Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Republican infighting comes to a head during closed door luncheon, resulting in Rand Paul bolting for the door.

Why is everybody looking at me?
Courtesy of The New York Times:

The Republican conflict came to the fore last week during a closed-door luncheon for Senate Republicans, when Senator Susan Collins, of Maine, eyes blazing, stood up and complained about a series of attack ads that she was facing back home from a gun-rights group with deep ties to Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky. 

Ms. Collins, who faces re-election next year, said the gun ads were an example of the kind of internal Republican warfare that has hindered the party in Senate races the last two elections. She supports the amendments and other components of the new gun regulations legislation, and she released a lengthy statement on Sunday explaining her thinking. 

Her comments, according to several Republican aides, ignited a tense debate, similar to many the party has faced since its loss in the race for the White House last year. Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, stood to say he had been raising money for Ms. Collins’ re-election, only to watch her have to spend it to defend herself against the attack from the gun group, which has been directed at other members as well. 

Ms. Collins warned her colleagues that if she loses a primary to a strong opponent with gun-rights credentials, it could well cost the party her seat. 

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a freshman ally of Mr. Paul’s, jumped in to promise he had nothing to do with the group, according to officials briefed on the event. Then Mr. Paul, feeling attacked, stormed out. (A spokeswoman for Mr. Paul did not respond to repeated requests for comment.)

I have been talking a lot about the meltdown of the Alaska Republican party, but to be fair this is an epidemic that infects the party as a whole and will have huge consequences in the upcoming 2014 elections.

And let us not forget just WHO it was that demands credit for endorsing Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

Yep that's right.

And it not exactly a coincidence that her candidate for the 2010 Senate seat in Alaska, Joe Miller, is also the guy who has now damn near gutted the party, and that her other Teabagger choices are now attempting to do the same to the national party.

After destroying everything that she touches is what being Sarah Palin is all about.

(H/T to Maddow Blog.)

34 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:50 PM

    What it comes down to is this - this is a bellicose minority, a shrinking of the "great white race," who won't go down easy. They'll put in their all not goin with the flow but advancing in another direction to progress Americana exceptionalism.

    And in their gutteral self-righteousness of class and cultural warfare, they'll refuse to bow down, sit-down-and-shut up and be unshackled by politically correct verbiage. Politically, if they die, they die, but at least it was with a still spine of patriots who fight for our first and second amendment rights over tyranny and permanent crony capitalists. . .

    Sound familiar?

    Sarah (aka Calamity Jane) is the spokesmodel of the movement. Best part about this gig is that it pays oh so well, and guarantees her the proverbial attention she oh so craves perhaps cause she's awesome with god on her side and servant's heart and whatnot.

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    1. Anonymous1:06 PM

      Perfection!

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    2. Anonymous1:42 PM

      I am laughing out loud!

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    3. Hmmm... Perhaps it's no irony at all that the phrase “American exceptionalism" was the coinage back in the 1930s of none other than--Joe Stalin.

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    4. Anonymous4:41 PM

      Damn, that was well done! I couldn't help cringing while reading bc you wrote it in Sarah's voice.

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    5. Anonymous4:43 PM

      Don't forget Lyin' Ryan, the little Eddie Munster-lookin' pencil-necked geek.

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  2. Anonymous12:50 PM

    There's Our Sarah, with her stately attire as usual. A cartoon stick figure drawing. SMH.

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  3. Anonymous1:01 PM

    The End Times of the Rpublican Party may be beginning (or well under way). Thank your, Sarah Palin for ridding us of the idiots of the Tea Party. Please endorse McConnell and Boehner. Oh, yes, ad Eric Cantor as well. Please, Sarah, please. Only you have the touch of doom.

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  4. Anonymous1:05 PM

    Sarah, Rush Limbaugh, and their ilk might be some of the best friends Democrats have. They're just too stupid (Sarah) or egomaniacal (Rush) to realize how much help they give us!

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  5. Anonymous1:08 PM

    Is that Sarah's O face?


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    1. Anonymous2:49 PM

      hee hee (and, yuck)

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  6. Anonymous1:41 PM

    She is truly the bitch of the north. As a Dem, I gotta love it though. Let them scrap. Unfortunately, for moderate and thoughtful GOPPERS MeCain unleashed a real maniac and it just isn’t going to stop until the party admits its racist element is in control of the dialogue.

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  7. Anonymous1:49 PM

    Oh waaaa! Pretty boy Randy runs for the door cause he can't stand up for himself. Daddy, they are picking on me again!

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    1. Anonymous4:46 PM

      Bagger gets busted and can't take the heat. He's a greasy, nasty bird, just like his kissin cousin from Wasilla.

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  8. Anonymous1:56 PM

    Tea Party DOA: Only Dozens Attended Washington DC Tax Day Protests

    http://www.politicususa.com/tea-party-doa-dozens-thousands-attended-capitol-tax-day-protests.html

    Palin curse lives on!

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  9. Anonymous2:06 PM

    Al Hoffman, Republican Mega-Donor: GOP 'Faces Irrelevancy' If It Won't Compromise On Gun Control

    Al Hoffman, a top GOP donor with a history of criticizing fellow Republicans for perceived intransigence, blasted the party's position on gun control in an interview with the Palm Beach Post on Tuesday.

