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(Washington Post)   It looks like more and more Teahadists are going to be coming home to constituents who'll be trying to arrange a homecoming party that takes place at a woodshed. And involves an axe, or perhaps a woodchipper   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 47
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2013-10-07 09:20:54 AM
Yep. The only way the Republicans have a hope of getting out of this debacle unscathed is by throwing the Tea Party under the bus. Publicly and with gusto.

Right now they're headed towards a two-party split. There's just too much of a gap between the Tea-Party and moderate Republicans. They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.
 
2013-10-07 09:35:41 AM
Good
 
2013-10-07 09:38:25 AM
Simpsons did it.

"I'm sick of you people!  You're nothing but a pack of fickle mush heads!"

"He's right!"

"Give us hell, Quimby!"


You could easily replace Quimby with Boehner and the fickle mush heads with teabaggers.
 
2013-10-07 09:38:30 AM

Fubini: They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.


I'm ok with this.
 
2013-10-07 09:38:34 AM
Well, it's about damn time!!!!

/not voting R ever again
 
2013-10-07 09:39:56 AM

gnosis301: Fubini: They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.

I'm ok with this.


Usually you plan for own permanent majority.  In this case, the Republicans were kind enough to do all the work for the Democrats.
 
2013-10-07 09:40:28 AM
Time to eradicate the fruit bats.
 
2013-10-07 09:42:10 AM
33 years old?  What business does this moron have being in congress?
 
2013-10-07 09:43:25 AM
grass-roots conservatives must be polite-speak for mouth breathing Foxwatcher tards who foam at the mouth anytime someone darker than sheetrock gypsum is in power.
 
2013-10-07 09:45:05 AM

Fubini: Yep. The only way the Republicans have a hope of getting out of this debacle unscathed is by throwing the Tea Party under the bus. Publicly and with gusto.

Right now they're headed towards a two-party split. There's just too much of a gap between the Tea-Party and moderate Republicans. They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.


P.S. they are not careful
 
2013-10-07 09:45:06 AM
I just wish these teanuts would stop flying the libertarian flag.
 
2013-10-07 09:47:24 AM

markie_farkie: grass-roots conservatives must be polite-speak for mouth breathing Foxwatcher tards who foam at the mouth anytime someone darker than sheetrock gypsum is in power.


You know... "morons".
 
2013-10-07 09:47:39 AM

LemSkroob: I just wish these teanuts would stop flying the libertarian flag.


no shiat. they're basically john birchers renamed: deeply racist evangelicals.
 
2013-10-07 09:47:42 AM
I don't have a woodchipper, but if someone wants to give Rand Paul that sort of homecoming... I'll make one if I have to.
 
2013-10-07 09:47:46 AM

Fubini: moderate Republicans


Let's not overstate how different the Teabaggers are from these "moderate Republicans."  There is absolutely no difference between the two when it comes to things like privatizing government, religious fanaticism and cowboy foreign policy.  The "moderate" Republicans just want us to become Somalia a little more slowly, that's all.
 
2013-10-07 09:49:09 AM
Unfortunately they hate everyone in Congress but their own reprsentative.
 
2013-10-07 09:51:12 AM

Diogenes: gnosis301: Fubini: They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.

I'm ok with this.

Usually you plan for own permanent majority.  In this case, the Republicans were kind enough to do all the work for the Democrats.


Don't worry. The Democrats can, and will, screw that up. We're talking about a party that lost to a Republican in Ted Kennedy's state.
 
2013-10-07 09:52:54 AM

soporific: Diogenes: gnosis301: Fubini: They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.

I'm ok with this.

Usually you plan for own permanent majority.  In this case, the Republicans were kind enough to do all the work for the Democrats.

Don't worry. The Democrats can, and will, screw that up. We're talking about a party that lost to a Republican in Ted Kennedy's state.


And we are talking about the 21st century.
 
2013-10-07 09:54:51 AM

Fubini: Yep. The only way the Republicans have a hope of getting out of this debacle unscathed is by throwing the Tea Party under the bus. Publicly and with gusto.

Right now they're headed towards a two-party split. There's just too much of a gap between the Tea-Party and moderate Republicans. They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.


I am tumescent at the prospect.
 
