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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    The Wisconsin paper uses two sources, the senate president and another senate Republican.
    I'm dumbfounded.
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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    New York Times: Democrats Backing Fake Tea Party Candidates
    It's wrong no matter what side it comes from. They succeeded here and Ryan's plan got blamed for the loss in the media. If Davis hadn't been in the race, the republican would have won.
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    I agree, it's wrong on both sides.

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I'm confused...why would the senate leader openly say "hey, we're gonna screw with everybody"?
    It's known as hubris. It's the same thing that ensured that there would be a record 6 Republicans facing recalls. It's relatively rare to even have 1 recall because of the monumental effort it takes.

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    New York Times: Democrats Backing Fake Tea Party Candidates
    It's wrong no matter what side it comes from. They succeeded here and Ryan's plan got blamed for the loss in the media. If Davis hadn't been in the race, the republican would have won.
    Fake tea party candidate seeks to split republican vote in NY | Can I Just Finish My Waffle?
    It's kind of hard to tell who is a "Tea party" candidate and who isn't since all the Tea Party candidates and representatives run around claiming that the others just aren't "right-wing" enough.

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by toddwv View Post
    It's kind of hard to tell who is a "Tea party" candidate and who isn't since all the Tea Party candidates and representatives run around claiming that the others just aren't "right-wing" enough.
    How do you define who is a "true" Tea Party candidate anyway? I thought this was a grass roots movement defined from the bottom up. Can't basically anyone define themselves as "Tea Party?"

    And how does one become a Tea Party candidate as it is? Is there a nominating process?

    Referencing a "fake" Tea Partier in the Congressional race in question just reminds me of the liberals who blamed Ralph Nader for Al Gore losing. OK, the Conservative vote was split. But nothing I've read indicates Jack Davis is a fraud, just that he has disagreements with the Republican party. Calling him a "fake" seems like the GOP trying to make sure that they corner the Tea Party vote.

    Interesting article about him here: NY 26: Jack Davis and the Tea Party vs. Jane Corwin and the Republican Party. - By David Weigel - Slate Magazine
    When you spend a little time in the district, the Republican ads claiming Davis is a Democrat look silly. Yes, the Tea Party Express, which was co-founded by Republican strategists, came to the district this week to denounce Davis and endorse Corwin. Two members of Congress who were boosted by the Tea Party, Allen West and Marco Rubio, have cut calls for Corwin. But Davis, in his way, is the embodiment of the Tea Party, a one-man spokesperson for its fear of American decline. He's a pure nationalist who thinks that America got off track at some point, and that the boom days of the 1950s can return if taxes are low and trade deals get shredded. He reads Lou Dobbs and Paul Craig Roberts. He hates politicians. It takes some effort, when asked about his opponents, to judge them as "adequate," because, like everyone in the Tea Party, he thinks if you've been in politics you've contracted the virus that's come close to ruining this country.

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    rocket... do you plan on showing the same level of disdain for the Wisconcin Democrats that tried to do the same thing (see previous post)?

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    rocket... do you plan on showing the same level of disdain for the Wisconcin Democrats that tried to do the same thing (see previous post)?
    Well what I said was that I have disdain for electoral politics in which people are more concerned with their party winning. If I could go back in time and show "the same level of disdain" last summer, I would. But that's past.

    I also questioned the assertion that Jack Davis was a "fake" Tea Party candidate. If you ask me, the Republicans have completely hijacked the Tea Party movement.

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Well what I said was that I have disdain for electoral politics in which people are more concerned with their party winning. If I could go back in time and show "the same level of disdain" last summer, I would. But that's past.

    I also questioned the assertion that Jack Davis was a "fake" Tea Party candidate. If you ask me, the Republicans have completely hijacked the Tea Party movement.
    I don't really follow the Tea Party stuff myself, so I have no idea about that. Pleased to hear that your disdain on the fake candidates goes both ways though.

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    I want to see documented proof because as has been shown in the past this is Democrat tactic, and it would be no surprise to find it's just another false flag operation, accuse the opposition of what ever you are doing and the rest of the party swear to it.

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    Re: Wisconsin GOP Will Run Fake Democrats to Buy Time

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    It doesn't make any sense, that's for sure. I don't put shady tactics above any politician, but it is absolutely illogical to explain your shady behavior right before you're going into a primary election/general election. Something ain't right.
    The republicans claim, and I would tend to believe them, that they are just doing it in order to delay the vote.

    By causing a primary, they are buying themselves some time to campaign, since they are currently stuck at the capitol and can't campaign in their districts.

    Wisconsin Republican Party 6th Congressional District Chairman Dan Feyen sent letters to Republicans in the Oshkosh region urging them to support Republican "protest candidate" John Buckstaff, who intends to run as a Democrat so Hopper, R-Fond du Lac, can finish the legislative session in Madison and have time to campaign
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