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Establishment GOPers assail
tea party on shutdown

Associated Press, by Thomas Beaumont

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Posted By:Mike PHX, 10/11/2013 10:42:14 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington. The Republican establishment also is signaling a willingness to strike back at the tea party in next fall´s elections. "It´s time for someone to act like a grown-up in this process," former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu argues, faulting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and tea party Republicans in the House as much as President Barack Obama for taking an uncompromising stance. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour

This is as close as you´ll come to being an eyewitness to the death of the dinosaur species on this planet.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 10/11/2013 10:46:00 AM     (No. 9560607)

Consider the source. First Politico and now AP

Are these entities credible?

I say NOT

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Reply 2 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 10/11/2013 10:52:06 AM     (No. 9560614)

Are you kidding me. If it wasn´t for the Tea Party we would not be talking about delaying or limiting Obamacare and cutting spending. Instead we would be in the middle of an even worse economic recession with much higher taxes and a trillion more in spending. The Tea Party is the finger in the dyke right now. These insider establishment GOPers need to wake up and start cooperating with conservatives trying to save this country from economic collapse.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: yo-yo, 10/11/2013 10:55:18 AM     (No. 9560624)

John "David Souter" Sununu!!
Nuff said!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/11/2013 10:56:01 AM     (No. 9560627)

The quotes are pretty telling, and come from well-known RINOs John Sununu, (who gave us David Souter)and Haley Barbour.

They are two of the many reasons why I´m no longer a registered Republican, and no longer contribute to the RNC, RNCC, RNSC, and various other permutations of the Republican Party.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Graniteman2009, 10/11/2013 10:56:58 AM     (No. 9560629)

The GOP needs to either get rid of the RINO´s or accept thet the Tea Party will leave the GOP. Its thats simple. The DC GOP needs an enema.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/11/2013 10:57:36 AM     (No. 9560631)

Yesterday the disgusting and hysterical Shep Smith tried to goad Representative Cole (OK) into saying that the Republicans were seriously divided. It didn´t work, and I admired Cole´s cool sanity under Shep´s wild-eyed assault. When Shep kept pushing about divisions in the Republican Conference´s meeting, and blathering about what he´d heard, Cole replied simply "well, I was in that meeting".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/11/2013 10:59:00 AM     (No. 9560636)


Cole said there were small differences ("there always are") but general agreement on what needed to be done, the direction they wanted to take.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: saryden, 10/11/2013 10:59:22 AM     (No. 9560639)

Many of us long for the GOP establishment to change into the Tea Party. Negotiating with "progressives" has already proved to be the path to disaster in Europe -- which is rapidly becoming an Islamic continent.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/11/2013 11:03:19 AM     (No. 9560646)

Sununu and Barbour. And a party activist somewhere. Everything else is sweeping generalities. There´s nothing here but wishful thinking.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 10/11/2013 11:07:47 AM     (No. 9560656)

What we have here is the "National" republican party wanting to take on the "Grass Roots" Tea Party, can´t wait to see how that works out for them.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 10/11/2013 11:08:19 AM     (No. 9560659)

This morning on Fox and Friends, former gov. of NY Amato (?) a Repub. really lashed out at Cruz, Lee et.al. What a disgusting display of Repub. jealousy and pettiness. I believe in free speech, but the "good ole boys" don´t especially in their own party. The RINOS have to go. I´m sick of them. Ted Cruz is eating them for lunch. He´s my guy!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ben Around, 10/11/2013 11:08:45 AM     (No. 9560660)

The T Party needs to break away from the big government, liberal lite repub party, or die with them.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 10/11/2013 11:12:47 AM     (No. 9560670)

This makes the NJ Senate race stand out. If Lonegan can pull this off with help from Sarah Palin (I know a very long shot) the "establishment" rinos will be just as unhappy as booker.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bluefindad, 10/11/2013 11:13:26 AM     (No. 9560671)

Division within the party is quite healthy.

It is the Democrats who form a monolithic block and punish dissenters into silence, reminiscent of old-school Soviets.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: goodguyrick, 10/11/2013 11:18:30 AM     (No. 9560682)

Hey folks!
The lock step GOP and RINO´s have been saying since day one they want to destroy the TEA Party....They have ridiculed and pointed fingers at the TEA Party since day one.

Thats right.... the GOP fear the TEA Party as much as the Dems do.

