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The Grifting Wing vs. the Governing Wing
Politico ^ | 8/3/14 | Steve Latourette

Posted on 08/04/2014 8:16:11 AM PDT by Night Hides Not

While the Tea Party is busy lining their pockets, the rest of the Republicans are actually trying to get things done.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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So sayeth a RINO who now makes his money as a "consultant", funded by corporations out to destroy the Tea Party. He was outed in January by the NY Times for his "Tangled Role in GOP War Over the Tea Party".
1 posted on 08/04/2014 8:16:11 AM PDT by Night Hides Not
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To: Night Hides Not

In unrelated news, it’s now obvious why Scarborough was back at work Friday morning. Morning Joe, with Mika as the lone hostess, garnered ratings (if you can call them that) of 270,000...ouch.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 8:21:49 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Night Hides Not
trying to get things done

means, of course, trying to install a bureaucratic totalitarian State in cooperation with the Parent company which is the Democrat Party.

3 posted on 08/04/2014 8:24:02 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Night Hides Not

Like the GOPe hasn’t been grifting us for years!!! And, we still don’t have a decent candidate. I’ll stand with the TEA Party, Steve. We know where you stand.


4 posted on 08/04/2014 8:24:43 AM PDT by jch10 (WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE COYOTE IN CHIEF?)
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To: jch10

My previous tagline read “I can live with two or three ‘unviable’ candidates if they take out incumbents during the primary.”


5 posted on 08/04/2014 8:27:03 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Night Hides Not

Thank you , thank you, thank you for such a hard-hitting exposé! I had NO idea that politicians were ever involved with “grifting”. I’m just so stunned I can hardly even type this thank you. Heretofore, to the best of my understanding, all politicians throughout the history of our country have always been honest and deeply concerned about the spiritual and material comfort and happiness of our citizens and concerned about little else, especially not their own wealth and re-election. And now I find out that after all these centuries CONSERVATIVE Republicans are the TRUE culprits of evilness because they’ve apparently broken the ancient mold of political honestness and for the first time in history our country now might finally have politicians that are “grifters”. I tell you, I’m stunned, just stunned.


6 posted on 08/04/2014 8:32:16 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Night Hides Not

270,000 viewers. But how many were really watching the show or just had the TV on?


7 posted on 08/04/2014 8:33:35 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Night Hides Not

The GOPe is not the solution to the problem.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 8:33:58 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Night Hides Not

So Hilary’s coven at Politico admires the GOPe. That’s all you need to know.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 8:34:22 AM PDT by txrefugee
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10 posted on 08/04/2014 8:34:59 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: catnipman

Better check your bieber...lol.


11 posted on 08/04/2014 8:35:05 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Night Hides Not
Steve needs to STFU!

We now have a GOP that has, from the beginning of “O’s” tenure in the WH, done nothing but cover itself with s^%$ in its wholesale effort at ‘bipartisanship’!

They should be ashamed of themselves.

12 posted on 08/04/2014 8:35:37 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: arthurus

Getting things done must mean “growing government, increasing intrusiveness, and reduction of individual liberty” in their lexicon.

Of course, this is the opposite of what the Tea Party really stands for.

I found it curious that they describe “leave us alone” as “lining their pockets”.


13 posted on 08/04/2014 8:37:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Night Hides Not

“Moderates” are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.


14 posted on 08/04/2014 8:51:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: cripplecreek

Nice tagline!


15 posted on 08/04/2014 8:55:23 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Night Hides Not
The Tea Party Movement exists because of Republican representatives who strayed from their oath to uphold the Constitution.

I see this poor fellow, Steve LaTourette, holds the mistaken belief that the Tea Party Movement wishes to join the Republican Party. He has it backwards; the Tea Party invites the Republican Political Party Candidates to join them by restoring their Conservative values and upholding their oath to the Constitution.

I ask anyone following this thread to offer evidence that the Tea Party Movement is asking for anything from the government other than they act within the legislative powers enumerated in the Constitution.

16 posted on 08/04/2014 8:56:48 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: cripplecreek

From Wikipedia, every leftists favorite source of info, “Steven C. “Steve” LaTourette (born July 22, 1954) is an American politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 19th congressional district and then Ohio’s 14th congressional district from 1995 to 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party. On July 30, 2012, it was reported that he would retire at the end of his term and not seek re-election. He subsequently co-founded a lobbying firm.[1]”

From an article, “Susan LaTourette never moved to Washington with her husband when he was elected to the House of Representatives in the Republican sweep of 1994. Instead, she chose to stay at home, in suburban Madison, Ohio, with their children. Last October (2003), she said, she was startled to receive his telephone call to tell her “he had a girlfriend and wanted a divorce.”

Susan LaTourette told the Hill she never really knew where her husband lived in Washington. “I think Washington corrupts people,” she said. “He was a wonderful husband and father, the best I ever saw, until he went there. I told him I was trying to get him out of the dark side — all that power and greed and people kissing up to them all the time. Now he’s one of them. All they care about is getting reelected. I hate them all.”


17 posted on 08/04/2014 9:05:04 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Night Hides Not
There is a thread of truth in this article, but it is not the one being highlighted.

There are lots of people jumping on the tea party bandwagon and a few are doing pretty well by making unrealistic claims and fielding weak candidates.

This is the growing pains a movement has to go through to establish itself. The main conservative movement will flush out these pretenders and saboteurs as we go along.

This is a variation of Alinsky's rule #4:

•RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
Nobody is a 110% conservative or even 100%.

18 posted on 08/04/2014 9:06:32 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: fireman15

One of the things I like about my congressman is the fact that he wants to be at home more than in Washington. Last I knew he was still steeping in his DC office after 2 terms.


19 posted on 08/04/2014 9:09:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: Night Hides Not

Propagandico strikes again, this time featuring Steve Tourettes.


20 posted on 08/04/2014 9:16:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them.)
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To: Lazamataz

Did anyone take a picture of the horse that dropped all this horsesh**?


21 posted on 08/04/2014 9:18:40 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: ogen hal
Yup.

Here's the horse.


22 posted on 08/04/2014 9:20:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them.)
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To: MosesKnows
It must really gall those members of the House to know it was the Tea Party that put them in the majority, and that we expect them to follow through on their promises to reduce the scope of government.

Guys like Latourette thought we'd go away and let them run their committees like fiefdoms.

23 posted on 08/04/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: oldbrowser
This is the growing pains a movement has to go through to establish itself. The main conservative movement will flush out these pretenders and saboteurs as we go along.

Good point, it's a long march.

24 posted on 08/04/2014 9:28:49 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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