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Juan Williams: Republican leaders must keep Tea Party on the run
The Hill ^ | February 17, 2014 | Juan Williams

Posted on 02/17/2014 4:43:43 PM PST by yoe

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-Ky.) are now in position to end the Tea Party’s death grip on the Republican Party’s political future.

[snip]If the nation’s credit rating, stocks and the recovery went down the sewer because of Republicans’ refusal to raise the debt ceiling, the GOP’s chances in the midterm elections would have been severely damaged.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events
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"Juan The Apologist" is terrified of the Tea Party and gives them far more credit than perhaps they deserve, but hey, it's all good news for the Tea Party, the party for the Constitution....what part of that document does Juan not like or understand? It's wrong for the GOP and Tea Party to openly stand up for our Constitution?

I was unaware Republicans were in a death grip by stand up Americans....Juan, you make yourself look foolish with such blather.

1 posted on 02/17/2014 4:43:43 PM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

Sorry Juan but you are 100% wrong.

The GOP needs to stop stalling, stop sending American jobs to foreign countries, and it badly needs to stand up for once.

I no longer expect to see any of those things from the GOP.

Which is why I now support the Tea Party.

Waiting on the national party, to choose.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 4:46:53 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: yoe

Juan. Watch your own friggen party morons. We are trying to get rid of our GOPe morons.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 4:47:50 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: yoe

juan... I knew that when fox hired you it was a mistake. You are a liar, cheater and thief... and a fricken racist pig!


4 posted on 02/17/2014 4:48:27 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: yoe

Last I checked, the Tea Party is not on the run.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 4:49:13 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: yoe

From here, it looks like the Tea Party is the last, best hope to end “business as usual” in Washington.

This is what has both Juans -—Williams and McLame in a lather.


6 posted on 02/17/2014 4:49:15 PM PST by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: yoe

What is Juan smoking?

Dude needs to cut back.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 4:50:25 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: yoe

The GOPe wants to run against conservatives instead of Democrats


8 posted on 02/17/2014 4:50:50 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

That’s what I was thinking. The GOPe are the ones on the defensive....as is their natural state.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 4:51:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: yoe

From what I can see, the Marxist Party is on the run.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 4:51:52 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

the Tea Party’s death grip on the Republican Party’s political future.

I can only say, “Juan, you ain’t seen nothing yet!”
Just wait till we get a death grip on the demorat party.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 4:51:58 PM PST 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: yoe

Can Juan be run outta town on a rail?


12 posted on 02/17/2014 4:54:10 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: yoe

Yes, as any reasonable, sane person should understand, Juan Williams only wants what’s best for the Republican party. He sincerely hopes for them to do well in 2016 and 2018. That’s why he offers them his strategic advice pro bono.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 4:55:39 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: yoe

People like this need to start disappearing through the holes in the ice...


14 posted on 02/17/2014 4:55:41 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: tet68

I like the way that you think brother!


15 posted on 02/17/2014 4:56:13 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: yoe
Republican leaders must keep Tea Party on the run

Kinda like Seattle trying to tell Denver on how to run their offense prior to the Super Bowl.........

Why the hell should anyone listen to a libtard trying to tell the GOP on how to win an election?????

16 posted on 02/17/2014 4:56:27 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: yoe

Fairly recently I have seen Juan’s son Anthony/Tony on some talking head news show. Surprize, surprize, surprize - he was a Republican!


17 posted on 02/17/2014 4:57:09 PM PST by MacNaughton
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To: yoe

Juan Williams. One of the reasons I never watch Fox News or listen to Hannity.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 4:58:19 PM PST by lewislynn (What does the global movement and te Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: yoe

They’re on the run? I thought that they’re running for Congress.


19 posted on 02/17/2014 4:59:55 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: yoe
Pat Caddell Says Establishment Republicans 'Want the IRS to Go After' the Tea Party

The civil war between the Tea Party and the GOP Establishment has been brutal. But could it be the reason congressional Republicans aren't putting the heat on President Obama for the IRS scandal?

