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Shutdown: The tea party’s last stand (psychotic Lib rant)
Wa Po ^ | 10/7/13 | Dionne

Posted on 10/07/2013 6:21:00 AM PDT by pabianice

If the nation is lucky, this October will mark the beginning of the end of the tea party.

The movement is suffering from extreme miscalculation and a foolish misreading of its opponents’ intentions. This, in turn, has created a moment of enlightenment, an opening to see things that were once missed.

Many Republicans, of course, saw the disaster coming in advance of the shutdown. But they were terrified to take on a movement that is fortified by money, energy and the backing of a bloviating brigade of talk-show hosts. The assumption was that the tea party had become invincible inside the GOP.

People who knew better followed Sen. Ted Cruz down a path of confrontation over Obamacare. Yet even before the shutdown began, Republicans stopped talking about an outright repeal of Obamacare, as House Speaker John Boehner’s ever-changing demands demonstrated.

The extent of the rout was then underscored in the hot-microphone incident last week when Sen. Rand Paul was caught plotting strategy with Sen. Mitch McConnell. Paul’s words, spoken after he had finished a television interview, said more than he realized.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cwiiping; shutdown; teaparty; tedcruz
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1 posted on 10/07/2013 6:21:00 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

EJ, the bed wetter, declared the Tea Party dead a month ago. Nostradamus in urine ain’t too purty.


2 posted on 10/07/2013 6:23:38 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: pabianice
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3 posted on 10/07/2013 6:23:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: pabianice

It’s only the beginning.


4 posted on 10/07/2013 6:23:52 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: pabianice
MSM main theme :
What will it take to get poor Bohner to stand up to his Tea party terrorists and do what's right, put the Senate CR up for a vote, to get the government working again?”
5 posted on 10/07/2013 6:25:44 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: pabianice

I love it when liberals attempt hide their hatred under an umbrella of phony concern.

It’s almost a high...

Almost obscene...


6 posted on 10/07/2013 6:26:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: pabianice

I guess his caretakers let E.J out of his straitjacket long enough for him to write his thoroughly demented columns. The Tea Party is here to stay. He and his elite, upper-crust Republican friends better get used to it.


7 posted on 10/07/2013 6:31:42 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: pabianice

The Tea Party is working to fix things in America. The Left is working to destroy things. They are the epitome of Do-nothings. They are promoting what is virtually a sit-down strike in the Federal Government. A closure is not what this is.


8 posted on 10/07/2013 6:32:17 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: pabianice
E.J. took the Brown Acid
9 posted on 10/07/2013 6:32:57 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (01-21-13, Obama declares war on The Constitution of the United States)
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To: pabianice

Where do I go to get the 45 seconds I wasted reading the vapid dreck from this assclown?


10 posted on 10/07/2013 6:35:59 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Milton Miteybad
Where do I go to get back the 45 seconds I wasted reading the vapid dreck from this assclown?
11 posted on 10/07/2013 6:36:59 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: pabianice

The attack is not a last stand but an assault on the left wing that has breached the outer defenses.

Dingy Harry is the vulnerable commander of the defenses. He will die in his efforts to throwback the attackers. His tenure will be over


12 posted on 10/07/2013 6:37:13 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: pabianice

As a writer, Dionne is only safe in the six inch wading pool, IF he has his little float devices firmly attached to his upper arms and torso.

You almost feel pity for the man, except you realize what he is failing at accomplishing, and realize how pathetic he is at doing evil.


13 posted on 10/07/2013 6:38:15 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: pabianice; Eaker; Absolutely Nobama; afnamvet; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ...

Civil War Two Ping.
Dionne encapsulates the thinking of the statists very well, and shows the risk of an all-out conflict beginning November if Obama refuses to budge on the debt limit.

He might take the opportunity to cut off all entitlement checks, and blame it on the Republicans. If the EBT/SNAP money is cut off, our cities could explode.

The music may stop in November.

When the music stops: how America’s cities may explode in violence

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/bracken-when-the-music-stops-how-americas-cities-may-explode-in-violence/


14 posted on 10/07/2013 6:40:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: pabianice

15 posted on 10/07/2013 6:41:52 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: pabianice

Completely delusional and living in an alternate reality. If the writer was paying attention, he would see that what’s worse than the shutdown is the implementation of Obamacare. It is a fiasco and one that will be long and drawn out into the next year. Suddenly, all the TEA Party’s claims are going to materialize into big, bold facts. Even my sister who hates Sarah Palin had to admit she was right about the death panels.


