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Plouffe: Limbaugh, Beck and Palin are a problem for GOP
Politico ^ | September 05, 2010 | Meredith Shiner

Posted on 09/06/2010 4:33:30 PM PDT by dr_who

President Barack Obama's political adviser, David Plouffe, on Sunday called Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin the leaders of the Republican Party — and also a "problem" for the GOP in this fall's elections and beyond.

Plouffe emphasized the "intolerance" and "extremism" of the tea party and of the right wing of the Republican Party as both a short-term and a long-term electoral problem for the moderate GOP, citing their attacks even on conservative senators such as Tom Coburn of Oklahoma as an example of how narrowly they have tailored their messaging and base.

"Right now — and this is a problem for them — I do think Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, they are the leaders of the party," Plouffe said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "There is an intolerance in that party and an extremism that I think is where the real energy is, and so I think you'll see in '11 and '12 with that presidential primary; those are going to be the people who come out to vote."

Tea-party-backed candidates — from Sharron Angle in Nevada to Rand Paul in Kentucky and, most recently, Joe Miller in Alaska — have enjoyed high levels of success in primary battles, but Plouffe and the Democrats are banking on the hope that these candidates will alienate independents and more moderate Republicans.

With Limbaugh, Beck and Palin emerging as the leaders of the GOP, and edging out more mainstream Republicans, Plouffe said Democrats could make gains in specific races across the country.

"That's going to be a problem" for them, Plouffe said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: davidplouffe; plouffe; rushbeck
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Is this guy (?) Plouffe serious? This has been the administration's line ever since Obama took the oath! I thought only Republicans were capable of being so stuck on stupid.
1 posted on 09/06/2010 4:33:32 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who

This guy is scared to death of the three.


2 posted on 09/06/2010 4:34:28 PM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: dr_who
Earlier.
3 posted on 09/06/2010 4:35:49 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: dr_who

Plouffeter, extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice.


4 posted on 09/06/2010 4:36:11 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

I remember the first time I freaked out on acid....


5 posted on 09/06/2010 4:36:41 PM PDT by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: dr_who

ROFLMAO


6 posted on 09/06/2010 4:37:57 PM PDT by rose
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To: Big Giant Head

“God, it’s God I see God”


7 posted on 09/06/2010 4:38:23 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: dr_who

Yeah we all know how interested the POOF man is in helping the pubbies find their way.

If he was right and these 3 were killing the party he would be dead silent about it.


8 posted on 09/06/2010 4:38:46 PM PDT by Leto
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To: dr_who

Plouffe could not be more aptly named.

The 3 cited are more “tolerant” than anybody in the Dem party. And if they are considered “extreme” by the likes of Plouffe, we need more, not less of that!


9 posted on 09/06/2010 4:38:52 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: dr_who
Preposterous propaganda from another vicious, deceitful Obama troll. I mean just look at this creep:


10 posted on 09/06/2010 4:39:04 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: dr_who

Funny. Glad to see Plouffe is so concerned with future of the GOP. And another thing, should we take advice from a guy whose party is as popular as Osama Bin Laden?


11 posted on 09/06/2010 4:39:37 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Seruzawa

So, these three are running for which office?


12 posted on 09/06/2010 4:39:47 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (The liberal mantra: Never enough.)
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To: dr_who

...notice how the rat pundits never mention regular democrats joining the Tea Parties?


13 posted on 09/06/2010 4:40:10 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: FormerACLUmember

The man with no chin. Must have to sip his food.


14 posted on 09/06/2010 4:40:14 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: dr_who

They’re trying to hide in plain sight that there isn’t any intolerance among the three of them. They are all big-tent, party-expanding players.


15 posted on 09/06/2010 4:40:56 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Winstons Julia
So, these three are running for which office? EXACTLY!
16 posted on 09/06/2010 4:41:21 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: dr_who

This is the same vacuum cleaner salesman who sold Barack Obama to us.


17 posted on 09/06/2010 4:41:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Algore is a politician and a con artist. He is NOT a scientist.)
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To: dr_who
President Barack Obama's political adviser, David Plouffe, on Sunday called Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin the leaders of the Republican Party — and also a "problem" for the GOP in this fall's elections and beyond.

President Barack Obama's political adviser, David Plouffe, on Sunday called Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin the leaders of the Republican Party Conservative resurgence — and also a "problem" for the GOP RINOs in this fall's elections and beyond.

There ... fixed it.


18 posted on 09/06/2010 4:41:46 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: dr_who

Who is Plouffe?


19 posted on 09/06/2010 4:43:33 PM PDT by madison10
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To: G Larry

Heh.

He’s a nobody nothing burger trying to be somebody.

He was some Sunday talk show this past week, saying the same stuff.

Gotta smile....a little PLUFF of a man.


20 posted on 09/06/2010 4:43:51 PM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: dr_who

Comments worth reading. Some again not happy .. I find it strange reading this on Politico. They are so in the bag for the WH.


21 posted on 09/06/2010 4:44:44 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: dr_who

While I appreciate the advice, I’m not all that sure that a strategy change is needed - considering that the Republicans are up by 12 points in the generic Congressional ballot (by far their highest, ever).


22 posted on 09/06/2010 4:44:58 PM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: dr_who

Baghdad Dave.


23 posted on 09/06/2010 4:45:27 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: FormerACLUmember

"I have nothing to declare but two gerbils and a butt plug."

24 posted on 09/06/2010 4:45:58 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Seruzawa
This guy is scared to death of the three.

I don't think that "fear" has anything to do with it. This sounds more like the Dems' opening shots for 2012, and it has a very good chance of working for them.

They figure, probably rightly, that these three will make perfect targets for a scare campaign. (Recall the one they used to such excellent effect back in 1995-96, with Newt Gingrich as their whipping boy.)

