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Skip to comments.GOP Empire's Plan to Crush Tea Party Rebels
Posted on 10/13/2011 5:37:59 PM PDT by Mozilla
The Republican establishment is no longer terrified of the Tea Party, The New York Times' Matt Bai reports. It's now figured out how to absorb them like a slow-moving but powerful star that's swelling into a red giant.
Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol tells Bai that the Republican presidential nominee merely has to be conservative enough.
Kristol told me just after Perry entered the race, a development that essentially ended [the more radical Michele] Bachmanns brief ascent. Establishment Republicans may prefer Romney to Perry, but their assumption is that either man can be counted on to steer the party back toward the broad center next fall, effectively disarming the Tea Party mutiny.
Bai adds, "George Will recently said there is no such thing as the Republican establishment." George Will wears a bow tie. He wears a bow tie so much he's on Wikipedia's "List of bow tie wearers." He started wearing bow ties as an anti-hippie statement in the 1960s and now, when he doesn't wear one, people ask him where his bow tie is. You can't get away with wearing a bow tie if you're not part of the Republican establishment.
Republican lobbyist Scott Reed tells Bai that the Tea Party's influence is "waning," because Republican leaders have embraced the Tea Partying members of Congress, instead of calling them "those people."
Did he mean to say that the party was slowly co-opting the Tea Partiers?
Trying to, Reed said. And thats the secret to politics: trying to control a segment of people without those people recognizing that youre trying to control them.
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GOP establishment trying to co-opt the tea party.
Really a lot of scoundrels out there in public life with nary a concern for what is good for the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Disgusting.
“GOP establishment trying to co-opt the tea party.”
Kind of like it did with Renee Ellmers?
If the Republican Party cannot learn from its mistakes, there is always an option for the Tea Party to become a third party with a President candidate to run to rip Republican Party into pieces. The Tea Party might not win, but at least it can whip the Republican Rinos until its Rinos learn a lesson and stop admiring leftist values.
>>If the Republican Party cannot learn from its mistakes, there is always an option for the Tea Party to become a third party with a President candidate to run to rip Republican Party into pieces. The Tea Party might not win, but at least it can whip the Republican Rinos until its Rinos learn a lesson and stop admiring leftist values.
This guaranteeing leftist domination for a generation after which we will merely be a 3rd world socialist country.
Of course you compromise. Like this: "I want to cut the budget by $4 trillion, and you don't want to cut it at all. So we'll cut it $2 trillion."
That's a compromise.
The kind of compromise we don't need is: "You want to raise government spending by $4 trillion, and I don't want to raise it at all. So we'll compromise and only raise it $2 trillion.
See the difference there, Vin? Do I have to explain EVERYTHING?
There is a lot of wet dreaming going on out there. The Tea Party has not even started to throw it’s weight around in this election cycle. The establishment has not a clue at the might that has been built back up, replenished, and the precinct gains we’ve made since the 2010 elections.
In an interview Friday, U.S. Army private Scott Thomas Beauchamps wife Elspeth Reeve, a former reporter-researcher at The New Republic, told the Observer that she was excited when someone at the magazine assigned her to fact-check one of her husbands dispatches from Iraq.
I was like, Sweet! I can talk to Scott on TNRs dime! Ms. Reeve said.
Ms. Reeve was working at TNR when Mr. Beauchampwhose articles described soldiers killing dogs and mocking wounded civilianswas accused by critics of fabricating some of his material.
Mr. Foer has since written and published a 7,000-word piece retracting Mr. Beauchamps articles for TNR, noting that assigning Ms. Reeve to fact-check her husbands work was a mistake.
She is a leftist plant. Do not get your anti GOP kicks from her ramblings. Read who the person is before you drink their thoughts up (or drink their kool aid if you prefer)
Sadly, it at least appears that the original Tea Party we know an love has already been co-opted by the ‘establishment’ GOP.
It seemed to go all downhill when Boehner was elected to House Speaker. It’s obvious to me that he’s a defender of the status quo in DC. The Republicans control the House of Representatives, where all spending originates. Why are they still funding HHS, Department of Education, EPA, among various other agencies/programs that the FEDERAL government has no use or business funding? Those could be defunded within a year if they had the will to do so. Instead, not only do they continue to exist, their funding INCREASES due to the baseline increases in the budget, which is something ELSE that needs to be ended.
I’m still willing to be patient for a little longer, realizing the republicans don’t control EVERYTHING. Now, if they end up next year with 63 senatorial votes(need more than 60 to offset RINOS) along with the presidency, I’ll damn well be looking for some SERIOUS results, and if I don’t get them, I’ll never vote for another republican....
OVERRUN THEIR BASE AT THE COUNTRY CLUB AND THE COCTAIL LOUNGE IN LOBBY OF FIVE STAR D.C. HOTELS AND QUAINT, BIPARTISAN COLLUSIVE GEORGETOWN DINNER PARTIES Get out the pitchforks like 2009 and 2010, and let's get in their face and tell them that 2012 is no ordinary year and this will NOT be "business as usual" (No McCain type rigged lost election and all that crap)
I’ve been saying that for a year. If the GOP screws up and loses to Obama in 2012, they are finished just like the Whigs in 1852. A new party will emerge, probably lose on its first time out, but then rally to win in 2020. And after that, we’ll see if 2020 becomes 1860 again.
Picking up my guitar to play ...
The only thing the GOP can defeat is itself.
It is run by and contains some of the most ineffective, useless, annoying people I’ve ever seen.
They are crumb feeders.
Read post 12. Reeves is not a journalist she is a lying hack read what she has done