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October 30, 2014

Tea Party has been the GOP’s downfall

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  • sverige1 posted at 10:46 am on Wed, Nov 6, 2013.

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    Here's another example of the Tea Party having its "last days". Important Virginia election where Tea Party candidate for governor lost.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/05/virginia-election-results_n_4175432.html


    - - WENDY DAVIS for Governor - - Texas Soon to WIN!!

     
  • sverige1 posted at 4:16 pm on Tue, Oct 29, 2013.

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    Response to carlosrponce posted at 3:54 pm on Tue, Oct 29, 2013:

    Well, you haven't named anything personally that you've given up since Obama came to "power" since 2009. You can't count in your stance about you not being able to receive communion, get married, or sponsor someone for CCE. You're not at a military base, are you?

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 3:54 pm on Tue, Oct 29, 2013.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2616

    I could give you thousands but you have a way of trivializing things which are important to me and mine so why should I bother. sverige, I feel sorry for you. Your arms must be tired, you've been carrying water for this administration for almost five years! VIVA EL CRISTO REY!

     
  • sverige1 posted at 11:19 am on Tue, Oct 29, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3669

    Response to carlosrponce posted at 1:42 am on Sat, Oct 26, 2013:

    No, carlosrdeponce -
    I don't attribute overzealous departmental representatives' overreaction to directives to the commander-in-chief. I think Obama has more urgent things to be concerned with than a military worker who happens to be Catholic and his/her need to go to confession. Confessions, weddings, confirmations, RCIA and the like are not "essential" governmental functions.

    Sure, it would be a bummer to not get communion during the partial shutdown, just as it would be lame to not have my favorite folk group singing "Blest Be the Lord" at one of the masses. I agree that there's no logical reason to keep the priests out, but we all know that folks who are assigned to "enforce" will make power-hungry and micromanagment-type decisions. I don't blame that on the President. I do remember a friend of mine one time at mass changing the words to that song: "I shall not fear the dark of DAY, nor the arrow that flies by NIGHT." [beam]

    Now, what you didn't answer was what you, yourself, have had to give up during Obama's 4 1/2 some-odd years of "tyranny". I still hear those crickets a'chirpin'.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 5:19 pm on Sun, Oct 27, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 3013

    JBG, I don't think that Snowden has chosen who gets his secrets. The initial dump went to everyone, and I don't think he's found a buyer yet for the rest, which is probably why no one has granted him permanent asylum. Frankly, I think the stuff he has may really only have any value to our country, and may not provide any benefit to anyone else.

    When it comes to espionage, our country doesn't really differentiate the value of the information as much as the breach of secrecy.

     
  • Jbgood posted at 12:29 pm on Sat, Oct 26, 2013.

    Jbgood Posts: 1955

    Like that 2 legged traitor living in Russia, who sold his country out to the Communists, and his family is backing him! Makes you want tho throw up to even thing about him,...and them!
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    There is a lot wrong with this country,but under no circumstances would I sell this country out to Communists or anybody else. If you sell this country out,..you sell Paul Revere out, you sell Francis Scott key out, you sell Nathan Hale out, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, King, Carver, Patton, Westmoreland, Custer,Grant, Kennedy and JBG out!
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    I must apologize to all traitors, for even putting them in the same category with this man. He is in a category by himself! Treason, traitor, serpent in the grass, are to good of labels for a man like this!

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 1:42 am on Sat, Oct 26, 2013.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2616

    Too many to mention in this forum. To begin, his treatment of Christian clergy in the military. His administration recently forbade Catholic priests from saying mass, performing marriages or baptisms. While this was done during the government's partial shutdown, clergy were threatened with punishment if they worked for free. Military chaplains are barred from proselytizing under this regime. Our troops are being taught that certain Christian groups are terroristic in nature. While briefing an Army Reserve unit in Pennsylvania, an instructor said that Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism were examples of religious extremism, equating followers with the KKK, al Qaeda and Hamas. A picture of the slide posted at the UK Daily Mail shows that ultra-orthodox Jews and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints were also placed on the list along with the Nation of Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood. Another slide posted by the Daily Mail tells soldiers they are prohibited from participating in any activities, including meetings or rallies, with these groups, meaning that some Christian soldiers would not be allowed to attend church and Catholics would be banned from attending mass. You may say this is not being done by Obama directly but he is commander in chief. He has directed the appointment of the people in charge responsible for these actions. And the list goes on and on. Many relatives, friends, ex-students now want out of the military. Look at the movie For Greater Glory. I equate President Obama with President Plutarco Elías Calles of Mexico.