Democratic pollster Pat Caddell thinks so, and radio host Rush Limbaugh said it's plausible. One historian even told Breitbart News the modern GOP resembles a "crime family."

"The establishment Republicans want the IRS to go after the Tea Parties," Caddell told Fox News on Sunday.

"When you have 71 percent who want an investigation, 64 percent who believe that it is a sign of corruption including nearly a majority of Democrats," Caddell said, "the reason is the establishment Republicans want the IRS to go after the Tea Parties. Got it?"


20 posted on 02/17/2014 5:02:03 PM PST by Bratch
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To: yoe

Kinda like the coyote giving chickens advice on how to run the henhouse.


21 posted on 02/17/2014 5:02:33 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Just looked up the genesis of Republican party - first convention in 1854 with 44 house seats taken in 1854. They lost the Presidency in 1856, but WON it in 1860 with Lincoln.

I’m really looking for a new party to emerge to represent WE THE PEOPLE and uphold the Constitution. We need this SOON.


22 posted on 02/17/2014 5:03:29 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 5:05:11 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

attacks on the TEA Party when they should be attacking Democrats... and why should we vote for them?


24 posted on 02/17/2014 5:05:19 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

What Juan doesn’t seem to get is that when you have
someone on the run, eventually they get tired and
make a stand, they you have to put up or shut up.

It’s time to STAND!


25 posted on 02/17/2014 5:08:21 PM PST 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: yoe

Wishful thinking Juan. As inept as the GOP is the American people, by and large, know who’s responsible for the economic catastrophe, and 2014 will be another disaster for America’s Socialist Democratic Party.


26 posted on 02/17/2014 5:12:26 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: lonevoice
Yes, as any reasonable, sane person should understand, Juan Williams only wants what’s best for the Republican party. He sincerely hopes for them to do well in 2016 and 2018. That’s why he offers them his strategic advice pro bono.

Heh

27 posted on 02/17/2014 5:13:10 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: GeronL

I won’t vote for RINOs and you won’t either.


28 posted on 02/17/2014 5:14:43 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: yoe

“Don’t throws me in dat briar patch!” said Bre’ Williams.


29 posted on 02/17/2014 5:15:19 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Juan is like a backward compass, do the opposite and you’ll be right on the money.


30 posted on 02/17/2014 5:22:09 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: yoe

I guess I didn’t get the memo. I didn’t know they had us “on the run.” LOL!


31 posted on 02/17/2014 5:25:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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Affirmation the GOP-e is a collection of scumbags that must be primaried.


32 posted on 02/17/2014 5:27:38 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: yoe

My, my. All these liberals so concerned about the Republican party.

You know why? Because they want a weak establishment GOP to keep the uniparty going.


33 posted on 02/17/2014 5:31:01 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: yoe

Juan is an unreconstructed Obamophile and liberal.

“By their enemies ye shall know them.” The Tea Party should feel pleased.


34 posted on 02/17/2014 6:06:41 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: lonevoice

“strategic advice” and Juan Williams? That made me laugh!


35 posted on 02/17/2014 6:36:19 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: yoe

Juan is a silly dude. He should do stand up.


37 posted on 02/17/2014 6:53:21 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: yoe

The following comments have been attributed to Democrat political operative James Carville (aka “Serpenthead”, an appellation given him by his own wife). According to the alleged myth-busting website Snopes, owned and operated by a leftist Canadian husband and wife team who have been often caught shading – or ignoring altogether – information inimical to their leftist agenda, Carville never said this:

(Begin Carville’s “alleged statement”.)
“Ideologies aren’t all that important. What’s important is psychology.

The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.

Eighty percent of the people who call themselves Democrats don’t have a clue as to political reality.

What amazes me is that you could take a group of people who are hard workers and convince them that they should support social programs that were the exact opposite of their own personal convictions. Put a little fear here and there and you can get people to vote any way you want.