2013-10-07 09:55:04 AM
"Radical center?"
 
2013-10-07 09:55:22 AM
"It's a new dynamic, and we don't know how far it's going to go," said Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman who is close to the House leadership. "All the energy in the Republican Party the last few years has come from the tea party. The notion that there might be some energy from the radical center, the people whose positions in the conservative mainstream are more center-right but who are just furious about the dysfunctionality of government - that's different."

Wait, what? The "radical center"? What does that even mean? If your party alignment is so far off that the people who lean towards the center are considered radicals then, yeah, you might have a bit of a problem.
 
2013-10-07 09:56:30 AM

LarryDan43: Unfortunately they hate everyone in Congress but their own reprsentative.


Not a Teahadist, but I hate my Congressman and my Senators.
 
2013-10-07 09:57:15 AM
soporific: 
Don't worry. The Democrats can, and will, screw that up. We're talking about a party that lost to a Republican in Ted Kennedy's state.

To be fair they won the seat back. But yeah that was pretty embarrassing for the Dems.

The end result was Sen Warren, so actually I think it worked out exceedingly well.
 
2013-10-07 09:58:55 AM

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Fubini: Yep. The only way the Republicans have a hope of getting out of this debacle unscathed is by throwing the Tea Party under the bus. Publicly and with gusto.

Right now they're headed towards a two-party split. There's just too much of a gap between the Tea-Party and moderate Republicans. They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.

I am tumescent at the prospect.


I think it's a perfectly cromulent vision for the future.
 
2013-10-07 10:01:38 AM

Fubini:

Right now they're headed towards a two-party split. There's just too much of a gap between the Tea-Party and moderate Republicans. They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.

We must live in hope.

markie_farkie: grass-roots conservatives must be polite-speak for mouth breathing Foxwatcher tards who foam at the mouth anytime someone darker than sheetrock gypsum is in power.


I grew up in Grand Rapids.  The article is being kind.
 
2013-10-07 10:01:50 AM
The Teabaggers, for the most part, represent districts that are solidly blood-red thanks to gerrymandering. They really don't care how their actions play across the country, as long as their voters keep supporting them. Given their responses so far, though, they apparently believe the comments they're getting from their districts still support their efforts to destroy the economy and defund the ACA. It also helps that many of them are so entrenched in their beliefs that no one will change their minds over the effects of sequestration, shutting down the government or a debt ceiling default.
 
2013-10-07 10:03:56 AM
Wood chipper is a CT divorce court.
 
2013-10-07 10:08:21 AM

Null Pointer: soporific: 
Don't worry. The Democrats can, and will, screw that up. We're talking about a party that lost to a Republican in Ted Kennedy's state.

To be fair they won the seat back. But yeah that was pretty embarrassing for the Dems.

The end result was Sen Warren, so actually I think it worked out exceedingly well.


Long-term, yes. Short-term, it nearly derailed the passage of the ACA.
 
2013-10-07 10:09:24 AM

Fubini: Yep. The only way the Republicans have a hope of getting out of this debacle unscathed is by throwing the Tea Party under the bus. Publicly and with gusto.

Right now they're headed towards a two-party split. There's just too much of a gap between the Tea-Party and moderate Republicans. They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.


Until the Koch brothers pull funding from the Teahadists - I'm skeptical that we're going to see a split.

If voters were reasonable then there would have never been a Teahadist elected.

There's a reason why the moderate Republicans haven't jumped ship in large groups - the Teahadists still pose a threat.
 
2013-10-07 10:11:54 AM
If they were really serious about a change of guard then Lee Terry's "nice house" would have been reduced to a smoldering basement to send the proper message.
 
2013-10-07 10:14:21 AM
They really believed their own BS, that Americans dont want Healthcare Reform. After using the Tea Baggers as a "stalking Horse" they are beginning to get a glimmer of a hint of the truth.

On the other hand, if their ruse had worked they would have pushed the Tea Baggers aside and claimed it was their idea all along.

The Tea Baggers have almost reached the end of their usefulness.
 
