:35:17 AM PDT by eaglescout1998
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To: markomalley

I think that it’s safe to ignore this pipsqueak.


11 posted on 10/21/2013 3:35:39 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: markomalley

12 posted on 10/21/2013 3:39:09 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: gattaca

One out of three - better than Dionne or Obama can do.

13 posted on 10/21/2013 3:41:18 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: markomalley

Rumors of their death are greatly exaggerated.


14 posted on 10/21/2013 3:43:15 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: markomalley

well LOL!

obviously has no idea of what is the “Taxed-Enough-Already” (TEA) party depth of sentiment in this country

I wonder if they even know what the acronymn “TEA” stands for?


15 posted on 10/21/2013 3:43:54 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: markomalley

His mouth didn’t get that way from eating bananas.


16 posted on 10/21/2013 3:50:19 AM PDT by Octar
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To: markomalley

Votes talk B.S. walks!


17 posted on 10/21/2013 3:50:51 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: markomalley

EJ is one of the posterboys for the insanely stupid marxist propagandists masquerading as journalists.


18 posted on 10/21/2013 3:54:02 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: markomalley

Go ahead, keep telling yourself that EJ.


19 posted on 10/21/2013 3:56:43 AM PDT by Toadman (To anger a Conservative, tell a lie. To anger a liberal, tell the truth.)
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To: Pollster1

Whoops, I was thinking of Sheila J. Lee and got carried away.


20 posted on 10/21/2013 4:04:12 AM PDT by gattaca ("Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: markomalley

LOL. They keep posting our obituary but we keep refusing to die.


21 posted on 10/21/2013 4:21:07 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: markomalley

Ignore us at your peril.


22 posted on 10/21/2013 4:45:22 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: markomalley
Washington Post's E.J. Dionne Declares The Era Of The Far Right And The Era Of The Tea Party Is Over

The British were saying the same thing right up until Yorktown.

23 posted on 10/21/2013 4:46:47 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: markomalley

I suppose we are called radical because we believe that we cannot spend more than we make.

I suppose that we are radical because we feel that people should work and earn a living.

I suppose we are radical because we know there is no free lunch.

I suppose we are radical because we want to raise our own children , and not have the government raise them for us.


24 posted on 10/21/2013 4:47:21 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: markomalley

25 posted on 10/21/2013 4:59:04 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: markomalley

As our old friends in BTO said:

b-b-b-Baby, you just ain’t seen n-n-n-nothin’ yet...


26 posted on 10/21/2013 5:00:37 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: markomalley

EXCELLENT NEWS. The COMMUNIST MEDIA can concentrate on more important things now—like Hillary’s Benghazi disaster, the Obamacare fiasco, Al Quaeda in Syria, Muslim Brotherhood in the Administration, NSA snooping, and IRS political corruption.

Yeah, right.


27 posted on 10/21/2013 5:02:49 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: markomalley

Did anyone bother to tell Dionne that the era of the Washington Post left the station a couple of years ago?


28 posted on 10/21/2013 5:18:24 AM PDT by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: markomalley

E.J. Dionne is one of the most sycophantic supporters of Obama that’s ever taken oxygen. Nothing... NOTHING would ever drive him to give even the slightest hint of criticism toward his god.

He’s to be ignored.


29 posted on 10/21/2013 5:23:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: markomalley
We wasted $12-24 billion of GDP on a political tactic that was designed to win by intimidation.

Where the heck did he come up with that estimate? And really, twelve-to twenty-four billion? Laughable! E.J., here's my prediction: the WaPo will cease a print edition in the near future, but the Tea Party will still be going strong!

30 posted on 10/21/2013 5:27:35 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: markomalley

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” —Mahatma Ghandi


31 posted on 10/21/2013 5:28:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: markomalley

Is it OK to call Dionne a brown-noser, or would that be perceived as racist?


32 posted on 10/21/2013 5:31:46 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: ScottinVA
E.J. Dionne is one of the most sycophantic supporters of Obama that’s ever taken oxygen. Nothing... NOTHING would ever drive him to give even the slightest hint of criticism toward his god.

He's as unique as any of 50 million other lemmings.

33 posted on 10/21/2013 5:49:17 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: markomalley

How many times has the TEA Party been declared dead?

and what is the “far right”? The left has moved so far left it would not have been recognizable 40 years ago.


34 posted on 10/21/2013 5:50:30 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: markomalley
We wasted $12-24 billion of GDP . . . .

Others have pointed out that keeping government from co-opting $24 billion dollars is a good thing. That money remained in the hands of those who earned it.

(Of course the money will be snatched back to pay for the two-week vacations)

35 posted on 10/21/2013 6:24:04 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: markomalley

Let him think we are dead. He will then be blind to our efforts to get our message out and grow our ranks. Nothing could be more helpful than a blind press while we purge the party of the RINOS they love.


36 posted on 10/21/2013 6:24:52 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: markomalley

Those who wish a balanced budget are on the far right. That means the obverse is also true, by implication. Those that do not want a balanced budget are the far left.

Those who value the freedom to enter into a contract are the far right. Those who would destroy the right of the people to enter into contracts are the far left.

Those who would prefer to live by their own merits, and to be rewarded for the their production are on the far right. Those would prefer to live off the merits and production of others are the far left.

Those who expect no man to live for them, are far right. Those who expect all men to live for them, are the far left.

Q.E.D.


37 posted on 10/21/2013 7:30:28 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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