Skip to comments.Former Reagan Adviser: GOP Has Been ‘Hijacked by Crazy …Stupid People’ (Bruce Bartlett)
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 MSNBCs 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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Yes, it’s been hijacked by Democrats!
If this dork really believes this, he’s not really a Republican.
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.
>> 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.
Is easy to see how far and wide the Oslama talking points spread.
There is a reasoned, intelligent analysis for you. No name-calling, no personal attacks, just cold, hard facts.
He doesn’t like anybody
Bruce Bartlett : Why I Am Anti-Republican (Former Reagan domestic policy adviser explains why)
>> If this dork really believes this, hes not really a Republican.
Naw, these days, he definitely fits the republican pattern... just not the CONSERVATIVE republican pattern.
And the TEA Party wants to drive them out!
Wait a second, just because Mr. McCain is senile it doesn’t make him stupid or crazy Mr. Bartlett.
Keep your GOP.
More people won’t care.
Yes, its 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.
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.
Oops, that’s “...how to PAY what...”
I’m having an Obamadork moment.
Oh, wait, it’s the keyboard’s fault.
Highly paid liberal Republican political consultant lashes aout agaisnt those how object to highly paid liberal Republican political consultants. Yawn.
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.
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.
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.
RINOS beginning to suffer from Koch Brothers Derangement Syndrome as well, I see.
But I thought you LIKED John McCain, Lindsey Graham, John Boehner, Peter King and Mitch McConnel, Brucie.
Why do you attack them now?
Yes, Bruce. They’re called campaign consultants.
Dude, seriously, don’t tell me Steve Schmidt looks sane.
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.
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.
This guy is totally consumed with "Shiffer Branes Syndrome!!!"
I kinda messed up on that post. McCain is the only actually ‘crazy, stupid’ one... The rest are just venal opportunist weasels.
$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.
I bet Mark Levin knows who this guy is cause I don’t!
>> 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.
Reagan promoted a young Eric Holder. I doubt he would approve of him today.
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!?
Exactly, this IS a typical Republican.
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!
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
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.
Me don’t have “kricull” thinking skills so me calls names to people me no like.
The Bible says a lot about a person like this who lacks understanding:
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.
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.
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.
Youre 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.
Im a little out of breath, can I take a break and come back later?
What a maroon.
I stand with Senator Ted Cruz!
= 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.
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.
Without a /sarc tag, you’re likely to catch flak for that post ;-)