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Rep. Hanna: Fellow Republicans indulge the party's extreme members too much
syracuse.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Paul Riede, The Post-Standard

Posted on 07/30/2012 7:47:10 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Syracuse -- U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna took his own party to task today, saying the Republican Party is too willing to accommodate its most extreme members.

“I have to say that I’m frustrated by how much we — I mean the Republican Party — are willing to give deferential treatment to our extremes in this moment in history,” he told The Post-Standard editorial board. Hanna, R-Barneveld, pointed specifically to Michele Bachmann of Minnesota — particularly her suggestion that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin be investigated to see if she has ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood that would compromise her loyalty. Hanna, a businessman who defeated Democratic incumbent Michael Arcuri two years ago, said his first term in Congress left him “sad in a lot of ways” because of the growing divisiveness on both sides of the aisle.

“We render ourselves incapable of governing when all we do is take severe sides...” he said. “If all people do is go down there and join a team, and the team is invested in winning and you have something that looks very similar to the shirts and the skins, there’s not a lot of value there.”

While he blamed the dysfunction on both sides, he said he feels more bitterness coming from the Republican caucus than from the Democrats.

“I would say that the friends I have in the Democratic Party I find ... much more congenial — a little less anger,” he said.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 112th; rmsp; teaparty
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1 posted on 07/30/2012 7:47:23 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

I hope that he is planning an early retirement.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 7:48:54 PM PDT by Petrosius
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To: ilovesarah2012

Okay. Let’s hope his district can put on a happy face and dump this pathetic scumbag Hanna.


3 posted on 07/30/2012 7:51:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ilovesarah2012

We need 50% +1 in the House. I am fully comfortable letting losers like this guy get beat. Strengthen the herd.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 7:51:14 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: ilgipper

Does the Republican Party even have a platform any more? Most of them sound pretty much like democrats to me.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 7:52:40 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

By the way, isn’t it funny how there don’t seem to be any Democrats willing to criticize their party’s extremist communist leadership?


6 posted on 07/30/2012 7:53:07 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ilovesarah2012

What a wimp. Whiny b!tch. Throw him out in two more years.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 7:54:26 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
" I would say that the friends I have in the Democratic Party I find ... much more congenial —a little less anger,” he said.

Maybe they don't hold your lack of a spine against you.
8 posted on 07/30/2012 7:54:30 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Another one that needs to go to retirement at the country-club.

/johnny

9 posted on 07/30/2012 7:55:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Barneveld NY is located in a rather sparsely populated rural area that is on the edge of the Adirondack forest.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 7:58:54 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Another "by the way" - - this assclown Hanna's ACU rating for 2011 was a 40... a stinking 40!
There are rats with better ratings than that. In fact, I'm sure this guy IS a rat who ran as a Republican only because the rat nomination was already sewn up.
Shame on that district for falling for this lying p.o.s.
11 posted on 07/30/2012 7:59:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ilovesarah2012

THIS is exactly why so many of us conservatives have soured on the Republican party. So this jerk gets along better with Democrats and thinks Republicans are a bit too testy? Maybe if he’d pull his head out and look around he’d realize the Democrats are taking this country on the fast road to financial and moral ruin. I’m really sorry we can’t wear smiley faces all the time, Rep. Hanna. I’m so sorry we conservatives have ruined your go along to get along good times in Congress. Geesh! We need to run all of these jokers out of DC on a rail.


12 posted on 07/30/2012 8:00:06 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Let me guess

Hes strongly endorsed Willard...


13 posted on 07/30/2012 8:00:39 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Lancey Howard
By the way, isn’t it funny how there don’t seem to be any Democrats willing to criticize their party’s extremist communist leadership?

Unless you count the ones who have switched to the GOP in the past few years as "criticizing their leadership."

I guess they've found out that quiet logic and reasoning are not going to be productive.

14 posted on 07/30/2012 8:01:56 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

The RINOs feel empowered now. I knew it was coming.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 8:06:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Hanna wants to graduate to a senior member of the House, or possibly the Senate, but he is about to get introduced to the Tea Party, and the end of his dreams.


16 posted on 07/30/2012 8:07:48 PM PDT by pallis
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To: ilovesarah2012

He’ right. The left of center Republicans seem to run things, while the base gets almost nothing. Oh wait, that’s not what he’s saying.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 8:08:39 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: cripplecreek
The RINOs feel empowered now. I knew it was coming.

Happens every 4 years. Like clockwork. After all, where are the conservatives going to go?

18 posted on 07/30/2012 8:09:45 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Every voter should read the republican platform. If the candidate has any significant odds with it, do not vote for them. However, there are no more than a handful of repubs that are even close to following their own platform.

Which is exactly why the GOP is the useless mess that it is.


19 posted on 07/30/2012 8:10:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: freedomfiter2

A commie Repub complaining about Freedom Loving Repubs.

Pray for America


20 posted on 07/30/2012 8:11:27 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

To the headline: one could only wish that were true.


