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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:08 PM

Are These Guys Really In Charge Of The Republican Party?-“It's a shit show,” says one Republican.

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Source: Buzzfeed

Are These Guys Really In Charge Of The Republican Party?
From a DUI to fumbled fiscal cliff talks, there's no time for soul-searching in a leaderless party. “It's a shit show,” says one Republican.

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Conservative groups are splintering. The Romney campaign has dissolved into backbiting and billing disputes. A “plan B” to avert the fiscal cliff proved to be a colossal embarrassment. A teetotaling Idaho senator has been charged with drunk driving. But the most striking symptom of the GOP’s horrible moment is the party’s inability to get done what virtually everyone here knows is in its political best interest: A hasty surrender.

It’s difficult to find a Republican operative who is willing to say on the record that going over the fiscal cliff next Tuesday is a good idea. Provoking a crisis is bad politics: Republicans are resigned to taking the blame. And it’s bad for their policy agenda: They will likely be cornered into a broader tax hike than the best deal they could get from President Barack Obama today, and with none of the spending cuts that might now be on the table.

And yet, the dominant emotion among most Republicans here is one of sheer resignation.

“It’s a shit show,” one prominent Republican told BuzzFeed of the GOP’s messaging position. “Tax rates are going to go up on everyone, and we’re going to get the blame.”

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/are-these-guys-really-in-charge-of-the-republican

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:16 PM

1. oh too bad.....poor babies.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:16 PM

2. And they should get the BLAME!

The repugs should get the blame because they have caused all of the negative results! Give me a break-and no it is not the blame of BOTH PARTIES. How can these repugnants expect anything else to be said of them when all they know is obstructing! It is a bunch of billspit!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:22 PM

3. When the shoe fits, wear it. You own the blame.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:27 PM

4. They put the turd in the punch bowl now, they need to deal with it

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:07 PM

5. No

it's not a shit show it' a shit party meaning the shitty republican party. Hell the republican party isn't even a party it's just plain ole shit!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:39 AM

6. Locking, sorry, but this is analysis/opinion. not breaking news.

Please consider reposting in Politics 2012, Good Reads or GD. Thanks!

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