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The Soul Of The GOP
Dick Morris.com ^ | March 12,2014 | Dick Morris

Posted on 03/15/2014 1:15:08 PM PDT by Hojczyk

The fact is, like it or not, the Tea Party is the soul of the Republican Party.

There is no better example of the need to have the Tea Party continue its cleansing of the U.S. Senate than the looming primary in Mississippi. Thad Cochran (R-Miss), 76, has been the leading pork dispenser on the Republican side of the aisle for decades.

He once vied for the honor with Alaska’s Ted Stevens; now he has it all to himself. Silent on major national issues, rarely heard from in the Senate, he stands as an apostle of the old ways, pursuing increased government spending with all the vigor of a Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) or Scoop Jackson (D-Wash.) of a bygone era. Without a scorecard, you couldn’t tell which of these old-fashioned senators is a Democrat or a Republican, a liberal or a conservative.

We will not return to national power by electing faceless, nameless Republican senators who do not stand up and never fight hard.

The passivity of the Republican minority in the Senate is the stuff of legend. But the Tea Party members have changed all that and deserve our thanks and commendation.

Sometimes, the amateurs of the Tea Party lead us astray. No one can deny that Missouri, Indiana and Delaware would be represented by Republicans had the Tea Party not nominated candidates who made themselves unelectable. And it is probable that we would have won seats in Nevada and Colorado as well but for Tea Party primary victories.

But a lifeless, soulless GOP would be no inspiration to anyone.

Rubio, Cruz, Paul, Johnson, Lee: These names light up our sky and animate our party. Where would we be without their star power?

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: teaparty

1 posted on 03/15/2014 1:15:08 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Whether the GOP wants to admit it or not the Tea Party is cleaning house.


2 posted on 03/15/2014 1:16:48 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

When the Tea Party controls the Republican convention, I will agree.


3 posted on 03/15/2014 1:21:11 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Psalm 144

“When the Tea Party controls the Republican convention, I will agree.”

The current “housecleaning” is the precursor to controlling the convention. We simply have to continue to remove the old guard Pubbies like Cochran.


4 posted on 03/15/2014 1:25:55 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Hojczyk

The old and feeble broken down rino’s who sold thier a##es to the rats for a piece of the pie at the cost of the American middleclass will be put to pasture hopefully come 2014 and 16


5 posted on 03/15/2014 1:27:02 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Zippy the a##clown sez..............)
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To: Hojczyk

Hmmm...Dick Morris sucking up to regain some lost credibility?


6 posted on 03/15/2014 1:27:37 PM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: vette6387

I wish all success. Bring bleach and boiling water, in abundance.


7 posted on 03/15/2014 1:29:02 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Hojczyk

I most strongly disagree with Mr. Morris!

Missouri, Indiana, Delaware, Nevada and Colorado would be represented by Republican Senators if the GOP establishment had helped the Primary contest winners in those states in the General election!

Instead, lead by the Republican Traitor-in-Chief Karl Rove, they actively campaigned against them.

GOP establishment can kiss my ass for not supporting Republican Primary winners!


8 posted on 03/15/2014 1:31:33 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Hojczyk
The passivity of the Republican minority in the Senate is the stuff of legend.

*SMACK*

Mitch just got Bitch Slapped.

10 posted on 03/15/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Hojczyk
No one can deny that Missouri, Indiana and Delaware would be represented by Republicans had the Tea Party not nominated candidates who made themselves unelectable. And it is probable that we would have won seats in Nevada and Colorado

Missouri's Akin wasn't the tea party choice, he was Michelel Bachmann's and Huckabee's.

I think that after looking at Delaware, it was conceded that Castle would not have won, and in Nevada Palin didn't endorse Angle.

We had a history making victory in 2010, largely because of the tea party, yet the GOPe is recreating it as a loss caused by the tea party.

11 posted on 03/15/2014 1:34:39 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Hojczyk

Rock on Dick For once you are right on the money. We have to rid ourselves of these RINO’s. And soon.


12 posted on 03/15/2014 1:44:35 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Taxman

And there is the difference between the Rats and Pubbies.
No matter what mistakes a Rat makes; the party stands behind their candidate. Having the support of the MSM helps.


13 posted on 03/15/2014 1:46:54 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: ansel12
Missouri's Akin wasn't the tea party choice, he was Michelel Bachmann's and Huckabee's.

You're right and see Maine Mariners' post above, The media started that lie FOR THE VERY PURPOSE of Alinsky-ing Akin. The media, is enemy one.
14 posted on 03/15/2014 2:08:43 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Hojczyk

I agree with most everything Dick Morris says here. Looking at the manner in which he writes this article, I can imagine this piece being spoken aloud as a speech in front of an audience. There’s something about the way he’s patterned his topics.
A lot of worst case scenario allusions followed by laudatory lines describing present solutions. Morris is a good writer to study. Even though he’s ‘no Jeanne Dixon’ in his predictions (sigh!) I like seeing Dick on Fox once in a while, because his effervescence cheers me up.