21 posted on 07/30/2012 8:13:05 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Our illustrious looser leaders let people from terrorist nations come here. All Bachmann is saying, is lets make sure they’re not inside our government. And that’s supposed to be fringe thinking?

This is like a bad dream. Only when I pinch myself, I don’t wake up. There’s one zombie after another parading in front of us with arms outstretched mumbling something.

This sucks to high heavens!


22 posted on 07/30/2012 8:19:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Good point.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 8:21:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Let me guess Hes strongly endorsed Willard...

He endorsed Huntsman. Romney's probably too conservative for him. He won by a 6% margin, so this being NY state, he'll need to steer clear of nationally-known conservatives to the extent he can. It ain't pretty, but in NY, conservatives have a lousy image, and anyone who wants to win office as a GOP candidate there needs to sugar-coat the conservative message. I don't have a problem with RINO's winning office in blue states. It's preferable to the alternative.

24 posted on 07/30/2012 8:33:09 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’d rather face 10,000 angry snarling union thugs in front of me, all armed with rifled bayonets than have 5 of these RINOs behind me.


25 posted on 07/30/2012 8:35:15 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Michele Bachmann is right in asking the question.
It should be looked into.
To dismiss this is odd.
I haven’t heard her critics says she is wrong yet, only that they are appalled that she asked the question.

Hanna sounds like a liberal who ran as a republican only to get elected.I suspect he’ll be pulling an Arlen Specter if he is re-elected.


26 posted on 07/30/2012 8:37:28 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Total tool. Useful idiot. Brain dead moron. Shouldn’t be allowed to have children.

Drop dead please.


27 posted on 07/30/2012 8:40:21 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yeah, THAT’S the problem in the Republican Party.

I thought it was swinging right during election time, then ignoring the right once re-election was achieved. For like the umpteenth time.


28 posted on 07/30/2012 8:41:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Too bad this Rino's timing is not as exquisite as his regard for comity with Democrats; to voice these opinions about Michelle Bachmann on the same day that allegations emerge about Jarrett's baleful influence over Obama in the dithering over the bin Laden assassination.


29 posted on 07/30/2012 8:42:26 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: ilovesarah2012

True to the extent that the GOP-e are the extremists.


30 posted on 07/30/2012 8:42:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ilovesarah2012
Hanna, R-Barneveld, pointed specifically to Michele Bachmann of Minnesota — particularly her suggestion that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin be investigated to see if she has ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood that would compromise her loyalty.

Richard, ol' buddy, ol' pal, are you willing to attest that there is absolutely no Muslim Brotherhood influence on Huma Abedin or any other member of the administration? You know this for a fact? And you would guarantee it -- in the name of your children and grandchildren?

Because, Richard, if you're not willing to commit yourself to this proposition, you've got no business complaining about Michelle Bachmann's inquiry. And you can't be considered a serious Congressman, held responsible for the national security of the United States and its citizens.

31 posted on 07/30/2012 8:42:55 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yes, the RINO’s are way too extreme


32 posted on 07/30/2012 8:43:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ilovesarah2012
RINO? I do not think so. I think Rep. Hanna is mainstream Republican. They and the GOP-E hate that the conservatives that have assumed some influence in the party.
I also think that the conservative members of the Republican party are in a minority and would be better off to just drop out and form a real conservative party. Maybe the Tea Party. I read that Sarah Palin has rented a hall in Tampa. I wonder if maybe that could be the start of something BIG. God knows I hope and pray so.
33 posted on 07/30/2012 8:43:44 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: ilovesarah2012
he said he feels more bitterness coming from the Republican caucus than from the Democrats.

We have a lot to be bitter about. Compromise means the Democrats always win. Don't let the door hit you.
34 posted on 07/30/2012 9:09:15 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Dogbert41

Agreed. No matter how tenuous the footing, it is best to have your opponents clearly marked on the field before you and not working from the shadows at your back.


35 posted on 07/30/2012 9:32:14 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: ilovesarah2012

The only political group that is offensive to a Rino is the group that is anti-socialist.


36 posted on 07/30/2012 10:26:59 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ilovesarah2012

Doing the wrong thing bipartisan-ly, is still doing the wrong thing, Jackwagon.


37 posted on 07/31/2012 3:57:44 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Tupelo

I agree. We need a real conservative party. I pray it will happen eventually. Just hope it won’t be too late.


38 posted on 07/31/2012 4:25:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: gitmo

A few weeks back Ed Rollins was asked about Romney’s failure to win southern states during the pimaries.

HE LAUGHED and said they’ll vote for Romney because they have no other choices.


39 posted on 07/31/2012 6:21:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Hey Richard, your ride is here.

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40 posted on 07/31/2012 6:23:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yankees, who needs ‘em?


41 posted on 07/31/2012 6:26:23 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
where's muh violin?

already gone..LaTourette..

soon, if we're lucky.. Hanna

Both members of the Republican Main Street Partnership Progressives.

42 posted on 07/31/2012 9:38:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“I know we’re playing football, but I insist that we play by rugby rules”


43 posted on 07/31/2012 2:53:14 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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