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Mistakes were made; itís time to move on (The View from Planet RINO)
PowerLine ^ | 10/16/2013 | Paul Mirengoff

Posted on 10/16/2013 10:46:54 AM PDT by mojito

That’s basically Jonah Goldberg’s take on the Republican Party’s conduct regarding the Continuing Resolution and the government shutdown. And I basically agree with him.

Certainly, mistakes were made — either by Ted Cruz and House hardliners (as I believe) or by Republicans who disagreed with Cruz’s approach. And, in principle, it is time to move on.

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: nationalreview; rinoplanet
Yes, listen to the sages of the Republican establishment. These clueless morons have no idea what's happening. They think this is business as usual, and they want to get back to what they do best - going along to get along.
1 posted on 10/16/2013 10:46:55 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

These people ar not rinos they are good conservatives.


2 posted on 10/16/2013 10:48:04 AM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: mojito

If these are the talking heads that are going to be talking down to me on behalf of the Republican Party, they can officially stuff it.

NO REPRESENTATION IN WASHINGTON!!


3 posted on 10/16/2013 10:49:07 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: amnestynone

Mr. Goldberg, when you’re standing on the edge of a cliff, you can’t move on.

Idiot.


4 posted on 10/16/2013 10:49:27 AM PDT by Shadowfax
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To: amnestynone

Good, as in good for nothing.


5 posted on 10/16/2013 10:49:43 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: amnestynone
These people ar not rinos they are good conservatives.

Who exactly are not RINOs?
6 posted on 10/16/2013 10:50:32 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: mojito

That bitter taste of defeat that you have in your mouth right now? That’s part and parcel of being a Republican these days. After 5 years, I’m sick of having that taste in my mouth.


7 posted on 10/16/2013 10:50:44 AM PDT by Shadowfax
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To: mojito
And, in principle, it is time to move on.

Yup! Time to give in to their Dem masters. Give up the silly charade of thinking you have any power beyond what the Zero King and the Dems give you. Go back to being the cheap folding lawn chairs you like being.

8 posted on 10/16/2013 10:52:52 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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After watching this debacle, and the way that true America loving conservatives were treated by their own party, I have decided to pay a visit to the county registrar and change my affiliation to Independent. I understand this will now mean I’ll be bombarded with ‘Rat literature along with Repub. stuff in the run up to elections, but I just don’t want to be a member of a party that will eat its own. We are in a nightmare and we can’t wake up. It looks like Virginia is now rushing headlong into making the same mistake that the country made in ‘08, by electing a governor whose only experience is in sleazy ‘Rat fund raising and helping the Clintons bury the bodies. I would say God help us, but He may be ready to wash His hands of the whole mess. What a waste...”but the people grew fat and got lazy..and their vote is a meaningless joke...”


9 posted on 10/16/2013 10:58:56 AM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: W.Lee

I withdrew my Republican affiliation some time ago. The next election I got one call from a staffer for a Democratic candidate for the US Senate.

I haven’t been contacted by any Democrats since.


10 posted on 10/16/2013 11:04:56 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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National Review is absolutely worthless unless you like reading the talking points for the GOP-E. What has anyone that currently writes there accomplished other than hand wringing and acquiescing to the Dems?


11 posted on 10/16/2013 11:13:51 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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Speaking of the so called ‘Republicans’ and other GOP types who consistently support Liberals and THEIR policies... when will WE... (the general public) get to see the compromising photos the DNC obviously uses to coerce these ‘Republicans’ into supporting them???

I can't think of any other reason for Republicans to so blindly follow these patently criminal and stupid Liberals.

I especially want to see the ones with GOP leaders and farm animals!

12 posted on 10/16/2013 11:26:51 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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Certainly, mistakes were made — either by Ted Cruz and House hardliners (as I believe) or by Republicans who disagreed with Cruz’s approach. And, in principle, it is time to move on.

Yo, Paul, you're a zit, eat me.

Sorry, I just lost control:)

13 posted on 10/16/2013 11:27:20 AM PDT by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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I wish they were just clueless however I firmly believe that the two parties are just different sides of the same coin. The ‘business as usual’ is about power and money. Nothing more. They all understand the basics of exponential math. They know that this whole economic/financial mess will end badly, that their polices and the polices that they have allowed are the causes of the nations predicament. I feel badly for my kids, grand-kids as they are going to be the ones that will have to suffer for the stupidity of my generation.


14 posted on 10/16/2013 11:30:20 AM PDT by yadent
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To: mojito

Right. On to immigration reform, destroying the tea party, and full fledged unopposed socialism.


15 posted on 10/16/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: mojito
And people called the conservative base stupid for not voting for Romney.

You can come up with no argument that gets me to vote for the lesser of 2 evils at this point.

16 posted on 10/16/2013 11:39:59 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Lady Heron

Those idiots learned nothing from the 2012 election. The base cost them the presidency by not showing up. What do they think is going to happen in November 2014? Are they really that mind numbingly stupid? Yes.


17 posted on 10/16/2013 11:56:38 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: Eagle of Liberty

“Who exactly are not RINOs?”

Power line and Jonah Goldberg.


18 posted on 10/16/2013 12:01:23 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: mojito

I fundamentally disagree that Republicans (or Conservatives, or the Tea Party) lost on this.

It was a fight worth having, and left us in a very good position for what’s coming: a focus on the implosion of healthcare.gov and how it’s going to undermine confidence in government and the Democrats, driving the collapse of Obamacare.

Ezra Kleins panic stricken piece in the WaPo points the way forward for us. At Halloween social gatherings, and around the Thanksgiving table and Christmas tree the discussion WILL be about the major and insumountable implementation problems.

Come January and February, when the shutdown and debt ceiling get revisited, Obama will probably be BEGGING for a delay. Will the Republicans be able to stand up and say “NO!”, though?


19 posted on 10/16/2013 12:06:54 PM PDT by tanknetter
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