15 posted on 03/15/2014 2:09:02 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: jsanders2001

http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/grover-norquist-co-build-islamist-influence-gop


16 posted on 03/15/2014 2:13:50 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Hojczyk

We will never get anywhere with John Boehner and Mitch McConnell leading us in congress. Both are compromised individuals with skeletons to hide and no doubt the Dems know this and threaten to expose them if they try to get bold against them. I think this explains their feeble and lax efforts to propose counter legislation against a Democratic Party who are a bunch of sitting ducks about to get hammered. We all know if it was the other way around and it was the GOP in the crosshairs Reid and Pelosi would have no mercy and throw everything and the kitchen sink at the Republicans in congress.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 2:22:50 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Hojczyk

Wow, Dick Morris is right on the money here.


18 posted on 03/15/2014 2:24:52 PM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: Hojczyk

The GOP, along with the nation, lost its soul years ago.


19 posted on 03/15/2014 2:29:23 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: 353FMG

That man’s name keeps coming up in circles...(Grover Norquist)


20 posted on 03/15/2014 2:29:37 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 98ZJ USMC; Maine Mariner

The GOPe did it again in 2012, Palin gave us our only senate seat pickup, the tea party pumped life into the party with Cruz and others, the GOPe lost all 10 or so of it’s senate races.

Rove wasted hundreds of millions for nothing, while the tea party keeps trucking along, and now it’s victorious choices are energizing GOP politics for 2014.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 2:31:36 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Monmouth78

U MEEN RIGHT ON THE TOE


22 posted on 03/15/2014 2:34:13 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

> You’re right and see Maine Mariners’ post above, The media started that lie FOR THE VERY PURPOSE of Alinsky-ing Akin. The media, is enemy one.

The good thing about whores is they are for sale to the highest bidder and often moody as hell to boot. Their allegiance is only to those that serve their own self-interests. This is a good thing...: )


23 posted on 03/15/2014 2:35:29 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Hojczyk

Someone wanna tell the GOP?

While I “agree” 100% ... I fear what we’ll get in 2016. Yes, we are strong in certain places but I just don’t know if we have the numbers.

Here’s hoping.


24 posted on 03/15/2014 2:49:19 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: jsanders2001

Whores are for free, prostitutes do it for money.


25 posted on 03/15/2014 6:26:36 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Maine Mariner

Point well made.

OTOH, I have never cared for “Top Down” dictatorial management, a la the LIEberal Democrap model.

I’d much rather that the Republicans come together in a voluntary manner and just support the folks who win their primary races. I don’t think that is too much to ask.

And, those Republicans who cannot get past having “their” candidate lose the primary, and fail to support the duly nominated candidate, should be voted out of office and/or be stripped of their party standing.

And, we can quit sending them money. For example, I’ll NEVER send Karl Rove any money!

Let us hurt these Traitors in their pocketbook!


26 posted on 03/15/2014 7:05:40 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

I will never give money to any National or state Republican party. Candidates only. I will give to my local Republican district when I know how the money will be spend and for whom. But yes no more money for Rove and his ilk.

At the first mistake or goof in speaking the Republican leadership abandons candidates. Who among us has never had a slip of the tongue or something said that should not have been said.


27 posted on 03/15/2014 7:13:06 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Taxman

I will never give money to any National or state Republican party. Candidates only. I will give to my local Republican district when I know how the money will be spend and for whom. But yes no more money for Rove and his ilk.

At the first mistake or goof in speaking the Republican leadership abandons candidates. Who among us has never had a slip of the tongue or something said that should not have been said.


28 posted on 03/15/2014 7:13:06 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: RIghtwardHo

The con-artist challenge by Democrats to RINOs to “Fix” the failed Federal Medical Insurance Law, Obamacare, is now approaching a decision point: April Fools Day, 2014.

Always eager to do nothing unless it is something that might make the Democrats hate them less, the GOP Establishment is actively searching for ways to help “their best friends across the aisle” on the failed Obamacare Law which is set to fail April Fools Day, 2014.

The GOP-E has recently picked up Romney’s “Torch of Tyranny” (Romneycare), and are happily working on their own version of Federal Medical Inurance called “RINOcare.”

Will the TEA Party Reps. in the US House rise up and replace “Doormat for Obama” Boehner, and then ABOLISH the RINOcare replacement of Obamacare, or will everyone just sit on their hands and be happy to be everybody’s fool, again?

Romney is hoping that Boehner’s RINOcare prevails, as it will allow Romney to run again as the GOP-E Nominee in 2016.

BTW, why are so many RINOs so determined to continue the financial destruction of America by advocating Federal RINOcare?

Obamacare has proven to millions of Americans that Federal Medical Insurance will always be doomed to fail, a lesson ignored by our sorry Federal RINOs.

FORWARD !

[BTW, have you ever noticed that the Obamanation command “FORWARD !” is ALWAYS towards the Financial Cliff?]


29 posted on 03/15/2014 7:32:16 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Maine Mariner

I don’t contribute to RNC, NRSC or NRCC. Donations go to worthy individuals and confirmed conservative groups supporting worthy causes/individuals.

I long for an election where a LIEberal agenda with LIEberal candidates competes with against a conservative agenda and conservative candidates.

Enough of these elections with squishy issues and candidates!

Perhaps, then, we can settle the argument.


30 posted on 03/15/2014 7:52:50 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Maine Mariner

PS DW and I love Maine. We have been going to Maine every summer (except 2012, dagnabbit!) since 2005. Great Pond Outdoor Adventure Center near Aurora is our favorite US campground.


31 posted on 03/15/2014 7:55:48 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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