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(Politico)   Meanwhile back at Senate GOP HQ: "Hey you know we only need 4 seats to re-take the senate and the Dems are defending 18 whereas we only have 12 to keep-aw gawdammit, the Tea Party is running HOW many primary challengers? *facepalm*   (politico.com) divider line 113
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2013-12-11 12:09:09 PM  
I'm ok with this
 
2013-12-11 12:10:45 PM  
Get ready to die the death of one thousand cuts.
 
2013-12-11 12:14:19 PM  
This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.  I was kind of hoping this nonsense would burn itself out by now.  How can you have a two party system when one of the parties is batshiat insane?
 
2013-12-11 12:14:48 PM  
Turns out that pile of feathers once had avian flu, and you brought it back home.
 
2013-12-11 12:19:28 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.  I was kind of hoping this nonsense would burn itself out by now.  How can you have a two party system when one of the parties is batshiat insane?


I wouldnt mind if we actually had two parties...
 
2013-12-11 12:22:49 PM  
Your party isn't very fun now, is it? I think you need yet another clown to fix this.
 
2013-12-11 12:30:58 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Marcus Aurelius: This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.  I was kind of hoping this nonsense would burn itself out by now.  How can you have a two party system when one of the parties is batshiat insane?

I wouldnt mind if we actually had two parties...


We don't?

It looks like we've got a center-right party and and far right-wing party. What more could you want?
 
2013-12-11 12:31:56 PM  
As a reformed Republican I can say this:  Good.  I hope they keep farking each other out of chances to lead the country.  If they can't even get along with their own political party members (both extreme and exxxxstreme right) then fark them.  The GOP doesn't seem to care that even if they are elected they still need to govern to the needs of ALL citizens not just the ones that donated to their campaign.

TLDR: Enjoy your own Hell GOP.  You built it.
 
2013-12-11 12:48:34 PM  

PainInTheASP: Your party isn't very fun now, is it? I think you need yet another clown to fix this.


they have plenty of clowns already.  like the one painted orange that cries a lot.
 
2013-12-11 12:51:28 PM  
I must have misread. I thought that the Senate couldn't flip due to what was up for grabs.
 
2013-12-11 12:53:32 PM  
Oh goody.
 
2013-12-11 12:55:45 PM  
Keep running on repealing Fartbongocare too, please.
 
2013-12-11 12:56:01 PM  

dr_blasto: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Marcus Aurelius: This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.  I was kind of hoping this nonsense would burn itself out by now.  How can you have a two party system when one of the parties is batshiat insane?

I wouldnt mind if we actually had two parties...

We don't?

It looks like we've got a center-right party and and far right-wing party. What more could you want?


Dems go from center-left to center-right.
 
2013-12-11 12:56:23 PM  
It's such an easy strategy that you can't be surprised people will attempt it:  just be more conservative than the incumbent.  Your electability is irrelevant because there are only extremists in the echo chamber.
 
2013-12-11 12:57:13 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.  I was kind of hoping this nonsense would burn itself out by now.  How can you have a two party system when one of the parties is batshiat insane?


far from burning itself out it looks like the madness is spreading :Tea Party Super PAC predicts a "bar room brawl" inside GOP in 2014

The political director of a prominent Tea Party Super PAC predicts that "big punches" will be thrown within the GOP as groups like his gear up for primary challenges in the 2014 midterm elections against Republicans whom they view as not conservative enough.
"I think the 2014 primary cycle is going to be unlike anything that we've seen," said the Madison Project's Drew Ryun. "This is going to be the equivalent of a bar room brawl.
"

if I was with the DCCC, I'd be busy making sure they had all the chairs and empty beer bottles they needed to make it a really epic brawl, maybe make sure the "bar" was having a "free drinks for Hell's Angels" night....
 
2013-12-11 12:58:00 PM  

NeverDrunk23: I must have misread. I thought that the Senate couldn't flip due to what was up for grabs.


It depends on whether you consider all races to be theoretically competitive or not.
 
2013-12-11 12:58:20 PM  
It's just hilarious that the Republicans can't hold the Senate. The Senate that gives California and Wyoming the same number of Senators.
 
2013-12-11 12:59:36 PM  
You built that.
 
2013-12-11 01:01:01 PM  
"There is a real hunger here in Kansas for new leadership - for true, conservative leadership,"

Even Kansas isn't far enough to the right for these people. I think that says it all.
 
