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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:43 PM

Thom Hartmann: Conversations - Bruce Bartlett "GOP is Full of Crazy Ignorant Tea Partiers" Part 1



Bruce Bartlett, Historian/Domestic Policy Adviser to President Ronald Reagan/Treasury official under President George H. W. Bush/writes for New York Times, Financial Times, Fiscal Times, and Tax Notes magazine joins Thom Hartmann. After suffering major blows in last month's election - it's clear that the Republican party has lost its way. But are Conservatives in Washington ready to face facts - and do what is necessary to once again become a relevant and mainsteam political party?

The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann on RT TV & FSTV "live" 9pm and 11pm check www.thomhartmann.com/tv for local listings

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Reply Thom Hartmann: Conversations - Bruce Bartlett "GOP is Full of Crazy Ignorant Tea Partiers" Part 1 (Original post)
thomhartmann Dec 2012 OP
dballance Dec 2012 #1
another_liberal Dec 2012 #2
teknomanzer Dec 2012 #4
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #3
Snarkoleptic Dec 2012 #5
JanT Dec 2012 #6

Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:07 PM

1. Interesting to Watch a Republican very much pissed at his party

I know we're not perfect in the Democratic party. We're just not.

But it's interesting to watch a Republican who is so visibly upset with his current party and so vocal about it. He's not a liberal by any means. He served in the Reagan and Bush I administrations.

It's not a surprise I have to watch him on Thom Hartmann. FAUX news and all of the FOX talk shows won't be inviting him on any time soon I suspect. They are the purveyors of the "insane" ideas he talks about and rarely, if ever, provide a contradictory or contrasting view to them.

If the Republicans started to listen to people like Bartlett they might stop losing elections 51% to 47%. Obviously since Romney managed to get 47% despite his total lack of qualification and personal inability for introspection or empathy for the common person he still got almost half the votes. If the GOP ran someone who didn't get caught effectively saying almost half the US population is moochers and he'll never be able to represent them they might swing that 47% of votes to over 50% of votes. It's close enough that it's possible.

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:01 PM

2. This is great stuff!

This is great stuff! Thank you so very much for making it available here.

It is offerings like the above which keep me coming back to DU every day.

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:51 PM

4. Welcome, from an oldschooler...

I've been coming here since 2001 it was a great place then and still going strong.

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:21 PM

3. They plan to double down on stupid.

ROMNEY WASN'T CONSERVATIVE ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:17 AM

5. kickski

This is must see tv!
Here's a link to the 2nd half-

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:15 AM

6. WOW

i didn't think there were any sane people left. i have hope now, that there is hope.

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