Skip to comments.Obama seeks to split Republican Party into warring factions before 2014 midterm election
Posted on 01/21/2013 6:48:16 PM PST by TurboZamboni
Barack Obamas 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 CNNs 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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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”
He shouldn’t bother. We’re already doing it to ourselves.
There is still a Republican Party? Didn’t know, as they seem uber-compliant inside the beltway.
The Republican Party itself (GOPE) is splitting the party into warring factions and doesn’t need Obama’s help to achieve it
All he need do is nothing. Republicans will exuberantly do the job for him.
He doesn’t have to. The party has done a good job of fragmenting all by itself.
That has already happened, but he did not do it, the GOP did.
There are no leaders in the GOP with the will and political savvy to effectively oppose the Rats agenda.
you’re not reading what I’m reading, then. You’re proving my point.
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.
Mostly Obama is trying to distract from the leviathan. Without the grossly oversized federal government, none of those other issues matter at all.
He's taking Bush's lead.
RINOs aint conservative and that`s mine. jeeez
Exactly and if the moderates don’t like it they can go moderate the party that actually needs it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As usual the GOPe is ready to support 0bama’s plan.
Just like the fiscal cliff setup was a man-made disaster when it was originally passed.
Too much compromise by the GOPe.
And the benefits disproportionately went to lower end. Everything about them guaranteed we’d get the minimum economic bang for the tax cut buck.
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.
The GOP is kinda like GM.
The product is flawed but maybe we can destroy the competition and make the people buy it anyway.
all according to plan, btw...
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.
“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?)
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.
It is always later. Never ‘now’. Now never arrives, and will never arrive.
The republican party has been doing that to itself for years. Now obammy wants credit for that too?
“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.
“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?
Spending = taxes. It comes out of our hides one way or another. Bush raised spending = Bush raised taxes.
And its never the flawed product at fault. Its always those disgusting customers with their demands.
“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 ??
There has been no “progress” in 75 years. Even Reagan only slowed the devolution a tiny bit.
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
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.
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
There is NO division amongst conservatives on FR.
“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?
There are so many DU and Ron Paul libertarian plants here it makes me puke.