2013-12-11 01:03:19 PM  
Goddamnit, the "war chest" term is so farking potato.
 
2013-12-11 01:03:33 PM  
I'd be happy about this if it weren't for the fact that the Tea Party endangering the GOP means the GOP will continue listening to them which means Congress will continue to be paralyzed.
 
2013-12-11 01:04:37 PM  

ManateeGag: PainInTheASP: Your party isn't very fun now, is it? I think you need yet another clown to fix this.

they have plenty of clowns already.  like the one painted orange that cries a lot.


Flagiacci?
 
2013-12-11 01:04:47 PM  

NeverDrunk23: I must have misread. I thought that the Senate couldn't flip due to what was up for grabs.


And the Cubs haven't yet been mathematically eliminated from the 2014 post-season.
 
2013-12-11 01:05:55 PM  
www.spscriptorium.com
 
2013-12-11 01:07:17 PM  

Magorn: Marcus Aurelius: This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.  I was kind of hoping this nonsense would burn itself out by now.  How can you have a two party system when one of the parties is batshiat insane?

far from burning itself out it looks like the madness is spreading :Tea Party Super PAC predicts a "bar room brawl" inside GOP in 2014

The political director of a prominent Tea Party Super PAC predicts that "big punches" will be thrown within the GOP as groups like his gear up for primary challenges in the 2014 midterm elections against Republicans whom they view as not conservative enough.
"I think the 2014 primary cycle is going to be unlike anything that we've seen," said the Madison Project's Drew Ryun. "This is going to be the equivalent of a bar room brawl."

if I was with the DCCC, I'd be busy making sure they had all the chairs and empty beer bottles they needed to make it a really epic brawl, maybe make sure the "bar" was having a "free drinks for Hell's Angels" night....


Easy way to start the fire, have Obama give a speech where he praises by name those congressmen being primaried. Have him publicly state the merits of Cornyn, Alexander, etc.
 
2013-12-11 01:11:05 PM  

StubhyGraham: Magorn: Marcus Aurelius: This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.  I was kind of hoping this nonsense would burn itself out by now.  How can you have a two party system when one of the parties is batshiat insane?

far from burning itself out it looks like the madness is spreading :Tea Party Super PAC predicts a "bar room brawl" inside GOP in 2014

The political director of a prominent Tea Party Super PAC predicts that "big punches" will be thrown within the GOP as groups like his gear up for primary challenges in the 2014 midterm elections against Republicans whom they view as not conservative enough.
"I think the 2014 primary cycle is going to be unlike anything that we've seen," said the Madison Project's Drew Ryun. "This is going to be the equivalent of a bar room brawl."

if I was with the DCCC, I'd be busy making sure they had all the chairs and empty beer bottles they needed to make it a really epic brawl, maybe make sure the "bar" was having a "free drinks for Hell's Angels" night....

Easy way to start the fire, have Obama give a speech where he praises by name those congressmen being primaried. Have him publicly state the merits of Cornyn, Alexander, etc.


Or just publicly send them "Happy Holidays!" cards
 
2013-12-11 01:12:35 PM  

StubhyGraham: Magorn: Marcus Aurelius: This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.  I was kind of hoping this nonsense would burn itself out by now.  How can you have a two party system when one of the parties is batshiat insane?

far from burning itself out it looks like the madness is spreading :Tea Party Super PAC predicts a "bar room brawl" inside GOP in 2014

The political director of a prominent Tea Party Super PAC predicts that "big punches" will be thrown within the GOP as groups like his gear up for primary challenges in the 2014 midterm elections against Republicans whom they view as not conservative enough.
"I think the 2014 primary cycle is going to be unlike anything that we've seen," said the Madison Project's Drew Ryun. "This is going to be the equivalent of a bar room brawl."

if I was with the DCCC, I'd be busy making sure they had all the chairs and empty beer bottles they needed to make it a really epic brawl, maybe make sure the "bar" was having a "free drinks for Hell's Angels" night....

Easy way to start the fire, have Obama give a speech where he praises by name those congressmen being primaried. Have him publicly state the merits of Cornyn, Alexander, etc.


That would be an epic, even historic troll. Here's keeping my fingers crossed.
 
