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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:06 AM

Will the GOP keep the crazies out of their primary process?

I don't think they can, and we should encourage their crazies

On "Morning Joe" they've been having all these discussions about keeping them in check or the repugs will continue to lose ground.

I wonder how they propose putting the destructive force into a straitjacket. They may have to kidnap Rush Limbo and gag him.


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Yes. They will find a way to keep tea baggers out of the primary process
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Reply Will the GOP keep the crazies out of their primary process? (Original post)
Pryderi Nov 2012 OP
Buns_of_Fire Nov 2012 #1
patricia92243 Nov 2012 #2
AlinPA Nov 2012 #10
Pryderi Nov 2012 #14
MarianJack Nov 2012 #3
AlinPA Nov 2012 #9
librechik Nov 2012 #21
Scuba Nov 2012 #4
Historic NY Nov 2012 #5
RDANGELO Nov 2012 #6
Gman Nov 2012 #7
AlinPA Nov 2012 #8
modem77 Nov 2012 #11
Pryderi Nov 2012 #15
mikeargo Nov 2012 #12
FSogol Nov 2012 #13
Pryderi Nov 2012 #16
FSogol Nov 2012 #22
Pryderi Nov 2012 #30
theKed Nov 2012 #17
theKed Nov 2012 #18
randome Nov 2012 #19
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 #20
hifiguy Nov 2012 #23
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #24
hifiguy Nov 2012 #25
jschurchin Nov 2012 #26
Please proceed Nov 2012 #27
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #28
Vogon_Glory Nov 2012 #29
Pryderi Nov 2012 #31

Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:10 AM

1. Impossible. The crazies ARE the party now. nt

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:12 AM

2. Rush and TeaBaggers are two different things. Rush does not run for office. TeaBaggers do.

I think they will definitely freeze out the TeaBaggers - give them no money. I don't know about Rush - there will just be other crazies to take his place.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:42 AM

10. Who are "they"? Try to find GOP members anywhere who are not extreme, especially in

Congress. There is a lot of talk about Boehner having trouble with the teabaggers. That's bull. He is a teabagger himself.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:13 AM

14. Well if TeaBaggers are not Limbaugh's audience, who is? n/t

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:14 AM

3. Withput the crazies,...

...where would they find anybody?

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:39 AM

9. Agreed!. The crazies=GOP.

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:11 AM

21. yes--at the least they are the most confident and dynamic personalities,

so they can gather a crowd. Of other crazies. Cuz Repubs are mostly crazies

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:15 AM

4. They'll try, and partially succeed. The purse strings will tighten for nutjobs and ..

... they'll try hard to identify fiscal conservatives with neutral records on social issues.

Their problem is Catch 22. If you believe in trickledown, you must be nuts.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:16 AM

5. Republicans need to open their own re-education camps.

to undo the brain rot of the conservative entertainment complex.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:17 AM

6. No , I don't think it is possible.

The only way around them, would be to drown them out with moderates. The Democrats are winning moderates by a large margin. The Republicans are going to die a slow death.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:24 AM

7. It can't be done without changing state laws

And they've packed so many nuts into state legislatures that it'll never happen.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:38 AM

8. Who are the GOP? It's about time we acknowledge that the crazies are the GOP. So the

question "Will the GOP keep the crazies out of their primary process?" is invalid. Try to find enough "non-crazies" in the GOP to fill a school bus and you would be hard pressed to do so.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:51 AM

11. They are going to double down on the lunacy in 2016.

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Response to modem77 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:15 AM

15. I'm more worried about 2014. Crazy repugs have better results during off-year elections. n/t

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:01 AM

12. No. The Crazies are all they have left

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:03 AM

13. Yes, look for them to have caucuses instead of primaries in some states.

That's one way for the party to control the outcome. IIRC, they are doing that in VA

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Response to FSogol (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:52 AM

16. Wouldn't the caucus process favor the crazies as it requires more time and commitment than primaries

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Response to Pryderi (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:25 AM

22. No, the party has control of when and where the caucus is held, credentials, & can even change the

rules to avoid a loss (something the Ron Paul crowd found out this summer).

Years ago, I was a Hart supporter (yeah, youth ) at a state caucus. They kept holding and reholding the vote over and over until Mondale was the winner. It was pointless, Mondale was the predetermined winner and nothing was going to change that.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:05 AM

30. I can only imagine the howling and screeching in 2016 if the party bosses block the psychos. I

wonder if it could really lead to a 3rd party.

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:55 AM

18. Hahahahahahahahahahaaa

Oh man. Thanks for that.

"Keep the crazies out of the primaries". Good stuff, there. Gold.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:57 AM

19. There are not enough non-crazies to make the bill.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:04 AM

20. They can't

The crazies are the ones who turn out.

GOP voters have no one but themselves to blame for nutbag primaries. When only the nutbags show up (read: 30% turnout), that's what happens.

Memo from Jed Bartlet: "Decisions are made by those who show up."

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:34 AM

23. The lunatics have the numbers.

While the plutocrats have all the money, there just aren't that many of them. Ergo, the lunatics will continue to control the Repig party.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:58 AM

24. Don't expect another clown car next time around. They know they need to be serious.

 

I think they just used this election to weed out the chafe they never wanted in the first place. Anybody who had a real chance didn't want to go down in history as an idiot like rMoney or Palin. They need balance it with enough moderates in the primary process or they'll get thrashed with a bamboo cane all over again in 4 years.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:13 AM

25. The moderates are pretty much extinct

in the Repig party. Perhaps they can repackage Chris Christie as a moderate, or Huntsman may take another run but the pickings are awfully slim - no pun intended. Most Repig governors and US Senators are total wingnuts and let's not even talk about the House. All of the Jerry Ford/Nelson Rockefeller types were purged long ago and are now conservative to moderate Democrats.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:21 AM

26. No chance.

Is it just me, or do others think Nutjob when you hear or read the word Republican. I am amazed at how badly they have destroyed their party.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:26 AM

27. No but they will be required not to open

 

Their mouths and let the whole world how crazy they are until after the election.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:30 AM

28. Poorly worded poll questions. Do you mean keep the crazies from

 

running as candidates, keep the crazies from voting in the Rape-publi-scum primaries or both?

The GOP cannot keep crazies from running as candidates (see Akin and Mourdock) and if it tries to keep crazies from voting in its primaries, it will revert to its real share of the electorate (10-15%).

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:39 AM

29. They Can't. The Lunatics Are In Charge Of The Asylum

The Rethuglies can't keep the crazies out of their primary process. As much as it may pain some lurking "mainstream" Republican to read this (Don't look at me. I left the dark side 20 years ago), the crazies tend to be better-organized, more motivated and, thanks to the assistance of the likes of the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson, better-funded than any so-called "mainstream" "moderate" GOPster. To marginalize the crazies would require whole new levels of commitment and determination from the sorts of ordinary Republicans that tend to ignore their party's primaries and only turn out in November, and I don't think that's gonna happen for two reasons: (A) the power of indolence and apathy and (B) the thoughtful Republicans are abandoning their party and becoming independents or Democrats.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #29)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:09 AM

31. I love your thinking! n/t

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