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Tomasky: You Lost One, Tea Party. Deal With It.
Yahoo! News / The Daily Beast ^ | June 27, 2014 | Michael Tomasky

Posted on 06/27/2014 8:32:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

As I watched conservatives seethe Wednesday, and Chris McDaniel (so devoted to describing his martyrdom that I think he’s a day or two away from nailing himself to a cross) boil, I came to feel—to a certain point—sympathy. If the situation were reversed, I thought, and a sellout Democrat had defeated a more progressive opponent on the strength of votes from Republicans, I have to confess I wouldn’t like it a bit.

And just as I thought about that, I remembered: Wait. This happened. And it was kind of similar. But it was also quite dissimilar, in ways that are telling about how far divorced from reality these Tea Party people are.

I refer the 2006 battle between Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont. Let’s recall the facts of the case.

Lieberman was the incumbent Democratic senator from Connecticut. Beloved by Democrats, mostly, in 2000 as their history-making Jewish veep candidate, Lieberman quickly slithered into swamps from which he could be neither rescued nor redeemed. He backed the Iraq War, of course. But a lot of high-level Democrats did that. Holy Joe backed it and backed it and backed it and backed it. Op-eds in The Wall Street Journal, ever more frequent appearances on Fox News—that kind of thing....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2014; cochran; democrats; lieberman; mcdaniel; mississippi; teaparty; terryschiavo
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1 posted on 06/27/2014 8:32:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re “dealing with it” commie boy. Now mommy wants you to clean up the basement or move out.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 8:35:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s like Clinton saying to Juanita Broaddrick, “You better put some ice on that.”


3 posted on 06/27/2014 8:37:08 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lieberman backed the long term candidate for a liberal takeover: McCain.

Cochran never had a brilliant long term plan for a conservative takeover.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 8:38:01 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the guy’s an ahole but his point isn’t totally wrong. If there was any doubt that the GOP-e will work against Conservative candidates, the Mississippi thing should have erased it forever. We may not like the price of the lesson but it’s a valuable one.

That said, we lost. No one is going to come along and say “Upon further review...” Learn and move on to the next battle.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 8:42:21 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are definitely going to deal with it.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 8:42:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This clown is just another political hack pretending to be a real journalist.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 8:45:10 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mikey,
We are dealing with it. Some are already working hard to reelect Cochran. Some are even working hard to have Chris McDaniel run as a write-in candidate. Some are now working hard to elect Travis Childers. And some are working very hard to destroy the Republican Party once and for all.
See Mikey, we are all dealing with the betrayal of the Conservative Tea Party by the old guard of the Republican party, each in our own way. Thank you very much for your concern.
8 posted on 06/27/2014 8:48:14 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You sure love these Daily Beast/Huffpo hacks, don’t you?


9 posted on 06/27/2014 8:54:01 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I kind of get what he is saying. The Lamont/Lieberman battle is most comparable to the Miller/Murkowski battle in Alaska.

I admit it, I was for Lieberman and against Murkowski.

BUT, neither of these are comparable to the mudslinging that was done by Cochran in the MS race. Did Joe Lieberman say Ned Lamont was a Nazi, or vice versa? Did Joe Miller say Lisa Murkowski was a racist, or vice versa?

Did any of these candidates say that their opponent’s supporters were racists who were going to prevent people from voting? Did any of them accuse anyone of being in the KKK?

The MSM needs to stop covering up for Barbour and Cochran.

And yes, I get that some scurrilous things have been said about candidates throughout American history, but when did it become acceptable to slander your own party’s voters?

If ANY republican votes for Cochran in the general election, a pox be upon them. Let him do what the GOP-E dreams of, let him get ALL his votes from the other side. Perhaps he can enroll some newly arrived Guatemalan toddlers to vote for him.

Those are all the votes he should get.

