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Check your privilege, GOP establishment
Fox News, by Chris Stirewalt

Original Article

Posted By:mikkins2, 5/9/2014 9:36:56 AM

Every Republican can be happy that there will not be a runoff election in North Carolina’s Senate race. While not all are thrilled that the nominee is state House Speaker Thom Tillis, the moderate favorite of the GOP establishment, his convincing win shows party unity and avoids an expensive, damaging 10-week runoff election.{SNIP} If those folks feel stepped on by party elders rather than celebrated for their passions, they’ll opt out. Money and organization are essential, but passion is irreplaceable.

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Unfortunately Chris, this is the same Republican Establishment that believes that the Tea Party Movement should start its own party, stay out of Republican primaries, and then demand they vote Republican for no other reason other than they are not "democrat"

Logic is not their strong suit.

Got Tea?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/9/2014 12:13:38 PM     (No. 9842350)

The intro posted is misleading. The sentence after the (snip) refers to the Senate race, not to Tillis. Stirewalt warns the establishment types to be careful about any victory dance re Tillis.

Here is what Stirewalt was aiming for:

What seems more likely here is that having suffered in 2012 for indulging their desires for conservative purity, Republican primary voters are making a calculated choice to emphasize electability. President Obama, not the GOP greybeards, taught them that lesson. Republican insiders could take a lesson from him too: always, always be taking care of your base. While functional parties require order to be kept, a victory should always be followed by magnanimity. So GOP flacks considering whether to tweet that tweet or offer that triumphal quote to a reporter may want to chillax, man.

In other words, the establishment types who might be inclined to indulge in nasty, divisive football spiking over Tillis´s win should consider their need for the passion of the Tea Party types as they head for the general election.

Democrats know that when the chips are finally down, they vote for the guy with the (D) after his name. Too many Republicans get snotty or sit on their hands and pout. Reagan´s Big Tent concept has been forgotten by too many.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 5/9/2014 10:27:13 PM     (No. 9843022)

Stirewalt takes the specific and makes it the general.
He links only to a single person , Jahan Wilcox , ? who sent out two tweets.
" John Boehner clobbers his
Tea Party Challenger ".
Actually, Boehner beat two Tea Party challengers.
Boehner got 69% of the vote
and that would qualify as a clobber.
The second tweet, subsequently deleted said
" Next up is that fraud ,Matt Bevin ".
Considering all the RINO this and RINO that thrown around at Republicans,
one tweet is a fact and the other is mild.

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