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GOP seeks to tamp down
tea party clout

Politico, by Manu Raju and Anna Palmer

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Posted By:congaree53, 11/7/2013 11:25:10 AM

Senate Republicans are spoiling for a fight this primary season as they try to take back control of the party from conservative activists. The strategy: prop up the most electable candidates — even if they are more moderate than ones demanded by tea party activists — and punish those who get in their way. After witnessing the business community help save the candidacy of Bradley Byrne, an establishment-backed candidate in a GOP runoff Tuesday for a House seat in Alabama, Republican senators are calling for the same type of support from well-funded GOP groups in Senate primaries next year. “If

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 11/7/2013 11:38:16 AM     (No. 9602874)

Smart move by the Pubbies.

Those Tea Party types are so darn enthusiastic, informed, and eager to win. How can the Pubbie party continue to be itself - - if it allows people like that to infiltrate it?

Keep ´em out, boys - - chase ´em away!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: happy conservative, 11/7/2013 11:42:54 AM     (No. 9602885)

Only big donors will continue to give. The averge Joe, the real American, won´t contribute to the elitests. Yes, they are spoiling for an internal battle. But, I suggest we sit back and watch them squirm when those they count on to win their entitled positions vote for the other guy or don´t vote. Joe has been taken for granted for too long.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/7/2013 11:46:09 AM     (No. 9602900)

FTA:"“Hopefully it means that the tea party people will start to realize that it’s better to work within the Republican Party than to continually make it very difficult to elect Republicans,” said Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch,"

Dream on Hatch, you may have gotten lucky last time, but for many Establishment types the jig is up. They will either lose a primary or lose the general.

From this Conservatives POV, at this point Democrat or Republican--What difference does it make.




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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/7/2013 11:46:11 AM     (No. 9602902)

Remember a while back when the meme was to say that the TEA party was waning and no longer a factor. I guess that tactic didn´t work out for them. It warms my heart to hear all this talk of trying to tamp down the activities of the TEA party. Somebody is getting under the skin of just the right people.

I will donate heavily to the campaigns of those who run against the three losers pictured there, but anyone who voted for Cloture against Cruz and Lee are also targets.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/7/2013 11:49:51 AM     (No. 9602910)

You see it here every day. The same, tired six who actually believe that their opinion is more valued than others, that their self professed insider status among consistent losers is a credential to be flaunted.

Palin, Cruz, DeMint, the Heritage Foundation, Gingrich.... they ain´t the problem.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Libertymom, 11/7/2013 11:50:54 AM     (No. 9602911)

I just sent an e-mail telling the RNC that I will no longer send money to them. I will send my dollars to Freedom Works or to a local candidate who I know represents my values. I would encourage all those who are fed up with the establishment GOP to do likewise.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 11/7/2013 11:54:03 AM     (No. 9602915)

There was no substantive difference between candidates in the Alabama run off. Only style differences.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/7/2013 11:58:12 AM     (No. 9602926)

I guess the RINOs will have to find out one-by-one that they can´t have their cushy jobs if the unwashed, constitution-loving masses won´t vote for them.

If my only choice is between Romney-care or 0bama-care, what do I care?



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Reply 9 - Posted by: hector67, 11/7/2013 12:14:55 PM     (No. 9602965)

Good luck with that. I dropped my registration as a republican and voted this week for the first time as a non-affiliated citizen. To get me back they need to stick to principles and stop "hand picking" candidates. That is what primaries are for. The people are supposed to pick the party´s nominee.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: nimby, 11/7/2013 1:07:42 PM     (No. 9603062)

Yup.Bite the hand that fed you. Priebus is BAD for RNC.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tangerinedream, 11/7/2013 1:23:19 PM     (No. 9603092)

*chucking to herself as she brews a cuppa Earl Grey*

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Reply 12 - Posted by: belwhatter, 11/7/2013 1:31:45 PM     (No. 9603102)

One is supposed to learn from experience. The establishment elite RINOs simply haven´t done so, therefore they are doomed to eternal failure. T.E.A.s are gaining on them. The Rinos are allowed to cave only one more time, in favor of the T.E.A.s.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: judy, 11/7/2013 1:33:23 PM     (No. 9603106)

If anybody would know about the liberal repubs in the senate it would be the far left wing Politico.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/7/2013 1:41:49 PM     (No. 9603118)

I´ll support elite Republicans as much as they supported Lonegan in NJ and Cuccinelli in Virginia.
I will love the elite Republicans as much as they love me..which is not at all !
They bit the hand that feeds them.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sanchin, 11/7/2013 1:59:06 PM     (No. 9603148)

This constant labeling of everyone who doesn´t support the GOP Establishment as Tea Partiers shows how easily the Republican Establishment is controlled by the Democrats and the Media. They have fallen for those talking points and allowed the other side to define the issue.

Guess what I am not a Tea Party member (not because I don´t like them; I do, I just am not sure what the organizational structure and goals are). I am a conservative with principles that has woken up to the fact that the Republican Party no longer represents what I believe in. Nor do the Democrats.

There are many many many who believe just as I do and our numbers are growing each and ever day. The Republican party doesn´t realize we are not the problem, WE LEFT the GOP. Attacking the "Tea Party" just alienates more and more people.

I Love Business and making money AND I Love true Capitalism BUT I don´t believe that what is in the best interest of a Business is in my best interest. Look at GE. Look at who is pushing Amnesty.

No the GOP today is like Chris Christie´s waist size. Unhealthy, Unwanted and Unappealing.




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Reply 16 - Posted by: eoddad, 11/16/2013 7:00:21 PM     (No. 9616809)

if I lived in S.C. I´d crawl through broken glass to vote against Gramnesty. McCain must plan to retire because his treason is easy for all to see.

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