    "I believe the Republican Party faces irrelevancy if we as a party don’t gain a little rational nexus as far as gun control is concerned. I personally believe President Obama is right on the issue of gun control," he said, clarifying that he considered himself a "conservative Republican."

    "We really ought to follow what the American public wants and there’s a clear consensus that they’re in favor of stricter gun control," he said.

    Hoffman also extended his criticism to top gun rights advocates, claiming that the nation has been "terrorized by the NRA and [its CEO] Wayne LaPierre" in the contentious debate over gun violence that has emerged since the December massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/16/al-hoffman-republican_n_3094804.html

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  10. Anonymous2:13 PM

    "After destroying everything that she touches is what being Sarah Palin is all about."


    What has the Immoral Minority faithful has been saying all this time?

    DO NOT BEFRIEND SP
    DO NOT ACCEPT SP ENDORSEMENT
    DO NOT INVITE SP TO SPEAK AT YOUR CONFERENCE
    DO NOT ACCEPT SP'S PAC MEASLY $5000


    YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK!

    THE SARAH PALIN CURSE IS NOTHING TO MESS WITH.


    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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  11. Anonymous2:22 PM

    Ha ha ha whewwwww
    Comment posted on Sarah Palin's facebook


    Donna Dot > Sarah Palin1 hour ago · Sarah, the Tea Party thinks you would be a good AMERICAN representative to attend Margaret Thatchers funeral. What a disgrace that Obama is not sending someone. We feel that you would represent us honorably.

    Bwahhaahhhaaa

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    1. Anonymous6:42 PM

      No bitch keep yo smelly ass home and continue posting unimportant shit on your Facebook like your gang leader high school dropout daughter is now qualified to sweep hair off of the salon floors.

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    2. Anonymous6:50 PM

      Thatcher didn't want to see Palin when she was alive. What makes these Palin dimwits think that Thatcher wants to see the butt wipe from Wasilla when she's dead?

      Dumb shits

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  12. Anonymous2:28 PM

    If I were Susan Collins I would have been really annoyed too. Beyond annoyed, in fact. But her cowardice on 99% of Senate votes has really disappointed me. She's not much of a "moderate." She always seems to vote with the rest of the GOP tribe.
    Beaglemom

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  13. Anonymous2:34 PM

    And Wassillabilly will support the person that primary's (is that a word) Collins

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  14. Anonymous2:37 PM

    Sarah Palin
    Strike One

    Todd Palin
    Strike Two

    Bristol Palin
    Strike Three

    Track Palin
    Strike Four

    Willow Palin
    Strik......

    Wait a minute, how many strikes does Alaska get?
    Does Alaska have a Three Strikes Law?

    Lock dem sums of bitches up.

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  15. Anonymous2:50 PM

    The infighting at the Sea of Pee continues and AmazedOne1 is still taking hits about Gina's avitar of RAM.

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  16. Anonymous6:47 PM

    Sarah picture caption:

    This is the girth size I can handle. Anything larger just makes my eyes wonkie.

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  17. Anonymous7:00 PM

    Comment from Palin facebook:


    Carol Harmon > Sarah Palin42 minutes ago · Sarah what are you up to these days? We need you to stop McCain from more laws that he is trying to impose on us!!!!!! He is not a lot better than Obama


    HELLOOOO CAROL HARMON

    WTF? Sarah should stop McCain? DUH where have you been hiding?
    Sarah already stopped McCain in 2008 then stopped Romney in 2012.

    Sarah is doing her part for the Democratic Party. Somebody else needs to stop McCain.

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  18. Anonymous7:11 PM

    Anom 2:37pm said Bristol strikes out.

    Bristol has swung Levi's bat many times and Ben's and Gino's bats as well and keeps on striking out. Nobody seems to want Bristol on their team longer than one season.

    How come she keeps striking out on all those teams?

    Maybe it's time for Bristol to switch leagues and play on an all girls team?

    Just a thought.

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  19. Anonymous7:19 PM

    "I may be old but I can still handle the brothas from Michigan..... wanns see?"

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    1. Anonymous7:48 PM

      Lol Sarah picture caption

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  20. Anonymous7:24 PM

    I hope Sarah Palin gets involved with the 2016 elections with her endorsements. The Republicans are 0 for 2 in the presidential race when Sarah gets involved.

    Sarah lets try to make it 0 for 3 for the GOP

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    1. Anonymous5:24 AM

      But she wasn't involved. She never endorsed John McCain until her put her on his ticket. She never endorsed Mitt, she kept urging more people put in their hats and hold off on his selection. Even if he'd want her help, which he didn't) after his primary win, she would rather toot her own horn ornaggers in

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  21. Rando and the Monkey Queen... A match made at Wal-Mart?

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  22. Anonymous8:49 AM

    This is effin golden as my incarcerated ex Gov would say...Joe Walsh, the one term rep. loser from the tea party organized a rally here in Chicago at the Daily Plaza on Monday. He expected 5000 people at the rally and only a couple hundred people showed up. As I was walking by I stopped for a few minutes out of morbid curiosity and seen more people just shaking their heads and laughing at the Tea and Toast Party. I loved every minute of it!

    Tina/Chicago

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