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On Opinion: Breaking tea party grip won’t be easy


James Roberts 4 years, 8 months ago

And here we have an example of how the extremist right wing is becoming desperate and shrill, and also why they are becoming irrelevant.

Make no mistake, these right wing extremists hate America.

Lonesome Traveler 4 years, 8 months ago

And their continual argument is that Democrats are all socialist. Or at the very least that Obama is leading the country down a socialist path. Whatever that is.

Barbara Gordon 4 years, 8 months ago

They've basically turned "socialism" into an insult against anyone who wants a functional government.

Lonesome Traveler 4 years, 8 months ago

Empty vessels make the most sound. -- John Lydgate (c.1370-1451)

If someone gives you advice, it is in his own interest. -- Tunisian Proverb

Kevin Groenhagen 4 years, 8 months ago

I'll take that as a tacit acknowledge that you cannot address the points I made. Of course, we should expect little more from someone who openly violates the spirit of the J-W's new forum rules.

James Roberts 4 years, 8 months ago

Kevin, what about all the incivility you've displayed so far? I guess that doesn't count, huh?

Seth Peterson 4 years, 8 months ago

He tends to project,and ignore substance.

Scott Burkhart 4 years, 8 months ago

I'm only curious if the GOP "strategists" are the same group that helped McCain and Romney to win their elections? Oh, wait, they didn't win. Well Mr. Ignatius quoted David Plough and we all know he wants to help the GOP win. I don't know how much these "strategists" get paid to lose elections for their party but I can advise the GOP on how to lose, and charge a lot less money. I love the part where Carl Rove pulls out his dry erase board and lectures anyone that will listen on how to lose. His 15 minutes are up, too.

Richard Heckler 4 years, 8 months ago

For 33 years the right wing have been subverting the GOP. Once over thrown the Right Wing retained the GOP name and proceeded to masquerade as republicans. I say it is too late for the GOP to take the party name back. Waiting more than 30 years to decide is too damn late.

What happened? The ALEC Right Wing Party philosophy has permeated the the GOP as a radical minority. The entire Kansas delegation is ALEC controlled. Indiana,Florida,Ohio,Michiagan,Missouri,Wisconsin,Colorado,Kentucky and about 10 other states have become victims of ALEC. Once the beltway GOP was overthrown it has become a state by state endeavor.

United States of ALEC – Bill Moyers http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27/the_united_states_of_alec_bill

ALEC – The Voice of Corporate Special Interests in State Legislatures http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/alec-the-voice-of-corporate-special-interests-state-legislatures

ALEX EXPOSED – The Koch Connection http://www.thenation.com/article/161973/alec-exposed-koch-connection

ALEC – Ghostwriting The Law for Corporate America http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/15044.htm

ALEC EXPOSED http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed

ALEC Private Schools - Corporate Education Reformers Plot Next Steps at Secretive Meeting http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/02/02-9

Knowing more about the enemies to public education, the working class and our communities is important. ALEC is public enemy number one.

Richard Heckler 4 years, 8 months ago

In essence what we have is a hostile takeover of the USA government.

Seth Peterson 4 years, 8 months ago

I don't think you know what socialist means.

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