     
  • gecroix posted at 6:48 pm on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    McCarthy's stock in trade was creating nagging doubt about an individual or group, except when he was making flat out accusations damning anyone he chose to damn, which was basically anybody who 'ol Joe wanted to throw darts at.
    Nobody knew what was up except Joe.
    Nobody was worthy of consideration except Joe.
    Joe's chosen enemies, who he claimed to also be the enemies of this nation, were summarily ridiculed, demonized, lied about, and demeaned routinely, until the negative narrative took hold. Some targets deserved the ridicule, many did not.
    The goal was always to PUNISH, and inuendo worked as well for that as any fact.
    He had a lot of help from the Fourth estate, too, in giving his pronunciations and protestations the gravitas resulting from repetition by 'reliable' reporters', reporting.
    Looks like history, with a twist, started repeating itself back in January, '09...

     
  • RonShelby posted at 6:07 pm on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

    RonShelby Posts: 568

    I've gotta agree with this letter to the editor. I'm having a feeling that the extremes have "hijacked" the part similar to Senator McCarthy hijacking public opinion in the 1950's. There was a backlash of public opinion then. Though different issues, I'd be wary that it could happen again.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 4:02 pm on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

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    Response to carlosrponce posted at 1:46 pm on Fri, Oct 25, 2013:

    carlorpsonce - What did "Emperor" Obama force you to do that you didn't want to do, and that you have never done before? Let's see: 1) pay taxes? - no, I think we've all done that ever since we had our 1st viable job. 2) obtain car insurance (at least collision)? Er, no. I believe that started during the Reagan administration. 3) obtain HEALTH CARE? Be honest. Didn't you, as a middle-to-upper middle class person - didn't you already have a health care plan? And, aren't you planning on keeping it anyway?

    So, what has that tyrant made you have to do since January of 2009 that no other bossman President has not imposed upon you? [crickets chirp]

     
  • gecroix posted at 2:59 pm on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Downfall?
    "More Americans are being kicked off their insurance due to ObamaCare requirements than are signing up for coverage via the newly launched health care exchanges.
    The number of cancellation notices is far higher than the number who have filed applications for coverage on HealthCare.gov. The administration recently reported that number at 476,000.
    The number of individuals who have completed the enrollment process is still unknown, but would be lower than that.
    Kaiser Health News reported that insurance company Florida Blue sent out 300,000 cancellation notices. Two different insurance carriers in California sent out a total of 279,000 of those notices.
    The same pattern is playing out in other states."
    Do you get the sneaking suspician that the President had his fingers crossed behind the podium(s) when giving all those speaches touting his 'signature achievement"? Or, maybe just one of them stuck up in the air?
    How else to explain "If you like your current health insurance, you can keep your current health insurance. Period. End of story". "Anyone telling you different, is not telling you the truth."
    Turns out, the ones telling us different were the ONLY ones telling us the truth.
    The President MUST have all his pants made out of Nomex...[beam][beam][beam]

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 1:46 pm on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

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    And you and I are more important than Barack Hussein Obama. He's supposed to serve the people but acts like the emperor and treats me like a peon.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 1:12 pm on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

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    Response to Jbgood posted at 12:13 pm on Fri, Oct 25, 2013:

    Well, my FAV Richie songs are more like "You Are", "My Love", and of course "All Night Long" - which I'm sure "All Night Long" was what Teddy Eduardo Cruz was humming to himself while he was taking a break from "Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham".

    And, JBG - I'd have to be pinned down and lobotomized before I succumb to the "Cruz Cruise Ship". I get a funny feeling about that dude, and it aint "ha ha" funny.

