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Kathleen Parker: The Tea Fragger Party
The Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2011 | Kathleen Parker

Posted on 07/29/2011 8:31:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Fragging: “To intentionally kill or wound (one’s superior officer, etc.), esp. with a hand grenade.”

Take names. Remember them. The behavior of certain Republicans who call themselves Tea Party conservatives makes them the most destructive posse of misguided “patriots” we’ve seen in recent memory.

If the nation defaults on its financial obligations, the blame belongs to the Tea Party Republicans who fragged their own leader, John Boehner. They had victory in their hands and couldn’t bring themselves to support his debt-ceiling plan, which, if not perfect, was more than anyone could have imagined just a few months ago. No new taxes, significant spending cuts, a temporary debt-ceiling solution with the possibility of more spending cuts down the line as well as action on their beloved balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution.

These people wouldn’t recognize a hot fudge sundae if the cherry started talking to them....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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KEYWORDS: boehner; debtceiling; enemedia; fragging; kathleenparker; palin; rino; teaparty; vichyrepublicans
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Her trip to the dark side is complete, I see.
1 posted on 07/29/2011 8:31:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is she talking about? The bill passed the House. Did I miss something here?


2 posted on 07/29/2011 8:34:52 PM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

she is stupid.


3 posted on 07/29/2011 8:36:04 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: DesertSapper

Sounds like a bunch of mish mash. Haven’t a clue.


4 posted on 07/29/2011 8:36:18 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d call her brain dead except that would mean she had a brain to begin with..idiocy like this proves she never had one


5 posted on 07/29/2011 8:37:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is John Boehner our leader?


6 posted on 07/29/2011 8:37:13 PM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left’s imagery has gotten so violent. Are they all on crack?

And they’re paranoid too.


7 posted on 07/29/2011 8:37:34 PM PDT by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, I thought the bill past the House..?


8 posted on 07/29/2011 8:37:40 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Sauron/Sarumon 2012; it couldn't be any worse..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t bother replying or even posting Kathleen Parker, she is WaPo’s answer to Cynthia Tucker....


9 posted on 07/29/2011 8:37:50 PM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: cardinal4

Passed the House..


10 posted on 07/29/2011 8:38:46 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Sauron/Sarumon 2012; it couldn't be any worse..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WHERE WERE YOU DURING THE OBAMACARE BATTLE KATHLEEN???????????

I wish you idiot Ruling Class Republicans would go after the libs the way you go after Tea Partiers!

The only reason you RUN the House is because of the Tea Partiers you're embarrassed by.
11 posted on 07/29/2011 8:39:32 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: DesertSapper

CNN/ORC INTERNATIONAL POLL — JULY 18 TO 20, 2011
Question 25
Would you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment to require a balanced federal budget?
Base = Total Sample
Total Men Women White Non-White
-—— -—— -—— -—— -————
Favor 74% 74% 75% 76% 72%
Oppose 24% 25% 24% 23% 27%
No opinion 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Sampling Error +/-3.0 +/-4.5 +/-4.5 +/-3.5 +/-7.5


12 posted on 07/29/2011 8:40:32 PM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let's just remember who this genius is. She was the worst part of the Parker Spitzer show. Fired before him. Now that is an irrelevant loser.

(She is not anywhere near this attractive. There is about 3 handfuls of Vaseline on the camera lens to get her to look this good.)

13 posted on 07/29/2011 8:41:14 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: FrankR

This article makes no sense whatsoever. Is this like the how the Superbowl Champs T-Shirts are made up in advance for both teams so they are ready for the winning team at the end of the game? She had this all done up in case it was voted down and was released by mistake?

Someone needs to clue not so swift Kathy in that the Bill passed.


14 posted on 07/29/2011 8:42:00 PM PDT by F1reEng1neRed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is well-planned strategy to blame the Tea Party when Harry Reid and Obama allow default. Why don’t Republicans ever call Reid and the Democrats what they are, obstructionists and big spoiled brats.

Furthermore, do these imbeciles understand that Congress was meant disagree, meant to debate and hopefully get to a better solution in the end?

These people think everyone’s just supposed to get on-board no matter what the cost.


