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(Talking Points Memo)   GOP establishment, all 11 of them, start to beat the Tea Party over the head with a sack of doorknobs. Being bootstrappy, they provided their own knobs   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 119
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2013-10-11 08:36:51 AM
FTA: "At the end of the day, you're fighting legislation that's already passed," said former South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson, describing the fight to defund the health care law as a lost cause.

As if South Carolinians didn't ever have leg-humpingly romantic attachments to a Lost Cause.
 
2013-10-11 08:46:42 AM
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Go f*ck yourselves, morons.
 
2013-10-11 08:46:50 AM
Yeah, good luck with that golem.

A moderate Republican at this point is a Blue Dog who can't quite get over their guns and gods.
 
2013-10-11 08:46:52 AM
"They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.
 
2013-10-11 08:49:38 AM
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/always gotta provide your own knobs
 
2013-10-11 08:49:45 AM

Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.


Why because they won't give your hero a blank check?
 
2013-10-11 08:50:12 AM

dantheman195: Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.

Why because they won't give your hero a blank check?


Dafuq did you just say?
 
2013-10-11 08:50:29 AM
The GOP needs to be more conservative and purge the party of these wibbly-wobbly rinos.
 
2013-10-11 08:50:38 AM
It all boils down to an extortion attempt to subvert the law. The total cost will be over 1 billion dollars.

Ffs. This may have been my tipping point to relocate.
 
2013-10-11 08:51:06 AM

dantheman195: Why because they won't give your hero a blank check?


know how I know you have no idea what the debt ceiling actually does?
 
2013-10-11 08:51:42 AM

Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.


I would bet that only 10% of Tea Partiers - lay protesters and derpers as well as congresscritters - have had macroeconomics classes at the high school or college level.  Of that 10%, I would bet that 70% did poorly in those classes.

And that's why they're Tea Partiers.
 
2013-10-11 08:52:20 AM

dantheman195: Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.

Why because they won't give your hero a blank check?


You sound uninformed.
 
2013-10-11 08:52:46 AM
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2013-10-11 08:53:17 AM
lol gerrymandering

1) Make your district impossible for a democrat to win
2) Every campaign is a battle to see who can go further to the right
3) Advertising and money no longer work because the only thing that gets you elected is derp
4) I don't know where this is going
 
2013-10-11 08:53:40 AM

coeyagi: Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.

I would bet that only 10% of Tea Partiers - lay protesters and derpers as well as congresscritters - have had macroeconomics classes at the high school or college level.  Of that 10%, I would bet that 70% did poorly in those classes.

And that's why they're Tea Partiers.


You're wrong. Don't you remember when the Tea Party phenomenon began? All we heard for weeks was how highly educated they are. I'm sure that hasn't changed.
 
2013-10-11 08:53:55 AM

dantheman195: Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.

Why because they won't give your hero a blank check?


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2013-10-11 08:55:05 AM

markfara: coeyagi: Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.

I would bet that only 10% of Tea Partiers - lay protesters and derpers as well as congresscritters - have had macroeconomics classes at the high school or college level.  Of that 10%, I would bet that 70% did poorly in those classes.

And that's why they're Tea Partiers.

You're wrong. Don't you remember when the Tea Party phenomenon began? All we heard for weeks was how highly educated they are. I'm sure that hasn't changed.


Indeed.  I wonder when that all changed.

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2013-10-11 08:55:33 AM

Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.


Evidently "not paying your bills" is fiscally responsible.
 
2013-10-11 08:56:11 AM

coeyagi: I would bet that only 10% of Tea Partiers - lay protesters and derpers as well as congresscritters - have had macroeconomics classes at the high school or college level.


I read this as "have had macaroni classes" and it still seemed like a perfectly rational point.

I think I need some coffee.
 
2013-10-11 08:57:06 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.

Evidently "not paying your bills" is fiscally responsible.


But but but something something going into bank and asking them to extend my credit but but but something something...

