Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:28 PM
brooklynite (19,575 posts)
Barbour Goes to War with the Club for Growth
Source: National Review
Former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour, one of the most influential players in the Republican party, is privately battling the Club for Growth.
Last week, at a closed-door retreat in northern Virginia, Barbour told a large gathering of congressional staffers, including several leadership aides, that party officials should discourage donors from funding the high-profile conservative group.
Insiders say Barbourís comments came during a question-and-answer session at the Ripon Societyís annual symposium, which was held at Mount Vernon, the home of former president George Washington.
Sources say Barbour was asked about the groupís growing influence, and then he urged the aides and strategists to fight back. Many in the audience applauded Barbour for his remarks, according to two sources in the room.
Read more: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/340464/barbour-goes-war-club-growth-robert-costa
This is becoming more fun by the minute. Maybe Rove, Barbour, the Tea Party and the Club for Growth could arrange a round-robin tournament.
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Response to Myrina (Reply #1)
Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:52 PM
Cirque du So-What (10,463 posts)
3. Never underestimate
the capacity of those who identify as repugs - regardless of their stripe - to rally 'round the Anointed One. Case in point: Mitt Romney, who even got votes from fundies who believe Mormonism is a cult. Add gerrymandering & assorted dirty tricks, and repugs will continue to get elected.
Still, I am glad to see dissention within their ranks.