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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:28 PM

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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brooklynite Feb 2013 OP
Myrina Feb 2013 #1
Cirque du So-What Feb 2013 #3
BobbyBoring Feb 2013 #4
GeorgeGist Feb 2013 #2
aggiesal Feb 2013 #5
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:31 PM

1. Oh my, 4 mini GOP's, all battling for 'the base'!

They'll never win another election! Never, ever!

YAY for sanity!!!

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Response to Myrina (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:52 PM

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.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:26 PM

4. they haven't "Won" an election in quite a while

They either steal them by rigging the voting machines or they win by redistricting.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:51 PM

2. Don't tell me the light's finally gone on ...

in the mushmelons head.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:39 PM

5. Maybe he's getting confused with . . .

"The Hair Club Growth for Men"

He's been watching way too many commercials.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:26 PM

6. You know you're in trouble

when Haley Barbour is the most sensible guy in the room.

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