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  •  What they can get out of it... (5+ / 0-)

    If they are smart, which their leader is not, then what they would get out of it is tossing the TeaBaggers to the side.

    Letting the TeaBaggers run the GOP show would be like the Dems letting the Hippies in the 60s run the show...
    - Much as one might like Hippie ideals, and I generally do, it would have killed the democrats as a mainstream party.

    If the GOP has anyone sane left willing to seize leadership from the fool running things in the House... they will do so, and they will send the Tea Party packing back to the fringe lunatic right where it belongs.

    The roaches always win if you turn out the lights.

    by Jyotai on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 08:04:19 PM PDT

    •  The problem is that the Tea Party Reps (1+ / 0-)
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      in the safe districts, plus their sugar daddies, would go all out on primarying Republicans in contested districts, even more so than today. We already have Republicans in many states declaring War on Everybody and doing a much better job of GOTV for Democrats than the Democrats have ever done.

      The only way I know of to make the Tea Parties go away is to make them irrelevant. This cannot be done from inside the Republican Party. But they are helping to mobilize Democratic voters. We have to take over a few dozen swing House districts in 2014, so that Republicans are in the minority in both Houses. Then we have to take on the filibuster and the gerrymanders, and wait for our chance to replace Scalia or at least Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 12:29:13 PM PDT

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