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The Tea Party Purge of 2012
Slate ^ | Dec. 4, 2012 | David Weigel

Posted on 12/05/2012 11:02:07 PM PST by neverdem

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To: willowdean
"If a sufficient number of conservatives just don’t vote .then the house will have no leader for a year. To be elected leader you have to have 217 votes . Pelosi wont ever get there and if we can get 20 abstentions neither does boo hoo boehner. I would rather have no leader than Boo Hoo."

Cantor would be the de facto leader until a Speaker vote would be held; which might be all of 18 minutes since if you could get 20 conservatives to withhold from supporting Boner, the cake would be already baked; one presumes that Cantor would get the job as the barely supportable alternative...

51 posted on 12/06/2012 2:26:27 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: ExSoldier; Uncle Miltie; MeganC
When do you think it'll be time to jump ship for "The Conservative Party?" I'm getting really sick of the GOP. But I've stayed in the hopes of reforming from the inside. What do y'all think?

I'm beside myself. Boehner can barely play checkers when he's forced to play chess. He needs to retire.

I used to be a member of the NYS Conservative Party. I registered as a pubbie in Oct 2007 to vote for Fred Thompson in the spring primary in 2008. (That's how far in advance you had to change registration to vote in NY's closed primaries.) Thompson dropped out by the time of the primary, so I voted for Romney then as the alternative to McCain in 2008. This last spring I voted for Newt, IIRC.

The GOP is damaged goods. Last November, "White voters did not turn out, and they did not turn out in significant numbers." Only the stupid party would nominate Daddy Warbucks to run in the worst economic downturn since the grreat Depression! However, "there is a Blue Civil War coming," too.

I could go for a new mostly conservative party, stressing fiscal conservatism like the Tea Party. My only break with social conservatism is if someone wants to gamble, do drugs or have same sex civil unions, that's their problem. The state can't change human nature which by its nature isn't perfect.

In the meantime, the GOP will be blamed for anything it does. I think the House should renew all of the Bush tax cuts even though it makes our debt worse. Taking those taxes out of the economy won't help our economy. Obama wants to tax the only people who have any disposable income. Our problem isn't enough revenues, it's chronic Keynesian deficit spending.

The real problem is increasing the debt limit. If they won't decrease spending, then we have to increase the debt limit or have our bonds downgraded. Anybody will want more interest to buy our bonds, IMHO.

52 posted on 12/06/2012 4:21:11 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: hosepipe

Where Boehners go to die:

53 posted on 12/06/2012 5:15:05 PM PST by pghoilman (Earth First. We'll drill the rest of the galaxy later.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I used to think her writing was both insightful and hilarious. Now she seems to be just angry and shrill and it seems like she is sliding further left all the time. Don’t know what happened to her. Did her ghostwriter die?

54 posted on 12/06/2012 6:46:04 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: neverdem

” - - - we have to increase the debt limit or have our bonds downgraded. - - - “

WRONG! Our Bonds and credit rating will be downgraded because our National Debt to Annual GDP ratio is > 1.

Raising the Debt ceiling is only to allow Obama to keep overspending our tax dollars.

55 posted on 12/06/2012 7:26:54 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: generally

It’s funny you mention shrillness; I noticed that quality over and over, before the election. There was one interview with Hannity during which she became almost hysterical, practically screaming. I remember Hannity repeatedly telling her to calm down. Very strange.

56 posted on 12/06/2012 7:31:27 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: neverdem; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale

57 posted on 12/07/2012 1:18:43 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: littleharbour

Bachmann- was attacked incessantly up here- by both Demonrats-the news- ANd republicans!- Almost lost
her seat!! ( oh..- also redid her district lines!)

So, guess what- the RINO’s are working hand in hand with
the Demons- always have always will.

58 posted on 12/07/2012 5:37:06 AM PST by mj1234
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To: Brookhaven

“I believe the number is 16.
We need to start taking names now. Get pledges from congressmen that they will not vote for Boehner as speaker
Someone needs to put up a blog or running list maintaining who is and is not on board”

The problem is that none of them will want to put their names on first because if they don’t get the 16, they will personally be “out”. But, they are supposed to represent what we have mandated them to do on our behalf. I will be contacting my Congressman Ron Johnson to ask him to be the first.

59 posted on 12/07/2012 3:35:05 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("Never give the devil a ride; he will want to take over the driving.")
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