2013-12-11 01:14:13 PM  

StubhyGraham: Magorn: Marcus Aurelius: This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.  I was kind of hoping this nonsense would burn itself out by now.  How can you have a two party system when one of the parties is batshiat insane?

far from burning itself out it looks like the madness is spreading :Tea Party Super PAC predicts a "bar room brawl" inside GOP in 2014

The political director of a prominent Tea Party Super PAC predicts that "big punches" will be thrown within the GOP as groups like his gear up for primary challenges in the 2014 midterm elections against Republicans whom they view as not conservative enough.
"I think the 2014 primary cycle is going to be unlike anything that we've seen," said the Madison Project's Drew Ryun. "This is going to be the equivalent of a bar room brawl."

if I was with the DCCC, I'd be busy making sure they had all the chairs and empty beer bottles they needed to make it a really epic brawl, maybe make sure the "bar" was having a "free drinks for Hell's Angels" night....

Easy way to start the fire, have Obama give a speech where he praises by name those congressmen being primaried. Have him publicly state the merits of Cornyn, Alexander, etc.


Excellent idea chap.
 
2013-12-11 01:15:50 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: "There is a real hunger here in Kansas for new leadership - for true, conservative leadership,"

Even Kansas isn't far enough to the right for these people. I think that says it all.


Yeah, that was my thought too.  These people are farking insane.
 
2013-12-11 01:16:54 PM  

Summoner101: StubhyGraham: Magorn: Marcus Aurelius: This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.  I was kind of hoping this nonsense would burn itself out by now.  How can you have a two party system when one of the parties is batshiat insane?

far from burning itself out it looks like the madness is spreading :Tea Party Super PAC predicts a "bar room brawl" inside GOP in 2014

The political director of a prominent Tea Party Super PAC predicts that "big punches" will be thrown within the GOP as groups like his gear up for primary challenges in the 2014 midterm elections against Republicans whom they view as not conservative enough.
"I think the 2014 primary cycle is going to be unlike anything that we've seen," said the Madison Project's Drew Ryun. "This is going to be the equivalent of a bar room brawl."

if I was with the DCCC, I'd be busy making sure they had all the chairs and empty beer bottles they needed to make it a really epic brawl, maybe make sure the "bar" was having a "free drinks for Hell's Angels" night....

Easy way to start the fire, have Obama give a speech where he praises by name those congressmen being primaried. Have him publicly state the merits of Cornyn, Alexander, etc.

Or just publicly send them "Happy Holidays!" cards


I love this.  Trolling 'baggers is so easy and fun.
 
2013-12-11 01:17:23 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: It's just hilarious that the Republicans can't hold the Senate. The Senate that gives California and Wyoming the same number of Senators.


Don't worry the GOP has a plan for that: change the rules.

Very quietly there is a movement building to recruit state legislators to call for a constitutional convention in 34 states so they can write in Mark Levin's "Liberty Amendments" into the Constitution.  Most of them are a roll back fo the 1900's Progressive reforms, and stuff like "term limits for Supreme Court Justices " and state "nullification " powers, but included in the package is a repeal of the 17th Amendment.   (For those of you playing along at home, that's the one that lets you, rather than your state legislature, elect your Senator)
 
2013-12-11 01:20:24 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Keep running on repealing Fartbongocare too, please.


Laser. Like. Focus
 
2013-12-11 01:20:32 PM  

dr_blasto: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Marcus Aurelius: This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.  I was kind of hoping this nonsense would burn itself out by now.  How can you have a two party system when one of the parties is batshiat insane?

I wouldnt mind if we actually had two parties...

We don't?

It looks like we've got a center-right party and and far right-wing party. What more could you want?


Em... Taxes on those who will never miss it?  Jobs that pay wages that you can raise a family on? Gerrymandering is going to bite them on the booboo.
 
2013-12-11 01:21:13 PM  
The unfortunate thing for the Republican party is that this sort of thing was inevitable. When the Tea Party movement started prior to the 2010 election, they had an opportunity to stand apart from it and to keep it from gaining much traction. Instead, the Republicans took the quick power grab, used the Tea Party to win a single election, and then realized afterwards what a monster they'd created.

The thing that Republican leaders didn't understand about the Tea Party was how sincere it all was -- these are people who really believe in their principles and their ideas, often with a formidable blend of jingoism and religious fervor that more established (and cynical) Republicans aren't used to seeing. These folks are the sort who will embrace a scorched earth policy to keep their opponents at bay; they are extremely reactionary and don't care if they're in the minority so long as they can be obstructionists to what they perceive as being evil actions on the part of government.