16 posted on 10/07/2013 6:43:57 AM PDT by CityCenter (The solution to all problems is spiritual.)
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To: pabianice

http://www.thetotalcollapse.com/pentagon-warns-to-expect-radical-change-in-us-government-soon/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheTotalCollapse+%28The+Total+Collapse%29


17 posted on 10/07/2013 6:45:11 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: pabianice

“...his October will mark the beginning of the end of the tea party. ...”

In your dreams, “Dionne”.


18 posted on 10/07/2013 6:46:17 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: pabianice

To believe this author one must be like the town folk in this short clip. Let’s hope the House Republicans are not this stooopid!
http://youtu.be/AjPBp6DOwgU


19 posted on 10/07/2013 6:46:27 AM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: pabianice

The TEA Party will end when the last progressive draws a breath... and that will be a loooooooong time because unlike obama, the rat party and his SS... Conservatives do not murder people.


20 posted on 10/07/2013 6:47:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: pabianice

Let’s hope this lick-spittle mouthpiece for the Left has the shock of his life next fall when the USA votes conservatives into office across the nation. Perhaps there will be an ObamaCare plan for Leftist scribblers admitting them to psychiatric institutions for free meds.


21 posted on 10/07/2013 6:48:04 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: pabianice

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.”...


22 posted on 10/07/2013 6:51:21 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: pabianice
Hey EJ, your fear is showing.

I love the smell of fear in the morning...smells like victory.

Not a bad paraphrase...

5.56mm

23 posted on 10/07/2013 6:51:44 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Travis McGee

“...his October will mark the beginning of the end of the tea party. ...”

...and then “Dionne” woke up and let go of his limp crank.

If it comes, it comes. Bound to sooner or later.

Psychotic lefties don’t understand “Live and let live”. They’re in a state of perpetual warfare with everyone and everything that doesn’t immediately submit to their sick worldview.

F*** ‘em.


24 posted on 10/07/2013 6:52:05 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: pabianice

The lib’s are so very close to creating their One Party police state.

And they do want it so very badly.


25 posted on 10/07/2013 6:52:27 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: pabianice

Sorry Dionne whoveryouare, I see a very large Teapot brimming with fired up citizens.

Perhaps Dionne should be penning his own epitaph!


26 posted on 10/07/2013 6:53:00 AM PDT by dforest
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To: pabianice

Well, likely the GOPe’s last chance to continue forward as an entity with any support.


27 posted on 10/07/2013 6:59:23 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks for the ping, Matt.


28 posted on 10/07/2013 7:01:01 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: pabianice
I recommend all Freepers read this piece by Dionne.

He clearly has no idea what he's talking about inre to either the TeaParty or the shutdown. He's oblivious to the feelings out here in fly-over country. We're tired of funding their never ending cocktail party.

In my view the longer the shutdown lasts the stronger the TeaParty position becomes. W/ every passing day we see Obama and the other dhimmis make tactical errors and issue insane denounciations.

Furthermore, the GOP has make a tactical concession by offeringa one-year delay, the dhimmis are standing pat because they think the msm will pull the public in their favor, but I'm not sure they have that much juice anymore.

The take away from the article is that our opponents are completely clueless about the TeaParty.

29 posted on 10/07/2013 7:03:23 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: CityCenter

Unfortunately, with or without Obamacare, there will be Death Panels, in one form or another.

When the money runs out, the money runs out.

The cost of Medicare has been doubling every eight years for the last thirty. A couple more doublings and it will consume the entirety of the current Federal budget. A couple more after that and it consumes the entirety of the current US GDP.

That obviously can’t happen.

The money will run out.

There will be, if not “death panels”, then blanket denial of benefits.

The unkeepable promises that were made, on an industrial scale, over the course of a couple of generations, will be broken, on an industrial scale, over the course of a couple of years.


30 posted on 10/07/2013 7:03:47 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: pabianice

When you are taking flak, you are over the target...

Libs have a problem with projection, ascribing their own fears and motives to their opposition.

It’s gonna get them hurt one of these days.


31 posted on 10/07/2013 7:05:38 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Pietro
I think I've inadvertently created a new battle cry;

TeaParty vs Cocktail Party

32 posted on 10/07/2013 7:07:55 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: pabianice

This guy can dream on. It is not Tea Party’s last stand. It is MSM’s last stand.

The smackdown with Candy Crowley illustrates that truth and care for the country and ypung people is taking root.

Voters are connecting with each other and with constitutionalists. No longer is MSM trusted and it will get worse for them quickly and exponentially
A paradigm is shifting. Dems no longer will have power of informationn candidates will be honest brokers eschewing even big corporation money in favor of the power of reaching voters through virtual town hall meetings and getting their audience to think critically.