Macroeconomics - If you've included the first person in the analogy, you've already failed.™
 
2013-10-11 08:58:41 AM

abb3w: FTA: "At the end of the day, you're fighting legislation that's already passed," said former South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson, describing the fight to defund the health care law as a lost cause.

As if South Carolinians didn't ever have leg-humpingly romantic attachments to a Lost Cause.


Next they'll try to extort the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
South Carolina: The thinking man's anal polyp bacteria.
 
2013-10-11 09:02:17 AM
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Violating the Reagan Doctrine makes His High Holiness Messiah Ronald Wilson Reagan a sad panda
 
2013-10-11 09:02:57 AM
Subby has it right.  There is no GOP establishment -just the Teabaggers and the submissive biatches they teabag.  This is just the biatches mouthing off before they get a back-handed slap across the face to put them back in their place.
 
2013-10-11 09:02:59 AM

markfara: coeyagi: Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.

I would bet that only 10% of Tea Partiers - lay protesters and derpers as well as congresscritters - have had macroeconomics classes at the high school or college level.  Of that 10%, I would bet that 70% did poorly in those classes.

And that's why they're Tea Partiers.

You're wrong. Don't you remember when the Tea Party phenomenon began? All we heard for weeks was how highly educated they are. I'm sure that hasn't changed.


Jesus.
Don't they understand that compromise is how cooperative society functions?
We all agree to living with a set of rules so that things don't suck for everyone.
This "civilized society" thing only works when everyone plays nice together.
 
2013-10-11 09:04:16 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: markfara: coeyagi: Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.

I would bet that only 10% of Tea Partiers - lay protesters and derpers as well as congresscritters - have had macroeconomics classes at the high school or college level.  Of that 10%, I would bet that 70% did poorly in those classes.

And that's why they're Tea Partiers.

You're wrong. Don't you remember when the Tea Party phenomenon began? All we heard for weeks was how highly educated they are. I'm sure that hasn't changed.

Jesus.
Don't they understand that compromise is how cooperative society functions?
We all agree to living with a set of rules so that things don't suck for everyone.
This "civilized society" thing only works when everyone plays nice together.


They "understand" all of that -- except the actual meaning of the word "compromise".
 
2013-10-11 09:04:30 AM
FTA:
Iowa Republicans are recruiting a pro-business Republican to challenge six-term conservative Rep. Steve King, a leader in the push to defund the health care law. Disgruntled Republicans are further ahead in Michigan, where second-term, tea party-backed Rep. Justin Amash is facing a Republican primary challenger who is more in line with -- and being encouraged by -- the party establishment. And business interest groups, long aligned with the Republican Party, also are threatening to recruit and fund strong challengers to tea party House members.

I wonder if the Teabagger don't get their candidate if they'll sit out the 2014 election.
 
2013-10-11 09:04:31 AM
Seeing this sentence just made my whole month:

"Iowa Republicans are recruiting a pro-business Republican to challenge six-term conservative Rep. Steve King, a leader in the push to defund the health care law."

So he's getting the boot, and Bachmann can't seek reelection because of federal investigations. Does that mean Louie Gohmert is going to be sitting all alone in the cafeteria?
 
2013-10-11 09:06:38 AM

Bontesla: dantheman195: Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.

Why because they won't give your hero a blank check?

You sound uninformed.

 infromed.
 
2013-10-11 09:06:43 AM
This shutdown will be worth it if it gets the Republican Party to stop catering to its moron wing.
 
2013-10-11 09:06:49 AM
it's pretty clear that those who support what the TP is doing don't actually understand what the TP is doing.

They're honestly confused, and proud of it.


dantheman195 I'm looking at you and everyone like you stinking up facebook with your ignorance.

go look up what the debt ceiling does. We'll wait.
 
2013-10-11 09:08:12 AM

CPennypacker: lol gerrymandering

1) Make your district impossible for a democrat to win
2) Every campaign is a battle to see who can go further to the right
3) Advertising and money no longer work because the only thing that gets you elected is derp
4) I don't know where this is going


5) I want to get something out of it, I just don't know what that is.
 
