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    Re: GOP leaders remove 4 from plum House committees

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    That's a laugh. Key Limbaugh/Beck demographic...

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    it is amusing that someone whose posts constantly advocate collectivist/statist values would accuse conservatives of being parrots. but I agree, there is a better illustration of those who vote for statist/progressive/socialists


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    Re: GOP leaders remove 4 from plum House committees

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    I see the Tea Party as the extreme wing of the Republican Party, not unlike the extreme left was for the Dems after LBJ. The struggle between winning and standing for 'your principles' didn't go well for the Dems- doesn't seem to be going very well for the Repubs now.

    A measure of the strength the Tea Party has was seen in the Congressional races. In both houses the GOP lost seats. This is significant because many key Tea Party players were tepid toward the Presidential race but swore great efforts to turn Congress Red. Senator DeMint was quite vocal about concentrating his efforts on the Senate races and the GOP lost two seats! Have not heard much from the usually not so shy DeMint!

    Karl Rove is not known for accepting personal responsibility when things go south but his extremely expensive efforts to turn key races for the GOP was a bad flop.

    While some will continue the 'Takers have won' or the 'gifts won' the GOP sounds like it is at least starting to study the loss past talking points.

    The public stance on the cliff sounds tough and unrepentent, but I see signs it is a front... time will tell and we don't seem to have a bunch of that left.
    The Tea Party does a better job of representing the regular working folks than any other political faction in the country. You know; the other 50% of the country that didn't vote for Obama with their hand out.
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    Re: GOP leaders remove 4 from plum House committees

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Tea Party does a better job of representing the regular working folks than any other political faction in the country. You know; the other 50% of the country that didn't vote for Obama with their hand out.
    I think that, more than anything else, is what we are seeing right now.

    The GOP hopped on the Tea Party bandwagon in the hope that it would bring votes and in 2010 it did just that but then the GOP discovered that some of those who were elected were actually serious about getting some of the changes made. At that point the GOP had a choice to make; they could adopt a true fiscally Conservative agenda and stand against Stateism or they could try to play the middle again and ride the coat tails of their new found "base". They chose the latter and a whole lot of Conservatives bailed. It was really pretty reminiscent of the way that the GOP bailed on Conservatives in the 90's because they were afraid of causing too much bad blood by going after Clinton.

    Unfortunately, the GOP are not fighters. The Democrats have no qualms whatsoever about gouging your eyes out or kicking you in the nuts if they think they might get an advantage that way but for some reason the GOP just curls up into a ball when the fight comes their way.

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    Re: GOP leaders remove 4 from plum House committees

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I think that, more than anything else, is what we are seeing right now.

    The GOP hopped on the Tea Party bandwagon in the hope that it would bring votes and in 2010 it did just that but then the GOP discovered that some of those who were elected were actually serious about getting some of the changes made. At that point the GOP had a choice to make; they could adopt a true fiscally Conservative agenda and stand against Stateism or they could try to play the middle again and ride the coat tails of their new found "base". They chose the latter and a whole lot of Conservatives bailed. It was really pretty reminiscent of the way that the GOP bailed on Conservatives in the 90's because they were afraid of causing too much bad blood by going after Clinton.

    Unfortunately, the GOP are not fighters. The Democrats have no qualms whatsoever about gouging your eyes out or kicking you in the nuts if they think they might get an advantage that way but for some reason the GOP just curls up into a ball when the fight comes their way.
    We need fighters...why is there only a few to stand up?
    If it sounds like Marx and acts like Stalin...it must be Obama

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    Re: GOP leaders remove 4 from plum House committees

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel52 View Post
    We need fighters...why is there only a few to stand up?
    Probably because fighting means putting ones political career on the line.

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    Re: GOP leaders remove 4 from plum House committees

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Probably because fighting means putting ones political career on the line.
    Yeah, their only concern is the lining of their own pockets and staying in power.
    If it sounds like Marx and acts like Stalin...it must be Obama

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    Re: GOP leaders remove 4 from plum House committees

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel52 View Post
    Yeah, their only concern is the lining of their own pockets and staying in power.
    I don't know so much about the lining their pockets part. Sure, there is some of that going on but from what I have seen it's more of an ego thing than anything else. Some of these people really get off on the title and on being the "go to" person for stuff. They love (and I mean LOVE) the attention they get. They seem to be swayed more by "helping" people than anything else but the concept of what is and isn't "help" is horribly skewed. They pick and choose who they are going to lend a hand to based on the political leverage it gives them and if "help" means that more people are going to "need" them then they are all for dishing out that assistance. It's all very touchy feely but in the kind of way that makes you wonder if the ultimate goal is to bend you over and butt rape you.

    I was heavily involved in a particular campaign this year (at the state level) and must say that I met very few candidates from either party that didn't make me want to use a brillo pad during my next shower.

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    Re: GOP leaders remove 4 from plum House committees

    Good news indeed. There are still plenty of reasonable people left within the GOP and they must regain control of the party from the rabid idiots.

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    Re: GOP leaders remove 4 from plum House committees

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Tea Party does a better job of representing the regular working folks than any other political faction in the country. You know; the other 50% of the country that didn't vote for Obama with their hand out.
    No, the tea party represents the radical religious right. that is a faction that is not only fading, but people are also getting tired of. From personhood amendments, to restriction of marriage rights, to the removal of protections from discrimination, and even right down to being some of the most ignorant fools like bachman and Alan West the tea party is really nothing more than ignorant loud mouth tyrants who want us all to be forced to pray to jesus every day. This is why the tea party only cames in in religious areas, and why they will never be strong. The GOP seems to be pulling away from them. The tea party most certainly is not for the working class as they overwhelmingly vote to remove protections for workers and to allow the rich to take advantage of everyone. it is not terribly surprising considering they were hijacked by people like Rove to be the loud obnoxious arm of the right wing.

    Now part of the GOP is realizing if you accept the american taliban into your ranks you have to deal with every crazy thing they say, and you have to continually go more and more right until you are pretty much asking for papers and running anyone who isn't white and christian out of town. Have you ever seen the tea party gatherings? The last time i saw that many pasty white people crammed into one area was a klan video.

    Sorry guys, but the tea party is over. They can keep having their meetings and donating to their PACs, but it is all just a method to strip them of their money and power and place it into the hands of the GOP who will be catering to them less and less. But if i am wrong then let us make a law opening up the books of PACs and seeing where their donation monies end up going, and who owns them. personally i would love to see how the tea party ends up ruling. the comedy would be amazing if we could give them some unowned patch of land to destroy. Without any minorities or dems to blame they would turn on themselves. It is part of the blame culture. there will always be problems, but people in the tea party do not want to own up to them so they blame everyone else. Could you imagine screwed up tea party land without an Obama to hate? They would be shooting each other in the streets and starting up purity groups to war with each other. It would look a lot like the middle east.

    this is why no one wants the tea party but the tea party. Even the republicans grow tired of their crap.

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    Re: GOP leaders remove 4 from plum House committees

    It is discouraging to see that the braying loons actually believe that if Obama can just steal a few more bucks from somebody, that their free ride is going to continue.

    The election is over, why would Obama or anyone else care what you get or don't get? Why list all the names of the Americans that you believe are stealing your rightful entitlement as a border crosser. You are of no further use to anybody on either side. Some of these clowns sound like they come from countries where subliteracy has been elevated to an art form alongside shrieking victimhood. Silly, silly, silly.
    Last edited by Ray410; 12-05-12 at 05:33 AM.

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