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Terrorized by the Tea Party
American Thinker, by Michael L. Grable

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 9/16/2013 6:27:57 AM

A video (from the Daily Caller) reveals the Republican Party´s real angst about the Tea Party. David Brooks (the Gray Lady´s idea of a housebroken conservative) laments, to PBS´s Judy Woodruff that Republican legislators like Ted Cruz aren´t "normal members. . . going to Congress to create coalitions, make alliances and . . . pass a lot of legislation" while interesting themselves in "the perks . . . the leadership has to offer." Indeed, Brooks asserts, "They´re not [real] legislators" at all -- just obstructionists "who want to stop things." All of which conversely implies Brooks believes real legislators are ones who


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jntsrgn, 9/16/2013 6:43:59 AM     (No. 9522575)

The purpose of Congress is not to pass a lot of legislation. David Brooks is an idiot.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 9/16/2013 6:46:31 AM     (No. 9522578)

How DARE he not join the good old boys club and get on the gravy train? The unmitigated gall of some people.

The article says the republicans are not the ideological opposition to the democrats. We are seeing this more and more in recent years. It is clear that we really do need a 3rd party. A conservative party.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mws50, 9/16/2013 6:56:14 AM     (No. 9522586)

We do not need a third party, we need to continue to replace democrat-light republicans with conservative republicans.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/16/2013 7:11:41 AM     (No. 9522601)

Our primary goal should be to replace Democrats with Republicans. Then we can begin to weed out our own undesirables.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 9/16/2013 7:26:08 AM     (No. 9522614)

FTA:"In political reality, there has in living memory been no conservative political party in the United States. There is none now; and, absent reforming the Republican Party or creating a third party, there will be none in the future."

It would be impossible to ´reform´ the Republican party, Reagan tried it and even he couldn´t break the the elite´s hold on the party. Current evidence, Cantor, Ryan, and Rubio. Start out as strong conservative voices only to be silenced by (I believe) the party elite. It´s just too easy to blame it on RINO´s. Lets be honest, there is not a lick of difference between the D´s and the R´s. Further evidence, look what Boehner is doing with 0bamacare when the polls overwhelming show people want it stopped.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 9/16/2013 7:39:55 AM     (No. 9522625)

The last thing we need is a third party to further dilute our base. Whaat we need is to elect more Ted Cruzes and that is where we need to put our energy and our money.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TheMom, 9/16/2013 7:44:37 AM     (No. 9522629)

For most of my political life, I´ve viewed a 3rd party as diluting the base, and in fact, we saw that in action with Perot. But, given the results of recent ´elections´, I now believe that a viable 3rd party will bring out the conservative vote in a tsunami. Give us a choice!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 9/16/2013 7:44:55 AM     (No. 9522630)

Please excuse, Whenever one gives up one has already lost. We cannot give up on the Republican Party. It is all we have.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/16/2013 7:46:16 AM     (No. 9522631)

Wait, we should keep republicans at all times, under all circumstances? Does that mean people will start calling for Cheney to stand down against someone with a 97% ACU rating?

Here´s an idea, lets just get rid of the unprincipled liberal republicans whose only interest is leading without a map or a compass.

If it wasn´t for those people, there would be no need for a tea party.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 9/16/2013 8:12:16 AM     (No. 9522652)

I´ve cast my last, "He´s not as bad as the Democrat" vote.

That thinking is what´s brought us where we are. John McCain is a good example. If Arizona had gotten shucked of him way back when he was first being lauded by the NYT as "The Maverick," we´d be better off. Same for Miss. Graham of South Carolina. I could sit here for an hour and cite examples of the RINOs that have kept their seats because at the time, they weren´t "as bad as the Democrat."

Now they are.

We Conservatives have been like very bad parents: it´s the old, "If you do that one more time," threat. The bratty kid does it one more time, and we issue one more threat.

Until we pick up a belt and set the bratty kid´s posterior on fire, the kid will continue to be a brat.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BarryNo, 9/16/2013 8:15:35 AM     (No. 9522655)

I hope the good old boys are so scared, they leave. I don´t want them representing me. They lie and they´re undependable.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: askrenrl, 9/16/2013 8:17:17 AM     (No. 9522657)

We must give up on the Republican party because it´s all we have. We need to start all over again.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: web, 9/16/2013 8:19:53 AM     (No. 9522661)

We certainly don´t need Congress to "pass a lot of legislation." We would be better off if Congress stayed home and passed a lot less legislation.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 9/16/2013 8:20:54 AM     (No. 9522662)

The Tea Party is here, thank GOD...you fear us, they hate us, all because WE ARE THE PEOPLE.