Time to take our American house back

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Reply 16 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 10/11/2013 11:21:10 AM     (No. 9560688)

I do not believe it.
Any Republicans in favor of any form of Obamacare are RINOs.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/11/2013 11:22:30 AM     (No. 9560691)

The establishment Republicans just freaking out over the Tea Party. Their anger against Cruz and Lee obviously kicking into high gear. ALL their attempts to shut down Senator Cruz, the voice of the conservative base, have failed miserably!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/11/2013 11:29:05 AM     (No. 9560712)

Caving in like the cowards you elitists are, Sununu, is not acting like a grown-up. Grown-ups are adults who do the job necessary to stop the wreckage that is happening and that is coming thanks to you cavers and Obama.

I despise people like Rove and his ilk who are only in it for their wallets.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: artman1746, 10/11/2013 11:41:27 AM     (No. 9560742)

If so they are writing their own obituary. Not to say that Tea Party folks have enough of a following to win national elections yet. But the Republican Party can never win national elections without their base. That´s the establishment´s delimma right now. They would turn their backs on the base today if they could so they play the same game they´ve always played; lie,hoping the base will forget or forgive by the next election faced with another Democrat liberal. But Romney proved where that stratagy is going.

The party is on the verge of breaking apart and that likely suits the establishment Republicans just fine because they are happy to take the scraps from the Democrat table as long as they can keep their jobs. And the breakup would likely cause a loss of a few national elections. But in this instance it might be that the only way to save the baby is to split it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pickle1, 10/11/2013 11:42:18 AM     (No. 9560744)

I don´t think these guys as well as the Libs get it. People against Obamacare aren´t all teaparty people.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Muguy, 10/11/2013 11:42:49 AM     (No. 9560745)

After he switched to the Republican Party in 1962, Ronald Reagan famously quipped: “I didn´t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me!

The Republican Party has left most of us out here in the hinterlands outside of DC...

Is it finally "Tea" time?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: dman, 10/11/2013 11:43:42 AM     (No. 9560746)

Despite the source, the end of the article is most telling. The Establishment types may yet get what they ask for: Tea Partiers are ready, willing, and able to walk away should the party elites cave yet again.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: fordtran, 10/11/2013 11:48:37 AM     (No. 9560753)

I got a fundraising letter from Sen. McCain the other day. I wrote "RINO" in three inch high letters with a red marker on the donation card and mailed it back - in his postage prepaid envelope.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/11/2013 12:05:13 PM     (No. 9560780)

Bravo for #23! I did the same to Paul Ryan (he´s be working behind the scenes for amnesty), and just did it yesterday to the RNC.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 10/11/2013 12:18:01 PM     (No. 9560800)

From "Establishment GOPer" to unemployed lobbyist in one short election.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/11/2013 12:24:32 PM     (No. 9560811)

Hey John Sununu, call out to your fellow establishment GOP congressmen and advise them to raise their lightning rods just a little higher. If the good Lord doesn´t take them out with a lightning bolt for sacrificing His gift of liberty, we´ll be better able to identify them for a conservative primary opponent.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Arizona Chief, 10/11/2013 12:25:36 PM     (No. 9560815)

Just watched Johnny McCain tell the audience how hard he worked to defeat Obamacare when it was up for a vote. Like a lot of issues, McCain whines a lot, but gets little, if anything, accomplished. Its RINOs like him who must feel threatened by the current, if low in number, true conservatives like Cruz, Lee and Paul. With all the criticism about Cruz leading the battle to repealing Obamacare, we seem to overlook the fact that without Cruz´s efforts, we as a country would not have this issue so heatedly discussed. There aren´t many people who truly believe the crap Obama fed to them over the past three years since Obamacare was rammed through Congress with the help of a few bribes to buy votes. If the internal back stabbing in the Republican party doesn´t stop we are going to be crying in our beer again in 2014 and 2016. We will not win in ´16 with a moderate running. Take that to the bank.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/11/2013 12:36:58 PM     (No. 9560842)

Re #11, they´ve dug up former senator Alphonse D´Amato (he never made governor)?

From an article about his photo with gang bosses that hung in one of their restaurants:

The former pol has been linked to organized crime figures in the past. He testified as a character witness at the trial of Luchese associate Philip Basile, who was charged with obtaining a no-show job for mob rat Henry Hill — who himself was immortalized in the film “Goodfellas.”

The Village Voice reported in the 1980s that D’Amato had called then-Manhattan U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani about the sentencing of Genovese boss Vincent (Chin) Gigante’s brother Mario, a reputed capo and loan shark.


