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Posted on 09/20/2010 3:55:36 PM PDT by Libloather
White House May Tar GOP With Tea Party 'Extremist' Brush
By John Hudson | September 20, 2010 9:47am
According to The New York Times, the White House is pondering a national ad campaign slamming Republicans for succumbing to Tea Party "extremists" and veering far to the right of the American electorate. However, some Democrats don't like the proposed tactic:
The party's House and Senate campaign committees are resistant, not wanting to do anything that smacks of nationalizing the midterm elections when high unemployment and the drop in Mr. Obama's popularity have made the climate so hostile to Democrats. Endangered Congressional candidates want any available money to go to their localized campaigns.
Should the White House go ahead with the strategy?
Tea Party Smear Won't Work, writes conservative Robert Stacy McCain at The Other McCain: "If Democrats were smart, they'd ignore that kind of advice. Polls have shown that the Tea Party is more popular than Obama and if there is one thing the American people have gotten sick and tired of hearing in the past 18 months, it's that anyone who disagrees with the president's policies is a racist kook." Steve Gilbert at Sweetness and Light agrees. "They think this will hurt the GOP? The last we heard, the Tea Party was wildly popular - far more than either the Democrat or Republican Party."
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I hope they do. Alienate more hard-working Americans.
Please do you scumbag Morons.
Please do it! PLEASE!
“Extremism,” a.k.a., demanding a balanced budget and a Constitutional basis for all federal expenditures.
Reading between the lines, this campaign by the White House is going to require an enormous amount of cooperation by the media. The Tea Party’s message is exclusively fiscal and Constitutional; it does not deal with social issues at all. And the more people hear about the message, the more they like it. VERY hard for the media to spin.
Calling support of and adherence to the foundational principles and documents of your own country “extreme” makes you both an extremist AND a traitor.
Seems to me they have already been doing this for several months now and I am all for it because most people will be smart enough to see right through it.
Gee, when's that going to begin? </sarc>
This is not news. I swear I read something MONTHS ago that said the DNC was going to do this.
So long as the best Obama can do is call us names and makeup silly accusations, we’ll have the upper hand.
there are loads of Rats(including Bill Clinton on video) who say they understand the frustration of the Tea Party supporters on their main issues
“According to The New York Times, the White House is pondering a national ad campaign slamming Republicans for succumbing to Tea Party “extremists” and veering far to the right...”
“’I don’t keer w’at you do wid me, Brer Fox,’ sezee, ‘so you don’t fling me in dat brier-patch. Roas’ me, Brer Fox,’ sezee, ‘but don’t fling me in dat brier-patch,’ sezee.
“’I ain’t got no string,’ sez Brer Fox, sezee, ‘en now I speck I’ll hatter drwon you,’ sezee.
“’Drown me des ez deep es you please, Brer Fox,” sez Brer Rabbit, sezee, ‘but do don’t fling me in dat brier-patch, ‘ sezee.
“’Dey ain’t no water nigh,’ sez Brer Fox, sezee, ‘en now I speck I’ll hatter skin you,’ sezee.
“’Skin me, Brer Fox,’ sez Brer Rabbit, sezee, ‘snatch out my eyeballs, t’ar out my yeras by de roots, en cut off my legs,’ sezee, ‘but do please, Brer Fox, don’t fling me in dat brier-patch,’ sezee.
HEH HEH ... PLEASE BR’ER BARRY ... PLEASE ...
What do they mean "Pondering"? It already started:
Oh please dont throw us into that briar patch, Mr. Biden!
...also there’s the “they drove it in the ditch” strategy.
Tell you slim-o-crats something. We are in the process of taking back the GOP from the progressives and Castle was one of a few that got hoisted. To be sure, there are more to go, but be sure it WILL HAPPEN AND THERE AINT NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP THE STORM. You fine handed SOBs!
The pope may be Catholic.
A bear may $hit in the woods.
A conservative may be called extremist.
Yeah, I really want to vote for the party that can only smear its opponents, not rationally better them.
In the USSR they referred to anyone who did not agree with the Party as counter-revoloutionaries.
In America Obama calls them Extremists Republicans.
Lenin would be so proud.
Bring it on! Most Americans agree with the Tea Party, and not 0bama.
Absolutely - Bring it!!
Government Attacks the People.
There’s a headline that’s been collecting dust since, what, 1776?
“EXTREMISM in the defense of Liberty is no Vice...”
- Barry Goldwater
also my tagline
Please. Do it. I'm begging you.
I seem to remember 8 years of BushHitler, and Bush was essentially a Scoop Jackson Democrat. When do they stop calling Repubs “extremists” so they can start up again?
Accusing the Republican Party of being in the clutches of the Tea Party when the voters seem to want the Tea Party candidates to predominate would seem to be a bit foolish. It is like giving a bit of undeserved praise to the mainstream Republican Party.
I guess “The Party of No” & “They Drove It Into The Ditch” isn’t working out so well for them.
These bastages haven’t figured out yet that no one is listening to them cry “wolf” any longer. By the way, there is a wolf comin’ ... and it’s gonna git ‘em.
Please do. We “extremists” out number you “radicals” by quite a bit.
Oh please......that’s obviously the best way the rats can gain votes, by calling half the independent voters in the country bigots and racists....yeah, sure - go with that, please, let me know how it works out.
Perhaps the GOP would wise up and realize the TEA party
is NOT the enemy!
“Lenin would be so proud.”
Just wait until they count the votes. That’ll make him real proud.
Wait a minute - tar baby what? Who’s going to tar what baby?
...and Brer Bears sez, “I’m agwana knock his head clean off...”
You betchum Kemo Sabe,throw me in dat briar patch.