15 posted on 07/29/2011 8:42:39 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“These people wouldn’t recognize a hot fudge sundae if the cherry started talking to them....”

Really. Well Kathy, we recognize a libtard when we see one, now take this lollipop and go play in traffic.


16 posted on 07/29/2011 8:44:00 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She should be thanking the Tea Party, which delivered a majority to the house. Fresh meat all 57 of them, in which more than half have already turned in only 8 months. Give Bonehead another 8 months and he will turn the rest with threats or bribes.

She made no investment, but DC got a hell of a return off the sweat, work and money of millions of us who elected them. What return did we get?


17 posted on 07/29/2011 8:44:04 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another “please, PLEASE, PLEASE let me into the Ruling Class!” groveler.


18 posted on 07/29/2011 8:44:23 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kathleen Parker, just another useful idiot for the left

that’s assuming she’s not already a card-carrying member


19 posted on 07/29/2011 8:45:18 PM PDT by Enchante (Are there any honest politicians in Washington, DC??)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Call us misguided...I guess the patriots in the American revolution were misguided as well...I am more than honored to be put in the same group as the courageous fellows!


20 posted on 07/29/2011 8:45:18 PM PDT by zimfam007 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Her trip to the dark side is complete, I see.

I believe she completed that trip in October of 2008. Since then she's just been digging a pit to make sure she can never come back.

21 posted on 07/29/2011 8:45:47 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Crying won't help ya, prayin' won't do ya no good.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huh?

Cut, cap and balance passed the house. It came fairly close passing the Senate too. But 0bama could have still vetoed it.

GOP's 'Cut, Cap and Balance' Mostly Just Cut By Media

22 posted on 07/29/2011 8:47:25 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ha Ha! Very Witty Katleen, Now her is your Thorazine...


23 posted on 07/29/2011 8:47:44 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
South Carolina’s contingent was so troubled that members repaired to the chapel Thursday to pray and emerged promising to vote no. Why? Not because Jesus told them to but because they’re scared to death that DeMint will “primary” them — find someone in their own party to challenge them.

Could she sound any more like a garden variety internet leftist?

24 posted on 07/29/2011 8:48:05 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She learned a new word, and is practicing using it, bless her heart.


25 posted on 07/29/2011 8:48:47 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ms Parker is somewhat attractive until she opens her pie hole or takes pen to Paper.


26 posted on 07/29/2011 8:49:42 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Obama lover, there are NO superior officers in the TEA Party. It is the only egalitarian political movement in the whole world. Go back to sleeping under Obie Won’s pillow.


27 posted on 07/29/2011 8:50:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Her trip to the dark side is complete, I see.

She'll get top billing on the cocktail party circuit for this one.

28 posted on 07/29/2011 8:51:09 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
makes them the most destructive posse of misguided “patriots” we’ve seen in recent memory.

Pet peeve alert: cowards who hide behind the all inclusive "we"...instead of speaking for themselves.

29 posted on 07/29/2011 8:51:26 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Kathy

There is plenty of revenue coming in to pay the interest on the debt, meaning no default.

Not paying desk jockeys in the Labor Dept does not constitute a default.


30 posted on 07/29/2011 8:51:49 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know what happened to this woman. A few years ago, I always read her column and usually agreed with her. Somewhere along the line, she took a hard left.


31 posted on 07/29/2011 8:53:05 PM PDT by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Who are these fools?!!


32 posted on 07/29/2011 8:53:12 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kathleen, you ignorant slu...........!


33 posted on 07/29/2011 8:54:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: DesertSapper

Dumber than dirt.


34 posted on 07/29/2011 8:56:14 PM PDT by F1reEng1neRed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Take names. Remember them."

We will, you ignorant bitch, and we'll re-elect them!

35 posted on 07/29/2011 8:58:49 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: DesertSapper

Yes, but that’s old news too! The bill that the House passed that the senate said would be rejected has already been voted down in the Senate. But wait, the senate can now change it up to suit themselves, and Obama, and send it back to the House for a vote tomorrow. Why bother to write articles inventing new names to call people? It’s a joke and the joke’s on the taxpayer.


