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Elspeth
12-26-2013, 09:16 PM
In an election year that is an easy win for the GOP, the party has decided that self inflicted wounds are more important than winning.


http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/194030-report-chamber-planning-50m-campaign-to-curtail-tea-party?utm_campaign=briefingroom&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitterfeed

The Chamber of Commerce is planning to spend at least $50 million on a campaign to boost establishment Republicans in primaries against Tea Party challengers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The group's broader aim is to help the GOP win Senate control and block Tea Party Republican candidates who might lose otherwise winnable seats to Democrats.

"Our No. 1 focus is to make sure, when it comes to the Senate, that we have no loser candidates," Chamber political strategist Scott Reed tells the Journal. "That will be our mantra: No fools on our ticket."

The organization has been gearing up for a more confrontational approach toward Tea Party Republicans since the government shutdown. It has already been involved in some special elections for House primaries, and is supporting Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) against his Tea Party primary foe.

Hard-right, mistake-prone Senate candidates are widely perceived to have cost the GOP five Senate seats in recent years, in states including Missouri, Indiana and Delaware.

Potential states that could be ripe for Chamber involvement include Georgia, Iowa and North Carolina, where Tea Party candidates could complicate their party's chances of winning Senate seats.

The Chamber's push is part of a larger effort by establishment and business Republicans to seize back control of their party, according to the report.

Elspeth
12-26-2013, 09:19 PM
Oh, and the RNC is offering Kwanzaa greetings.

http://i0.wp.com/weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/Screen-Shot-2013-12-26-at-12.01.47-PM.png?resize=550%2C266

ABC in Georgia
12-26-2013, 10:01 PM
SR, we need far LARGER "vomit" smilies ...

These are not going to do for this thread: :vomit: :vomit: :vomit:

Arrrgh! Am almost ashamed to admit to being a Republican these days. Damned fools!

NJCardFan
12-27-2013, 02:35 AM
SR, we need far LARGER "vomit" smilies ...

These are not going to do for this thread: :vomit: :vomit: :vomit:

Arrrgh! Am almost ashamed to admit to being a Republican these days. Damned fools!

I was a registered Libertarian but now am a confirmed Independent Conservative.

NJCardFan
12-27-2013, 03:44 AM
Oh, and the RNC is offering Kwanzaa greetings.

http://i0.wp.com/weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/Screen-Shot-2013-12-26-at-12.01.47-PM.png?resize=550%2C266

All 12 people who wouldn't vote for you in a billion years thank you and great job wishing people a happy holiday created by a raging communist.

Arroyo_Doble
12-27-2013, 11:26 AM
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/cartoons/images/2013/11/08/gary_varvel_gary_varvel_for_11082013_5_.jpg

RobJohnson
12-27-2013, 04:33 PM
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/cartoons/images/2013/11/08/gary_varvel_gary_varvel_for_11082013_5_.jpg

Yup.

Odysseus
12-27-2013, 05:31 PM
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/cartoons/images/2013/11/08/gary_varvel_gary_varvel_for_11082013_5_.jpg

That's about the size of it, except for the media declaring the Democrats as the winners before the starting signal.

Arroyo_Doble
12-27-2013, 06:01 PM
That's about the size of it, except for the media declaring the Democrats as the winners before the starting signal.

That's not what I've been reading. Republicans are poised to take the Senate and the House is out of reach for the Democrats. Quite a bit of hay is being made in the Media about how the Affordable Care Act is a drag on Democrats. I think Pryor has already been written off in Arkansas with comparisons to Blanche Lincoln. The only "negative" I've heard when it comes to Republicans is the Kentucky race and Georgia; although I think the Georgia story is thin gruel.