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Top aide: Obama seeks to
split Republican Party into
warring factions before 2014
midterm election

Daily Caller, by Neil Munro

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/21/2013 9:18:42 AM

President Barack Obama’s top political aide used an Inauguration Day interview to sketch out a provocative political strategy intended to split the Republican Party in time to impact the 2014 midterm elections. “The barrier to progress here in many respects, whether it is deficits, measures to help economy, immigration, gun safety legislation … is [that] there are factions here in Congress, Republicans in Congress, who are out of the mainstream,” White House advisor David Plouffe said on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.” “We need more Republicans in Congress to think like Republicans in the country

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In the meantime the lying hypocrite 0bama will pretend that he will unify the country. The Republicans need to get their stuff together and not continually play right into the hands of this political hack.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/21/2013 9:21:28 AM     (No. 9129645)

You don´t see the Dims fighting among themselves.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CEP, 1/21/2013 9:31:36 AM     (No. 9129657)

If only he would concentrate on doing the job he was elected to do. But nope, he isn´t capable of doing that just campaigning endlessly.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/21/2013 9:33:07 AM     (No. 9129659)

Crybaby Speaker of the House will be right there helping him. At least Harry Reid has the guts to stand firm on the issue of not passing Obama´s gun control measure. It is only to protect 6 senators who have iffy re-election fights in their districts, but hey, I think we should take all the help we can get right now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/21/2013 9:36:51 AM     (No. 9129668)

I couldn´t care less. Now that I am no longer a Rebublican, but a coveted independent, I expect more attention from the Rebublicans going forward. The Rebublicans are more interested in reaching out and winning´ independents than in representing current Rebublican members. Thus, the Rebublicans will do more for me now that I am no longer one of them than when I was one of them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Davids918, 1/21/2013 9:44:48 AM     (No. 9129684)

Sorry, #4, but the Democrats just proved that the majority of independents are nothing much more than a bunch of disgruntled Republicans.

Obama is now a lame duck president. And his agenda can really be curtailed by uniting behing a fiscally responsible, pro-energy growth strategy.

However, if Democrats win the House in 2014 it will provide Obama the book-ends he needs to cement the Progressive agenda.

Democrats in the Senate seem to be planning to present a budget this year. It will be loaded with tax increases, particularly on the "wealthiest top 3%".
It will hardly put a dent in the deficit, and the GOP should take it, and exploit how little extra $$ it produces compared to the deficit still remaining.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: wendybird, 1/21/2013 9:52:37 AM     (No. 9129695)

I hope that it splits into the Tea Party vs the Tea Party.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/21/2013 9:53:18 AM     (No. 9129696)

It won´t work. Most Lo-Fo voters don´t vote in mid term elections (just look at 2010). Also, Obamacare will be taking hold, with all its fees, taxes, long waits, and 2,000 pages of regulations.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Starlady, 1/21/2013 10:00:03 AM     (No. 9129707)

I think the Senate Dems plans to raise taxes will have a broader negative effect on voters, as well as increased costs and less service for healthcare. Obama´s agenda will get the majority of voters riled up, not the political ineptitude of the GOP in the House.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/21/2013 10:19:04 AM     (No. 9129754)

#9 - anyone who thinks Colin Powell is a republican is delusional. I´ve not heard him say a good thing about the Republican party in at least 8 years, he´s openly supported a socialist for president twice, and smeared anyone who doesn´t support the socialist as a racist.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Burger, 1/21/2013 10:25:05 AM     (No. 9129771)

Colon Powel is a text book republican moderate. The vitriol dripping from HIS mouth is a lesson to ALL republican moderates. Of course, Republicans moderates will never accept the fact that it is they who are out of the mainstream, and will continue to paint the conservatives who want to balance the budget as extremists who are out of touch.
Cheers.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/21/2013 10:25:41 AM     (No. 9129774)

Careful what you wish for, Zipp0.
Plenty of time to get things sorted out before the next election. Their strategy didn´t work so well for the last midterms.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MDConservative, 1/21/2013 10:32:52 AM     (No. 9129792)

This strategy makes no sense to me. The congressional GOP has no core values, no leadership and no gumption whatsoever. Starting a war means eventually someone will emerge to fill that vacuum.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/21/2013 10:41:55 AM     (No. 9129815)

Now this guy touts himself as being The Leader, why would a REAL leader even go down a road like this? How about doing what he is supposed to be doing?...maybe there is a lack of character!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 1/21/2013 10:50:43 AM     (No. 9129833)

13 - that is exactly why the GOP will lose the house in 2014. Lack of leadership.

