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And, surprisingly, it's in a crappy piece by Erick Erickson (loon) calling for the GOP to reject the Senate compromise bill.  But in the last paragraph Erickson writes:

"The RedState contact email is now getting one anti-GOP email for every one anti-Democrat email. That has never happened before. All these polls showing America hates the GOP are accurate. Even Republicans hate the GOP and the GOP might have to learn that the hard way in 2014 primaries."

Let's hope so. I'd love to see the tea party wingnuts have a significantly lower voice in the future.

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  •  And yet, he's still telling to reject the senate (10+ / 0-)

    bill. Un-bleeping-believable.

    Shut down due to Republican intransigence.

    by blueoregon on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 09:34:47 AM PDT

  •  Yeah, but ... (7+ / 0-)

    During the ACA run-up, lots of people here kept saying 'Kill the bill!' because it was insufficiently pure, and that by fighting for the single-payer windmill and 'standing strong,' we might get it in 50 years.

    The other side is willing to go down in blast-furnace flames and emerge the purest form of strong wingnut steel.

    Have at it!  Please proceed!  And good luck with it all!

  •  They stuck a stick in the hornets nest. They are (5+ / 0-)

    getting stung. If they stop they get stung. Their only hope now is if someone grabs hornets nest away from them, saves their sorry face, and takes all the hornets wrath.

    Only gun owners can control their guns and they say oopsie way too much. I lost it, I forgot it, it just went off. Support Gun Kill Speed Limits and Gun Ownership Speed Limits.

    by 88kathy on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 09:44:24 AM PDT

  •  Did he say whether the anti-GOP emails (4+ / 0-)
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    are from those who don't want the GOP to end the shutdown?

    They've really manage to corner themselves. They're probably getting hate mail from those who think the GOP is about to cave and from the establishment GOP trying to halt further damage to the Republican brand.

  •  I suspect it's the "Pox on BOTH their houses" (4+ / 0-)

    contingent that has gotten suddenly more vocal.   What I'm seeing on my own congressperson's media outlets is a lot of generalized and fairly misguided rage about the salaries and benefits of congresspersons.  

    It IS in fact a problem that our legislators serve only the wealthiest of their constituents.  But it's the inherited wealth and the lobbyist-revolving-door parts where the serious problems like.  The congressional nurse's office is really not the most significant of our worries.  

    But the "All politicians suck equally" crowd can't see the forest for the trees.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 10:02:13 AM PDT

  •  Erick is listed as one of the architects (5+ / 0-)

    of the shutdown and potential default.  While I think he exhibits an abundance of delusions of adequacy, this may be true, it is also true at this point, the GOP is deep enough into this game to have to either fold or else double down.  Given this is the winger version of the GOP, they will double down because, as Newt taught us, it is all a game and all a party has to shoot for is another ideological W in its column.

    Given this, I am reminded of a family friend who years ago won a farm in a poker game.  He said the guy who lost the farm was a plunger and a bluffer, even when the cards showed there was no percentage in upping the ante.  No one could persuade him to quit before he went completely bust.  Problem is the GOP is gambling with our money

    •  His name is on the letter (Exhibit A) of the (1+ / 0-)
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      evidence in the Violation of the Sedition clause indictment.

      "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

      by gritsngumbo on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 01:14:40 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  First of all, I hope the entire GOP (3+ / 0-)
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    NapaJulie, Catte Nappe, offgrid

    consists of ONLY Tea Party members after this and secondly, the party becomes small enough to drown in a bathtub.

    Erick Erickson is a hack.   Just smart enough to make money off of people dumber than he is.  He would be out of business if he sought to factually educate his readers.

    I think the default is going to happen.  I think the Koch brothers gave birth to something they cannot control.  I think the Tea members truly do not believe that anything bad will happen if we default and at any rate they would have to see it to believe it.

    I wonder about Boehner.  I think he wants to get back to old school politics with the old Republican party he knew and loved.  And I have to wonder if he is willing to go this route if it means being able to get rid of Tea members from the old GOP even if it means losing elections to Dems.  I just don't see what he gets out of this other than that.

    1. What does it mean? 2. And then what?

    by alwaysquestion on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 10:24:05 AM PDT

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