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Former Reagan Adviser: GOP Has Been ‘Hijacked by Crazy …Stupid People’ (Bruce Bartlett)
Cybercast News Service ^ | October 21, 2013 - 2:19 PM | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 10/21/2013 12:20:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Bruce Bartlett, who served as domestic policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan and a Treasury official for President George H.W. Bush, told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, host of “All in with Chris Hayes,” on Friday that the Republican Party has been “hijacked by crazy people, stupid people.” …

Bartlett, who is currently a columnist and blogger for the Fiscal Times, said he wondered why former Treasury secretaries who worked for Republican administrations did not speak out publicly during the budget impasse to tell the GOP that not raising the debt ceiling would be a “bad idea.” …

Bartlett said it was “perfectly understandable” that some Republican members of Congress might not want to go against the rest of the party and vote for a clean continuing resolution at first, because of the “crazy Tea Party people” and the fear that they would be challenged in the primaries by Republican candidates backed by people with “unlimited” resources. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: brucebartlett; gopestablishment; rino; teaparty
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You can go back to your cubicle now, Mr. Bartlett.
1 posted on 10/21/2013 12:20:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, it’s been hijacked by Democrats!


2 posted on 10/21/2013 12:21:39 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Olog-hai

If this dork really believes this, he’s not really a Republican.


3 posted on 10/21/2013 12:22:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amnesty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: Olog-hai

Reagan’s legacy is “The most frightening words in the English language are ‘I am from the government and I am here to help you’ “

This guy didn’t pay attention.


4 posted on 10/21/2013 12:23:19 PM PDT by donmeaker (q)
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To: Olog-hai

>> Republican Party has been “hijacked by crazy people, stupid people.”

When you’re on the inside and you benefit from the looting, as does Bartlett — honest, farsighted, concerned Americans who DON’T profit from the beltway corruption must indeed seem crazy and/or stupid.

Oh well. So be it. We’ll look smarter and saner when the revolution ends than we do now, at the beginning.


5 posted on 10/21/2013 12:24:40 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Olog-hai

Is easy to see how far and wide the Oslama talking points spread.


6 posted on 10/21/2013 12:25:03 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Olog-hai

There is a reasoned, intelligent analysis for you. No name-calling, no personal attacks, just cold, hard facts.


7 posted on 10/21/2013 12:25:32 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Olog-hai

He doesn’t like anybody

Bruce Bartlett : Why I Am Anti-Republican (Former Reagan domestic policy adviser explains why)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2328264/posts


8 posted on 10/21/2013 12:25:53 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

>> If this dork really believes this, he’s not really a Republican.

Naw, these days, he definitely fits the republican pattern... just not the CONSERVATIVE republican pattern.


9 posted on 10/21/2013 12:25:54 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Olog-hai
the Republican Party has been “hijacked by crazy people, stupid people.”

And the TEA Party wants to drive them out!

10 posted on 10/21/2013 12:26:11 PM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Olog-hai

Wait a second, just because Mr. McCain is senile it doesn’t make him stupid or crazy Mr. Bartlett.


11 posted on 10/21/2013 12:26:58 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Olog-hai

Keep your GOP.

More people won’t care.


12 posted on 10/21/2013 12:28:08 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: fwdude

Yes, it’s been hijacked by Democrats!


Careerist Blue Dog Dems from flyover country. They are all in the GOP tent now that the rabid marxists have taken over the Dems.


13 posted on 10/21/2013 12:28:18 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah, it’s really crazy to NOT go into more debt even when one cannot begin to figure out how to what they presently owe.

Another person to whom simple math is tensor calculus.


14 posted on 10/21/2013 12:28:30 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Oops, that’s “...how to PAY what...”

I’m having an Obamadork moment.

Oh, wait, it’s the keyboard’s fault.


15 posted on 10/21/2013 12:29:32 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Olog-hai

Highly paid liberal Republican political consultant lashes aout agaisnt those how object to highly paid liberal Republican political consultants. Yawn.


16 posted on 10/21/2013 12:29:43 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Olog-hai

The MSM like use Bartlett’s bonafides as a Reagan advisor as a springboard to bashing conservatism. He used to be on staff with Ron Paul and GHW Bush.

However, Barlett has been getting crazier and crazier over the years, like the proverbial crazy uncle, and the MSM loves to quote him, as a “conservative”, like the other ex-Reagan nutjob Paul Craig Roberts.


