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    re: Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown[W:34]

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    I always find it interesting that self-professed Canadians, the more patriotic the better, are fixated to an unhealthy extent on the inner workings of the United States. It's as if they have virtually no voice in their own country so they have to find someone, anyone, who may actually listen to them.

    I'm pretty sure you could find a few lost souls in the US who'd give you a quote negative to Canada, or any number of Canadian "policy" positions, but Americans really don't give a rats ass about the inner workings of the Canada - we're not real fascinated with igloo inhabiting rednecks.
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    re: Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown[W:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Lolz.
    Canada...is that in Alaska?
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    re: Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown[W:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I've said it over and over again. The Republicans allowed the savages from the Tea Party to take over and they'll be paying for it next election.
    In other words, the decades of irresponsible, self-serving, destructive policies pushed by the "establishment Republicans" - only to be pushed harder and farther by Democrats, when it's their turn - that happy time may be coming to an end? The proverbial "screeching halt"?

    Good. Like, the best news in a long, long time.

    I have to do some math, to see how much I can donate in the coming electoral season, but I am almost sure that at least some of the "tea party darlings" - like Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Justin Amash, Thomas Massie, Chris Christie, Charlie Baker (MA) - will get my (even if mostly symbolic) support.

    Doesn't mean that I agree with any of them on everything - but they have earned some appreciation. Much to my surprise, I have to say.

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    re: Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown[W:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Canada...is that in Alaska?
    I don't know - but let's not inquire in case a Conservative (which is the name of one of Canada's parties) decides to school us on Mexican geography. Who do these Canadians think they are sticking their noses into US business?
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    re: Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown[W:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    May I show you examples of a small group of people leading and manipulating a larger number?
    In the house, yeah sure, go for it. But make sure that small number doesn't include party leadership in your example.

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    re: Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown[W:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown - Yahoo Finance



    I've said it over and over again. The Republicans allowed the savages from the Tea Party to take over and they'll be paying for it next election. As ****ty as it sounds, say hello to a weak GOP house, a Democratic Senate and another Democratic president next year guys. Thank the Tea Party for it. The best part is that the Tea Party fans will come here and tell me 75% of Republican are traitors or RINOs - insurgents to the cause or better yet blame the media for all the negative coverage the GOP hijacking is taking.
    I know, they are running out of people to call RINO. Soon, they will start the circular firing squad. Good to see that the grownups in the GOP are starting to emerge to try to do damage control from what the Tea Rabble have done.
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    re: Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown[W:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    In other words, the decades of irresponsible, self-serving, destructive policies pushed by the "establishment Republicans" - only to be pushed harder and farther by Democrats, when it's their turn - that happy time may be coming to an end? The proverbial "screeching halt"?

    Good. Like, the best news in a long, long time.

    I have to do some math, to see how much I can donate in the coming electoral season, but I am almost sure that at least some of the "tea party darlings" - like Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Justin Amash, Thomas Massie, Chris Christie, Charlie Baker (MA) - will get my (even if mostly symbolic) support.

    Doesn't mean that I agree with any of them on everything - but they have earned some appreciation. Much to my surprise, I have to say.
    Pretend you weren't going to support guys who support legal prostitution, legalizing drugs and a general return to 1900s corporatist America. Please, please pretend.
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    re: Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown[W:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Lolz.
    Are you laughing at your own posts now?

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    re: Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown[W:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I sometimes wonder if the republicans are just a little smarter than we give them credit for in forming the tea party. This is kinda conpiricy theory type stuff, but it fits. Republicans have had great success with blaming the "left wing media" every time they fail, so why not add yet another scapegoat, and one even more useful. Convince the uneducated that they are forming a movement on vague, patriotic jingo. Put your people in charge. Choose outlandishly extreme positions and candidates so that your basic negotiating position is far more extreme than usual, then meet in the middle in negotiations, getting more than usual. When people realize tea party positions are retarded, disown them and blame everything on them. It is win-win for republicans.

    Edit: and before some one gets confused, the above is satire, though you gotta admit it is scarey believable.
    I don't know, that actually explains a lot....


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    re: Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown[W:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    In the house, yeah sure, go for it. But make sure that small number doesn't include party leadership in your example.
    One guy - leading both the Senate and the House into a witch hunt.

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