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GOP Establishment Plays Games: America Loses
conservativehq.com ^ | 4/8/14

Posted on 04/08/2014 1:09:09 PM PDT by cotton1706

Our friend Matthew Boyle of Breitbart has an enlightening article posted about the Republican establishment’s latest game to stay in power, and the losers in the game are the people of Tennessee, you the American taxpayer, and your children and grandchildren.

The way the game works is that if you are Lamar Alexander, an establishment Republican Senator who regularly votes with President Obama (certainly more than any other Senator from the South) and are facing a tough challenge from limited government constitutional conservative state Rep. Joe Carr you recruit a third “spoiler” candidate to split the anti-Alexander vote and help you get reelected.

In this case, as Boyle points out in his article, the spoiler is Dr. George Flinn. Flinn is a perennial candidate in Tennessee who is best known for appearing in a video in a Superman costume.

Flinn, a millionaire radio mogul who became wealthy through a radiology practice, says “Hi, I'm Dr. George Flinn,”on the Superman video. “It makes it fun for you,” he explains (presumably about the costume). “You say, ‘what is he going to do next?’ Sometimes I don’t even know what I’m going to do next!” Flinn continues.

What is now next is a quixotic run for senate in Tennessee, where he entered the GOP primary against incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander and state Rep. Joe Carr in the twilight hours leading up to the state’s filing deadline, with virtually no groundwork and no announcement.

Except it is not clear that Flinn has any serious policy or political differences with Alexander, the establishment Republican incumbent he is supposedly running against.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; finos; tpinos

1 posted on 04/08/2014 1:09:09 PM PDT by cotton1706
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they can play the game for now, but considering we cannot borrow a trillion a year forever, and we all know neither side will cut, the line from gladiator is prophetic...

“the time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end”


2 posted on 04/08/2014 1:15:18 PM PDT by willywill
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To: cotton1706

Despicable. Not surprising, but still despicable.


3 posted on 04/08/2014 1:48:50 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: willywill

...the losers in the game are the people of Tennessee, you the American taxpayer....
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As long as they keep electing Lamar Alexander, they are friggin’ losers. They deserve what we vote for.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 7:18:20 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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