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  •  I agree. If the establishment truly "won" then (1+ / 0-)
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    they would be winning with their own ideas and not by running more and more right ever year.  They would have told the tea party to "go to hell" and ignored them and refused to move at all.

     But that's not what happened.  They cater to the views of the tea fringe on everything and make them their own and run on them and beg and plead to the base..."Look over here!!  I am the most severely conservative republican...ever!!"  Hell, even Romney did it.

    Do you think McConnell would have been caught dead in a picture acting like Clint Eastwood, in that pose like that, 4 or 5 years ago??  Hell no he wouldn't have.  No way.

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