     
  • Jbgood posted at 12:13 pm on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

    Jbgood Posts: 1955

    Lionel Richie sung a song, call "STILL" which was a big hit! In that song is something very profound. It went like this:
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    We played the games that people play
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    We made our mistakes along the way
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    Somehow I know deep in my heart
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    You needed me
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    cause I needed you so desperately!
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    We were too blind to see
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    But then most of all
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    I do love you
    Still!
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    See, people play games ..people play! Politicians practice systems ...politicians practice. Systems which have brought this country to it's knees morally and if changes do not occur,...one day to it's belly in the dirt! There are politicians on both sides trying to straddle the line of deceit,..and wading carefully as to not rock the proverbial boat of deception, defying each other, but STILL practicing HELL'S methodology of governing, WHICH IS SELFISHNESS! Senator Cruz, STOOD UP,...mounted up,... then rode out against the Washington two headed dragon orchestrated from HELL,..which is ruling this country, and bringing it to it's knees with it's complex, convoluted, morally bankrupt, ideology! Senator Cruz possessed the courage to defy their self imposed rules of engagement and it SHOCKED the *&%$ out of them! He did exactly what somebody needed to rise up, and do!
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    It was bvresident who said a DAVID does not come along everyday! You might see a an individual with a DAVID mentality once in a lifetime, or once every FIFTY years! Now,..I implore you to apologize for the reckless maligning of the reputation, name, and character of one such as Senator Cruz! You will feel better,..I guarantee you that!
    It does not have to be something big! It can be just a "lil" old apology!
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    I want you to work with me on this now........I need you get on the right side of this thing! I know you are blind,..but shake off those scales from your eyes!! I know you cannot hear,...but rap yourself up side the head,...and get the deafness out of those ears! What do you have to loose? Lets go man!! Lets go!!! If you do not shake this attitude off, you will never soar like an eagle,...you will always, strut around like a prairie chicken. [smile]

     
  • gecroix posted at 11:29 am on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

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    First, this is 2013, and we're playing the cards on the table now.
    Second, the figures I cut and pasted were about the slide in satisfaction with the direction of the country, not Presidential personal favorability rating.
    Third, who would like to make a case for the disatisfaction with the direction the country is headed being just 'perception', and not real fact based on the negative effects on real people of all stripes, as noted in the poll?
    Fourth, who would like to make a case that we are being led now by anyone CARING what polls say, unless they are beneficial to him/her/them personally, and unless standing for re-election?
    Fifth, would anyone even care to try to honestly say that the lack of favorability with the direction the country is headed would not be even MORE negatively pronounced if more media was in the business of reporting facts and demanding explanations for 'phony scandals' rather than but_ kissing, excusing, or, worse, ignoring the bad actions of their personal favorites, whomever they may be?
    Anyone?
    Anyone?
    Real, honest, non-troll replies, please...Mommy's skirt is getting dirty from all the little hand prints of people hiding behind her...[beam][beam]

     
  • sverige1 posted at 11:13 am on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

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    Response to carlosrponce posted at 10:22 am on Fri, Oct 25, 2013:

    I AM more important than any senator, and so are you. They are public servants elected to serve US. Unfortunately, Freddy Cruz is only serving the upper echelon of the state, and leaving the more necessitated in the lurch.

     
  • Bigjim posted at 10:37 am on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

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    “George W. Bush’s favorable rating is more positive now among all party groups than it was in March 2009, when it dipped to 35% overall. Currently, 84% of Republicans, 46% of independents, and 24% of Democrats have a favorable view of Bush, each up more than 10 points since 2009. However, the more recent improvement in his ratings, a five-point overall uptick since November 2010, has been more apparent among Democrats, whose rating has increased by 10 points since then‘”

    What changed . Polls are influenced by a lot of factors and can be slanted by different things. The cost of running the government by polls is a price we can’t pay. Polls made Bush look bad but then look better .. He didn’t change that much if at all. All that changed was perception of him caused by external factors.


