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  •  Unfortunately they'll unite around budget (3+ / 0-)
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    fight.  Both are anti-tax, cut spending.  

    Glenn Greenwald promotes far-right fringe extremist group The Oath Keepers -

    by Jacoby Jonze on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 06:45:12 AM PDT

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    •  This is twice in as many days that the CoC has (4+ / 0-)
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      said they are looking at primarying tea partiers because they can't be trusted to just deal with the Chamber's fiscal issues. The Chamber of Commerce could give a shit about who has access to birth control pills, as long as Pfizer doesn't have to pay any more in taxes.

      •  In this case, it's more about brinkmanship (4+ / 0-)
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        and the uncertainty it creates.

        You're a Constitutional conservative. I'm a Constitutional conservative. Who isn't a Constitutional conservative? We are all proud Constitutional conservatives. Ted Cruz in 2016!

        by bjssp on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:31:43 AM PDT

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      •  The CoC though, is it useful (4+ / 0-)

        I mean how do they turn out voters in primaries and gin up support for keeping tax rates low.  All republicans want that.  

        I really worry the CoC let the Tea Party take over and not realize that a fringe minority will love having power.  I don't see a huge outpouring of rank and file moderate Republican voters engaging in primaries or even worse, caucuses.

        In many ways the CoC may have pulled a Feingold, they ignored their challenger (Tea Party) until it was too late and now the TP is in control and won't easily be knocked off.  And it's their own damn fault.

        "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

        by rdw72777 on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:07:36 AM PDT

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