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Goodbye tea party, hello big tent By Jennifer Rubin
« on: April 11, 2014, 07:13:56 PM »

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Re: Goodbye tea party, hello big tent By Jennifer Rubin
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 07:14:44 PM »
The Compost is whoring for the GOPe and its liberal agenda.
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Re: Goodbye tea party, hello big tent By Jennifer Rubin
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 07:18:36 PM »
The Compost is whoring for the GOPe and its liberal agenda.

And a trollop of posters will be along shortly to HIGH FIVE this article.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Goodbye tea party, hello big tent By Jennifer Rubin
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 07:26:09 PM »
I think those of us that affiliate themselves with the Tea Party are smart enough to see what's going on.

Let them have their fun....we'll be there in November.

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Re: Goodbye tea party, hello big tent By Jennifer Rubin
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 07:32:31 PM »
Hello big tent is correct. Can you say, pull an ACORN and change the tent name- for the win, Alex?

This must be why the IRS added liberty to their search zone of audits.

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"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Goodbye tea party, hello big tent By Jennifer Rubin
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2014, 12:52:02 AM »
There is too much dissension within the GOP.  But this article is not intended to assuage that dissension.  It is, rather, a very sly piece of agit-prop designed to inflame that dissension.  This one is mainly aimed at tea partiers whom I hope and believe are smart enough to not take the bait.  Rand and Cruz seem to be astute politicians, so maybe what counts more are the primaries where they've abstained from endorsing someone.  That may mean that they're willing to abide by the choice of the primary voters.  One shouldn't be too quick to conclude that the absence of an endorsement implies a distaste for all available candidates.

This is the Washington Post, after all.  Not exactly the most conservative-friendly of places.

I do think that it is a good idea for Cruz and others to stay out of endorsing candidates in the primaries and I think Rand Paul made a mistake endorsing McConnell so early before he had any opponents.

 
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Re: Goodbye tea party, hello big tent By Jennifer Rubin
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2014, 04:45:20 PM »
This is encouraging news. This is a very important election, and getting a GOP majority - the bigger the better - in Congress is the important thing. Defeating GOP incumbents does nothing toward ridding us of this socialist embarrassment of an admin. Policy matters more than people. It sounds like Cruz & Paul also consider becoming part of the majority party is the most important goal. They both have a better chance of influencing legislation as part of the majority party than they do as part of the minority.
And it does not help to have seriously flawed GOP candidates running when there is an electable alternative.

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Re: Goodbye tea party, hello big tent By Jennifer Rubin
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 05:35:37 PM »
This is encouraging news. This is a very important election, and getting a GOP majority - the bigger the better - in Congress is the important thing. Defeating GOP incumbents does nothing toward ridding us of this socialist embarrassment of an admin. Policy matters more than people. It sounds like Cruz & Paul also consider becoming part of the majority party is the most important goal. They both have a better chance of influencing legislation as part of the majority party than they do as part of the minority.
And it does not help to have seriously flawed GOP candidates running when there is an electable alternative.
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