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A Day After Tea Party Victory in FL, Liberal Media Claims ‘Establishment’ Victory For GOP
tpnn,com ^ | 4/23/14 | Greg Campbell

Posted on 04/24/2014 5:23:38 AM PDT by cotton1706

day after the Tea Party-backed candidate, Curt Clawson, won the Republican primary in Florida’s 19th congressional district, the liberal media has worked to downplay the significance of the Tea Party in heating up around the country in anticipation of the 2014 midterm elections.

In fact, according to The Wire, the GOP has “successfully” squashed the Tea Party rebellion within the GOP.

Nobody tell Republican favorites Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz or Mike Lee this…

Of course, the certainty of the future direction of the Republican Party remains in flux and while Clawson’s victory is a tremendous win for the Tea Party, it most certainly does not mean the battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party is over.

In a laughably tone-deaf article that reeks of mere wishful thinking on the part of the writer, Philip Bump, The Wire notes in an article entitled, “GOP Leaders Are Successfully Fighting Off the Tea Party Rebellion (For Now)”:

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Yawn. Cherry-picking select races where a scrappy challenger is facing off with entrenched Party leadership should convince few to begin the eight-count for the Tea Party. Furthermore, while many Tea Party groups endorse Matt Bevin, various Tea Party groups are not wholly unified on this front as some Tea Party groups endorse Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The struggle for the Republican Party remains far from over and while Mr. Bump may rejoice in the obvious sophistication of the entrenched establishment Republican campaign machine, for every John Boehner retained, one can point to a Rep. Huelskamp. For every Lindsey Graham that can remain in power, one cannot help but notice Tea Party firebrands like Sens. Cruz, Paul and Lee and the massive influence they’re having on conservative politics in America.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; fl; florida

1 posted on 04/24/2014 5:23:38 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I haven’t followed this race but folks should check out this post.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3147643/posts?page=18#18


2 posted on 04/24/2014 5:25:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706

laughably tone-deaf
is writing “Republican favorite” & Rand Paul (with our Cruz missile) in a sentence.

Just another tool, muddying the waters imo.


3 posted on 04/24/2014 5:28:23 AM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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To: cotton1706

There is an advantage if the MSM believes the Tea Party is squashed. You can’t lie about something you don’t see.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 5:30:44 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: cotton1706

I don’t know how amnesty social moderate Rand Paul gets listed as a Tea Partier next to Ted Cruz and others


5 posted on 04/24/2014 5:31:37 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


6 posted on 04/24/2014 5:36:02 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: cotton1706

Nice Clawson will be the next Congressmen. Yes...


7 posted on 04/24/2014 6:04:07 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: cotton1706

Tea Party? There is no tea party. Bagdad Bob


8 posted on 04/24/2014 7:53:56 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: GeronL

DO NOT TRUST RAND PAUL!


9 posted on 04/25/2014 7:41:16 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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