36 posted on 07/29/2011 9:00:11 PM PDT by ngat
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Did Laura Ingraham write this? (sarc)


37 posted on 07/29/2011 9:02:51 PM PDT by ak267
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To: davisfh
I don’t know what happened to this woman

She fell in love with Obama.

Once you go black... /s

38 posted on 07/29/2011 9:03:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Her trip to the dark side was complete a long time ago. Looks like we have driven the correct parties into screaming, spitting fits. :) I hope we can continue to haunt these elitist dictator wannabes and make them cry - more with each election.


39 posted on 07/29/2011 9:12:24 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No new taxes, significant spending cuts, a temporary debt-ceiling solution with the possibility of more spending cuts down the line as well as action on their beloved balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution.

Even if Republicans are proposing spending cuts, it means nothing if they are amorphous, maybe 10 years down the road, cuts. We who lived through the Reagan era remember that the Democrats reneged on the deal they cut with Reagan, the one that was cited by Obama this week, in his attempt to excoriate the Tea Party Republicans for not being excited about the deal.

The Democrats in Congress at the beginning of the 80s promised $3 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax cuts. Well the tax cuts took effect immediately, and sparked an enormous boom in revenue. The cuts, however, never took place, and spending even increased, so that even though, at the end of the 80s revenue was 3 times higher than the beginning of Reagan's term, spending had increased even more.

This is what most worries the Tea Party representatives.

40 posted on 07/29/2011 9:14:07 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ms. Parker,

I guess you think it is all right for our illustrious pubbies to lie to our face for a vote. Then knife the nation and us in the back when they get scared. I am through being betrayed. Any congress critter that voted for this “plan” deserves to be thrown out on his ass in 2012. You see Ms.Parker American Patriots are made of sterner stuff than you and the congress.

41 posted on 07/29/2011 9:14:44 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RATS need to know this was a serious compromise and conservatives don’t want this plan.

Keep the discussion of what’s in the ‘reasonable’ zone to the right. Compromise to early and you’ve given up ground.

Was the right thing to do to vote against without a BBA.


42 posted on 07/29/2011 9:14:47 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: GeronL
Once you go black... /s

More like:


Once you go twit,
You never remit.

43 posted on 07/29/2011 9:14:59 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Crying won't help ya, prayin' won't do ya no good.)
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To: DesertSapper
My thoughts as well.

The bill passed. What is she whining about?

44 posted on 07/29/2011 9:19:45 PM PDT by comebacknewt ((on second thought, never mind, go away again Newt))
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To: SuziQ
No new taxes,

These were never on the table before. The Dems added them as a bargaining point, so taking them out wasn't really an accomplishment.

significant spending cuts,

In the same sense that not landing a man on Mars will save us $10 trillion over the next ten years, yes. In the sense of actual money, no.

a temporary debt-ceiling solution

If a temporary debt ceiling solution was important to the GOP, it could have had that by taking an up-or-down vote long ago. It wasn't.

with the possibility of more spending cuts down the line

Which, when we press for them, d-bags such as yourself will excoriate us for.

as well as action on their beloved balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution.

Which was already declared "Dead on Arrival," so it it was nothing at all.

In fine and in sum, Boehner's Bill was no more real than Kathleen Parker's phony conservative credentials. Not one part of it achieved anything.

But it was the best we could do.

Meanwhile, a woman who actually endorsed the gormless tyro now presiding over the destruction of the US economy has the nerve to lecture the rest of us about "disloyalty."

Hey Pot...

45 posted on 07/29/2011 9:25:06 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Crying won't help ya, prayin' won't do ya no good.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m so tired of these Faux Conservatives.


46 posted on 07/29/2011 9:29:52 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh good, I was wondering what that fart-brain Ms. Parker had to say about this.


47 posted on 07/29/2011 9:35:24 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: davisfh

October 2008.

The reason?

Palin.


48 posted on 07/29/2011 9:40:31 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: comebacknewt
What is she whining about?

She's a member of the WaPo "Writer's" Group. Whining is her job.

49 posted on 07/29/2011 9:41:25 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Crying won't help ya, prayin' won't do ya no good.)
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To: free me

The real reason is that she’s a twit.


50 posted on 07/29/2011 9:43:17 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Cryin' won't help ya, prayin' won't do ya no good.)
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