|Back to Home > Bulletin Board > Current Events > Topic: The GOP Civil War Just Got Worse|
The GOP Civil War Just Got Worse
Posted - 12/10/2013 8:15:01 PM | show profile | flag this post
Seven of the 12 Republican senators running for reelection next year now face potentially tough primary challengers.
Every primary challenge -- by a TEA Party candidate -- plays into the Democratic challenger's hands.
Cruzo and con need to recruit a few more.
Posted - 12/10/2013 8:26:57 PM | show profile | flag this post
Old Napoleon quote: "Never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself."
(It's usually the Dems who partake in the 'circular firing squad'. Nice to watch the other side do it for a change)
Posted - 12/10/2013 8:46:42 PM | show profile | flag this post
New Quinnipiac poll-
Obama's approval 38%
Obamacare approval 34%
52% think the president isn't honest or trustworthy.
Only 38% would vote for a Democrat
47% of the controls wants Republicans in control of both houses.
A civil war is what we need!!!!!1
Posted - 12/11/2013 9:38:50 AM | show profile | flag this post
sure looks like Obama doesn't stand a chance for that third term!
Looks like a lot of GOP Senators may not stand a chance of making it past their primaries either.
Then, Democrats will be forced to run against a new batch of Todd Akins and Christine O'Donnells and other implosive candidates.
Posted - 12/11/2013 11:42:26 AM | show profile | flag this post
And even worst...
A leading TEA Party Super PAC is promising to tear the Republican Party apart in 2014:
“'I think the 2014 primary cycle is going to be unlike anything that we've seen,' said the Madison Project’s Drew Ryun. 'This is going to be the equivalent of a bar room brawl.'”
Posted - 12/11/2013 12:33:24 PM | show profile | flag this post
AFTER OCT.1 EVERYONE WILL, LOVE OBAMA(CARE)!!!!!!
Not so much.
President Obama is still receiving low marks in job approval polls and it may be due to the unpopularity of ObamaCare, a new survey suggests.
More than half of the United States public, 54 percent, disapproved of Obama’s job as president, according to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday. Forty-three percent gave him a positive rating.
Those surveyed were asked what shaped their view of the president this year. Nearly 60 percent named ObamaCare as a major reason. A quarter said the economy influenced their views.
ObamaCare has become even more unpopular, the poll indicates. Half of people said the healthcare law is a bad idea—a record high—while 34 percent said it’s a good idea.
Posted - 12/11/2013 1:43:19 PM | show profile | flag this post
No landslide for McCauliffe...But look again...he won! Obama's numbers are down...still more than double what W had towards the end...W's numbers would have been lower but people were just glad he was on the way out...must suck to be on your side of the aisle...
Posted - 12/11/2013 2:46:14 PM | show profile | flag this post
Crotch quinn (or should I just call you John?) No one predicted a McAulliffe landslide. The fact is history was on Cuccinelli's side. Virginia holds off off year elections for Gov. The Commonwealth traditionally votes for the Gov candidate from the party not in the White House.
I interviewed a large number of Virginia voters and found an overwhelming number of women were voting against Cuccinelli and they were highly motivated voters. The Cuccinelli voters I spoke with were voting for him because they always vote for the Republican. I spoke to just one person who said the were voting for McAuliffe because he was the exciting, motivating guy. This post actually fits in the gop need to take a class on how to talk to women thread.
The gop lost VA because of gop intrusion into women's health care and a lack of focus on issues people really care about, especially jobs. In my opinion, had the VA gop nominated the current gop Lt Gov Bolling instead of the tea party darling Cuccinelli, we'd be looking at Gov elect Bolling in VA and not Gov elect McAuliffe.
The Tea Party most definately cost the gop the Governorship in VA. The extremists who claim they don't want gubmint intrusions in our lives yet gleefully support gubmint intrusion in a woman's gynecological exam. I fully expect the next gop legislative target to be against the right of people with 2 X chromosomes to vote.
Posted - 12/11/2013 2:50:22 PM | show profile | flag this post
"A civil war is what we need!!!!"
You first brave Quinn/notch/con!!
Go! Fight! Show us all how it's done.
Or are you just going to spout platitudes you read off InfoWars and Breitbart?
Hmmmm, I thinkerate probably the latter.
Posted - 12/11/2013 3:00:52 PM | show profile | flag this post
The only person on here...
who EVER talked about a MacAulliffe "landslide" was cruzo (Quinn).
No Democrats ever expected one. We all talked about how it was going to be close -- and how it SHOULD have been a GOP landslide in Virginia.
As it was, Virginia got even bluer.
But you have to love cruzo (as Quinn) going off the deep end, clinging to last month's talking points, as the TEA Party promises to rip the Republican Party to shreds in 2014.
Funny stuff. Another Republican Nero fiddling with hyperbole while the "Shining City on the Hill" burns at the hands of the TEA Party.
Posted - 12/11/2013 3:04:16 PM | show profile | flag this post
Even right-leaning Politico...
is piling it on the GOP:
The GOP only needs four seats to take over the Senate and only had to defend 12 seats. But it looks like 8 of the 12 GOP Senators up for re-election will have to take on a TEA Party challenger in the primaries.
Eight out of 12. It's still early.
Posted - 12/11/2013 5:02:39 PM | show profile | flag this post
Even right-leaning Politico? The Politico who has mostly left leaning journalists and opinion columnist working for them? Ok.