     
  • carlosrponce posted at 10:22 am on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

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    Men have worn coats and ties in the Texas heat long before air conditioning was invented. I have done so also at funerals to maintain proper decorum. Interesting that you carry a thermometer with you on plane trips, but to each his own. I think you are using hyperbole when insisting it was 103 degrees IN the airport and ON BOARD the plane on the way TO Dallas. If it were truly that warm you should have opened a window!
    And how terrible it was for Ted Cruz to think he was the most important person at the airport. After all you know YOU were the most important person there.

     
  • IHOG posted at 10:19 am on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

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    The first week of October Ted Cruz and Tea Party members tried to rescue America from Obama’s tax plan [ AKA Obamacare ]. SCOTUS said it's a tax.
    Senate Democrats voted in lockstep against de funding or delaying it.
    The third week in October Senate Democrats, admitting Cruz was right, sent Obama a letter requesting the mandate be delayed until Jan. 1 2015.
    Their constituents are so angry 23 Senators up for re election and facing a massive surge in Tea Party membership fear they won’t get re elected.
    The Tea Party doesn’t have any Senators running for re election but some GOP seats could fall to the Tea Party. If the DNC looses 5 seats Ted Cruz could replace Harry Reid as majority leader of the Senate.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 7:43 am on Fri, Oct 25, 2013.

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    Hey poncedelon-
    "Judge Not , Lest Ye Be Judged. was what Robert Mitchum said in "while he played the killer father in "A Killer in the Family".

    What I saw of Teddy Cruz on the plane was an observation, not a judgment. Here's the scientific analysis: Observable behaviors -
    1. wearing suit and tie
    2. sat in front of plane
    3. one "constituent" approached him in the boarding area (deeming him observably "unapproachable")
    4. It was 103 degrees on the way to Dallas

    Would have been so cool to have seen our next governor, Wendy Davis there instead.

     
  • gecroix posted at 6:52 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    "Forty-one percent of Democrats are satisfied with the direction of the country today, down from 54 percent in July and 77 percent in October 2012. That’s a 36 percentage-point slide over the past year.
    There’s been a smaller, yet still significant decline in satisfaction among independents: 22 percent are happy with the way things are going now. That’s down from 28 percent in July and 38 percent a year ago.
    Most Republicans are dissatisfied now (87 percent) and were equally dissatisfied a year ago (86 percent, October 2012)."
    Downfall?
    Looks like plenty of that to go around.[beam]

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 6:27 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

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    sverige, "Judge Not , Lest Ye Be Judged."

     
  • sverige1 posted at 5:57 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

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    Response to Bigjim posted at 4:19 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013:

    A real meeting??!? I saw Teddy boy at the airport last summer. He was aloof, with a smirk on his face, wearing a suit and tie (of all things) on his way to Dallas in the 103 degree heat. He looked very uncomfortable, out of place, out of touch indeed.

    One person came up to him, probably because they were bored waiting for a plane, looking to pass the time. She probably went to her destination to say, "I saw the senator"...just so she could have a story. No one else wanted to approach him. I was with some business associates at the time, so I couldn't bear to approach him to tell him that I liked his predecessor (Hutchinson) much better.

    BTW - he seated himself in the front of the plane (there was no First Class), but he acted as though he was the most IMP person at that airport. The quintessential opposite of a "down to earth" kind of guy.

     
  • gecroix posted at 5:40 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    True, they all mostly just talk to hear themselves.
    Even that's better than talking trash, or being two-faced, or flat out lying.
    Not much better, but every little bit counts.
    But there's more than one cookie in the Party packages, including the newest one.
    Right now, anybody talking to a non-hand selected audience and without a teleprompter pre-loaded with answers to the 'spontaneus' questions is a step in the right direction, no matter what bunch they represent...
    I'm a little tired of being told one thing then another is done.
    If a man's word is no good, the rest of him doesn't amount to much of anything, either...
    It's one thing to have to backtrack because of events you cannot control. Quite another to never intend to walk your own talk in the first place.
    I still think that blindfolded five year old girl poking a finger at a directory of all citizens to choose our leaders is the best answer.
    Absent that, as much new blood as possible is needed to counter the bleeding our long elected reps have been doing to us.
    As for Cruz, maybe he should take lessons from Obama if he want's to be more popular, even in the face of controversy. Never tell the truth when a lie will do. Demonize EVERYONE who holds a differing opinion. Throw as much money at a problem as possible, then try to figure out what the problem really is. Have about 50 or 60 'Job 1's" that are 'the first thing he thinks about every morning' and are the 'top priorities', then head for the links as soon as the caneras stoop rolling. Works for getting elected, even with no job qualifications, and a dismal record.. Twice.
    I don't know if Cruz knows any hippy/yippy anarchists and bombers, personally or the interior layout of their living room(s), but doing so seems to be a springboard to fame, too... [beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam]

