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Obama seeks to split Republican Party into warring factions before 2014 midterm election
daily caller ^ | 1-21-13 | neil munro

Posted on 01/21/2013 6:48:16 PM PST by TurboZamboni

Barack Obama’s top political aide used an Inauguration Day interview to sketch out a provocative political strategy intended to split the Republican Party in time to impact the 2014 midterm elections.

“The barrier to progress here in many respects, whether it is deficits, measures to help economy, immigration, gun safety legislation … is [that] there are factions here in Congress, Republicans in Congress, who are out of the mainstream,” White House advisor David Plouffe said on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.”

“We need more Republicans in Congress to think like Republicans in the country who are seeking compromise, seeking balance,” he claimed.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014; compromise; fail; gope; obama; plouffe
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1 posted on 01/21/2013 6:48:21 PM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

He is doing a damn good job, seeing all the division among even conservatives here on FR.

“I’m a real conservative because x and you y!”

“Never vote for x he/she is a RINO”

“etc.”


2 posted on 01/21/2013 6:51:41 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: TurboZamboni

He shouldn’t bother. We’re already doing it to ourselves.


3 posted on 01/21/2013 6:52:49 PM PST by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: TurboZamboni

There is still a Republican Party? Didn’t know, as they seem uber-compliant inside the beltway.


4 posted on 01/21/2013 6:53:46 PM PST by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Republican Party itself (GOPE) is splitting the party into warring factions and doesn’t need Obama’s help to achieve it


5 posted on 01/21/2013 6:53:49 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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6 posted on 01/21/2013 6:54:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: TurboZamboni

All he need do is nothing. Republicans will exuberantly do the job for him.


7 posted on 01/21/2013 6:54:25 PM PST by pallis
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To: SoFloFreeper
There is NO division amongst conservatives on FR.
8 posted on 01/21/2013 6:55:13 PM PST by deadrock
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To: TurboZamboni

He doesn’t have to. The party has done a good job of fragmenting all by itself.


9 posted on 01/21/2013 6:55:17 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: TurboZamboni

That has already happened, but he did not do it, the GOP did.


10 posted on 01/21/2013 6:55:26 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

There are no leaders in the GOP with the will and political savvy to effectively oppose the Rats agenda.


11 posted on 01/21/2013 6:56:43 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: DEADROCK

you’re not reading what I’m reading, then. You’re proving my point.


12 posted on 01/21/2013 6:57:56 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: TurboZamboni

Everybody, please understand this:

The 2010 Midterms took the Dems by suprise.

They will be out in full force this time.

We can’t make any assumptions that commonsense will prevail.

They have the same ground game and certainly will get the money that will make this Midterm the most costly in history.

This is the prize.

If they win the Congress, and pick up a few more in the Senate, we are toast.

There will be noting that will stop this madness. Including a move to allow for a third term.


13 posted on 01/21/2013 6:58:35 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: TurboZamboni

Mostly Obama is trying to distract from the leviathan. Without the grossly oversized federal government, none of those other issues matter at all.


14 posted on 01/21/2013 6:59:08 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: TurboZamboni
Obama seeks to split Republican Party

He's taking Bush's lead.

15 posted on 01/21/2013 6:59:36 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SoFloFreeper

RINOs aint conservative and that`s mine. jeeez


16 posted on 01/21/2013 7:00:15 PM PST by deadrock
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To: Bigtigermike

Exactly and if the moderates don’t like it they can go moderate the party that actually needs it.


17 posted on 01/21/2013 7:00:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Define mainstream, Pluffy...my way or the highway? Eff that!

I hope that R conference got the ball(s) rolling. We’ll know in a a week or two if they’ve got anything going.


18 posted on 01/21/2013 7:01:25 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Already happening. No need for Obama to do anything. Started in full-force right after the 2010 mid-terms, when the GOP-E started treating the grassroots/tea-party/Palin crowd like absolute trash.

Good grief, not even allowing the very words “tea party” to be uttered during the GOP convention! Unbelievable.


19 posted on 01/21/2013 7:02:14 PM PST by greene66
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To: SoFloFreeper

That’s because we argue about issues that don’t really matter. As long as the federal government is enormous and all-powerful it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks about abortion because Planned Parenthood will get their 1/2 billion and spend millions electing whoever they want. Go down the list and every issue that we disagree on is moot once the Federal government is shrunk.


20 posted on 01/21/2013 7:02:27 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: TurboZamboni

A ‘first’ rule in politics is to stay out of the way when your opponents are fighting among themselves.
It’s promising news that Obama is so desperate he’ll break it!

