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(Washington Post)   The spin: A GOP strategist abandoned his party and defected to the Democrats, proving the Tea Party is ideologically morally bankrupt. The reality: Democrats offered him a boatload of money to work for them   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 26
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2014-01-19 03:33:24 PM  
"What kind of a deal?"

"A DEAL deal.  Maybe the guy's a Republican."
 
2014-01-19 03:48:32 PM  
I thought that Republicans couldn't be bought?

Which is it, Washington Post? Which is it?
 
2014-01-19 03:49:43 PM  
Divided and Conquered is no way to go through another election.

There can be no choice other than "maybe lesser" of evils until this two party charade is dead.
 
2014-01-19 03:59:29 PM  

Sliding Carp: "What kind of a deal?"


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/how I heard it in my head
 
2014-01-19 04:32:15 PM  

snocone: Divided and Conquered is no way to go through another election.

There can be no choice other than "maybe lesser" of evils until this two party charade is dead.




Our system of government naturally floats towards two parties. It's inevitable. The only way to get more would be to go to parliamentary system.
 
2014-01-19 04:58:21 PM  
Maybe he wanted to see what it's like to work for a political party that actually has some farking sense and wants to WIN elections.
 
2014-01-19 05:14:55 PM  
Why not both?
 
2014-01-19 05:15:22 PM  

Ray_Finkle: Why not both?

 
2014-01-19 05:23:03 PM  
Again?  (5 links down)
 
2014-01-19 05:23:48 PM  
Caution: he might be a plant attempting to infiltrate the Democratic hierarchy. Make him sing show tunes at a union sponsored concert for lesbian adoption rights to test his loyalty.
 
2014-01-19 05:25:16 PM  

www.executedtoday.com


Is this a scandal yet?

 
2014-01-19 05:27:05 PM  
It's friggin' Ben Franklin, without his wig and costume, waiting for the Viagra to kick in for his pointer finger.

www.washingtonpost.com
 
2014-01-19 05:27:21 PM  

Hack Patooey: Again?  (5 links down)


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2014-01-19 05:27:38 PM  
That just proves the "Strategist" is a money-chasing whore, who likely can't be trusted by the Dems either.
 
2014-01-19 05:31:41 PM  
I thought they loved the Free Market?
 
2014-01-19 05:33:59 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: snocone: Divided and Conquered is no way to go through another election.

There can be no choice other than "maybe lesser" of evils until this two party charade is dead.

Our system of government naturally floats towards two parties. It's inevitable. The only way to get more would be to go to parliamentary system.


I don't think you'd need that (though it would probably be an improvement over our current system). Instant runoff voting would be a crippling blow to the two party system all by itself. Imagine being able to vote for the candidate you actually liked the most without having to worry about being a spoiler.
 
2014-01-19 05:39:10 PM  
Corruption?  In MY Democratic Party?

It's more likely than you think.
 
2014-01-19 05:39:16 PM  
"Prominent figure" in Virginia politics offers his services as "campaign consultant" to Cooch in the Cooch/McAwful gubernatorial battle for "something in the range of $75,000 -$100,000."

Cooch turns him down figuring he already has whatever votes he might deliver and that the guy won't back Terry cos he's always backed Republicans in the past.

Figures wrong.

McAwful pays him as a "consultant" and to make a big deal about switching parties and then after he wins the election rewards him further with a plum posting as a board member of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board.

Republicans are "enraged" by this move.

WaPo politics writing guy notes the cynicism behind the politics.

People who know McAwful as a political animal first and foremost just yawn.

That about it? We done here?
 
2014-01-19 05:39:48 PM  
I've known several political strategists, and while they certainly like money as much as anyone (and perhaps more than some), they also tend to be true believers, strongly motivated by ideology. Of course, there's also Dick Morris, who stands as evidence to the contrary.
 
2014-01-19 05:45:28 PM  
Isn't going where the money is the very pinnacle of republican morality?
 
2014-01-19 05:54:38 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Our system of government naturally floats towards two parties. It's inevitable.


No, it doesn't. The two party system is manufactured by the two parties in power. Especially in most states with fully segregated primaries. If you want to fix the election system, get the parties out of elections altogether.
 
2014-01-19 05:55:45 PM  

www.movieactors.com


"Business is business," right? "

To finish the quote.
 
2014-01-19 05:56:51 PM  

BMulligan: I've known several political strategists, and while they certainly like money as much as anyone (and perhaps more than some), they also tend to be true believers, strongly motivated by ideology. Of course, there's also Dick Morris, who stands as evidence to the contrary.


It seems like this strategist isn't above prostituting himself; he'd better toe the line, or it'll suck for the people who hired him. . .
 
2014-01-19 06:27:02 PM  
The spin: A GOP strategist abandoned his party and defected to the Democrats, proving the Tea Party is ideologically morally bankrupt. The reality: Democrats offered him a boatload of money to work for them

Well, at least you guys stopped pretending it's a grass-roots, non-partisan collection of independent voters.
 
2014-01-19 06:43:14 PM  
The reality: Democrats offered him a boatload of money to work for them

Was he only making minimum wage when he worked for the GOP, or had he earned similar boatloads of money as a GOP strategist?
 
2014-01-19 07:28:54 PM  

fusillade762: Darth_Lukecash: snocone: Divided and Conquered is no way to go through another election.

There can be no choice other than "maybe lesser" of evils until this two party charade is dead.

Our system of government naturally floats towards two parties. It's inevitable. The only way to get more would be to go to parliamentary system.

I don't think you'd need that (though it would probably be an improvement over our current system). Instant runoff voting would be a crippling blow to the two party system all by itself. Imagine being able to vote for the candidate you actually liked the most without having to worry about being a spoiler.


Hmmm, that is one way of doing it. I did not think of a voting change. I just wonder how citezens would consider it.
 
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