D´Amato is not a "reliable" Republican source.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 10/11/2013 12:49:11 PM     (No. 9560858)

If it wasn´t for the Tea Party, Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin we would all be under the Communist Red Star and eating grass out of the ditches like the Chinese common people.
This country would be communist, the Constitution shredded and blathering old idiots like McCain telling us everything is fine.
The Tea Party is the only salvation if we want to save the Republic and remain free.
After all this Associated Press blather.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/11/2013 1:31:05 PM     (No. 9560944)

#28, D´Amato may not be a "reliable" Republican source in your eyes, but he is most certainly thoroughly entrenched among republicans, with considerable king-making capabilities in New York State. He was the state Republican leader for 25 years.

I´m no fan of D´Amato, but he lost his seat to Schumer. Are we better off?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 10/11/2013 1:35:07 PM     (No. 9560953)

At the worst outcome, we would know the RINOs who should be primaryed next year and who should not receive our funding support.

But as others have said, we must consider the source of this hit piece.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mikkins2, 10/11/2013 1:59:30 PM     (No. 9560983)

This is just prepping the "optics" hoping to pass the blame on to the Tea Party, Cruz, and others when they cave in. The plan all along has been to give in but that dreaded Tea Party has forced them to pretend to fight longer than they had planned to. Why do you think Establishment Republicans and Republican Establishment journalists have been talking to Obama? Its to get on the same page when they all eventually blame the Tea Party.

If you still consider yourself a Republican, and believe your party leadership seriously wants to defund Obamacare and lower the debt ceiling, you are clearly a fool.

Got Tea?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/11/2013 5:39:17 PM     (No. 9561272)

Time to retire The Elephant & lift up The Eagle.

3rd party as a combo of The Libertarian Party & Tea Party, with the US Constitution and Bill of Rights as the platform.

Heritage Foundation... make it happen!!!!!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/11/2013 6:30:43 PM     (No. 9561352)

#33 - with you all the way - the two parties are a joke,an expensive joke at that. When we change them out we will have terms limited to prevent this amassing of deadwood career pols dithering and crossing the aisle and being so darned collegial.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 10/12/2013 10:32:57 AM     (No. 9562142)

More propaganda from the AP.

The big government Dems are in your face. They think everything is going their way.

The big government RINO Repubs are the real sneaks acting like conservatives when they are not.

If I wanted big government, why would I vote for a RINO Repub Dem wanabee when I could get the real thing and vote Dem?

The Republicans must present a real alternative to the Dems to win. Thats not the RINOs.

Personally, I hope the Tea Party and other conservative groups take over the Republican party, and are not forced out by RINOs.

A third party would be a nearly impossible road to travel.

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Associated Press, by Sylvia Hui    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/7/2014 2:44:12 PM     Post Reply
LONDON - Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who worked as a model, a television presenter and a fashion writer and filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics, has died at age 25. There was no immediate word on the cause of her death at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast England. Her father said in a statement Monday: "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain." "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us," he said. "Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever."

Caught kissing staffer, Rep. Vance McAllister
asks for forgiveness

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CBSNews.com, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
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A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. - who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family - is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman´s 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.

Millions of Americans aren´t working. Why?
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CNBC, by Allison Linn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/7/2014 2:32:09 PM     Post Reply
Call it the million-worker mystery. A large chunk of American adults are no longer in the labor force. That has left economists divided over how many of them are voluntarily not working-or even looking for work-because they wanted to retire, go to school or take care of family members, versus how many have been forced out because they couldn´t find a job. (snip) Shierholz estimates that there are currently more than 5 million missing workers who are not included in the unemployment rate because they are neither working nor looking for work, but who might be if the job market

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

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USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
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The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Gorgeous George: Regal in red
Kate wears Queen’s New Zealand
brooch as she arrives in Wellington…
but it’s her baby prince who
steals the show

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Daily Mail (UK), by Rebecca English    Original Article
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Wellington -He may be only eight months old. But Prince George made an assured appearance on his debut royal tour this morning. Arriving in New Zealand on the first day of a three-week trip Down Under, the third in line to the throne took the windswept welcome in his stride, although he looked a little chilly in a cream jumper and shorts. Scroll down for video -With a lifetime of royal engagements ahead of him, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are understandably protective of their young son. Indeed, his appearance today was only the second time he has been

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t

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