Hey, you know, if it puts him over the top, I’ll congratulate him.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 8:58:59 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cut up my RNC member card and mailed it back to them with a note about Mississippi.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 9:01:40 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re afraid.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 9:12:21 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Never heard of this Michael Tomasky. Wonder if he's related to Michael Tomsky?
13 posted on 06/27/2014 9:14:47 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wrong Tommy commie, the parasites attempted to steal the contest. Nothing so vexes me as a thief above ground.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 9:26:18 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Michael Tomasky
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Tomasky


15 posted on 06/27/2014 9:43:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Minor difference — Leiberman didn’t win the democratic primary by having republicans cross over.

He won a GENERAL ELECTION by convincing the voters of his state that he was preferable to the democrat. He did so well that republicans decided to vote for him rather than the republican.

In Miss., the problem was the GOP itself asking democrats to vote in the GOP primary.

If Cochran wanted to appeal to democrats to beat a conservative running on the libertarian party ticket in a general election, I’d hope he’d lose, but it wouldn’t be a betrayal, because in a general election you are supposed to try to get everybody to vote for you.

And in fact, if McDaniels decided to run a 3rd-party candidacy, I would fully expect Cochran to try to get those same democrats to vote for him instead of the democrat. to counter the votes he would lose on the right.

Sadly, he would probably offer promises he would keep to vote for something they wanted, like the voting rights act.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 10:03:21 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Two words.

Al Gore.

17 posted on 06/27/2014 10:24:20 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: S.O.S121.500
Nothing so vexes me as a thief above ground.

LOL! The FR Old Guard knows how to turn a phrase...

18 posted on 06/27/2014 10:55:32 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When Democrats and their subservient comrades of the Republican left get to whining about candidates who challenge them, they are afraid. They know voters who voted in the Democrat primary crossed to vote for Thad, and they are afraid McDaniel might yet win.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 10:56:45 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So Tomaski is OK with Felony Voter Fraud to win elections.......

Thats your world scumbag.


20 posted on 06/28/2014 12:19:02 AM PDT by LtKerst
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What an utter and complete putz. Two months ago, it’s Tea Party dead. Now it’s Tea Party’s peaked from Shlucky Shurmer and this from a communist twink. They are frightened. We’re not going anywhere and they know it.


21 posted on 06/28/2014 12:49:31 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just scream when I hear guys like Medved and others tell US...

Now, now, children; You’re suppose to forgive and forget that you have been tarred and feathered as a bunch of racist bigots. Don’t forget we GOPES (gop elite snobs) had to do that in order to win this election./sarc


22 posted on 06/28/2014 4:07:21 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: GeronL

One way or another...


23 posted on 06/28/2014 6:11:00 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: kiryandil

Nothing so vexes me as a thief above ground.
-=0=-
Sorry, stole it from one Orrin Porter Rockwell


24 posted on 06/28/2014 7:34:50 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberal Asshole!!


25 posted on 06/28/2014 8:11:38 AM PDT by ontap
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Those associated with the Tea Party need to remind everyone what the acronym stands for.

They're aren't some fringe group, or at least they shouldn't allow themselves to be painted as one as people like this writer always do.

Taxed enough already. If you pay taxes, it shouldn't be hard to identify with them. There are the taxpayers, and there are the tax suckers.

26 posted on 06/28/2014 10:16:34 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Comments?”

OK, sure.

The GOP is not what you think it is. They are right to hate and to fear the “Tea Party”, because the Tea Party wants to destroy them and their corrupt, fascistic little empire they have built with their friends across the aisle.

I can’t take everyone acting surprised and hurt. Who the f*** did you thin you were up against? Did you think, if McDaniel got 50.1% of the vote, that they would not have supported the Democrat or run an “independent” to make sure he lost?

We are exactly what they say we are. We are trying to organize a political movement to destroy their world.

Did you REALLY think they were going to be inviting us in for sweet tea or a mint julep?


27 posted on 06/28/2014 4:31:49 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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28 posted on 06/28/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The way to deal with it is to fight and never ever give up.


29 posted on 06/28/2014 6:20:21 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

another illustration of how the obsession with spectator
sports warps judgement

the Tea Party, and all of us could lose *it all*


30 posted on 06/28/2014 9:20:07 PM PDT by cycjec
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