The dems flop in that arena. But it’s the new arena. And it just took over. Even big takers like Boehner and Rubio have to join in. The MSM is over the dems just don’t know it yet


33 posted on 10/07/2013 7:10:10 AM PDT by stanne
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To: GOPJ

It’s alway instructive to read these dimwit rants, by Dionne and a host of others, as precise expressions of the truth about THEMSELVES. Freud called this “projection”.


34 posted on 10/07/2013 7:12:50 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: pabianice

A good way to respond to anybody who rants about “Tea Party Republicans” is to return the favor and complain about “Communist Party Democrats”.


35 posted on 10/07/2013 7:13:08 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Travis McGee
The music may stop in November.

Well, all but the "percussion instruments".

36 posted on 10/07/2013 7:14:54 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: NFHale
Psychotic lefties don’t understand “Live and let live”. They’re in a state of perpetual warfare with everyone and everything that doesn’t immediately submit to their sick worldview.

You've described the leftist mindset in a nutshell.

What constantly surprises me about them, especially since they're always telling us that they're the "smartest people in the room", is that they don't see that, if they just backed off a little on the control freakery and let the economy prosper, they could have plenty of big government programs to keep themselves in office and still not crash the whole system.

The entire small government movement would be pretty well muted if everyone was employed, making a reasonable living, with reliable infrastructure and a decent amount of law and order. I suspect most of us would even tolerate high taxes if we felt we were actually getting something tangible for our money.

But it's not about prosperity, or philosophy or even practicality - it's about control, of everyone and everything, consequences be damned.
37 posted on 10/07/2013 7:15:43 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: pabianice

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.....if it ever had one in the first place.


38 posted on 10/07/2013 7:20:27 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: jonrick46

You’ll enjoy this jonrick...

Carry this message everywhere. Spread it far and wide.

The people who were happy to expend hundreds of Mexican lives and several Americans’ in Fast & Furious to pump up phony gun crime statistics,

the people who left 40 Americans to fend for themselves and four to die in Benghazi to avoid political embarrassment,

the people who brought down the IRS on Americans merely exercising their rights to free speech,

the people who sold out Seal Team Six to keep them silent about the bin Laden raid,

the people who threatened to arrest 80 year old WWII veterans for merely looking at their own memorial, the people who put up a Berlin wall to keep Americans out of George Washington’s house(!)

- these people will not hesitate to use their control over your health care - that you gave them - to inflict pain when it suits their political purposes.

4 posted on Monday, October 07, 2013 8:50:47 AM by Paine in the Neck

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3075830/posts?page=1

Too much for a tagline - but it needs to be shared...


39 posted on 10/07/2013 7:24:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: pabianice

The name Tea Party is now obsolete. Proposed new designation: 1776. We’re well beyond dumping the tea.


40 posted on 10/07/2013 7:33:52 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: pabianice

I saw this lickspittle on PBS briefly over the weekend.

I detest the worm.


41 posted on 10/07/2013 7:34:12 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: GOPJ

Sounds like Joseph Goebbles from good ole uncle adolph’s camp during the nazi run at world domination. The saying went “The bigger the lie the more they will believe it”. Amazing that these idiot assclowns are trying to persuade those that are not fooled by the fool! He needs to go home and rest his neck.


42 posted on 10/07/2013 7:34:16 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: pabianice
What the tea party and Boehner did not reckon with is that Obama and the Democrats are done being intimidated by the use of extra-constitutional means to extort concessions that the right cannot win through normal legislative and electoral methods.

Sure, E.J. Just like the 'Rats fiddled with Senate rules to pass the Unaffordable Care Act.

you need to change your meds.

43 posted on 10/07/2013 7:38:14 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: pabianice

Check out the comments posted below the article.

We are not arguing with rational people.


44 posted on 10/07/2013 7:39:15 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: cripplecreek
ya only see this when you're over the target...

45 posted on 10/07/2013 7:39:48 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, no one is saying that liberals/democrats are smarter than a bag of hammers...

Its actually almost an insult to hammers...


46 posted on 10/07/2013 7:40:55 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Travis McGee
UP!!!
47 posted on 10/07/2013 7:41:04 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DoughtyOne

You know, if you hang him by his ankles he’ll drown in six inches of water...


48 posted on 10/07/2013 7:42:06 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Travis McGee

When the music stops, I know I’ll have a chair...

And I have the means to keep it...


49 posted on 10/07/2013 7:44:26 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Travis McGee

Check out the comments at the end of the article on the WaPo page.

Ties in directly with your article.

Cheers.


50 posted on 10/07/2013 7:46:04 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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