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Tea Party will destroy GOP in 2014, as Palin destroyed McCain in 2008 (Hahaha!)
The Hill ^ | May 24, 2013 | Brent Budowsky

Posted on 05/24/2013 3:33:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

For the far right, dreams die hard and delusions never end. As Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who represents a congressional GOP with unpopularity of 75 percent, prepares to summon former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with popularity above 60 percent, to testify, the overreach of House Republicans now threatens Republican control of the House. The triumph of the Tea Party within Republican politics is a gift to Democrats in 2014, as the disastrous vice presidential nomination of Sarah Palin in 2008 helped propelled Barack Obama to a two-term presidency.

In the latest poll I've seen about 2014, a generic poll by Washington Post/ABC, Democrats led Republicans by 48 percent to 40 percent — a huge margin. Of course, polls will vary. But the idea of a House GOP that is stunningly unpopular running inquisitions against President Obama, whose popularity towers above the GOP, and Clinton, whose popularity towers above the GOP even more, is a political disaster in the making.

The prime directive for the Tea Party is tax breaks for the rich and tax breaks for themselves — hardly a winning position in a nation that wants more equity and fairness for all. The Tea Party projects a politics and negativity, which is why it is so highly unpopular with voters. Palin represents a negativity and eccentricity and out-of-the-mainstream rightism, which is why she was such as disaster for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), why she left the governorship after half of one term and why she has held no public office in recent years.....

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: hillary; mccain; obama; palin; sarahpalin; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
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1 posted on 05/24/2013 3:33:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then let it be destroyed.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 3:34:24 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

America is toast.

Illiterate electorate.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 3:34:49 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My head hurts?


4 posted on 05/24/2013 3:35:14 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is probably true unless some Republicans grow a big pair !!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 05/24/2013 3:35:26 PM PDT by District13 (I miss my country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like 2010?


6 posted on 05/24/2013 3:35:30 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOOD.


7 posted on 05/24/2013 3:35:30 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney/Ryan got a million more votes than McCain/Palin. Is Paul Ryan more popular in the GOP than Sarah Palin?


8 posted on 05/24/2013 3:36:20 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well look at McCain’s candidacy in the cold light of day five years later. A very old man with an unpleasant personality who isn’t even articulate and also had about him an air of psycho real or imagined. Palin probably gained him votes.


9 posted on 05/24/2013 3:37:10 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From Rasmussen Reports:

Monday, May 20, 2013

Republicans have edged ahead of Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending May 19.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 39% would choose the Democrat instead. . .

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/generic_congressional_ballot


10 posted on 05/24/2013 3:37:44 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: vladimir998

I agree. The RINOlib-Republican Party is not for conservatives anymore. With idiots like McScream and McRomney as candidates and leaders of the party, what chance do we have? No, we are screwed. These RINOsliberals now run the party.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 3:38:15 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the “tea party” is the end of the GOP, then it needed to end.

A party that can’t articulate what it stands for doesn’t stand for anything.


12 posted on 05/24/2013 3:38:15 PM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The triumph of the Tea Party within Republican politics is a gift to Democrats in 2014"

Well, the taxes paid to the Feds by the TEA Party "members" IS an ongoing gift to the 'rats, that's fur sure. Don't count on it in the long run though.

13 posted on 05/24/2013 3:38:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nice try. They know Obama is in trouble and are trying to discourage weak and wimpy republicans (rinos) from going after their messiah.


14 posted on 05/24/2013 3:38:58 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

15 posted on 05/24/2013 3:39:27 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: toddausauras
"Palin probably gained him votes."

Do ya think? It could explain the millions of votes missing from the Romney total in '12.

16 posted on 05/24/2013 3:40:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bicyclerepair

Bingo.


17 posted on 05/24/2013 3:41:02 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP means nothing to me. The “moderates” are just rat-lite. And the rats just can’t let go of bashing Gov. Palin - my recollection was that after her speech at the convention in 08 the party was energized and polls were turning McLame - until McLame suspended his campaign to support the Bush stimulus, and until the media performed their hit on her. I do not doubt that she still scares the willies out of them.


18 posted on 05/24/2013 3:41:05 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin frightens many people but especially liberal males.
19 posted on 05/24/2013 3:41:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s nice of them to try and help the GOP like this.

You’d think they’d be quite about this.

Like their use of the IRS to steal elections.

Or thier use of the DOJ to monitor Reporters.


20 posted on 05/24/2013 3:42:02 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


Tea Party will destroy GOP in 2014,
as Palin destroyed McCain in 2008

21 posted on 05/24/2013 3:42:08 PM PDT by McGruff (I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Tea Party will destroy GOP in 2014..”

Oh, I can only hope! The more the establishment RINO libs are gone, the better.


22 posted on 05/24/2013 3:42:54 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: toddausauras

She gained him mine.Because thats the only reason he got my vote.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 3:44:15 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They don’t need our help. The GOP-e is jobbing itself.


24 posted on 05/24/2013 3:47:32 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

DITTO! Holding my nose all the way to the booth.


25 posted on 05/24/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The prime directive for the Tea Party is tax breaks for the rich and tax breaks for themselves — hardly a winning position in a nation that wants more equity and fairness for all.

"Delusions never end"

Leftists - ya gotta laugh.

26 posted on 05/24/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin was the ONLY reason that McCain did as well as he did. If he could have learned to keep his mouth shut, she would have won it for him.
27 posted on 05/24/2013 3:48:22 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Republican party NEEDS TO BE DESTROYED, and REPLACED by the TEA PARTY, the only party of true and traditional Americans.
Sadly, however, I am afraid it is too late.
America is already being flushed down the toilet.


