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Carl Bernstein: GOP leadership ‘cancerous’
politico.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | TAL KOPAN

Posted on 10/16/2013 10:54:21 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Journalist and author Carl Bernstein said Wednesday that Republican Party leadership is “cancerous” and has put the United States at risk by letting the tea party lead the GOP.

“The Republican Party today has become a rabid organization from the top down. The leadership is cancerous,” the former Washington Post reporter said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.

Bernstein called the current situation a “terrible moment in our history” and said only segregation politics offers a comparison.

“You have to go back to the party, the Democratic Party of segregation to find this kind of scorched-earth politics putting the national interests nowhere and putting ideology and ideology above all else,” Bernstein said. “The full faith and credit of the United States, our reputation abroad, our stability, our national security has been endangered by [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell, by [House Majority Leader Eric] Cantor, who have embraced and cowardly appeased these forces who are know-nothings.”

It’s up to Republicans like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to “throw these people out,” he said.

“This is a watershed moment in American history, and unless some people, McCain and others, throw out the leadership that appeased this tail that is wagging the Republican dog — the tea party is not just a movement. It has been cowardly embraced by Eric Cantor, by [House Speaker John] Boehner, who has gone along with this craziness and allowed himself to be the speaker of this party and what it stands for,” Bernstein said.


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1 posted on 10/16/2013 10:54:21 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s liberal media and their reporters that are “cancerous”. When they do themselves out of jobs, then what will they do?


2 posted on 10/16/2013 10:55:59 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Everyone should remember that Bernstein is a Red Diaper baby.


3 posted on 10/16/2013 10:57:28 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Olog-hai
Here's to you Karl  photo finger.gif
4 posted on 10/16/2013 10:58:21 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wait Carl, soon the media will be talking about how the few left in the GOP are hurting the two party system of the Tea Party and Democrats.


5 posted on 10/16/2013 10:59:01 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bernstein is a bitter old man because Woodward gets all the attention.


6 posted on 10/16/2013 10:59:17 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Isn’t he the guy that cheated on his pregnant wife and left her alone in NY?


7 posted on 10/16/2013 11:05:11 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yeah Carl, I hope you get cancer so that you gan gain some insight.

I have no compassion left. My only regret is that we cannot give you h*ll here on earth.


8 posted on 10/16/2013 11:06:24 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Bernard Marx
Everyone should remember that Bernstein is a Red Diaper baby.

Exactly, both parents were members of the communist party during the cold war - per Bernstein.

He's just bitter that he's no longer bonking the British Ambassadors wife.

9 posted on 10/16/2013 11:07:31 AM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Disgusting.

These guys must like being taken advantage of.

This idiotic game of appeasement and mental gymnastics about being strategic to win a fight is for Lame-O’s.

This Bully in the White House uses proxies to fight his battles but, he is the architect and he is pretending to be a “U.S. Obama” ala US Grant as it were and he cannot be allowed to get away with hurting people in such an overt, consciously thought manner and outright refusal to speak with other people.

Despots are only validate by capitulation and their relevancy confirmed by courtesans and jesters.

Their patrimony is confirmed by relief of a pain they caused, much like the fireman who sets fire to the home of some innocent victim and then receives praise for putting out the fire...They lit!

These guys are Klowns and I can’t stand Klowns.

When a bully goes out of his way to cause pain, when they do it in a very conscious and well thought manner, the only response is to fight back with all the ferocity and it’s never clean or “So Called Strategic”.

It’s nasty. In fact, it’s nastier than anything the A-hole exerting himself over you but, you cannot have peace unless you enforce “Your Terms and Conditions” for getting along in the world.

We can then be adults and merciful, allowing them a modicum of pride in retaining some of their faulty ego and we can do what is right and best for the American People.


10 posted on 10/16/2013 11:07:51 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Dang! I thought he was dead! He looks dead!


11 posted on 10/16/2013 11:08:07 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc

he sure SMELLS....dead!


12 posted on 10/16/2013 11:11:47 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The ideals of the tea party NOT being the foundation of the Republican Party is what has ALLOWED the cancers of our government to spread.

Decades ago our side should have simply locked up the gears of Washington so that nothing happened and nothing changes. Better that our system froze in time due to deadlock than the slide away from liberty we have experienced in my lifetime.


13 posted on 10/16/2013 11:14:58 AM PDT by Advil000
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Carl Bernstein has gone from an investigative reporter to parroting!


14 posted on 10/16/2013 11:17:01 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He’s right. The leadership is cancerous. But not for the reasons he gives. Guys like this toad are only comfortable in one-party dictatorships.


15 posted on 10/16/2013 11:19:40 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Advil000

Our leaders look like the scummy old men you think hang out in the Big City YMCA saunas and steam rooms. They look like the Hollywood image of a big banker looking to toss out Henry Fonda. We look like paunchy, cigar smoking, buffoons who stand up in church and act pious, while trying to bang the poor widow behind the bushes.

