Skip to comments.The GOP: The party of bailouts & cronyism. Destruction of Tea Party complete.
Posted on 01/10/2012 10:34:33 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
The GOP has chosen. The destruction of the TEA Party is almost complete.
The Weekly Standard, National Review, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, & all the establishment Republicans have driven the TEA Party out of the picture.
Now we are told that taking Federal bailouts = capitalism & that anybody who disagrees should just shut up. Why did they TEA Party start in the first place?
Without ethics capitalism is doomed to corruption.
I expect every Romney voter would support Solyndra or GE... because "it's just capitalism"
“Iran Paul is a Libertarian Party representative, not a Tea Party representative.”
You’re so right -
“Romney will be Bush I...”
I think Romney will make Bush I look good. You can infer from my tagline the respect and affection I feel for Bush I.
What are WE going to do about it, besides complain on message boards.
In the spirit of the fighting spirit, I just sent this shot across the bow to Drudge, who has shifted fully into the tank for the Chameleon Candidate in recent weeks...
Be sure to tell your handlers that if Mitt Hussein Obomney is the nominee, there will be a spectacular act of creative destruction brought on by a third party in this year’s campaign. So have them pick up a new empty suit for Mitt the Shyster that’s a good match for bronze.
Donate money? Make phone calls through Newt’s online phone bank? Are there any good South Carolina-specific political forums out there that could be targeted with message board postings?
Rush doesn’t think any of these venture capitalist purchases and sell-offs are incorrect?
Too many of these decisions were made to make the VC the most money and then to lay pensions on the taxpayer.
They were all done within the law. I don’t require my fellow worker to have a law degree.
When Rush can make me angry at his analysis then I truly fear for my country. I despise his defense of the legalese of these actions. That’s all they are, legalese. And he was bitching the other day about congressional insider trading. What an short-sighted idiot.
I’ve never found hardly any fault w Rush but today I wanted to cry. To give groups who can buy out companies and then violate agreements is wrong.
Agreed except the tea party has largely been it’s own worst enemy by not sticking with the basics:
No special favors
I’m all for a big tent but not so big that it moves the basic party platform into another realm entirely. Ron Paul is threatening to do that.
“Newts the guy for the job, no doubt about it.”
I AGREE - he would kick BHO’s butt without blinking.
But as long as we all stay so divided, we’re letting him die on the vine and lose to a couple of despicable charlatans.
I didn’t listen to the show, if he was backing raiders it probably would have pissed me off as well. He is an entertainment venue however. Always has been. Corporate interests are part and parcel. He is not the ‘little guy’. He is the ‘elite’. I can’t remember the last show of his I listened to. Not bashing him, just not taking the predictable slant you describe as a shock. He’s always better than network news from what I’ve heard in the past.
I thought rush was pro-palin pro-gingrich but today I realized he’s tanking. He took Gingrich’s comments way out of context. He loves context and smashed it to hell.
I don’t read anything into NH. However, polling in SC and FL show Romney’s numbers to be rising.
What’s up with that?
I never thought I would say this, but I think I’m leaning towards a brokered convention, as long as they will give us a better alternative, and the TEA Party has a say in it.
Exactly. He did a total pivot. Romney will be the GOP nominee, and no doubt about it.
We all know the establishment is in the tank for Mitt. What we need to do is "become" the establishment. That means get involved in your local tea party, your local Republican party, and become active in your local elections where you make the most impact. Local is a relative term because there are limits. I only can impact part of my county, and sometimes a neighboring county that's much more republican.
Why local? Because most candidates come from somewhere. Barack Obama started as a state senator. Rick Perry was a state rep. Bill Clinton was an Attorney General. Many others started behind the scenes as aides or staffers. Santorum, LBJ, Newt. Most staffers are campaign staff for candidates. Most presidents in modern times were governors. If you want good candidates in the future, the best chance is to elect a good governor in your state.
For the presidential race short term, money helps. Calls supposedly help, although I personally hate them. Organizing in your state when it is up for voting.
Long term, become a precinct delegate or state equivalent. I don't know how it works in your area, but here precinct delegates vote for our party leadership locally. They also vote for delegates to state convention and choose district and state officials. That's how a good friend of mine ended up as an officer in district party. He was actually unopposed, but he's been active for ten years.
The problem is most people don't have the patience or organization to see things through.
“I thought rush was pro-palin pro-gingrich but today I realized hes tanking. He took Gingrichs comments way out of context. He loves context and smashed it to hell.”
You heard him go after Gingrich. However, he attributed Gingrich’s reaction to Romney’s scorched earth tactics in IA, and said that Newt had the right to defend himself.
He disagreed with the way Newt went about it, though.
Frankly, IMO, Newt brought to the forefront the arguments against him that Obama will use, and I am still waiting to see his answer.
So far...crickets? Unless I missed something, which is entirely possible. ;o)
He’s always been independant, in my opinion. But he just gave a pass on people buying companies and whether they were profitable enough to keep going or to break up. it was up to them.
It’s not his forte’ yet it was ok whatever they did, whether it made financial sense or made someone a lot of money.
He doesn’t realize he came across as aristocracy. That’s what amazed me.
If you had a Ron Paul sans the virulent isolationist rhetoric, they’d do decisively well with conservatives IMO. You don’t see a lot of argument here from FReepers against Ron Paul’s domestic policies.
Oh, and also sans the disingenuous, nasty campaigning Paul does.
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