The only thing we can trust from the GOP is bluster, noise and then cave.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Reality, 1/21/2013 10:59:54 AM     (No. 9129860)

Was Plouffe just giving Candy her marching orders.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/21/2013 11:03:44 AM     (No. 9129870)

Wonder what our guys are thinking in the House, when the WH is apparently giving away their game plan. Splitting the opposition is normal politics why spout it for all to see. The wax from the messiahs wings are melting. Now is the time to stay together and withstand the onslaught. If Republicans hold the line it will be as Churchill´s described it after the Battle of Britain.
"Never has so much been owed by so many to so few." (as in RAF Pilots) Its not Boehner´s fault the American People elected more Democrats to the Senate and reelected Obama. Gun control maybe Obama´s mistake. Hitler during the Battle of Britain changed from targeting the RAF to Targeting cities Strategic blunder, Obama maybe making the same overreaching mistake on guns.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ok state mom, 1/21/2013 11:07:32 AM     (No. 9129881)

Obama won´t have to do much to split and divide an already divided 49.9%. Evangelicals are giving us Obama´s second term. They led the ones who stayed at home and sat out this election. Homophobia inspires one sanction while "I don´t care what you do in the bedroom" leads another. Obsessive, single mindedness about abortion leads one side, while the other side, "it is wrong but needs to be left to the states" another. Pro-life leads the gambit of no birth control methods to late term abortion with a lot of meat in the middle. In the mean time...Obama wins with gay marriage, late term abortions, and an anti 2nd amendment agenda. Leaving the majority of the 49.9% disenfranchised and without representation.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: tomishere, 1/21/2013 11:24:16 AM     (No. 9129926)

The above comments prove Obama´s strategy is working.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/21/2013 11:30:20 AM     (No. 9129947)

So again, the Rockefeller republicans maintain control, squelch discussion from you know, those extremists who believe in the sanctity of life, limited government and its relationship to the second amendment, and the importance of spirituality and religion in the public square and then blame said extremists for their own failures. The Reagan/Kemp/Palin and Rockefeller/Bush/Romney dichotomy exists, not because Obama exploited it, but because the BarBush palace guard benefits from it.

And again, the evangelicals who stayed home and like unicorns. Nobody has yet to see one, but keep that fairy story alive if it makes you feel smug and superior.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: geoguy, 1/21/2013 11:30:45 AM     (No. 9129948)

I suggest the Republicans study and understand, Sal Alinsky "Rules for Radicals" and develop a strategy ASAP.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/21/2013 11:43:38 AM     (No. 9129985)

Quite true, #19. I´d add only that Obama doesn´t have to do anything. We´re doing it to ourselves.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ok state mom, 1/21/2013 12:00:23 PM     (No. 9130032)

#20: What, if any, specific group stayed home in November? Many on this site said they would not vote for Romney. Their posts leaned towards evangelicalism. Romney had fewer voters than McCain in 2008. Someone didn´t vote. I will admit, the unicorns may be the ones that tilted the election toward the One. Do not think I was a rabid GOP establishment voter. I have been a supporter of Paul Ryan for over ten years, since he married a local young woman. He threads that narrow needle of being establishment while being conservative financially and socially. Yet, I think, he has tarnished his image with the 2012 trying in vain to salvage our country. I pray I am wrong.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/21/2013 1:07:07 PM     (No. 9130220)

Waste of time, #23. #20 never explains, just throws out impenetrable opinions signifying little, but containing a lot of repetition from previous postings.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/21/2013 3:14:11 PM     (No. 9130543)

There is no evidence that evangelicals sat this one out. There is every indication that the Rockfeller Bush Romney wing of the republican party is fearful of populist conservatism as represented by Reagan, Kemp, Gingrich, Palin and their lineage.


Romney and his enthusiasts went to war with conservatives during the primary, congratulations on how that turned out.

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