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GOP Congressman Duffy Strikes Again, Tells Mika Brzezinski 'Youíre Part of the Problem'
NewsBusters.org ^ | October 16, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 10/20/2013 6:07:42 PM PDT by Kaslin

Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.) became an internet sensation last week when he decimated MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell for her “pathetic news reporting.”

For the Congressman’s second act, he took on MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Wednesday telling the Morning Joe co-host, “You’re part of the problem” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

GOP Congressman Duffy Strikes Again, Tells Mika Brzezinski 'You’re Part of the Problem'

CONGRESSMAN SEAN DUFFY (R-WISCONSIN): Mika, I got to tell you. Mika, my mom is a good liberal, and she loves you, and she’s happy I’m on the show. But I think you’re part of the problem. And you’re part of the problem because the Republican caucus sometimes can be unreasonable, but look how far we moved. We said we want to defund it, and now we’re going to delay it. And now we’re just going to ask for some very simple tweaks and reforms.

And if you actually called out your liberal guests and said, “Why won’t you join ObamaCare? If it’s good for Americans, it should be good for you?” Listen, if an American family can’t sign up on the website, why are you going to tax them? That’s not right.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CO-HOST: So you have a lot of good questions, but as “part of the problem,” as you so kindly put it, I will ask you very honestly…

DUFFY: I like asking you questions better, Mika, but, okay.

BRZEZINSKI: It’s fine. Do you not think that members of your party, especially in Congress and in the Ted Cruz group, are not imploding the Republican Party, big picture? Just big picture. Politics. Put all this aside for a second. Are you guys not imploding?

DUFFY: Big picture, I think this was a horrible strategy. I came on your show and I said that. If we had allowed ObamaCare to roll out and for two weeks America saw the dysfunction, and then as we roll into the debt limit and negotiate an increase, I think we would have got a one-year delay, because America would have said this is only the fair and right thing to do.

BRZEZINSKI: From a messaging standpoint, Congressman, I agree with you. And your mom is fabulous by the way.

Isn't it marvelous seeing Republicans standing up to the liberal media rather than just accepting the bias?

Bravo, Congressman! Bravo!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: abortion; andreamitchell; deathpanels; joescarborough; mikabrzezinski; momisagoodliberal; msnbc; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; seanduffy; teaparty; tedcruz; texas; wisconsin; zerocare

1 posted on 10/20/2013 6:07:42 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

“...We said we want to defund it, and now we’re going to delay it. And now we’re just going to ask for some very simple tweaks and reforms.”

The GOP-E was never against ObamaCare.


2 posted on 10/20/2013 6:16:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Kaslin
DUFFY: Big picture, I think this was a horrible strategy.

Yea, forcing the House to do it's constitutionally required job, defunding Socialist Medicine, is really "horrible strategy", right Sean?

Just lost a lot of respect for this clown.
3 posted on 10/20/2013 6:16:06 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Kaslin

Sean Duffy “Stop being polite and start getting real.”


4 posted on 10/20/2013 6:16:12 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SoConPubbie

Sure and young Sean’s got himself a brogue straight from the old country, now. Sounds like the lad could have booked steerage on the Titanic.


5 posted on 10/20/2013 6:20:42 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Kaslin
DUFFY: Big picture, I think this was a horrible strategy. I came on your show and I said that. If we had allowed ObamaCare to roll out and for two weeks America saw the dysfunction, and then as we roll into the debt limit and negotiate an increase, I think we would have got a one-year delay, because America would have said this is only the fair and right thing to do. ...

Isn't it marvelous seeing Republicans standing up to the liberal media rather than just accepting the bias?

Someone forgot the < /sarcasm > tag.
6 posted on 10/20/2013 6:22:52 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Kaslin

I know that Duffy is a borderline RINO, but I’m willing to give him another shot. Anybody that beats that statist mofo David Obey deserves another term.


7 posted on 10/20/2013 6:30:16 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I know that Duffy is a borderline RINO, but I’m willing to give him another shot.

Besides, his wife is hot (Rachel from Real World San Francisco).

8 posted on 10/20/2013 6:32:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

WI Congressman Duffy tackles the MSM again!

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


9 posted on 10/20/2013 6:40:39 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoConPubbie
Yea, forcing the House to do it's constitutionally required job, defunding Socialist Medicine, is really "horrible strategy", right Sean?

When default is the alternative, I can understand where some good people might feel that is not good strategy.

10 posted on 10/20/2013 6:47:53 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Kaslin
As liberals always like to say “Let's start a dialogue”. The Congressman was just starting a dialogue with Mika. :^)
11 posted on 10/20/2013 6:58:40 PM PDT by cradle of freedom
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To: what's up

But was default truly the other option? Really?

Seems I’ve read numerous accounts where the only way we would have defaulted was by barry choosing to do so. Then I read that it’s ridiculous to think we wouldn’t/won’t default with or without barry making that call. As usual, our media does a fine job of giving the facts.


12 posted on 10/20/2013 7:07:45 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Kaslin

I think that Sean Duffy is a jackass of mediocre intellect. Bob


13 posted on 10/20/2013 7:08:00 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Old admirals who feel the wind Are never put to sea." Al Stewart)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
Seems I’ve read numerous accounts

I have read accounts that indicate the opposite.

That once the ceiling is reached, bond-holders will not be paid.

If this is true, I can understand why some of our reps would be leery of taking us into that kind of unexplored territory.

14 posted on 10/20/2013 7:11:07 PM PDT by what's up
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Kaslin.
Big picture, I think this was a horrible strategy. I came on your show and I said that. If we had allowed ObamaCare to roll out and for two weeks America saw the dysfunction, and then as we roll into the debt limit and negotiate an increase, I think we would have got a one-year delay, because America would have said this is only the fair and right thing to do.
Yeah, he really tore her a new one. /s


15 posted on 10/20/2013 7:11:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: what's up

What I’d give to peek at the books! Though I’m not too good with magic math, I would still like knowing the unvarnished truth.


16 posted on 10/20/2013 7:42:12 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I know that Duffy is a borderline RINO, but I’m willing to give him another shot
And so it goes without end.

Borderline RINO?. Does that mean he's almost a Democrat or almost a Republican?

17 posted on 10/20/2013 8:29:43 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Kaslin

The reason the former performer on a MTV series which included a homo wedding Sean Duffy is getting booked on these shows is because they’re expecting him to to chop away at Cruz as he did on a local talk show Charley Sykes of WTMJ am 620.

Duffy surprized them when he reverted to Lumberjack as he potrays himself and applied his axe to the scrub surrounding the issue his hosts planted defending their great leader. Which set lessor talk show hosts armed with their leafblowers ga ga. Blowing the exchange all over the place.

And to his credit when it came to vote no on contuniung funding he did vote no.


18 posted on 10/20/2013 9:09:56 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Kaslin

Mika’s almost as dumb an asshole as her father Zgniew, only he helped determine US foreign policy and was an almost total failure at it under Carter etc.

Now his little B is making a fool of herself. Must be in the genes.


19 posted on 10/20/2013 10:24:36 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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