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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-11 01:57 PM
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29. I think the GOP is intentionally setting up their main candidates to fail.
So that someone much scarier will fly in under the radar and win. Seems it's going that way.
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  -Former Reagan Official: 'Rick Perry's an Idiot' Roy Rolling  Aug-19-11 11:01 AM   #0 
  - Thanks Mr. Bartlett, I figured that one on my own  nyy1998   Aug-19-11 11:04 AM   #1 
  - bruce bartlett is a very credible voice in republican party  GillesDeleuze   Aug-19-11 11:13 AM   #3 
     - Older rethugs who were at least respectable must be very ashamed  jwirr   Aug-19-11 11:31 AM   #4 
     - When was it exactly that the Rep. party "still understood the needs of the poor"?  kath   Aug-19-11 12:05 PM   #10 
        - They didn't get better, the DLC drug the Dems down to the same level  saras   Aug-19-11 12:25 PM   #14 
        - I was born in 1941, At least in our state they voted for many of the  jwirr   Aug-19-11 03:10 PM   #37 
        - When Lincoln was President, Democrats were the Party of the rich.  No Elephants   Aug-20-11 04:46 AM   #43 
        - Yeah, I totally agree with that statement.  Major Hogwash   Aug-19-11 11:32 PM   #41 
        - 45 years ago. 1966. A grandma then was probably thinking of FDR and RFK.  No Elephants   Aug-20-11 04:56 AM   #44 
     - "credible voice in republican party"  russspeakeasy   Aug-19-11 12:00 PM   #9 
     - establishment republicans respect him  GillesDeleuze   Aug-19-11 01:21 PM   #21 
     - An oxymoron, if there ever was one. Wonder what his agenda really is?  No Elephants   Aug-20-11 05:00 AM   #45 
        - That is exactly what I was wondering...  russspeakeasy   Aug-20-11 10:17 AM   #54 
     - Is he clearing the way for jeb?  midnight   Aug-19-11 02:32 PM   #30 
        - im not so sure its calculated  GillesDeleuze   Aug-19-11 02:53 PM   #31 
        - That's a fear in the back of my mind. n/t  PhoenixAbove   Aug-19-11 02:59 PM   #32 
        - So there's more than a few of us thinking this?  7wo7rees   Aug-19-11 06:49 PM   #39 
  - Knuckle-dragger Rick Perry criticizing Ben Bernaike  Kolesar   Aug-19-11 11:09 AM   #2 
  - that's why  Roy Rolling   Aug-19-11 11:45 AM   #5 
  - Perry couldn't SPELL "Federal Reserve,"  RoccoR5955   Aug-19-11 11:46 AM   #8 
  - Bernanke deserves criticism, but not for the reason Perry cited.  No Elephants   Aug-20-11 05:02 AM   #46 
  - Bartlett is also a duplicitous idiot.  Fuddnik   Aug-19-11 11:46 AM   #6 
  - I saw that live -  Hell Hath No Fury   Aug-19-11 11:46 AM   #7 
  - He is an armageddonist  Mr Deltoid   Aug-19-11 12:18 PM   #13 
  - Sounds like a C Streeter. All in The Family.  No Elephants   Aug-20-11 05:04 AM   #47 
  - Never trust a Republican. If Bartlett were honest, he would have called out Bachmann,  No Elephants   Aug-20-11 05:12 AM   #48 
  - Why single out Perry? All of the GOP presidential candidates are idiots.  totodeinhere   Aug-19-11 12:07 PM   #11 
  - Agreed. They are all idiots. Unfortunately if our current compromiser  indy legend   Aug-19-11 12:42 PM   #18 
  - specifically for his comments about the fed and treason  GillesDeleuze   Aug-19-11 01:21 PM   #22 
  - Ditto that he's an idiot.  SoapBox   Aug-19-11 12:07 PM   #12 
  - saying a Republican is an idiot is like saying he will be the next president of the United States  yurbud   Aug-19-11 12:28 PM   #15 
  - Yelp, but he plays well with the 50% of stupid citizens.  efhmc   Aug-19-11 12:30 PM   #16 
  - Bartlett, a hometown boy. Graduated high school with my little brother  Ishoutandscream2   Aug-19-11 12:35 PM   #17 
  - I recall another GOP icon, Barry Goldwater, on live TV in AZ...  rasputin1952   Aug-19-11 12:45 PM   #19 
  - Goldwater was a shithead, too, though. Loved him some Joe McCarthy and some "states rights,"  No Elephants   Aug-20-11 05:19 AM   #49 
     - After his retirement from the Senate...  rasputin1952   Aug-20-11 05:33 AM   #52 
  - I really enjoy Bruce Bartlett's writing, but at this point, that "reagan official" thing ...  SteppingRazor   Aug-19-11 01:13 PM   #20 
  - I would assume this violates the LBN rule here at DU...EVERYONE already  joeybee12   Aug-19-11 01:23 PM   #23 
  - No DU LBN rule deals with how many people already know something.  No Elephants   Aug-20-11 05:22 AM   #50 
  - Behold the Miracle...  lib2DaBone   Aug-19-11 01:28 PM   #24 
  - I wish he'd name some trait the TeaParty wouldn't find admirable.  Jackpine Radical   Aug-19-11 01:30 PM   #25 
  - why yes..yes he is  florida08   Aug-19-11 01:32 PM   #26 
  - I love the former Reagan Cronies  Beavker   Aug-19-11 01:32 PM   #27 
  - well a former Reagan official would have to be considered an expert on the subject  grantcart   Aug-19-11 01:47 PM   #28 
  - I think the GOP is intentionally setting up their main candidates to fail.  Initech   Aug-19-11 01:57 PM   #29 
  - Jeb?  Richardo   Aug-19-11 03:07 PM   #35 
     - Jeb would be an instant loss for them.  Initech   Aug-19-11 03:38 PM   #38 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-19-11 02:59 PM   #33 
  - Scary Perry is a "holy roller:"  blkmusclmachine   Aug-19-11 03:00 PM   #34 
  - There's no indication yet the country could recover from any President after Carter.  No Elephants   Aug-20-11 05:26 AM   #51 
  - It's a Good Thing. American voters apparently love idiots. n/t  TygrBright   Aug-19-11 03:08 PM   #36 
  - Yeah Bruce, and so was reagan  tgal   Aug-19-11 06:58 PM   #40 
  - As opposed to Reagan?  No Elephants   Aug-20-11 04:33 AM   #42 
  - I read Bartlett's book in which he admits that all of Reaganomics was a failure  underpants   Aug-20-11 09:45 AM   #53 
  - Kick  Scurrilous   Aug-20-11 02:39 PM   #55 

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