The outcome of the 2012 presidential election wasn't a nail in the coffin for the Tea Party; it was a rallying cry to double down on principles and to stop backing moderate Republicans like Mitt Romney. If you ask people in the Tea Party why they lost, they'll tell you it's because Mitt Romney was too liberal, that he didn't have principles he stood for and (if they're evangelical Christians) that God didn't allow a Mormon president to preside over a nation of Christians. They not only show a naivete about politics (and how truthful politicians really are), but they also sincerely believe that the Republican Party's leadership is too cozy with the Democrats, that the president is a secret Muslim determined to turn America into a socialist experiment, and that only those who are on the far right are looking out for the best interests of American citizens.

The media has underestimated this group by portraying them as backwater hicks and uneducated rubes. Anything could be further from the truth. Many of these folks are smart and well-educated by the standards of their communities; a lot of them are small business owners or church leaders who have seen a lot of the downsides of large government as their communities have been devastated by shifting cultural trends. They are right to demonize government in some respects, because government is too cozy with big business lobbies that push through destructive policies that really impact the places where these people live. The problem is that these folks also see this issue as being spiritual as much as political, and they turn their blame not on the politicians who did wrong, but on the people in power who they believe do not share their values.

I'd argue this movement started during the 1980s during the twilight of the Moral Majority and the Reagan era, and it was emboldened during the 1990s by right-wing talk radio and megachurches. Over the last 12 years, these people have increasingly turned to the Internet and to sources such as Fox News for an echo chamber of reinforcement, and they're not as concerned about what the truth is (because truth is relative in a world where everyone is spinning) and they're more concerned about what they see as the spiritual and cultural war for America's heart and soul. That's why they like guys like Ted Cruz; he may look like a fool to the rest of the world, but to these folks, he's standing up for what's right and isn't afraid to look like an idiot because his heart is with his principles.

Republicans should be scared of these folks. They are no longer a base - they are a proto-party that could have a huge populist surge by 2016 to either co-opt or replace the Republican party as we know it.
 
2013-12-11 01:22:31 PM  

StubhyGraham: Easy way to start the fire, have Obama give a speech where he praises by name those congressmen being primaried. Have him publicly state the merits of Cornyn, Alexander, etc.


That would be f*cking beautiful. Especially if he highlighted the bills where they cooperated with Dems.
 
2013-12-11 01:22:53 PM  
The sad part is that even though the Democrats are moving farther and farther into the pockets of the Plutocrats, liberals won't force primary challenges of their own.

It's sad when you are dumber than the tea party.
 
2013-12-11 01:23:26 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: It's just hilarious that the Republicans can't hold the Senate. The Senate that gives California and Wyoming the same number of Senators.


There are quite a few small (D) states too...
 
2013-12-11 01:25:19 PM  

BullBearMS: The sad part is that even though the Democrats are moving farther and farther into the pockets of the Plutocrats, liberals won't force primary challenges of their own.


You're talking about the party that just yesterday unveiled the Volcker rule, a rule opposed by the GOP. Right?
 
2013-12-11 01:25:20 PM  
Let me be the first to say RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPE!!!
 
2013-12-11 01:25:44 PM  

farkbot42: Easy way to start the fire, have Obama give a speech where he praises by name those congressmen being primaried. Have him publicly state the merits of Cornyn, Alexander, etc.

Excellent idea chap.


Better yet, have Obama praise the Tea Baggers.  The reaction will be like when Mavin Johnson takes off his hood in the Chappelle Show.
 
2013-12-11 01:26:28 PM  

BullBearMS: The sad part is that even though the Democrats are moving farther and farther into the pockets of the Plutocrats, liberals won't force primary challenges of their own.

It's sad when you are dumber than the tea party.



Concern: noted. Why won't anyone think of the liberals??!!
 
2013-12-11 01:26:56 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: BullBearMS: The sad part is that even though the Democrats are moving farther and farther into the pockets of the Plutocrats, liberals won't force primary challenges of their own.

You're talking about the party that just yesterday unveiled the Volcker rule, a rule opposed by the GOP. Right?


Hey, don't call him on this... he's trying the best he can to support an unsupportable party in an even less supportable system.
 
