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  •  I think Kos is right when he says... (3+ / 0-)
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    The Republican Party establishment would be happy because fuck the tea party too—those assholes cost the GOP a Senate majority.
    I am sure segments of the "establishment" - whatever that consists of today - harbors a secret happiness that the Tea Party's candidates and issues flamed out.  They are smart enough to know that the GOP got hosed because these zealots were holding the party and its platform hostage.

    But the really fun part is this.....both sides increasingly loathe each other, and both believe that the other side of the party is to blame, and that is a wonderful scenario for a lovely and brutal battle over purity and control.

    Todd Aikin and Mike Huckabee are seething at the party mainline for bailing on Todd after his disastrous rape remarks...remarks which plainly and simply blew him out of the water in what had been a close race with Claire McCaskill for the MO Senate.  Huckabee ranted that the GOP leadership pressured Aikin to withdraw right then, and when he told them to go suck a lemon, cut off major funding for most of the rest of his campaign.

    The values Republicans (abortion, gays, school prayers, guns) don't trust the traditional party to stand up for their fact they seem to be finally realizing that while the party welcomed their manpower and funding, when it came to actually passing legislation that got them what they wanted, the results have been weak and failed.  They feel used....and they were.

    The party has a football team worth of Presidential candidates, each with its own segment of followers and sense of ideological purity....Cain, Bachmann, Palin, Santorum, Gingrich, Perry, Pawlenty, Huntsman.  None of them have gone away and each represents a segment of a fractured party.

    Establishment Republicans have known for some time now that the party's stance on immigration is killing them with Hispanics.  They know that its stance on choice, health care, careers and childbearing are killing them with women.

    And they know that the situation is only going to get worth on demographics alone.  But they can't shed the Tea Party without a battle and likely a third party split, and they can't win elections with the hand the Tea Party is forcing them to play.

    Keep it up folks.   Battle away.  The Democratic Party thanks you for your support.

    We're happy because f...k you both.

    Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

    by dweb8231 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 04:20:38 PM PST

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    •  Establishment Republicans (1+ / 0-)
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      It must be a strange world for many of them.

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      by randallt on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 04:41:52 PM PST

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    •  How Do Aristocrats Ever View Peasants? (0+ / 0-)

      They stirred up the peasant mob to attack their enemies.

      But, now the rubes want to have a real say in what goes on in Washington.

      "Now they're becoming more and more inconvenient. And all the nonsense we seriously rich people have to say just to keep them in line.

      "It's no fun! It's a full time job I tell you! Why just the other day my footman demanded a raise! Can you imagine that? They're starting to get ideas above their station.

      "It was alright when they were just rioting at town hall meetings where we told them to go and wearing funny Tricorne hats, but this nonsense has to stop somewhere."

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