Consider: far more people do not listen to Beck or Limbaugh, than do listen to them. Most people don't pay direct attention to Sarah Palin.

They are, however, willing to be told about Limbaugh, Palin, and Beck, and the Dems and their pet media are more than happy to be the ones doing the telling.

You dismiss this at your peril.

25 posted on 09/06/2010 4:46:16 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: ColdOne

I think the RNC needs to say that the biggest liabilities for the Democrats are Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann and ... the people over at Democratic Underground.

They must be DEFEATED!


26 posted on 09/06/2010 4:46:32 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (The liberal mantra: Never enough.)
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To: dr_who

lol

man they are getting desperate, they are throwing everything out there now, hoping desperately that SOMETHING might stick and help them.

but it ain’t gonna happen you commie scum.


27 posted on 09/06/2010 4:46:44 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Seruzawa

Yeah, nothing extreme about Obama, Pelosi, and Reid though! ;-)


28 posted on 09/06/2010 4:47:28 PM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: dr_who

I’m so glad we have all these Dims out there offering us all this great advice, just trying to help us I’m sure.


29 posted on 09/06/2010 4:47:45 PM PDT by Will88
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To: FormerACLUmember

Oh my. Someone stole his chin!


30 posted on 09/06/2010 4:47:47 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (The liberal mantra: Never enough.)
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To: dr_who
How's the negatives doing, Plouffe? -23, you say?

Keep up the good work!!!!!!

31 posted on 09/06/2010 4:48:40 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: dr_who

The left will ALWAYS tell conservatives who they fear by who the attack the most.


32 posted on 09/06/2010 4:49:20 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Steely Tom

In reference to the earlier thread;

Well let’s serve up a double dip of his least favorite ice cream.

Straw dogs burn much to easily to ashes as will this lame brained attempt. Buz words “intollerant” and “extreme”, is that all you have you little light in the loafers, pencil necked, twerp?

Nevermind the fact that all three (exempting Sarah’s McCain problem) have done nothing but setup candidates to run against the establishment Republican Party picks so his arguement further fails the straight face test much less any argueable point of reality.


33 posted on 09/06/2010 4:49:23 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: madison10
Who is Plouffe?President Barack Obama's political adviser.
34 posted on 09/06/2010 4:50:22 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: dr_who

This hack couldn’t be more transparent.


35 posted on 09/06/2010 4:51:06 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: FormerACLUmember

I am getting the picture. If this man were a wart on a cockroach, the wart would be in rejection mode.


36 posted on 09/06/2010 4:51:31 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: dr_who

The polls are spooking the poof...


37 posted on 09/06/2010 4:51:58 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: FormerACLUmember

Wow, never seen a picture of this creep.

He has a hairline line like Eddie Munster.


38 posted on 09/06/2010 4:52:00 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: madison10

From Sunday, MEET THE PRESS (NBC): David Plouffe “I’m not an economist”

Yet the NBC host wasted all that time talking economics with you? An infomercial to spew Democrat talking points. They just had to compare the results after 2 bills, and see Plouffe is wrong.

February 17, 2009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act = 111th United States Congress

May 28, 2003, Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 = 108th United States Congress


39 posted on 09/06/2010 4:57:22 PM PDT by Son House (Like Getting Liposuction, and Coming Out Fatter. Time to Convict Democrats of Economic Malpractice.)
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To: dr_who

Yeah, I know, it’s just so horrible for us to have a politician and two radio hosts who drive their opponents completely bats**t.


40 posted on 09/06/2010 4:58:28 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: dr_who

And remember...

“Rule One: NO PLOUFFETERS!!!”


41 posted on 09/06/2010 5:00:34 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Le Chien Rouge

I don’t think it’s conservatives that they’re talking to. It’s the “country club” variety Republican or RINO establishment.


42 posted on 09/06/2010 5:05:37 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who

and edging out more mainstream Republicans???........................ I think he means RINOs?


43 posted on 09/06/2010 5:05:56 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: dr_who
Yeah, well, we always appreciate advice from the rabid fascist Left on how we should conduct ourselves.

Hey, better go change. There's a brown stain at the top of your party, which gave birth to the phrase "Plouffing your pants in fear."

And rightly so.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

44 posted on 09/06/2010 5:06:08 PM PDT by The Comedian
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To: dr_who
David Plouffe, you are now starting at the possibility of the Democratic Party really cratering politically at the November 2, 2010 elections. Your arguments against Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh III and Sarah Palin are falling on deaf ears--too bad!
45 posted on 09/06/2010 5:06:40 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: dr_who

He thinks they should all be democratic light—worked well in the past...//s// Republicans should listen to a**holes like this and do the opposite.


46 posted on 09/06/2010 5:08:33 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: dr_who

Limbaugh fear.
Beck fear.
Palin fear.

Tea Party candidates are winning primaries all over the country and are leading the RATS in many of the polls and this guy thinks the indies are being scared away? I think the indies are standing up and cheering.


47 posted on 09/06/2010 5:09:54 PM PDT by upchuck (If we let the federal gvmnt live beyond its means, we will soon have to live below ours. ~Joe Miller)
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To: dr_who

He says this the same week that a Gorebot goes nuts at the Discovery channel.


48 posted on 09/06/2010 5:10:08 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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To: Seruzawa

Is Meredith a guy?


49 posted on 09/06/2010 5:20:19 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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I'm sure 'Plouffe' has our best interest at heart. /s

Considering that conservatives are going to mop the floor with his type, dems might be better served if 'Plouffe' spent more of his time worrying about his own party...

50 posted on 09/06/2010 5:22:07 PM PDT by GOPJ (BE the change you wish to see.... Gandhi)
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