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(Daily Kos)   US Chamber of Commerce declares that it will back any Republican at risk of being primaried by the Tea Party if they would support the reopening of the government. Looks like Dr. Frankenstein is finally trying to stop his Monster   (dailykos.com) divider line 15
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2013-10-07 09:36:33 AM  
4 votes:
Or you could just back the other pro-business party.  The Democrats.
2013-10-07 09:38:54 AM  
2 votes:
Hero? The CoC is loathsome. They just happen to not be batshiat insane. Those farkers bankroll the lunatics who predictably put us in this mess.

Teahadis should be put on trial for treason and the Chamber, Koch brothers, et al. should be tried as accomplices.
2013-10-07 09:33:03 AM  
2 votes:
FARKING FINALLY! It's about time some of these conservative groups started smacking these misbehaving puppies on the snout.
2013-10-07 03:32:59 PM  
1 votes:

Gaseous Anomaly: IlGreven: Null Pointer: So when the CoC backed candidates fail to win the Republican primaries are they going to then back the Democrat in the general election?

If not, then they can just STFU as they help create the monster.

If the Democrats were smart, they'd hammer home exactly why the shutdown happened:  Your Republican Congressman/Senator allied with Ted Cruz to destroy your way of life, or, like a coward, did nothing to stop his government blackmail.  I imagine that 50% of the districts where the tea party primaries their Republican rep will have a Democratic congressman by the end of Election Night.

Unfortunately, in those districts, most voters are residents of the right-wing reality bubble. They'd never vote Democrat, even if the race was Hitler (R) vs. Jesus (D). Facts literally don't matter.


Well, in an era in which 50% voter turnout is seen as a miracle, this might be the impetus to get as many people who've never voted before to vote for them as possible.  You can bet that the bastion of lost liberal causes, DailyKos, will make sure to organize heavy campaigns in red districts (including Boehner's...he ran unopposed in 2012; that's a mistake that should not happen again), and in fact encouraging tactics that might seem underhanded, but are perfectly legal (like, say, in Boehner's district, as a Democrat, choosing to take a Republican ballot;; this makes the winner to be seen as illegitimate, because it was all the damn libruls sabotaging the campaign...)
2013-10-07 10:14:50 AM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: soporific: Wow. It's the plot of Portal 2 come to life.

Wheatley would be more competent at running the nation than is the Tea Party.


No, I would argue that Wheatley is exactly as competent as the Tea Party. Which is why we might have to suck it up and ally ourselves with GLaDOS to prevent everything going critical.
2013-10-07 10:07:57 AM  
1 votes:

soporific: Null Pointer: So when the CoC backed candidates fail to win the Republican primaries are they going to then back the Democrat in the general election?

If not, then they can just STFU as they help create the monster.

They might not support the Democrat, but they are just as likely to not support the Tea Party candidate either. An extreme Tea Party candidate might lose the general, and it could be 2006 all over again. In the long run, this could work well for the CoC, as it means that they could get back to electing more obedient, and less crazy, Republicans. They might be willing to sacrifice one election cycle in order to restore order to their party.

This is assuming that the Tea Party will simply crawl back to insignificant, minority status. It's had a taste of power and likes it. And it doesn't really care whether it destroys everyone else in the process.

Wow. It's the plot of Portal 2 come to life.


Wheatley would be more competent at running the nation than is the Tea Party.
2013-10-07 10:05:43 AM  
1 votes:
I think a private commitment would have been more effective.

The Tea Party, despite being privately funded by the Koch brothers, are against Wall Street backed politicians.

This is just a camping ad waiting to happen.
2013-10-07 09:57:19 AM  
1 votes:
Fall on your farking swords and DO YOUR GODDAMN JOB.
2013-10-07 09:54:31 AM  
1 votes:
So when the CoC backed candidates fail to win the Republican primaries are they going to then back the Democrat in the general election?

If not, then they can just STFU as they help create the monster.
2013-10-07 09:41:48 AM  
1 votes:

FormlessOne: themindiswatching: Too late; there's too much derp.

Yep. As another GOPer put it, it's a matter of pride to them now - they can't back down, because there's no avenue for them that allows for a graceful surrender. They went all in, the betting's closed, and while the Chamber of Commerce can issue side bets all it wants, we're in play now.


Disagree.  The silence of the establishment GOP was taken as consent for a long time by the TP.  Now, they're not silent anymore and openly defying the lunatics and letting the world know it.  That's a big deal.

It's one thing to quietly let the sane GOP know that the CoC has their back.  It's another thing entirely to make it into a public affair for the world, and the TP, to see.

Ted Cruz is most likely freaking out right now.
2013-10-07 09:34:45 AM  
1 votes:
Well, well, well.  The Chamber of Commerce might as well be the public face of the deep-pocketed masters of the establishment GOP.

It would seem as if the establishment is making it publicly clear that the TP is to be dismantled.
2013-10-07 09:33:52 AM  
1 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Was the Chamber of Commerce already on the List of GOP Enemies?


Everyone is on the list, including most of the GOP.
2013-10-07 08:52:34 AM  
1 votes:
Shame that it took the bottom line to get them to wake up.  But I'll take it.
2013-10-07 08:44:38 AM  
1 votes:
This gives me a glimmer of hope

Chamber of Commerce is an EXTREMELY influential group amongst conservative circles.

These folks really like a might fine economy, and there is nothing that will get their ass moving like a threat that could destroy it.
2013-10-07 08:30:07 AM  
1 votes:

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