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  •  Uncoordinated. Somehow I doubt that. (10+ / 0-)

    Sure there will be differing priorities, but when the Kochtopus has so many different groups they're funding but all can be traced back to the source Kochs, I expect there to be plenty of coordination as well as individual egos.  What I want to see is more of the Tea Party types fighting it out with the establishment in the primaries, spending enough money to make the public sick of both candidates prior to the general.

    As for data, it's only good to be spending it if they're willing to learn from what the data tells them.  They had lots of data last election but preferred to unskew the data - fix it to what their bubble told them was "right" instead.

    •  Actually I think that raises a good point: (7+ / 0-)

      Maybe the RNC anticipates getting squashed between the billionaire establishment types and the tea party crazies.

      If they support candidates that can't win in general elections, they get angry phone calls from their big donors. On the other hand, if they support mainstream candidates, they get angry phone calls from the rabid right base. Either way, their kinda screwed, so what to do?

      Easy: let the two groups sort this out, while the party leadership itself works on something innocuous, like data collection and mobilization.

      I'd bet a big part of this decision is just the fallout from the ever-widening gulf between money Republicans and the right-wing rank and file, which is no longer content to meekly show up and vote for whomever Wall Street is okay with.

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      "God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance" - Neil deGrasse Tyson

      by dzog on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 03:13:11 PM PST

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