     
  • Bigjim posted at 5:07 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

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    carlos who will be the "true Conservatives leading the Party" that you see running for President 2016 and who will be the VP.
    Who are the other true Conservatives in DC?

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 4:50 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

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    Look up Liberalforum.org for one example. I had to clean up what was posted at that website for you "Here is the plan. The Tea Party wackos are holding rallies everywhere. Liberal Forum members should go to the rally with racist, homophobic & anti-everything signs. You will be interviewed by the press and proclaim your love of liberty and disgust with our N**** and G** citizens. I believe this will work and help President Obama capture his second term."

     
  • sverige1 posted at 4:20 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

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    Response to carlosrponce posted at 3:20 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013:

    poncie !! I doubt if a handful of "progressives" would attend a Tea party rally, serving as decoys just to make it look as though there's some yahoos from within the Tea party out there displaying placards, and chanting anti-immigrant/anti-gay ideals.

    Nice try...but those goofballs are all your Teaparty people, wishing and grasping at straws for our country to be turned back to more oppressive eras.

     
  • Bigjim posted at 4:19 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    Bigjim Posts: 470

    When the last time that any politician has called a real meeting with the people and just listen to us and not be just a talking head.
    Just the other day Ted Cruz came to
    Houston but did he listen to the people? I did not attend so I don’t know if he just talked or did he stop to hear what was on people minds.
    If someone went please report on if he was just a talking head.

     
  • gecroix posted at 3:31 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Me, well, I'm a little tired of what ALL Parties do, and would like to see a change to what they all should do. So far, I still see some warts on them all, but the very fact that one of them is pretty much equally hated to a T by BOTH of the establishment Parties tells me they are doing more that's closer to what a majority of federal taxpaying citizens want, and are less concerned, even if just a little bit, with what the usual suspects over on the status quo or the fundamental change sides are. As such, some of them have got my positive attention, certainly moreso than the hacks and the space cadets and just plain loons who are scared to death of the T folks, for fear we'll realize how much our favorite D or R has been screwing us over for their own benefit. Nothing may ever really change in the direction of politics, but it sure as hel_ won't unless a different course is tried.
    We've tried being 'progressive' and all we got was a bunch of functional illiterates 'graduating' high school after being social promoted for years, a nation of increasing dependents, a mind set that taking money from others for personal benefit beats working at a job, and it's OK to do that FOR LIFE, and a bunch of 'greens' utterly ignorant of or uncaring about the only fuel that drives this country economically in terms of dollars versus pennies they shoot for.
    From the 'rinos' we get a bunch of used car salesmen living as large on our dimes as their counterparts, and promises of great things to come or get back to while unable to field a candidate their own constituencies will vote for.
    But, I digress:
    If this BS ACA had seen as much light of day during it's crafting as it's seeing now during it's crashing, we'd all be a LOT better off.
    If our arrogant ass of a President was more concerned about the citizens of this country than about himself and the 2014 elections, he'd do THE SAME THING HE DID FOR BUSINESSES AND ABOUT 2000 WAIVER-GETTING-CRONIES, and delay the implementation of the ACA for a year for EVERYBODY... until it's fixed...as much as it can be.
    Unless you're an Indonesian pearl diver, don't hold your breath...[wink]

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 3:20 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

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    The GOP Right is made up of solid citizens with good values. As I stated in an earlier post, the lame-stream media has demonized these well-meaning patriots because they fear that the Conservative message will get out. TEA Party Right Wingers don't drink the kool-aid. They don't march in lock-step to their leaders. They think for themselves. They know when the emperor has no clothes and aren't afraid to say so. As I stated earlier, research shows that the "placards of hate and intolerance" are carried by a few nut jobs looking for 15 minutes of fame and have NO affiliation with neither the Republican Party nor the TEA party. And a few have been proven to be Liberal Progressives out to discredit the Conservative movement.