17 posted on 10/21/2013 12:29:50 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Olog-hai

Just because he worked “for Reagan” doesn’t mean anything, really. Elizabeth Dole worked for Reagan, too, yet she’s the one who arbitrarily decided to bypass the legislature and forced the seat belt laws on all the states. Federal government running roughshod over state’s rights.


18 posted on 10/21/2013 12:32:31 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Olog-hai

The T.E.A. party people are the “crazy ones”?

By whose definition?

Just because their response to the actions (or lack thereof) of the House and Senate Republicans to put on a full-court resistance to allowing the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010” to be implemented before it was ready for prime time, was sharp and quick, that does not reflect negatively on the state of sanity exhibited by the T.E.A. party people.

The Current Occupant now squatting in the White Hut (or “Spite Hut”) and Harry Reid were the ones who were ADAMANT about not negotiating.


19 posted on 10/21/2013 12:33:16 PM PDT by alloysteel (Men may not always be capable of evil, but they are always capable of incompetence.)
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To: Olog-hai

RINOS beginning to suffer from Koch Brothers Derangement Syndrome as well, I see.


20 posted on 10/21/2013 12:33:45 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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"GOP Has Been ‘Hijacked by Crazy …Stupid People’ (Bruce Bartlett)"

But I thought you LIKED John McCain, Lindsey Graham, John Boehner, Peter King and Mitch McConnel, Brucie.
Why do you attack them now?

21 posted on 10/21/2013 12:33:48 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, Bruce. They’re called campaign consultants.

Dude, seriously, don’t tell me Steve Schmidt looks sane.


22 posted on 10/21/2013 12:34:02 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Olog-hai

Crazy stupid people; like Ronald Reagan was crazy and stupid.
There is a virus in Washington DC that affects 99% of people who work there over 6 months. It causes complete loss of values, intellect and core values.

We should move the captitol to the windswept plains of North Dakota. All politicians would have to sleep in drafty dorm like buildings while Congress is in session. Any lobbyist who gets with 100 miles would be shot.


23 posted on 10/21/2013 12:34:27 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Under the Democrats; the Lincoln Memorial is closed; but the southern border is open)
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To: Olog-hai

They all think by bringing up the name “Reagan”, it gives them a pass to say what’s right for America. Hell, even zerObama does it.


24 posted on 10/21/2013 12:34:37 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Olog-hai; Grampa Dave; tubebender; NormsRevenge; sergeantdave; budwiesest; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Well... Hey Mr. Bartlett, President Reagan never heisted the national debt by an amount bigger that all previous President's caused, COMBINED!!!

This guy is totally consumed with "Shiffer Branes Syndrome!!!"

25 posted on 10/21/2013 12:35:32 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I pledge to the USSA & 2 the democrazy for witch it stands, a nation with liberalism & misery 4 all!)
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To: LegendHasIt

I kinda messed up on that post. McCain is the only actually ‘crazy, stupid’ one... The rest are just venal opportunist weasels.