Elite Republicans, and Democrats beware...we are coming for you one way or the other - election - recall - or pitchforks you choose how you want to go out...lead follow or get out of the way!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: maryc, 9/16/2013 8:22:20 AM     (No. 9522665)

We just need a different ´press´. Those who go to Washington and join the gravy train seem to care more about the press´ opinion like this snooty elitist Brooks, who can´t see beyond his own superiority complex, than they care about what their constituents sent them there to vote for. We could create a traitors list and see how the Rinos like that ´press´ coverage.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/16/2013 8:23:58 AM     (No. 9522670)

Just because one has a ´voting record´ does not mean they are effective. We always hear about Term Limits and if replacing one with 18 years is the only way to enforce Term Limits, then Go For It, Liz. Voting with the Republicans has us in the situation we are now in. Not all Bills presented by Republicans are good bills.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Catherine, 9/16/2013 8:25:06 AM     (No. 9522672)

...like Ted Cruz aren´t "normal members...

There you have it, folks. Anyone not a RINO is not a ´normal´ Republican. Well that includes me so as I keep saying, I´m finished voting for RINO´s. I will NOT do it again. If that elects Hillary or Biden, so be it. I refuse to vote for anyone who thinks I´m not good enough for their party.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: fordtran, 9/16/2013 8:31:00 AM     (No. 9522679)

Terrorized and boycotted. My only problem with the sequester is that they misplaced the decimal point. I should have been 40% instead of 4%.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 9/16/2013 8:31:59 AM     (No. 9522680)

"...house-broken conservative. .." What a perfect description.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Spidey, 9/16/2013 8:35:46 AM     (No. 9522686)

The left,including Brooks is already trying to send Cruz the message to don´t bother running in 2016.They´re going to attempt to Palinize him. It shows how far this country has declined when an honest American is considered a fringer. I don´t know enough about Cruz to form an opinion and I´d rather see a governor be the candidate and Nikki Haley is my fav for VP.In fact Romney should have picked her,he needed help in the south.A minority woman wouldn´t have hurt either.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Impacted Wisdom Truth, 9/16/2013 8:37:50 AM     (No. 9522687)

I think what Brooks is saying is correct. But he is saying it like it is a bad thing.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Pros7767, 9/16/2013 8:47:45 AM     (No. 9522698)

Very easy way to reform the Republican Party. Get rid of Boehner and McConnell in 2014.

RINO´s will become conservative very quickly if we vote out the two ranking leadership members.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/16/2013 9:27:04 AM     (No. 9522760)

Brooks is a moron...The tea Party want´s few things...

Get out of our lives, get out of our POCKETS and leave our GUNS alone!

This, obviously, is far too simple for Libs to get.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: kanphil, 9/16/2013 9:47:17 AM     (No. 9522801)

Stick to analyzing the crease in Bigears pants, David. YOu´re no good at this political stuff.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: john56, 9/16/2013 9:48:31 AM     (No. 9522803)

By the way, David Brooks is coming to speak at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin this Thursday night (free lecture).

Wouldn´t it be nice for several hundred tea party types to show up and "terrorize" the doofus? You know, ask him intelligent questions, not the slop his liberal handlers at the New York Times and the rest of the beltway drive-by media give him...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dman, 9/16/2013 9:49:13 AM     (No. 9522805)

The people are revolting. They certainly are. /s

It´s good that the Beltway/Wall Street cabal is at last in terror of the people on Main Street. Their game is up.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/16/2013 10:22:21 AM     (No. 9522869)

Terrorizing with intelligence. Whoa. It is really sad #25 that we may have to resort to that tactic.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/16/2013 10:22:42 AM     (No. 9522870)

We are faced with the end of the road for the free nation known as the United States.
2014 and 2016 could be the last free elections we witness. If they are stolen or we lose to the left we become a full blown communist nation.
I used to believe in turning the Republicans around but not so much now. They have melled into the communist democrats.
A communist lite democrat RINO will not get my vote when I´m considered ´not a normal member´ because I believe in Ted Cruz.
I´ll just as soon go down with a third party now. The Republicans and Joe Klein both RINOs can take a hike.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: jglas, 9/16/2013 1:43:54 PM     (No. 9523152)

The gall of the Ted-Cruzites . . . wanting a government constrained by the constitution and a people free and responsible for their own well being. Why if that spreads before you know it we will have lost all the progressive, whoops make that progress we´ve made in well, since Woodrow Wilson and FDR. We need presidents and congress people willing to rule us, tell us what to do, take our money and spend it for us because as Hillary said, we won´t spend it wisely like they will. We must stop Ted Cruz at all costs before he makes us a liberty loving republic based on individual freedom again.

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Matt Bevin defends going
to cockfighting rally

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Courier-Journal [Louisville, KY], by Joseph Gerth & James R. Carroll    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/6/2014 7:20:55 AM     Post Reply
U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin spent the week defending his decision last weekend to attend an event in Corbin, Ky., that most attendees knew was a rally to legalize cockfighting in Kentucky. Bevin has said he didn´t know it was a rally supporting cockfighting and thought it was a "state´s rights" rally. After ducking other calls for comment, Bevin went on WHAS radio´s "Terry Meiners Show" on Thursday to talk about the rally, cockfighting and other things. "I´ve never been to a cockfight, I don´t condone cockfighting, but here´s the thing: I´m not going to disparage people for exercising their First Amendment rights,"

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