2013-12-11 01:26:58 PM  

a_bilge_monkey: StubhyGraham: Magorn: Marcus Aurelius: This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.  I was kind of hoping this nonsense would burn itself out by now.  How can you have a two party system when one of the parties is batshiat insane?

far from burning itself out it looks like the madness is spreading :Tea Party Super PAC predicts a "bar room brawl" inside GOP in 2014

The political director of a prominent Tea Party Super PAC predicts that "big punches" will be thrown within the GOP as groups like his gear up for primary challenges in the 2014 midterm elections against Republicans whom they view as not conservative enough.
"I think the 2014 primary cycle is going to be unlike anything that we've seen," said the Madison Project's Drew Ryun. "This is going to be the equivalent of a bar room brawl."

if I was with the DCCC, I'd be busy making sure they had all the chairs and empty beer bottles they needed to make it a really epic brawl, maybe make sure the "bar" was having a "free drinks for Hell's Angels" night....

Easy way to start the fire, have Obama give a speech where he praises by name those congressmen being primaried. Have him publicly state the merits of Cornyn, Alexander, etc.

That would be an epic, even historic troll. Here's keeping my fingers crossed.


Just say "The ACA would never have happened without Orrin Hatch."  Then give details.  Then step back and watch the froth fly.

/u mad
 
2013-12-11 01:28:11 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: BullBearMS: The sad part is that even though the Democrats are moving farther and farther into the pockets of the Plutocrats, liberals won't force primary challenges of their own.

You're talking about the party that just yesterday unveiled the Volcker rule, a rule opposed by the GOP. Right?


The rule they were all set to decimate before JP Morgan Chase lost 6.2 Billion dollars in one trade?
 
2013-12-11 01:28:28 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: BullBearMS: The sad part is that even though the Democrats are moving farther and farther into the pockets of the Plutocrats, liberals won't force primary challenges of their own.

You're talking about the party that just yesterday unveiled the Volcker rule, a rule opposed by the GOP. Right?



When you're in a situation when both sides are equally bad, it's best to just vote Republican.
 
2013-12-11 01:29:44 PM  

firefly212: cameroncrazy1984: BullBearMS: The sad part is that even though the Democrats are moving farther and farther into the pockets of the Plutocrats, liberals won't force primary challenges of their own.

You're talking about the party that just yesterday unveiled the Volcker rule, a rule opposed by the GOP. Right?

Hey, don't call him on this... he's trying the best he can to support an unsupportable party in an even less supportable system.


Call me on what?

JP Morgan Chase shiat the bed and they couldn't look the other way anymore?
 
2013-12-11 01:29:49 PM  

ManateeGag: PainInTheASP: Your party isn't very fun now, is it? I think you need yet another clown to fix this.

they have plenty of clowns already.  like the one painted orange that cries a lot.


And he's getting primaried too.
 
2013-12-11 01:29:52 PM  

BullBearMS: The sad part is that even though the Democrats are moving farther and farther into the pockets of the Plutocrats, liberals won't force primary challenges of their own.

It's sad when you are dumber than the tea party.


The Progressives are.  Check out DKos' Orange-to-Blue campaign.  The progressive groups are a big reason why the blue dog caucus has shrunk considerably, and why people like Elizabeth Warren run.

It's just not a scorched-earth campaign like the Tea Party wages.
 
2013-12-11 01:30:03 PM  

BullBearMS: cameroncrazy1984: BullBearMS: The sad part is that even though the Democrats are moving farther and farther into the pockets of the Plutocrats, liberals won't force primary challenges of their own.

You're talking about the party that just yesterday unveiled the Volcker rule, a rule opposed by the GOP. Right?

The rule they were all set to decimate before JP Morgan Chase lost 6.2 Billion dollars in one trade?


[citation needed]
 
2013-12-11 01:30:39 PM  

BullBearMS: firefly212: cameroncrazy1984: BullBearMS: The sad part is that even though the Democrats are moving farther and farther into the pockets of the Plutocrats, liberals won't force primary challenges of their own.

You're talking about the party that just yesterday unveiled the Volcker rule, a rule opposed by the GOP. Right?

Hey, don't call him on this... he's trying the best he can to support an unsupportable party in an even less supportable system.

Call me on what?

JP Morgan Chase shiat the bed and they couldn't look the other way anymore?


Oh my god you don't realize that the Volcker rule was called for in the 2010 Dodd-Frank bill. Long before the JP Morgan news came out.
 
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