     
  • Bigjim posted at 2:10 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

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    George: I think that it may be the old political play all parties do. Pass the bill and latter on they will change it when no one is looking. All parties do this and I suspect that even the Tea Party is playing the end game. Sometimes they do this late at night.

     
  • gecroix posted at 12:02 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

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    Any damage to the Republican Party has been done by Republicans, who prove more times than not they are perfectly willing to lose ALL of an election rather than settle for anything less than ALL of what they want in a candidate.
    We'd have a different President today, a reverse of 'fundamental change', if they'd all just got up off their B hinds and voted for Romney in the same numbers they voted for McCain.
    But, nooooo.
    Stay home.
    Don't vote.
    Pout like a 3 year old because you don't like everything about the Party candidate.
    In so doing, YOU re-elected the incumbent.
    Are you satisfied with ALL of the qualities of THAT choice...?!
    can't fix it...
    The Tea Party said Obamacare was not ready for primetime, and although they at first fought the wrong battle by pushing to defund, they later tried to get a delay of the individual mandate. Summarily turned down by a President who said that they always say things won't work, then they always do work.
    Hmmmm...bet he'd like a do-over on that one.
    NOW, with enough Senate Democrats pushing for a delay to make that happen if a vote gets there, the White House is floating the idea of doing so, too.
    Imagine that, POTUS is now considering facing the fact that his 'signature achievement' hasn't been much of one so far, at least as far as citizens even being able to get it, and is about to be forced to do EXACTLY what the Tea Party last proposed - delay the individual mandate.
    Hmmmm. If he does that, he'll have taken full ownership of a 'shutdown'...[beam][beam][beam]

     
  • sverige1 posted at 11:48 am on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

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    So, carlospuisonce -
    Why can't the Tea Party formulate a solid image so that the rest of us on the fence can recognize its virtues. In the past couple of years, all the public has had to go by are national candidates who are crackpots - like that McConnell broad who proclaimed she's not a witch, even after belonging to such fringe group in the past.

    Then, there's now Eduardo Rafael Cruz, who goes around in starch shirts (never did a lick of real work in his life), and is at least partially responsible for a governmental shut-down.

    Then, locally, we had a couple of yahoos who ran on the coattails of people who truly wanted to serve our county. They had to be ousted admist domestic charges, etc. And, they were an overalll embarrassment to the runnings of municipal offices. Not only that, I'm sure they were a burden to the folks in those offices trying to keep things running.

    Then, we have local and national supporters of Tea party who carry placards of hate and intolerance. So....

    Who are the visible/viable candidates who will lead the movement so the rest of us can take them seriously?

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 7:51 am on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

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    W. P., You're just regurgitating Democratic Talking Points. When they can't win the argument they demonize the opponent, the person they are most afraid of. Rumors of the GOP's demise are greatly exaggerated. The TEA party faction is the wave of the future for true conservative Republicans. The RINOS and media shoved McCain and Romney down our throats. Good men, but they speak Conservative with an accent. Now they are steering Christie as our "alleged" hope. We need true Conservatives leading the Party. That will lead us to a win in 2016. And be careful of the TEA Party label. Some wear it but do not hold TEA party values. It's like a UT fan wearing an A&M sweatshirt to a family gathering just to fit in or vice versa.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 6:48 am on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

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    Well, I predict that a viable republican opponent will challenge Rafael Eduard Cruz and that opponent will successfully win the nomination - in 2018 - I believe is next election.

    Then again, if he doesn't watch his behavior, I wouldn't be surprised if Señor Cruz makes more missteps, and some in the league of possible impeachment. If not impeachment, he likely will cave in and resign.

    I imagine there's lots of fellow republicans who give him the cold shoulder these days in the congressional chambers.

     
  • CJWiley posted at 3:30 am on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    CJWiley Posts: 33

    Keep dreaming Daigle!