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Klein: The GOP Establishment Is Not Afraid Of The Tea Party Anymore
RCP Video ^ | 2-5-2013

Posted on 02/05/2013 7:46:29 AM PST by Sir Napsalot

MSNBC host Ezra Klein, The Last Word

More than 16 minutes long discussion by Ezra Klein, Dave Weigel, Molly Ball on the GOP intra party fight

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


TOPICS: Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 113th; influence; rinos; teaparty
The 'Grown-Ups' comment duly noted and we shall remember.
1 posted on 02/05/2013 7:46:37 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

GOPe keeps losing.

Toss Rove.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 7:48:43 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I think they are.

After all, why try to destroy what they don’t fear?


3 posted on 02/05/2013 7:49:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

It should also be noted that the GOPe seems to be the libs newest best friend.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 7:49:46 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Uncle Miltie

Toss Rove out, and use the GOP.

Or keep Rove there, and use another party.

That appears to be what is shaping up. Soon it will be time to choose.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 7:52:08 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Sir Napsalot

> Klein: The GOP Establishment Is Not Afraid Of The Tea Party Anymore

That’s only because they have a very short memory and an even shorted attention span. 2014 is coming sooner than they think and there will be many in the GOP who will be replaced.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 7:54:22 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: skeeter

The GOP has been moderated into a coma and Karl Rove is pinching the feeding tube as the democrats happily goose step their way to full on fascism.

Why is that Karl? Are you some kind of double agent or something?


7 posted on 02/05/2013 7:56:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

We certainly seem to be hurtling towards a repeat of the great Canadian C-CRAP fiasco of the 1990’s.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 7:57:16 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cripplecreek
The man has lost his mind, he's become as destructive as the Chicago machine.
9 posted on 02/05/2013 8:01:13 AM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: cripplecreek

I think it is quite clear that the country club RHINOS are in it for their own personal enrichment.


10 posted on 02/05/2013 8:02:33 AM PST by marsh2
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To: Sir Napsalot

Bond: "What do you want?
Do you want me to be a shapeshifting, backstabbing RINO like you?"

Backstabber RINO Rove: "No, Mr. Bond. I want you to die."

11 posted on 02/05/2013 8:03:13 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Lakeshark

Follow the money.

Nuff said.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 8:03:40 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Outstanding example thanks!

(um... er ... ah?)

Could we Americans bother you please for some background?


13 posted on 02/05/2013 8:07:13 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Sir Napsalot

Why should they be? The Tea Party doesn’t vote Republican any more. The GOP can keep their little Old Boys Club and their 25% of the vote intact. :)


14 posted on 02/05/2013 8:08:24 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rebrand time. The patriots who rebelled against the British became the patriots who declared independence from tyrannical government.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 8:10:34 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Sir Napsalot

Yes, millions sitting home to avoid candidate Romney shows that the base is not needed. Way to go, DC idiots. Way to go.

Oh, and thanks for Tommy Thompson, George Allen and COnni Mack, too.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 8:14:01 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Yes, millions sitting home to avoid candidate Romney shows that the base is not needed. Way to go, DC idiots. Way to go.

Oh, and thanks for Tommy Thompson, George Allen and Connie Mack, too.


17 posted on 02/05/2013 8:14:12 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Sir Napsalot

JournoList

In February 2007 Klein created a Google Groups forum called “JournoList” for discussing politics and the news media. The forum’s membership was controlled by Klein and limited to “several hundred left-leaning bloggers, political reporters, magazine writers, policy wonks and academics”. Posts within JournoList were intended only to be made and read by its members. Klein defended the forum saying that it “[ensures] that folks feel safe giving off-the-cuff analysis and instant reactions”. JournoList member, and Time magazine columnist, Joe Klein added that the off-the-record nature of the forum was necessary because “candor is essential and can only be guaranteed by keeping these conversations private”.

The existence of JournoList was first publicly revealed in a July 27, 2007 blog post by blogger Mickey Kaus. However, the forum did not attract serious attention until March 17, 2009 when an article published on Politico detailed the nature of the forum and the extent of its membership. The Politico article set off debate within the Blogosphere over the ethics of participating in JournoList and raised questions about its purpose. The first public excerpt of a discussion within JournoList was posted by Mickey Kaus on his blog on March 26, 2009.

In addition to Ezra Klein, members of JournoList included, among others: Jeffrey Toobin, Eric Alterman, Paul Krugman, Joe Klein (no relation to Ezra Klein), Matthew Yglesias, and Jonathan Chait.

On June 25, 2010, Ezra Klein announced in his Washington Post blog that he would be terminating the JournoList group. This decision was instigated by fellow blogger Dave Weigel’s resignation from the Post following the public exposure of several of his JournoList emails about conservative media figures.

Klein had justified excluding conservative Republicans from participation as “not about fostering ideology but preventing a collapse into flame war. The emphasis is on empiricism, not ideology”.

Klein is married to Annie Lowrey, an economic policy reporter at The New York Times.

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In December 2009, Klein wrote an article in the Washington Post, stating that Senator Joe Lieberman was “willing to cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in order to settle an old electoral score”, because Lieberman “was motivated to oppose health care legislation in part out of resentment at liberals for being defeated in the 2006 Connecticut Democratic Primary”.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 8:14:49 AM PST by kcvl
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Money could be a part, but it's gotta be more than money for him.