The Democrats are all of these things. Their defense is that either A) They dont care and act that way, or B) they look at the cameras with indignation and accuse the accuser.

The Republicans need to recruit some stand up, good looking, aggressive men and women who can stand up to the democrats. We need people who are not going to cave in when someone suggests that their job might be in danger.

I hate them all. I have never been so mad at our government, and especially the leadership of the republican party.

If they had any dignity they would resign, enmasse for failure to lead. What they do is complain that they were “forced” into this corner. My God, are we talking about Student Government? Grow up. Grow some balls. And get going. Or get the F out of the way and let real leaders take over.


16 posted on 10/16/2013 11:21:44 AM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Republicans suffer from a version of “Stockholm Syndrome.” Held hostage by the Liberals the Republicans continue to take advice from, have fallen in love with, and defend their “captors.”

Idiots.


17 posted on 10/16/2013 11:22:05 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Republican leadership is cancerous because they WON’T let the Tea Party lead it.


18 posted on 10/16/2013 11:22:17 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: smoothsailing

Woodward has said some unflattering things about the communist known as bernstein.


19 posted on 10/16/2013 11:23:43 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lonestar

Carl Bernstein has gone from an investigative reporter to parroting!

“AAAARwk, Full faith and credit, full faith and credit!”
“Carl want a cracker, AAARWK full faith and credit AAAArk”


20 posted on 10/16/2013 11:26:23 AM 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: Tailgunner Joe

What about the other 17 shutdowns in the past 40 years? I guess this one is different. DC is irreconcilably broken.


21 posted on 10/16/2013 11:29:54 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He’s just another toady.


22 posted on 10/16/2013 11:30:07 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Tailgunner Joe
It’s up to Republicans like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to “throw these people out,” he said.

We'll see who throws who out.

23 posted on 10/16/2013 11:38:33 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: mom.mom
He’s just another toady.

A useful idiot, as Lenin used to say.

24 posted on 10/16/2013 11:39:14 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I like the GOP leadership better already.


25 posted on 10/16/2013 11:43:20 AM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar are soon to be relearned.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“It’s up to Republicans like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to “throw these people out,” he said. “

They do that and that will be the end of the party.


26 posted on 10/16/2013 11:46:55 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Journalist and author Carl Bernstein said Wednesday that Republican Party leadership is “cancerous”

It must have been spine cancer, because the GOPe had them removed before they started hardening.

27 posted on 10/16/2013 12:01:02 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Rightfully so...

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1831


28 posted on 10/16/2013 12:10:22 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“It’s up to Republicans like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to “throw these people out,” he said..”

Looks to me like they already have thrown out conservatives.


29 posted on 10/16/2013 12:18:42 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This ugly little toad needs to go back and hide under the rock where he’s been the last 40 years. His former partner, Bob Woodward, has published a string of successful books because he has remained somewhat objective and mainstream. Carl Bernstein has always been a radical who believes journalists should throw bombs and burn buildings.


30 posted on 10/16/2013 12:36:50 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Carl is 69 yrs old.

Another one percenter who won’t retire and let them hire a couple new journo grads from Columbia with 125k in student loan debt.


31 posted on 10/16/2013 12:40:36 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Kinda like a ground hog, bernstein comes out of his hole now and then to make erroneous, meaningless pronouncements. One difference being that bernstein’s pronouncements can be harmful, rather than merely diverting.


32 posted on 10/16/2013 12:42:29 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: smoothsailing

Well, ol’ Carl is just staying true to his roots by falling lock step into the standard playbook/talking points.


33 posted on 10/16/2013 12:47:10 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh, look! Another Jewish Communist. How unexpected.


34 posted on 10/16/2013 1:12:40 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Cathy
Watch the movie "Heartburn" with Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson. It's Nora Ephron’s version of her marriage to Carl, and he's as creepy and repulsive as you would imagine.
35 posted on 10/16/2013 1:47:09 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“The Republican Party today has become a rabid organization from the top down. The leadership is cancerous,”

Why do you care, Carl, you old commie. By all rights you should be ecstatic.

36 posted on 10/16/2013 2:22:23 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: smoothsailing

Wow thanks!


37 posted on 10/16/2013 3:13:55 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You’re most welcome, FRiend. That link is a great resource.

Here’s the Homepage...

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/default.asp


38 posted on 10/16/2013 3:37:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Great! Thanks again!


39 posted on 10/16/2013 3:43:11 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Stuff it, crater face. Your time came and went 40 years ago.


40 posted on 10/16/2013 5:03:19 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Tailgunner Joe.
"You have to go back to the party, the Democratic Party of segregation to find this kind of scorched-earth politics putting the national interests nowhere and putting ideology and ideology above all else... The full faith and credit of the United States, our reputation abroad, our stability, our national security has been endangered by [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell, by [House Majority Leader Eric] Cantor, who have embraced and cowardly appeased these forces who are know-nothings."
How many non-sequitur buzzwords did *you* count?


41 posted on 10/16/2013 6:11:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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