I think the RINOs are mostly more amenable to compromising with conservatives this term. The Leadership didn’t even overtly support the hurricane Sandy pork. That was a good start to the session.


21 posted on 01/21/2013 7:06:43 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I agree - I often wonder what a strategy on FR might be to split conservatives. One method would be to plant two (or more) groups of conservatives into a forum and then start a fake disagreement between the planted groups and then build followings until you have RINOs and extremists going back and forth.

Bingo - disenfranchise followers and by reducing the conservative footprint at the polls - more dems get elected.

Some of the harsh words on FR leads me to believe that this has been in full swing for some time - how many times have you heard that people are staying home and not voting.

Even after the Bush tax cuts became permanent there was very little (or no) cheering on FR.


22 posted on 01/21/2013 7:07:54 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: palmer

That was the genius of the “contract with America”. Pick a limited number of issues we all agree on and hit those hard. Put everything else aside.

And expect people who brand themselves “Republican” to work for them.


23 posted on 01/21/2013 7:09:23 PM PST by DManA
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To: mike_9958
Even after the Bush tax cuts became permanent there was very little (or no) cheering on FR.

There is NOTHING to cheer about. It's the Spending Stupid.

It's not the tax rates that matter. It's the other 80,000 pages of tax code that is doing the damage. And the size of the tax code increase every year that GWB was President.

24 posted on 01/21/2013 7:13:59 PM PST by DManA
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To: TurboZamboni

As usual the GOPe is ready to support 0bama’s plan.


25 posted on 01/21/2013 7:16:46 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: mike_9958
The error was made when the cuts were originally passed to not make them permanent.

Just like the fiscal cliff setup was a man-made disaster when it was originally passed.

Too much compromise by the GOPe.

26 posted on 01/21/2013 7:21:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

And the benefits disproportionately went to lower end. Everything about them guaranteed we’d get the minimum economic bang for the tax cut buck.


27 posted on 01/21/2013 7:24:18 PM PST by DManA
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To: dfwgator

I think the reason for this is that the GOP does not actually oppose the rats agenda.

I do not believe they are who they pretend to be, I do believe they are willing players in the shell game in which under every shell lies a tyrant.

I fear there may well be very few constitutional conservatives left in this country.


28 posted on 01/21/2013 7:25:04 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Right now, the object is to stop Oboma. Period.
We'll have to deal with the back stabbing Republicans later.
29 posted on 01/21/2013 7:25:45 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Paladin2

The GOP is kinda like GM.

The product is flawed but maybe we can destroy the competition and make the people buy it anyway.


30 posted on 01/21/2013 7:27:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: concerned about politics
We'll have to deal with the back stabbing Republicans later.

Heard that one in 08 and again in 2012.
31 posted on 01/21/2013 7:28:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TurboZamboni
the rats have succeeded, evidenced by the PURITY brigade here on FR.....

all according to plan, btw...

32 posted on 01/21/2013 7:30:45 PM PST by cherry
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To: cripplecreek

We don’t have a Political Party to go to. What we have is basically a ‘racket’ and a near money laundering scheme in the main offices of the Republican Party. Any money donated to the party is mainly to stuff the pockets of corrupt consultant companies and advisers in the tune of millions and millions of dollars, so they don’t care if ‘we’ win or lose an election because they got paid.

No, they won’t be let go the next time around because of their failures and mediocrity for other consultant groups because the very people tied to them work in the main offices of the RNC and even some of those people in the hierarchy of the GOP work for BOTH the RNC and these consultant groups at the SAME TIME that are getting $16 million, $45 million, $7 million...etc

Thats what Erick Erickson was alluding to a few months ago with groups like FLS Connect having a grip on the RNC while people like the Chief of Staff of the GOP works on behave of FLS

Thats what Pat Caddell was alluding to about Karl Rove milking the system as a fraud and how Dick Morris and others suddenly are conservatives because they see $$ signs in getting people to click to their links and donating to little campaign organization to help support conservatives take back congress.

Everyone gets to keep their jobs while the nation goes down the drain. They care only about making money now while the going is good and could care less once the pot is empty one day down the road. They aren’t thinking about the future

Wake up conservatives.


33 posted on 01/21/2013 7:31:36 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: DManA

“There is NOTHING to cheer about. It’s the Spending Stupid.”

See - you are making my point.

Of course spending is important but economic growth is equally important to get people back to work.

We can’t disagree (without name calling) on one of the most basic of conservative tenants of lowering taxes.