"The GOP only needs four seats to take over the Senate"
I didn't major in math, BUT i believe the number is six.
nleer, you should re-read some of the postings about the MACAULIFFE LANDSIDE!! Several factors caused Cuccinelli to lose. The faux "war on womenses" wasn't one of them.
" The gop lost VA because of gop intrusion into women's health care and a lack of focus on issues people really care about, especially jobs. "
While that is the media/dem template, facts tell a different story.
Nleer, i always thought of you as a honest person.
Maybe i'm wrong?
Posted - 12/11/2013 5:03:31 PM | show profile | flag this post
I'm con now? I thought i was cruiser. D*mn.
Posted - 12/11/2013 5:12:58 PM | show profile | flag this post
we don't really know WHO you are..or WHAT you are..
the problem, though, seems to be that YOU don't know who or what you are, either..
we don't really give a s***..
but you probably should..
Posted - 12/11/2013 6:54:55 PM | show profile | flag this post
You old coot. This forum for "media professionals" attracts crusters like flea markets attract flies.
I've never been around or seen such a angry group of "media professionals" in my life. NEVER.
Posted - 12/11/2013 7:11:49 PM | show profile | flag this post
Yeah, like you've ever been around media professionals group.
That's the laugh of the day, quinncrotcher.
Posted - 12/11/2013 7:39:23 PM | show profile | flag this post
Like fired former sports anchors?
Or "gorilla" (sic) journalists?
Lil' baby Drudge home news aggregators run from the den?
Are you sure I'm not in the business Quin/con/puzo/notch?
Posted - 12/11/2013 9:34:48 PM | show profile | flag this post
the 'tea party" doesn't exist anymore. libs rip'd them in 2012.
what is left is splintered groups of mostly state pacs that have survived irs sponsored waterboarding.
no republican is in danger of losing their primaries. or losing to their democrat challengers.
Posted - 12/11/2013 9:43:51 PM | show profile | flag this post
of the 12 senators mentioned above. i'm not talking all republicans.
Posted - 12/11/2013 11:09:53 PM | show profile | flag this post
We'll remember you said that.
"the 'tea party" doesn't exist anymore" "no republican is in danger of losing their primaries"
Really now?? "no republican is in danger of losing their primaries". Gotcha. Channeling Karl Rove are we now?
Posted - 12/12/2013 9:53:56 AM | show profile | flag this post
I got the number wrong...
it is six instead of four.
But everyone in DC knows Politico's right leaning slant. Heck, it was founded by a family that counted Agusto Pinochet as a family friend!
But that doesn't change the situation.
The establishment GOP is under fire from all quarters by the TEA Party.
Eight of 12 sitting Senators will have to face a primary challenger -- and that's likely to grow before we reach the filing deadlines.
Most of the primary challengers may not win -- but they can force incumbents to spend tons of money they won't have on hand in the general elections.
Posted - 12/12/2013 11:36:46 AM | show profile | flag this post
"Are you sure I'm not in the business Quin/con/puzo/notch?"
I'm puzo now? I don't know( and don't care) if you are in the business.
If you and your fellow cowards think i'm posting under different ids, PROVE IT.
You and your fellow cowards think i'm not in the business? Ok. Let's compare resumes. List accomplishments. Provide examples of our work.
It's so easy to hide behind your keyboard and insult, slander and bully others.
So cowboy up....
Posted - 12/12/2013 12:02:47 PM | show profile | flag this post
Right now? Thad Cochran is the only Republican out of the 7 that is in danger.
These 12 Republicans are also in safe districts. With no real threat from Democrat challengers, odds are they will all get reelected.
The tea party could hurt Republican chances of keeping the Georgia senate seat (Saxby Chambliss retiring) and winning in Colorado (Udall up for re-election),
Beyond that, the tea party shouldn't have much of a impact.
Posted - 12/12/2013 4:28:12 PM | show profile | flag this post
you are a bit clueless.
None of these guys are in a "safe district."
We're talking about STATES, not DISTRICTS when we talk about SENATORS.
And let's not forget that Mitch McConnell is already in trouble with his Democratic opponent in Kentucky:
She's edging him out with a year to go until the election. (And before you attack the polling company -- remember they were the most accurate pollster out of 2012).
And let's not forget that after Mitch made Obamacare a huge issue nationally -- it's a non-starter in his homestate. Kentucky has a smoothly running insurance exchange that's been well accepted and well-loved by the voters there.
That's just one of the eight races.
You're right that the Club for Growth has targeted Cochran in Mississippi.
But more deep pocketed groups are looking to unseat Pat Roberts in Kansas.
And even without CFG's backing in Texas, Cornyn has said he's taking Rep Stockman's challenge seriously. And why not? This is the state that elected TEA Party darling Ted Cruz.
Posted - 12/12/2013 5:41:51 PM | show profile | flag this post
Quinn, Buddy, Settle Down
All this talk about cowboys going up. You're going to have a heartattack under this screen name. Better switch to another.
I understand, you and cruiser are upset. Even John Boehner is calling your divisive Tea Party right wing silliness pointless and idiotic. Egregious even. Indubitably.
Not a good day under any screen name.
Take a deep breath. Accept defeat. Your ideology has failed. Your beliefs are being rejected by the GOP.
So "cowboy up".
Thinkerate! Ha ha ha!!!