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Guess Who´s Funding the
Republican Civil War

National Journal, by Scott Bland

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Posted By:mikkins2, 12/30/2013 9:29:01 PM

The Republican Main Street Partnership has emerged as an outspoken, deep-pocketed player in pro-business GOP plans to beat back tea-party challengers next year. But the group´s new super PAC has an unexpected source for its seed money: labor unions. The super PAC, called Defending Main Street, has not yet submitted a major donor disclosure to the Federal Election Commission. But documents filed by other groups show that two labor organizations, the International Union of Operating Engineers and the Laborers´ International Union of North America, directed a combined $400,000 to the Republican group in September and October. Main Street says it has raised

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So now we have the Republican Establishment teaming up with labor unions trying to defeat the Tea Party.

And just exactly why are you still a Republican?

Got Tea?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/30/2013 9:44:52 PM     (No. 9673543)

Let´s see who defends this tomorrow.

Seeems to me we were lectured recently by someone on this site about all the Tea Party candidates who were not Tea Partiers...looks like the Low-T Republicanss are also being played.

What a mess. Yes, I have Tea.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 12/30/2013 9:51:08 PM     (No. 9673550)

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bed-fellows."

Things must really be going poorly for the Republican progressives if they are finding union shelter in the time of storm.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BarryNo, 12/30/2013 9:52:07 PM     (No. 9673551)

If the Republicans are teaming up with the Union Thug/Bosses, then we know what THEY really are: Democrats in Pachyderm Drag.

Let´s throw the bums out and take back our country!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: steph_gray, 12/30/2013 9:55:32 PM     (No. 9673559)

Wow. Vote for Must Read...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MOAB, 12/30/2013 10:04:11 PM     (No. 9673564)

Tokyo Rove nor the Unions can defeat the Tea Party. We will take our country back!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 12/30/2013 11:05:46 PM     (No. 9673618)

They are selling us the high priced rope they intend to hang us with. And our own leaders are tripping over themselves to purchase it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 12/30/2013 11:14:43 PM     (No. 9673620)

I sense the rise of a storm center coming in from the great plains. It will be full of sound and fury against those who prefer the purity of liberty instead of the stench of Quislings, and meaningless data on membership counts meant to shore up the molding facade that failure to fight as an honorable tactic.

Or not. Ill winds may not blow against this piece. However, expect stiff breezes with the next Rovian moon complete with a total eclipse of this confluence.

I like my tea strong and steaming.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Texan1stCavDad, 12/30/2013 11:44:33 PM     (No. 9673638)

Smart move on the part of the dems. They have studied the communist handbook very well.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tipover, 12/31/2013 1:22:00 AM     (No. 9673668)

Is this the organization that Rove set up to funnel his American Crossroads PAC money to fight the Tea Party?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/31/2013 4:22:59 AM     (No. 9673712)

The republicans should be going in the opposite direction and getting rid of the law that says government contract work has to go to organized labor.This law was passed decades ago and is clearly outdated.For one thing it at least costs double for whatever work they do and puts plenty of donor money in union´s pockets.It keeps their shaky pension funds flush enough to pay for retirees.

To me,it violates small contractors free speech of being cut out of the bidding process,a gimmick the left uses all the time to get their way.
Small contractors would create more,less expensive jobs and get the work done sooner.

Romney mentioned getting rid of Bacon/Davis a couple times but never really pushed it.You would actually have billions more of free money to do other infrastructure things done without raising taxes.In other words we´re being blackmailed by an outdated law that´s running up the deficit for no good reason.

Everybody remembers the so-called set asides for minority contractors who actually couldn´t do the work,it was simple penance giveaway money.Some was re contracted to white firms to get the work done.

The main reason the left wants single payer is so they can unionize the entire medical workforce. Think about what that would do to already skyrocketing prices.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/31/2013 6:16:25 AM     (No. 9673747)

It is going to be interesting to see who has the power, a bunch of corrupt power hungry establishment types or we the people. Bring it. We are fed up with the blind political ambition that controls your every move.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Kerryman, 12/31/2013 7:32:39 AM     (No. 9673794)

If Club for Growth is backing a good candidate like Ted Cruz, and all they do is match us, we win easily. An example would be if Trey Gowdy were running for Senate and CFG was backing him.

Semper Fi

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bubby, 12/31/2013 9:02:31 AM     (No. 9673938)

Taxed Enough Already = T.E.A. Party what don´t they understand about that? But those who live and work in DC could care less about ´we the people" they just want our tax dollars and the more the better. Long past time for change!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 12/31/2013 10:37:38 AM     (No. 9674067)

Sounds like another case of Republicans being sabotaged by Dems.

This wouldn´t happen if the Republican party had a strategy. They have a choice would you rather team up with the Dems or the Tea Party?

This really isn´t a hard choice. If the Republicans team up with the Dems, they will lose more and more elections at all levels. They will also fail to destroy the Tea Party since its the main alternative to politics as usual.

People are watching. Got Tea?

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