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GOP created a nativist monster: How radical wingnuts seized the party
Salon ^ | Heather Digby Parton

Posted on 07/01/2014 10:10:48 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

Politico ran an interesting article last Friday about the apparent stall of momentum on immigration reform that was assumed to be on the way to a reasonable compromise just a few months ago. It begins, naturally, with an assault on the liberal immigration reform groups for speaking out of turn and making the president angry with their incessant demands. He’s quoted as saying “If you take the pressure off of them and put it on me, you’ll guarantee that there is no legislation.” Evidently he actually believed that the Republicans would respond to pressure from Hispanic rights groups. (One might have thought that the fact that they wouldn’t even respond to pressure from the Chamber of Commerce, Evangelical preachers and even the Koch brothers on this issue would have made it obvious that such activism was quixotic to say the least.)

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Trent Lott, the Republican Senate whip in 2007, received a lot of those calls from talk-radio listeners. “I’ve had my phones jammed for three weeks,” he told The Washington Post at the time. “Talk radio is running America,” he lamented after the bill’s defeat. “We have to deal with that problem.”

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“Well, that sounds good on the campaign trail, but few of them had actually read data about we admit a million on a path to citizenship every year, we have 600,000 guest workers in addition every year,” Sessions continued. “Few of them had asked themselves, in a time of high unemployment and slow growth, you want to increase the number?” (SNIP)

These are the most active members of the conservative coalition and 73 percent of them believe that “immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care.”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; brothers; chamber; koch
Wingnut Jeff Sessions: "... in a time of high unemployment and slow growth, you want to increase the number?"
1 posted on 07/01/2014 10:10:48 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

the us chamber of comerce is full of right wing wingnuts? who knew.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 10:12:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

the author

3 posted on 07/01/2014 10:13:16 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: All

I thought it was good to be a nativist American.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 10:15:02 PM PDT by willywill
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Salon created a monster.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 10:16:32 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Listen Dolly, we conservatives are not in control of the GOP, we are actually far from seizing the party from the leftard wingnuts.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 10:17:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I remember when the liberals were all concerned about the US becoming overpopulated.

Now they want to import hundreds of thousands of uneducated, un-vaccinated, unwashed, undocumented sperm donors.


7 posted on 07/01/2014 10:17:45 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Did she go into Lenscrafters and ask for the Stupidest looking pair of Glasses they sold?


8 posted on 07/01/2014 10:18:08 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: willywill

Only if you have high cheekbones and your grandmother told you they were your nativist legacy.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 10:18:17 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Secret Agent Man

10 posted on 07/01/2014 10:18:41 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Yep, that’s a Digby all right


11 posted on 07/01/2014 10:19:03 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Digby here needs to stop worrying about the GOP and do a story about how Communist USA and the Muslim Brotherhood took over her DemocRAT Party.


12 posted on 07/01/2014 10:19:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I’m confused. First somebody says the Tea Party’s influence is over, and then somebody else says we have hijacked the party.....The fact is that neither is completely true, but both are completely true in the feeble mind of a progressive.


13 posted on 07/01/2014 10:22:10 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“And it must be noted as well that immigration reform advocates had some legitimate gripes against the administration, which had been deporting more undocumented workers than his predecessor.”
Nonsense! The current crop of illegals has made up for that. Why can’t these worthless RINOS just go away and shut tfup? Somehow the air in the Capitol changes everyone—they become brainless wonders, attempting to best everyone else on their stupidity.


14 posted on 07/01/2014 10:23:44 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I thought Thad Cochrane’s victory proves that the Tea Party is now dead and buried.

So what’s the concern?


15 posted on 07/01/2014 10:23:51 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: clintonh8r

proof the left is bipolar. one day it’s over, the next we somehow took over the whole party.

they all are afraid of the people taking govt back from the political elite. on both sides.


16 posted on 07/01/2014 10:25:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Now how about a piece on the commie takeover of the Democrats?


17 posted on 07/01/2014 10:26:08 PM PDT by Salman
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Channeling Mrs Pekar....


18 posted on 07/01/2014 10:27:03 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

fits the name!


19 posted on 07/01/2014 10:30:41 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Immigrants are a net win for the country if productive capacity for those immigrants increases at a greater rate than the increased consumption by those immigrants. Those immigrants we want.

That's not who Obama is letting through the border, though.

20 posted on 07/01/2014 10:38:01 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: Secret Agent Man

The wing nuts should vote in. Rat primaries.


21 posted on 07/01/2014 10:40:18 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor


Is that Garth? Wayne's World! Wayne's World! Party time! Excellent!
22 posted on 07/01/2014 10:40:25 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

She definitely looks like the sort that boils rabbits.

23 posted on 07/01/2014 10:45:43 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I thought I was a constitutional conservative. Then I was a member of the great right wing conspiracy. Then I was part fundamentalist. Now I am, apparently, a radical wingnut. How am I supposed to know which line to stand in if they keep changing the placards?


24 posted on 07/01/2014 11:13:47 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: rbbeachkid

Yeah, and another thing, Koch brothers this, Koch brothers that, what happened to Halliburton?


25 posted on 07/01/2014 11:15:23 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

“Digby” is the stupidest hippie ever to disgrace the internet. When I feel down I like to drop by her place to laugh at the stable of clowns she keeps around for comic relief. That mouth breather David Atkins is always good for a chuckle.


26 posted on 07/01/2014 11:56:13 PM PDT by Psiman (PS I am not a crockpot)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Is that a male female or some other protected class?


27 posted on 07/02/2014 12:26:10 AM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
No, no, no. She knows the left is working very hard to keep abortion legal so they are preventing MILLIONS of unwanted additional mouths to live past birth.. so it all balances out in her lefty mind.

Sheesh!
28 posted on 07/02/2014 12:31:34 AM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: P-Marlowe

I would enjoy seeing Digby with scabies.


29 posted on 07/02/2014 3:11:48 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: P-Marlowe

I would enjoy seeing Digby with scabies.


30 posted on 07/02/2014 3:11:48 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Look at me! I’m a wing-nut! I’m against amnesty and I like guns! I’m craaazzzyyyyyyyyy!!!


31 posted on 07/02/2014 3:31:07 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: NonValueAdded

Nuttier than a fruitcake and twice as crummy.

Go to her website just for snits & giggles. HDP’s articles are pure unintended entertainment.

What if a FReeper got on the PC and banged out the most satirical imitation of a lefty kook’s maniacal ravings on any subject one could imagine?

It wouldn’t come close to Heather Digby Parton’s fevered screeds. Why? Because any FReeper’s got at least half a brain.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 4:22:34 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

immigration causes global warming.


33 posted on 07/02/2014 5:06:39 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: rbbeachkid

The labelling is why I describe myself as “constitutional conservative”. It’s clear and self explanatory. Let some one find argument that I support following the Constitution and that I support conservative, traditional values.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 5:12:18 AM PDT by grania
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Time to take back the party from the corrupt radical big government wingnuts !


35 posted on 07/02/2014 9:29:04 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

To: Heather Digby Parton

Get a real job, goofy tooth.


36 posted on 07/03/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

It’s nice to know that liberals have our backs and are willing to let us know about our weaknesses in order to strengthen our opposition against them. Very noble and selfless of them, isn’t it?


37 posted on 07/03/2014 8:03:36 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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