(so do you work for David Plouffe?)


34 posted on 01/21/2013 7:39:06 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: Bigtigermike

My suggestion is that tea partiers make plans to get out to state conventions and change the RNC committeemen. It takes relatively few people to change that part of the party policy making structure.

Only something like 1500 total votes were cast in Michigan last spring and a few hundred was enough to throw the chief RINO representing Michigan off the committee and replace him with a conservative.


35 posted on 01/21/2013 7:41:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

It is always later. Never ‘now’. Now never arrives, and will never arrive.


36 posted on 01/21/2013 7:43:24 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: TurboZamboni

The republican party has been doing that to itself for years. Now obammy wants credit for that too?


37 posted on 01/21/2013 7:43:51 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: concerned about politics
Right now, the object is to stop Oboma. Period. We'll have to deal with the back stabbing Republicans later. What? That's nonsense! The very people that could deal with the backstabbing Republicans later are destroyed by these very same backstabbing Republicans before they get a chance!!!
38 posted on 01/21/2013 7:44:48 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Paladin2

“Too much compromise by the GOPe.”

Progress is progress - if we want more or faster progress we can vote for more Republicans, if we don’t like the ones we vote for we kick them out next time.

But to throw up your hands and not vote and then complain about the ones who are left trying to the job makes no sense.


39 posted on 01/21/2013 7:46:22 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: Bigtigermike

“What? That’s nonsense! The very people that could deal with the backstabbing Republicans later are destroyed by these very same backstabbing Republicans before they get a chance!!!”

So you want to throw all the bums out?

real practical... you got a plan?


40 posted on 01/21/2013 7:52:27 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: mike_9958

Spending = taxes. It comes out of our hides one way or another. Bush raised spending = Bush raised taxes.


41 posted on 01/21/2013 7:53:09 PM PST by DManA
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To: Psalm 144

And its never the flawed product at fault. Its always those disgusting customers with their demands.


42 posted on 01/21/2013 7:53:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: greene66

“Good grief, not even allowing the very words “tea party” to be uttered during the GOP convention! Unbelievable.”

Hmmm... would that be like the Whigs not permitting the mention of the name “Republican” back around 1856 ??


43 posted on 01/21/2013 7:57:33 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: mike_9958

There has been no “progress” in 75 years. Even Reagan only slowed the devolution a tiny bit.


44 posted on 01/21/2013 8:00:43 PM PST by DManA
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To: mike_9958

The Republican Party, sad to say, is just as corrupt as the Democrat Party. They are like a social club, they may have disagreements among each other but they are the ones in the club as members while everyone else (we the people) is outside looking in. They spread the cronyism around, they share the lobbyists, they make the deals that profit them and they’ll destroy anyone together ( Notice the GOP Establishment runs to the liberal media to attack conservatives) that tries to shake things up for the good of our nation and not themselves or their friends


45 posted on 01/21/2013 8:03:46 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: concerned about politics

Right now, the object is to stop Oboma. Period.


Wrong. We just did that in November. How did that work out?

Right now, the beltway GOP has to earn our votes by providing effective opposition to the marxist in the white house. Tip toeing through the tulips and then settling for a cut of spending pie has not been effect opposition the last 4 years.

If they want our votes in 2014, they better stand and delivery. Starting now.

If the beltway GOP is not going to strongly oppose the kenyan we might as well vote Dem and get this over quicker.


46 posted on 01/21/2013 8:05:52 PM PST by lodi90
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To: TurboZamboni; All

Gee...the GOP is dividing themselves all by themselves

So many PhonyCon Liberals in the GOP pushing Illegal Alien Amnesty, attacking Obama Eligibility people, raising taxes....heck Obama doesn’t need to even get involved

Problem is we have way too many PhonyCon RINOs in the GOP who rather please Obama than to represent the conservative base


47 posted on 01/21/2013 8:08:25 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: DEADROCK

There is NO division amongst conservatives on FR.


YES. Correct


48 posted on 01/21/2013 8:09:33 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: Bigtigermike

“The Republican Party, sad to say, is just as corrupt as the Democrat Party”

no doubt. But the Republicans didn’t implement SS, Welfare, ObamaCare, and other big entitlements that lead us to bigger and bigger Government.

So pick your poison - I’d rather slow tide to socialism for our kids or would you rather accelerate it?


49 posted on 01/21/2013 8:10:07 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: mike_9958

There are so many DU and Ron Paul libertarian plants here it makes me puke.


50 posted on 01/21/2013 8:10:57 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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