28 posted on 05/24/2013 3:48:57 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Tea Party projects a politics and negativity, which is why it is so highly unpopular with voters.

Grammar? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

29 posted on 05/24/2013 3:49:55 PM PDT by montag813
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To: toddausauras

Zactly. I voted for McCain BECAUSE of Palin.


30 posted on 05/24/2013 3:51:32 PM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The prime directive for the Tea Party is tax breaks for the rich and tax breaks for themselves — hardly a winning position in a nation that wants more equity and fairness for all.”

Every bloody time I see this hate-driven, bold-faced lie, I want to take the person saying it and go Moe Howard on them.


31 posted on 05/24/2013 3:51:35 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As terrified of the Palin/Tea Party superpower as ever, the drooling class of nattering liberal nabobs continues their terrified squawking and bleating.

Almost affirming in and of itself.

;-\

32 posted on 05/24/2013 3:52:43 PM PDT by Gargantua (America's first compulsive liar president, Bukkake O'Bunga. Gag on it, Bukkake.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Rats won with massive voter fraud and campaign to pick up the low information voters. They now want to buy the hispanic vote with welfare. The rats machine will cheat as usual but if drug running, fast and furious, Benghazi, IRS, EPA, Byden.....can be used to make a difference there could be a landslide against the rats. Give the Tea Party a chance they will wipe out the rats.
33 posted on 05/24/2013 3:56:25 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: toddausauras
Palin probably gained him votes.

There is NO probably about it! McCain, the man pleaser who said 'America has nothing to fear from obama'. He doesn't even know what side of the aisle his seat is in.

34 posted on 05/24/2013 4:00:01 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The prime directive for the Tea Party is tax breaks for the rich and tax breaks for themselves — hardly a winning position in a nation that wants more equity and fairness for all.

These libs are funny, in the same way as a plugged up toilet....

35 posted on 05/24/2013 4:00:24 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

And it was the last time I’ll ever do it. After what the GOP did to her and seeing what they did with pushing abortion supporting/gun grabbing homosexualist Romney...never again.

I don’t care what happens if that is our future. Because that AIN’T America or anything I’ll ever be a part of again.


36 posted on 05/24/2013 4:00:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
I'm with you brother...I know a certain RINO Governor of NJ that will be going without mine...no more RINOs period.
37 posted on 05/24/2013 4:03:22 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For the record six weeks before the election, McCain-Palin had a five point lead. Then the economic collapse. A week later they were behind Obama-Biden by five points a deficit they never made up. The analysis: if not for the econ collapse, McCain-Palin would have made a much closer race. The economic disaster was one of the biggest pre-election gifts ever given any prez candidate. If the Republicans were so unpopular, the Dems have to ask themselves why they didn’t have a huge lead right after their convention? How did the supposedly tainted Pubbie ticket manage to have a lead? That’s not to say I believe McCain-Palin would have won. But the race would have been a lot closer.


38 posted on 05/24/2013 4:06:07 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: ConservativeStatement

She frightens effeminate males like the writer of the atrocity.


39 posted on 05/24/2013 4:07:20 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Caipirabob

DITTO!!


40 posted on 05/24/2013 4:08:32 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Writes also for the Huffington Post and the Net-Loony Nation.

Budowsky

41 posted on 05/24/2013 4:10:13 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Brent Budowsky is nothing more than a propagandist for the ideology of the thieving Left. He thinks that your rights come from the State, and that the products of your effort and ability belong to anyone who claims to need them. If you disagree, he charges you with mental deficiency. Nice, huh?

This is who wee are dealing with: criminals pretending to be intellectuals, accusing honest, decent people of being insane so they can take their stuff, or otherwise get elected by promising to deliver other people's things in exchange for votes.

42 posted on 05/24/2013 4:10:16 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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43 posted on 05/24/2013 4:12:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; red irish; fastrock; NorthernCrunchyCon; UMCRevMom@aol.com; Finatic; ...

And.....90% of America supports Obama on gun control. Yeah, right.


44 posted on 05/24/2013 4:13:02 PM PDT by narses
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To: Norm Lenhart

She’s the only reason I voted for the ticket in 2008. I don’t think there is any difference between McCain and Zero.

The Republicans need to go the way of the Whigs. If an embarrassing loss (another embarassing loss?) is what it takes, maybe I’ll vote for Joe Biden in 2016. That would certainly be embarassing, all the way around.


45 posted on 05/24/2013 4:13:43 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe the GOP “as currently configured” (picture in your mind folding lawn chairs....).


46 posted on 05/24/2013 4:14:47 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Cold Heat
"a nation that wants more equity and fairness for all."

I can only guess what this person looks like. And to speak for the entire nation?

Must have missed the words "equity" and "fairness" in the Constitution.

Does he even know what "equity" is?

47 posted on 05/24/2013 4:15:51 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Red Steel

Thanks for the picture, yes, pretty much what I guessed what he’d look like.


48 posted on 05/24/2013 4:17:43 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP has already destroyed the GOP.

The TEA Party are the viable remnants of the now defunct Gutless Obsolete Party


49 posted on 05/24/2013 4:23:14 PM PDT by EricT. (Another Muslim terrorist. Who saw that coming?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
She gained him mine.Because thats the only reason he got my vote.

Mine as well. Otherwise, I would have sat out.

50 posted on 05/24/2013 4:25:56 PM PDT by EricT. (Another Muslim terrorist. Who saw that coming?)
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