26 posted on 10/21/2013 12:36:22 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Olog-hai
~~~and a Treasury official for President George H.W. Bush~~~


27 posted on 10/21/2013 12:37:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Olog-hai

$17 trillion national debt and $125 trillion in unfunded liabilites. Now who’s the crazy ones?

The Tea Party is trying to stop this insanity.


28 posted on 10/21/2013 12:37:59 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Olog-hai
`Tea party'? Crazy, stupid people, right? Smell bad? Trading Places photo: trading places trading-places.jpg Like most of the non-Republicrat hoi polloi.
29 posted on 10/21/2013 12:39:09 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Olog-hai

I bet Mark Levin knows who this guy is cause I don’t!


30 posted on 10/21/2013 12:39:54 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Olog-hai

>> Republican Party has been “hijacked by crazy people, stupid people.”

I guess he thinks the parties (Dem in cahoots with the GOPs) that gave us 17 trillion in debt are the smart people.


31 posted on 10/21/2013 12:40:07 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Olog-hai
And lookee here, here he is on leftwing Tavis Smiley's show. Looks a bit like Karl Rove. Speaks like him, too.


32 posted on 10/21/2013 12:40:22 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: jeffc
Just because he worked “for Reagan” doesn’t mean anything, really. Elizabeth Dole worked for Reagan, too...

Reagan promoted a young Eric Holder. I doubt he would approve of him today.

33 posted on 10/21/2013 12:41:46 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: Starboard; FR_addict

“$17 trillion national debt and $125 trillion in unfunded liabilites.”

Yes, Brucie seems to think these things are “sane”.

The list of liars who gather in D.C. is growing.


34 posted on 10/21/2013 12:42:50 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Olog-hai

Democrats slur Republicans, the tea party and conservatives with outrageous rhetoric and there is ALWAYS some Repub willing to openly agree with those slurs. It gives those comments alot more credibility comming from a Repub (in this case a REAGAN Admim official) than some commie lib MSNBC type. Why cant these a-hole Repubs just keep their f’in mouths shut!?


35 posted on 10/21/2013 12:44:07 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Exactly, this IS a typical Republican.


36 posted on 10/21/2013 12:46:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai
* the Republican Party has been “hijacked by crazy people, stupid people.” *

That's true if you are talking about all the RINO’s and wannabe Democrats and old fogey career GOP.

NOT if you are taking about Cruz, Rand Paul or any of the TEA Party Republicans.

Three TEA Party Republicans are worth more than all the RINO’s and Dems combined!

37 posted on 10/21/2013 12:57:56 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Olog-hai
Actually, I cannot imagine any Republican who is intelligent, educated and informed supporting the current direction the Republicans are taking the Republican Party and the Country.

Something is very wrong with their world view

It may have something to do with the fact that most Republican Senators have lived and worked in DC for 30 + years and represent themselves and the Washington DC establishment and not their people back home .

it may also be that they are so old they make the ossified Brezhnev Politburo that stagnated the USSR into oblivion look like a dynamic young entrepreneur club

38 posted on 10/21/2013 12:59:05 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

If their education lacks the moral/religious dimension (or features a distorted version of such), it’s not that hard to see how they can embrace the RINO path.


39 posted on 10/21/2013 1:02:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Me don’t have “kricull” thinking skills so me calls names to people me no like.

http://youtu.be/U-n_zk7e0ZU


40 posted on 10/21/2013 1:02:49 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Olog-hai

The Bible says a lot about a person like this who lacks understanding:

Proverbs 10:19
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Proverbs 17:28
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 18:2
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Proverbs 20:19
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.


41 posted on 10/21/2013 1:03:12 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Olog-hai
Bartlett endorsed Obama both times he ran.

He has a right to his opinions, but it's probably time he dropped the whole Reagan connection and sold himself as a long-time Obama supporter.

42 posted on 10/21/2013 1:09:05 PM PDT by x
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To: Olog-hai

Another RINO whino? Complaining about stupidity?
You’ve got the world-class, A-1, top of the heap, triple whopper, build-your-house-below-sea-level, make-my-teeth-hurt, hysterical Barbara Streisand kind of stupidity. You are the the breath-taking, eye-popping, headline-screaming, glorious set-yourself-on-fire chief dingbat of stupid after which there is no more stupid.

You’re more stupid than any teen-ager I know. The original big bang of stupid. One-of-a-kind, global, universe-exhausting stupid collapsed on itself and so dense that no intellect can escape.

And finally, you are more stupid than all the hopelessly incompetent college administrators who hired raving totalitarian cockroach professors with their nincompoopy ideas on how to ruin America even faster than the socialist crash test dummies in Congress you voted for.

I’m a little out of breath, can I take a break and come back later?


43 posted on 10/21/2013 1:10:47 PM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: Olog-hai

What a maroon.


44 posted on 10/21/2013 1:17:01 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Olog-hai

I stand with Senator Ted Cruz!


45 posted on 10/21/2013 1:59:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Olog-hai
a clear case of the irrelevant desperately seeking relevancy
47 posted on 10/21/2013 2:28:50 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Olog-hai
Bruce Bartlett, who served as domestic policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan and a Treasury official for President George H.W. Bush, told MSNBC

= Reagan gave the young man a shot; he became a GHW Bush liberal, and he goes on the Democrat channel to bash Republicans.
Wow. What a scumbag.

48 posted on 10/21/2013 2:32:28 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: cashless

By the way, don’t confuse this guy with the greatly admired Wall Street Journal editor Bob Bartley, who passed on a few years ago. Bartley provided readers of the WSJ with conservatives they might not have known about, like Arthur Laffer, Paul Craig Roberts, Jude Wanniski, etc. The intellectual foundation that was established in the 1970s by the Wall Street Journal editorial page was a great help in electing Reagan.


49 posted on 10/21/2013 2:47:48 PM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Without a /sarc tag, you’re likely to catch flak for that post ;-)


50 posted on 10/21/2013 2:53:14 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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