The voter is basically dumb and lazy. The reason I became a Democratic operative instead of a Republican was because there were more Democrats that didn’t have a clue than there were Republicans.

Truth is relative. Truth is what you can make the voter believe is the truth. If you’re smart enough, truth is what you make the voter think it is. That’s why I’m a Democrat. I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to.”
(End of Carville’s “alleged statement”.)

My point in bringing this to your attention?

Whether Carville said these things or not is completely irrelevant. The fact is that we are living in the midst of an era in which a distressing portion of the Democrat electorate is proving those words accurate beyond any question or doubt.

And that begs the most important questions we will ever ask: Will America – the admittedly imperfect IDEA the Founders sought to leave us – survive this very dangerous era? And will it survive long enough for some of us to continue improving this fragile experiment in the freest and most productive system in the history of the world or will we allow those whose only goal is to accrete and wield power by any and all means to destroy it and replace it with a system that has failed each and every time it has been attempted?

Each time I deal with this topic, the words of the perspicacious Baltimore journalist – back when journalism was still an honorable profession – Henry Louis Mencken come to mind: “The urge to save humanity is most often a false front for the urge to RULE!”

If we fail to correctly answer those questions in the next national elections, God help us.

But then, since we kicked Him to the curb decades ago, why would He?

Looks like we’re on our own and we probably only have one or two more chances to get it right!


38 posted on 02/17/2014 7:04:52 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: yoe

Juan is obviously terrified of the tsunami coming in November.

Personally, I know no one that wants “An extension of unemployment benefits for people suffering long-term joblessness; a minimum wage hike; and, most important of all, immigration reform.”

Juan is an idiot and a fool.


39 posted on 02/17/2014 7:59:49 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: yoe

Racist Juan and the liberal left are scared to death of people who believe in freedom!


40 posted on 02/17/2014 8:12:12 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: yoe

"Tea Party Ba-a-ad"

41 posted on 02/17/2014 8:19:26 PM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: yoe

42 posted on 02/17/2014 8:55:24 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: GeronL

The Tea Party will change into a new force—undreamed of at this time, but the seeds are planted and only needs blood to grow. It will be a new force upon the land.


43 posted on 02/17/2014 9:58:26 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: yoe
Believe it or not.

Sunday afternoon I attended and video documented the inaugural meeting of the CT GOP Tea Party Caucus. RTC and state central members were present.

The Tea Party controls about 30% of the Ct GOP.

And the best candidate for governor, Joe Visconti from West Hartford, is a 5 year Tea Party activist.

In this video Joe goes head to head with State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney from Fairfield, at an RTC debate Sunday. McKinney was one of the architects of the harshest gun law in America, and he claimed he saved our guns.

CT Gun Candidate vs Gun Grabber Candidate Joe has nationalized his campaign. Today the Hartford Courant (the oldest newspaper in America) in its editorial compares Joe to Wayne LaPierre of the NRA.

44 posted on 02/17/2014 11:40:26 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: yoe

Please,
Won’t someone, anyone just kick this guys sorry ass??


45 posted on 02/18/2014 3:05:26 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: yoe

Can’t keep up with the constantly changing fortunes of the Tea Party,the Tea Party is dead,the Tea Party is running the republican party,the Tea Party has no influence,the Tea Party is destroying the country.GEESH!


46 posted on 02/18/2014 4:10:11 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

Who really cares what the liberal Juan Williams wants? The repubs and the demodummies are still afraid of the Tea Party and all Williams wants is the repubs to do the work of the demodummies. Typical.


47 posted on 02/18/2014 4:37:36 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

Juan doesn’t need to tell the republican party what it already is doing - tamping down the Tea Party.

I have often said here that the pubs have no problem with the IRS harassing the Tea Party. Now Pat Cadell has brought it up, and Rush mentioned his comments yesterday.


48 posted on 02/18/2014 9:25:33 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: yoe

Juan is one of the main reasons I stopped watching Faux News.


49 posted on 02/19/2014 3:26:47 AM PST by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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