I remember him going ballistic on Christine O'Donnell after she beat HIS candidate (how dare she?), I think he's got some burr under his butt about the TEA party's wins against him in the past. I lost any confidence in him when he had his week long melt down concerning her. He did the very thing he used to hate, dividing the party rather than uniting behind the winner. It's what he's doing now.

The sad part about this is the unfortunate fact that we don't have the numbers to beat back the democrats without the GOP and the TEA party coming to an accommodation. He's simply destroying that possibility.

19 posted on 02/05/2013 8:17:57 AM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Obama Meets With Liberal Journalists

Monday, October 22, 2012

President Obama had some prominent liberal journalists over for coffee, ABC’s Jake Tapper reports (“POTUS has Coffee with Progressive Media Stars“).

An all-star list of progressive and liberal media folks came to the White House today to chat with President Obama over coffee in the Roosevelt Room.

The group chatted with the president about economic messaging, his agenda for 2012, the various campaign arguments against different GOP candidates, the desire among some Democrats for him to highlight his foreign policy accomplishments, fighting corporate influence and the “crappiness” of the Senate filibuster , as one attendee put it.

Those there included the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein and Greg Sargent, MSNBC anchors Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, and Chris Hayes, the Nation’s editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, the New York Times’ Frank Bruni, and stars of the interwebs Arianna Huffington, Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo, Faiz Shakir of ThinkProgress and Joy Reid of The Reid Report.


20 posted on 02/05/2013 8:23:01 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Sir Napsalot

One thing I’ve noticed about the GOP. Bitch slap them a couple of times and they’ll cower in a corner and do what ever you want. That’s how the democrats have controlled them for years.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 8:24:24 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: kcvl
Has anyone else noticed how these people keep referring to themselves as 'stars'?

Get a grip, journalistas.

22 posted on 02/05/2013 8:26:31 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: marsh2
I think it is quite clear that the country club RHINOS are in it for their own personal enrichment.

You got it. That's why they consistently throw the presidential races. They don't want the presidency. The presidency means the Republicans would be accountable.

The GOPe wants House and Senate seats. Being a legislator means that you get to exercise unaccountable power. You get lots of lobbyists providing you with pretty girls (or boys), and boxes of cash, wining and dining you all year long. You get invited to nice parties. Being a legislator is cool, especially if control of the legislature is close enough that your vote would make a difference.

Beyond that, they don't care. The GOPe has no ideology but money.

23 posted on 02/05/2013 8:27:36 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: cripplecreek

Rove is on a perpetual hyper-ego high. He could give a rat’s ass about conservatism. He is focused on remaining relevant in the D.C. power mill. He is a D.C. power junkie. Go back and look at Rove’s personal history. This guy has been self elevated from an undistinguished junk mail vendor to the Wizard of Oz.


24 posted on 02/05/2013 8:31:04 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

When you listen to Rove talk nowadays he ALWAYS talks about numbers and how to help the GOP party (even though he has been wroing more than rigth) but never talks about how anything is GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY

only what’s good for the party- and his pals with power getting in more of their pals

DUMP ROVE

Where is Sarah and Gingrich? - we need them to head up a new party


25 posted on 02/05/2013 8:33:34 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: petitfour

We actually have a textbook submitted here in Texas for use in public school that call the Boston Tea party members terrorists. They faced a serious grilling last week in the Texas legislature.

I looked in a history book one of my high school kids had before we left public school. It is not history, it teaches sociology and how great all races/ethnic collection are and how we (US) are basically no better. The revolutionary period was only 50 or so pages and WW2 about the same. I was so incensed.


26 posted on 02/05/2013 8:38:16 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

In the early 90’s the more Conservative members of Canada’s Conservative Party (a sort of Tea Party if you will, largely based in Alberta) got fed up with the RINOy qualities of the Tories and they split. Formed their own party called the Canadian Conservative Reform Alliance Party (which spelled C-CRAP...poor job of marketing there).

In the short run it allowed the Liberals to run the table and do what they wanted with near impunity. In the long run though the RINOs got tired of taking it on the chin and reconciled with the more Conservative Conservatives, leading to a more Conservative Tory party and the Conservative government they have today.

Granted the country spent over a decade in Liberal Hell before they got there.


27 posted on 02/05/2013 8:56:39 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sir Napsalot

Why would the GOP be afraid of the teaparty unless they are not really repubs?


28 posted on 02/05/2013 9:19:18 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Why do we keep complaining about a party
1. We no longer agree with,
2. We don't see as following our beliefs
3. and are just Liberal Lites.
It's time for us to gather together as a people without a party name.
What has happened to America reminds me of a Babylon 5 segment with the Purple Drazi and the Green Drazi. Purple follows purple leader Green follows Green leader.
There was no agenda in mind but they beat each other up because of a scarf, hence party.
They are scared of the Tea Party and it's beginning to show.
Mitt was not elected because many principled citizens just refused to vote for him and there are a few who wanted to “teach” America a lesson.
We saw it here on FR. and they didn't vote. I see this as a chance to get going and support those who are strong leaders with America's interests in mind.
29 posted on 02/05/2013 9:22:19 AM PST by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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