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  •  Those young guys (5+ / 0-)

    cater to the Tea Party because old white people control Republican primaries.

    I think they are a dying breed.

    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others." --Groucho Marx

    by Dragon5616 on Sun May 26, 2013 at 09:35:13 AM PDT

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    •  I have to disagree (11+ / 0-)

      The Tea Baggers are a breed apart from the "old white people" who control R primaries. In fact R establishment is flipping out over what is going on w/the primary system and/or the conventions and many are now trying to change it. They know that if they don't do something their goose is cooked.

      It started with Bob Bennett in Utah, he was popular statewide and would have won a second term but was bounced in a convention by Mike Lee. Lee does not represent the state of Utah, he represents the 'Baggers.

      Hatch turned himself inside out to keep his seat and now the state Rs are trying to get rid of convention candidates and open it up to primaries.

      People like Cruz get where they are by being the representatives of those who are rebelling against R establishment. They feel betrayed by that establishment and rightly so. They were promised an end to abortion, government spending and all kinds of societal reconstruction. The Rs used their passion but never delivered. They knew that what their old base wanted was batshit crazy.

      The R's are being made over from the inside and the old guard is being swept away. Every day you see Rs either making themselves over into firebrands or deciding to not run again. The end of the Republican party as we knew it has come. We now are either the Dems or the Baggers.

      BTW, can we quit calling them "old white men" and just switch to "selfish old bastards".  They do come in different colors (a little) and different genders (a lot).

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Sun May 26, 2013 at 09:51:43 AM PDT

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      •  R establishment is freaking out that Rmoney lost (0+ / 0-)

        he was the candidate they wanted and only they wanted.  the tpotty folks wanted almost everyone else, they had a different front runner every week. but the big money guys, helped by Rmoney's own cash, made sure Rmoney got the nomination.

        now the R establishment is freaking out because Rmoney lost, thinking he was a perfect candidate on paper.

        and the tpotty people are freaking out because Rmoney lost, thinking that if one of their crazies had gotten the nomination s/he might have been a better candidate.

        and in the lower level races where the tpotty candidate won, the R establishment is now more afraid of them than of the Democrats!

        Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
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        by TrueBlueMajority on Sun May 26, 2013 at 05:27:45 PM PDT

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    •  From your lips, Dragon, from your lips. (2+ / 0-)
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      War on Error, Dragon5616

      I sure do hope you are right but when I think of all these young, relatively speaking, idiots wasting space in Congress it makes brings out the cynic in me.

      Young people are our only hope for the future. They ARE our future. I just hate seeing the Pauls and the Ryans and the Cruzes of the world even having any kind of chance at being role models for them.

      I guess I'm not yet convinced that the youth vote will make the country more economically liberal. Socially, yes, I agree with that. But economically... I think the jury is still out.

      Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

      by figbash on Sun May 26, 2013 at 09:54:06 AM PDT

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