2013-10-11 09:08:42 AM

sprawl15: coeyagi: I would bet that only 10% of Tea Partiers - lay protesters and derpers as well as congresscritters - have had macroeconomics classes at the high school or college level.

I read this as "have had macaroni classes" and it still seemed like a perfectly rational point.

I think I need some coffee.


Eh, macaroni classes aren't all they're cracked up to be.
 
2013-10-11 09:09:19 AM

Muta: FTA:
Iowa Republicans are recruiting a pro-business Republican to challenge six-term conservative Rep. Steve King, a leader in the push to defund the health care law. Disgruntled Republicans are further ahead in Michigan, where second-term, tea party-backed Rep. Justin Amash is facing a Republican primary challenger who is more in line with -- and being encouraged by -- the party establishment. And business interest groups, long aligned with the Republican Party, also are threatening to recruit and fund strong challengers to tea party House members.

I wonder if the Teabagger don't get their candidate if they'll sit out the 2014 election.


judging by how they've reacted to losing in the past I think it's likely they'd take their ball and go home. This might be the start of a permanent split. I can hope anyway...
 
2013-10-11 09:10:41 AM

The Name: Subby has it right.  There is no GOP establishment -just the Teabaggers and the submissive biatches they teabag.  This is just the biatches mouthing off before they get a back-handed slap across the face to put them back in their place.


It makes a lot more sense when you phrase it in terms of Teabaggers and Teabagged.
 
2013-10-11 09:11:21 AM
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"It's time for someone to act like a grown-up in this process," former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu argues,  and then added "Peecha wanchee lockhba tang nannee du chonky troy, Solo."
 
2013-10-11 09:12:53 AM

dantheman195: Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.

Why because they won't give your hero a blank check?


No.
Because they won't pay the government's bills like they are expected to.
They are deadbeats and extortionists.

plonk.
 
2013-10-11 09:13:56 AM

unexplained bacon: Muta: FTA:
Iowa Republicans are recruiting a pro-business Republican to challenge six-term conservative Rep. Steve King, a leader in the push to defund the health care law. Disgruntled Republicans are further ahead in Michigan, where second-term, tea party-backed Rep. Justin Amash is facing a Republican primary challenger who is more in line with -- and being encouraged by -- the party establishment. And business interest groups, long aligned with the Republican Party, also are threatening to recruit and fund strong challengers to tea party House members.

I wonder if the Teabagger don't get their candidate if they'll sit out the 2014 election.

judging by how they've reacted to losing in the past I think it's likely they'd take their ball and go home. This might be the start of a permanent split. I can hope anyway...


Judging by how they've reacted to losing in the past, they'll file lawsuits left and right and dig in until they're forced out.
 
2013-10-11 09:14:34 AM
You know what would help the TPers gain support?

Creating a pain in the ass traffic jam for no good reason.
Well looky here, it's on the agenda for this afternoon...good show morans.
 
2013-10-11 09:14:40 AM
NO!!!

We can't have the republicans turn on the Tea Party just yet. We need the derp-brigade to pull the republican party into near unelectability before the revolt happens. I want to see the entire party crumble first and then they can put the rabid dog down.
 
2013-10-11 09:14:49 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: markfara: coeyagi: Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.

I would bet that only 10% of Tea Partiers - lay protesters and derpers as well as congresscritters - have had macroeconomics classes at the high school or college level.  Of that 10%, I would bet that 70% did poorly in those classes.

And that's why they're Tea Partiers.

You're wrong. Don't you remember when the Tea Party phenomenon began? All we heard for weeks was how highly educated they are. I'm sure that hasn't changed.

Jesus.
Don't they understand that compromise is how cooperative society functions?
We all agree to living with a set of rules so that things don't suck for everyone.
This "civilized society" thing only works when everyone plays nice together.


Well, if you buy into the theory that they're true believers then there is no room for compromise. Any resulting suffering is righteous suffering that god will take care of.
 
