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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:54 AM

Sorry, East Coast Republicans, but this is your party too

Source: Salon



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This would be the same Christie who, in September 2012, headlined a fundraiser for Iowa congressman Steve King, who is not just one of the craziest members of the GOP crazy wing, but who also announced a month later that he probably wouldn’t vote for relief money for Sandy victims for the same reason he refused to vote for federal aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina: Because he was pretty sure people spent the relief money on “Gucci bags and massage parlors.” This is a man Christie wanted to win reelection, in order to help Republicans maintain control of the House of Representatives, so that they could continue ignoring the priorities and desperate needs of liberal, urban coastal states like New Jersey.

If people don’t want John Boehner controlling — or attempting to control — an arm of the federal government, the answer is to not support Republicans at almost any level of government. It’s that simple. The reason Boehner is speaker is because Republicans at the state level in various states controlled redistricting, and did such a good job of it that it would require that Democrats nationwide pull off a 7-point popular vote victory in the next midterm in order to win even a slim House majority.

Every Republican — including New Yorkers Michael Grimm and Peter King — who fundraises and campaigns for the Republican Party is responsible for what the Republican Party does with its power. While the “crazies” have nearly complete political control of the party, much of the money still comes from rich coastal “moderates,” and Chris Christie is so important to the party as a symbol of moderation (shouty bullying moderation but moderation all the same) that the GOP gave him a prime-time speaking slot at the national convention. The Christies enable the crazies.


Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/03/sorry_east_coast_republicans_but_this_is_your_party_too/

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Reply Sorry, East Coast Republicans, but this is your party too (Original post)
demmiblue Jan 2013 OP
WCGreen Jan 2013 #1
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sheshe2 Jan 2013 #3
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:00 AM

1. Wish I could recommend more than once...

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:03 AM

2. Yup. Just like the Esquire article

that William Pitt posted about, he is still a rethug. The old school "typical" kind who made liberals/progressives livid, but nowhere near the lunatic fringe that has infested that party today.

HOWEVER, it is these types whose complicity in order to get as many R "votes" as they could in the states and in Congress, nurtured them, cow-towed to them, and ultimately sat silent, while the crazies ranted and raved and obstructed and brought the country to its knees... And still they lock, stock, and barrel continued to support them universally.

And so now they are stuck with them and the loons will forever be tied to them and their nutty party. They made that bed and they will lay in it and get up with those fleas every morning.

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:08 AM

3. 'The Christies enable the crazies!'

I could not agree with you more!

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:42 PM

4. Chris Christie whines about what he fucking helped create. Hey, Chris: You built that.

The Christies enable the crazies.....indeed.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:31 PM

5. fucking redistricting

The article reminded me how dangerous it is (and dangerously effective for the rwfascists).

I grew up in NJ.

Yeah, Christie and his beloved pukes built this, alright.

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