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Big business Republican donors are closing their checkbooks to the former Party of Big Business. First the Chamber of Commerce joined with the AFL-CIO to demand the end of the shutdown and end the debt ceiling debacle. Then Business Roundtable came out against the tactics of Ted Cruz and the teabaggers and the uber rich like the Koch boys. Yet somehow Jim Demint and his Heritage Foundation continue to support what some have called the Republican suicide caucus.

The Grand Ole Party is looking more and more like confused, leaderless panderers who don’t know who to pander to. The split in the party now is a chasm. No one knows how long that chasm will yawn, but for now you have radical right-wing Republican leaders like John Boehner and old Mitch mouthful of grits McConnell saying the shutdown and debt ceiling debacle were mistakes and won’t happen again. But former South Carolina hate monger Senator Jim DeMint, who now heads the Heritage Foundation, and adolescent idiot Ted Cruz want to run the same game all over again.

All this adds up to serious confusion, growing anger, and lack of confidence for our country’s former party of big business.

But now it is very clear that radical right-wing Republicans are rudderless with no clear vision.

Now it is way, way too soon to write the obituary for the Grand Ole Party. They’re too mean to die

But we need to hit ‘em while they’re down, reminding folks how treasonous the right-wing Republicans are. We need to remind our folks that the radical right-wing gutless and leaderless Republicans cost our country $24 billion in just a little over two weeks. We need to remind our folks over and over again that the Republican crazies further slowed an anemic recovery, took food out of the mouths of babes, laid off 100′s of 1000′s of federal workers, military civilian contractors, and shook the entire global financial community.

We gotta beat the shit out of these assholes in November of 2014 and again in 2016. Time to go hard on the internal enemies of our country.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    @StewartAcuff www.stewartacuff.com

    by StewartAcuff on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 06:04:38 AM PDT

  •  I hope they do it again. (1+ / 0-)
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    IsaacKuo

    Voters have short memories. Next year around this time would be fine.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 07:14:51 AM PDT

    •  I hope they TRY it again (1+ / 0-)
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      happy camper

      The pain of an actual shutdown or worse--default--simply isn't worth it.

      But fortunately, I think Speaker Boehner will sanely try to minimize the damage by allowing the House to vote next time.  This lets the House Democrats join what is apparently a really large fraction of House Republicans to prevent another shutdown.

      Now, the crazies in safe districts will still vote to shut down and default.  And a good fraction of Republicans in non-safe districts will still vote to shut down because they're crazy and/or fear a primary challenge.  This is bad news for the Republican brand and good news for Democratic fortunes in the 2014 elections, but not as extreme as if Boehner fruitlessly tries to delay the inevitable with an actual shutdown/default.

      The only way Boehner doesn't fold immediately is if he fears he'll lose his speakership.  But the Tea Party caucus is severely damaged now, the not-even-close vote reaffirms his power, and there's no strong credible challenger to his speakership immediately threatening him.

      •  Thanks very much for the comments. (0+ / 0-)

        It is hard for me to see Boehner and McConnell allowing Repubs to try this stupid tactic again. Doing it in an election year with folks beginning to campaign would be dumb, indeed. But as my friend John C says -- you can't fix stupid. And the right-wing does have a problem with that starting at the top. A lifetime of unreal privilege does crazy things to a brain, hence the Koch boys and Jim Demint cooking up all this shit 6 months ago with no other pro than ass-licking Norquist in the room.

        @StewartAcuff www.stewartacuff.com

        by StewartAcuff on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 04:48:57 AM PDT

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