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(Radical) White House May Tar GOP With Tea Party 'Extremist' Brush
The Atlantic Wire ^ | 9/20/10 | John Hudson

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: extremist; gop; teaparty; whitehouse
It would be refreshing if Hussein could treat terrorists this way.
1 posted on 09/20/2010 3:55:40 PM PDT by Libloather
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2 posted on 09/20/2010 3:57:39 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Libloather
Marxist/Communist elitists calling the American Taxpayers "extremists". Way to go America! You did a great job back there in November 08!
3 posted on 09/20/2010 4:00:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Crimes Against Liberty" - David Limbaugh. See page 387)
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To: Libloather

I hope they do. Alienate more hard-working Americans.


4 posted on 09/20/2010 4:00:37 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Vaquero
DESPERATION .... THY NAME IS DEMOCRAT!
5 posted on 09/20/2010 4:00:51 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Zombie Hunters: We make dead things deader.)
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To: Libloather

Please do you scumbag Morons.


6 posted on 09/20/2010 4:02:11 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Libloather

May?


7 posted on 09/20/2010 4:03:54 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Libloather

Please do it! PLEASE!


8 posted on 09/20/2010 4:04:14 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Libloather

“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.


9 posted on 09/20/2010 4:05:38 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann)
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To: Libloather

Calling support of and adherence to the foundational principles and documents of your own country “extreme” makes you both an extremist AND a traitor.


10 posted on 09/20/2010 4:06:50 PM PDT by sourcery (Don't call them "liberals" or "progressives." The honest label is extreme anti-Constitutionalists!)
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To: Libloather

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.


11 posted on 09/20/2010 4:07:06 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: Libloather
According to The New York Times, the White House is pondering a national ad campaign slamming Republicans for succumbing to Tea Party "extremists"

Gee, when's that going to begin? </sarc>

12 posted on 09/20/2010 4:07:06 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Libloather

This is not news. I swear I read something MONTHS ago that said the DNC was going to do this.


13 posted on 09/20/2010 4:07:08 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (The liberal mantra: Never enough.)
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To: Libloather

So long as the best Obama can do is call us names and makeup silly accusations, we’ll have the upper hand.


14 posted on 09/20/2010 4:07:43 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Libloather

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


15 posted on 09/20/2010 4:08:16 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Libloather

“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 ...


16 posted on 09/20/2010 4:08:30 PM PDT by jessduntno ("If anybody believes they can increase taxes today, they're out of their mind." -- Mayor Daley)
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To: Libloather
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

What do they mean "Pondering"? It already started:

Biden: 'The Republican Tea Party is the alternative'

Oh please dont throw us into that briar patch, Mr. Biden!

Heh.

17 posted on 09/20/2010 4:09:18 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Libloather

http://thecurrent9171787.blogspot.com/2010/07/dnc-strategy-republican-tea-party.html

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2010/07/dnc-unveils-new-campaign-strategy-c.html

...also there’s the “they drove it in the ditch” strategy.


18 posted on 09/20/2010 4:09:46 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (The liberal mantra: Never enough.)
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To: Libloather

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!


19 posted on 09/20/2010 4:13:11 PM PDT by crz
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To: Libloather

bump


20 posted on 09/20/2010 4:18:08 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Libloather

The pope may be Catholic.

A bear may $hit in the woods.

A conservative may be called extremist.


21 posted on 09/20/2010 4:20:29 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Libloather

Yeah, I really want to vote for the party that can only smear its opponents, not rationally better them.


22 posted on 09/20/2010 4:25:48 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: Libloather

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.


23 posted on 09/20/2010 4:36:54 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Libloather

Bring it on! Most Americans agree with the Tea Party, and not 0bama.


24 posted on 09/20/2010 4:40:08 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Stimulus. 0bamaCare. Cap and Tax. 9/11 Victory Mosque. TARP. Amnesty. Summer of Recovery.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Absolutely - Bring it!!

Government Attacks the People.

There’s a headline that’s been collecting dust since, what, 1776?


25 posted on 09/20/2010 4:48:28 PM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (http://www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com/donate.html)
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To: Libloather

“EXTREMISM in the defense of Liberty is no Vice...”

- Barry Goldwater

also my tagline


26 posted on 09/20/2010 4:50:04 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Libloather
Should the White House go ahead with the strategy?

Please. Do it. I'm begging you.

27 posted on 09/20/2010 5:18:04 PM PDT by marron
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To: Libloather

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?


28 posted on 09/20/2010 5:19:59 PM PDT by marron
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To: Libloather

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.


29 posted on 09/20/2010 5:33:36 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Libloather

I guess “The Party of No” & “They Drove It Into The Ditch” isn’t working out so well for them.


30 posted on 09/20/2010 5:34:21 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: Libloather

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.


31 posted on 09/20/2010 5:34:26 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston
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To: Libloather

Please do. We “extremists” out number you “radicals” by quite a bit.


32 posted on 09/20/2010 5:57:04 PM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: Libloather

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.


33 posted on 09/20/2010 6:09:12 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Wanna learn humility? Become a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!)
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To: Libloather

Perhaps the GOP would wise up and realize the TEA party
is NOT the enemy!


34 posted on 09/20/2010 6:14:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: R0CK3T

“Lenin would be so proud.”

Just wait until they count the votes. That’ll make him real proud.


35 posted on 09/20/2010 6:50:15 PM PDT by Canedawg (...still not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: Libloather

Wait a minute - tar baby what? Who’s going to tar what baby?


36 posted on 09/20/2010 7:22:55 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: jessduntno

...and Brer Bears sez, “I’m agwana knock his head clean off...”


37 posted on 09/20/2010 7:25:59 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: ilovesarah2012

You betchum Kemo Sabe,throw me in dat briar patch.


38 posted on 09/21/2010 3:49:43 AM PDT by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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