2013-10-11 09:16:18 AM
Passive aggression is a classic trait of authoritarian followers.
 
2013-10-11 09:16:34 AM
"My heart says, 'Keep fighting, don't give up,'" said Douglas, a resident of Quincy in western Illinois. "But my head says, 'If we keep this kind of thing up, we're going to get creamed next year.'"


Poor judgment, and a spineless opportunist. Great leadership qualities.
 
2013-10-11 09:16:44 AM

markfara: unexplained bacon: Muta: FTA:
Iowa Republicans are recruiting a pro-business Republican to challenge six-term conservative Rep. Steve King, a leader in the push to defund the health care law. Disgruntled Republicans are further ahead in Michigan, where second-term, tea party-backed Rep. Justin Amash is facing a Republican primary challenger who is more in line with -- and being encouraged by -- the party establishment. And business interest groups, long aligned with the Republican Party, also are threatening to recruit and fund strong challengers to tea party House members.

I wonder if the Teabagger don't get their candidate if they'll sit out the 2014 election.

judging by how they've reacted to losing in the past I think it's likely they'd take their ball and go home. This might be the start of a permanent split. I can hope anyway...

Judging by how they've reacted to losing in the past, they'll file lawsuits left and right and dig in until they're forced out.


maybe, but they strike me as delusional enough to think that they don't need the GOP and spiteful enough to get nasty the second they feel the GOPe has cast aspersions on their asparagus.
 
2013-10-11 09:17:29 AM

Bontesla: Well, if you buy into the theory that they're true believers then there is no room for compromise. Any resulting suffering is righteous suffering that god will take care of.


Karma's a mean biatch who never sleeps.
 
2013-10-11 09:19:39 AM

dantheman195: Alphax: "They keep compromising," said Katrina Pierson, a former Dallas-area tea party organizer now challenging Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas in the 2014 GOP primary. "They all campaigned on fiscal responsibility. They just need to do what they campaigned on."

These people are the most irresponsible people in the history of the world.

Why because they won't give your hero a blank check?


I don't understand all the hate you're getting.  You kept it simple and will get bites all day.
 
2013-10-11 09:21:42 AM

clkeagle: Seeing this sentence just made my whole month:

"Iowa Republicans are recruiting a pro-business Republican to challenge six-term conservative Rep. Steve King, a leader in the push to defund the health care law."

So he's getting the boot, and Bachmann can't seek reelection because of federal investigations. Does that mean Louie Gohmert is going to be sitting all alone in the cafeteria?


This is the guy with the ridiculous perma-tan on CNN all the time? Nope, I won't miss him.
 
2013-10-11 09:23:21 AM

Muta: I wonder if the Teabagger don't get their candidate if they'll sit out the 2014 election.


No, they'll go back to voting straight-ticket (R) like the good little useful idiots they are.  That's why the moderate GOP shouldn't be afraid to primary the teabaggers; they'll still win the districts they would have won, and maybe pick up a moderate district or two.
 
2013-10-11 09:23:33 AM

unexplained bacon: Muta: I wonder if the Teabagger don't get their candidate if they'll sit out the 2014 election.

judging by how they've reacted to losing in the past I think it's likely they'd take their ball and go home. This might be the start of a permanent split. I can hope anyway...


It will be interesting what the response will be.  Bases on Carville's republican focus group report the evangelicals already consider the cultural war that is important to them to be lost.  They're energized by the Teabaggers who will ignorantly go to battle against any windmill with Obama's name on it.  Without the teabaggers, who will excite the evangelicals?    If the moderate GOP candidate loses 3 or 4% of the teabagger support and 3 or 4% of the evangelical support then they're opening a door for a dem candidate to win the district.
 
2013-10-11 09:26:16 AM
Beat faster you farks.
 
2013-10-11 09:27:30 AM

dantheman195: Why because they won't give your hero a blank check?


no, because it's time to pay the mortgage and they've hidden the damn checkbook.
 
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