2013-10-07 10:23:53 AM
The problem with moderates is they're  .... well .... moderate.   Cautious skepticism and measured temperament doesn't drive people to stand out in the snow to knock on doors, to allocate hours of their lives getting hung up on working phone banks.   That's reserved for True Believers.  Just writing a check is no substitute for grass roots activism when it comes to getting people to the polls, as Mitt's financiers found out.
 
2013-10-07 10:32:35 AM
I am skeptical. The Tea Party morons have been wanting exactly this and they've got it. I just don't see them being unhappy at all.
 
2013-10-07 10:34:22 AM
Part of me thinks we should be raising funds for people to whisper in Ted Cruz's ear... "Boehner and Cantor are RINOs.  You're the true saviour of the right.  Split, and lead the people to the promised land, Ted!"
 
2013-10-07 10:46:25 AM
You know, I see no reason why this woodshed business can't involve both an axe and a wood chipper...
 
2013-10-07 11:17:12 AM

The Name: Fubini: moderate Republicans

Let's not overstate how different the Teabaggers are from these "moderate Republicans."  There is absolutely no difference between the two when it comes to things like privatizing government, religious fanaticism and cowboy foreign policy.  The "moderate" Republicans just want us to become Somalia a little more slowly, that's all.


If nothing else, the willingness to openly back, or not stand up against the tea party is enough for me to question the whole "moderate republican" thing.

If there is a guy standing on the corner shouting a bunch of crazy stuff, you do not get to stand in the crowd and applaud this man, then disavow yourself from his remarks just because you didn't actually say them.
 
2013-10-07 11:26:22 AM

gnosis301: Fubini: They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.

I'm ok with this.


Seconded.
 
2013-10-07 11:26:59 AM

LittleSmitty: You know, I see no reason why this woodshed business can't involve both an axe and a wood chipper...


Fine with me, as long as you use the woodchipper first.
 
2013-10-07 11:37:16 AM

Chariset: Fine with me, as long as you use the woodchipper first.


Feet-first, on the slowest setting.. You know, for dramatic effect only.
 
2013-10-07 11:38:05 AM
Fark it.  Can we just lock them in a house with Jason Voorhees and tell him that they're all drunk, high, and horny sluts?
 
2013-10-07 11:40:17 AM
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If only they would take the honorable way out...
 
2013-10-07 11:43:50 AM

Chariset: LittleSmitty: You know, I see no reason why this woodshed business can't involve both an axe and a wood chipper...

Fine with me, as long as you use the woodchipper first.


My preference would be the axe first. Chop off a hand or foot and make 'em watch you toss it in the chipper. But I have no issue with your way, so long as you don't just toss 'em in, you feed 'em in nice and slow.
 
2013-10-07 11:53:05 AM

markie_farkie: Chariset: Fine with me, as long as you use the woodchipper first.

Feet-first, on the slowest setting.. You know, for dramatic effect only.


See if you can get them at least knees deep before you wuss out and use the axe.
 
2013-10-07 01:08:25 PM

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Fubini: Yep. The only way the Republicans have a hope of getting out of this debacle unscathed is by throwing the Tea Party under the bus. Publicly and with gusto.

Right now they're headed towards a two-party split. There's just too much of a gap between the Tea-Party and moderate Republicans. They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.

I am tumescent at the prospect.


That is my new favorite word for getting a chubby.
 
2013-10-07 01:57:06 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: "Radical center?"


Had this same reaction. Came to say this:

mod3072: Wait, what? The "radical center"? What does that even mean? If your party alignment is so far off that the people who lean towards the center are considered radicals then, yeah, you might have a bit of a problem.

 
2013-10-07 02:44:57 PM

gnosis301: Fubini: They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.

I'm ok with this.


worked great for detroit...maybe we can get more unions too, those help everyone
 
2013-10-07 05:13:04 PM

gnosis301: Fubini: They could usher in another 20 years of straight Democratic governance if they're not careful.

I'm ok with this.


I'm actually not. I'm a libby lib lib, but even I think that it's important for each part to act as a rational check on the other. Without that kind of check, bad policies get passed. I liken it to the way that a car needs both breaks and an accelerator.

The problem is that the GOP has lost all sense of rationality, so there's only one party even capable of attempting government, right now. But I have no illusions that this is a good thing. We need a sane opposition party. But there is none to be found, right now.
 
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