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Fri Oct 18, 2013, 07:13 AM

Republican Civil War Erupts: Business Groups v. Tea Party

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-18/republican-civil-war-erupts-business-groups-v-tea-party.html

A battle for control of the Republican Party has erupted as an emboldened Tea Party moved to oust senators who voted to reopen the government while business groups mobilized to defeat allies of the small-government movement.

“We are going to get engaged,” said Scott Reed, senior political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “The need is now more than ever to elect people who understand the free market and not silliness.” The chamber spent $35.7 million on federal elections in 2012, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based group that tracks campaign spending.

Meanwhile, two Washington-based groups that finance Tea Party-backed candidates said yesterday they’re supporting efforts to defeat Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, who voted this week for the measure ending the 16-day shutdown and avoiding a government debt default. Cochran, a Republican seeking a seventh term next year, faces a challenge in his party’s primary from Chris McDaniel, a state senator.

McDaniel, who announced his candidacy yesterday, “is not part of the Washington establishment and he has the courage to stand up to the big spenders in both parties,” Matt Hoskins, executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said in a statement supporting him.

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Fri Oct 18, 2013, 07:24 AM

1. I love it!

 

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Fri Oct 18, 2013, 02:12 PM

2. Heck they've allready declared war on everyone else....

Who the heck do they have left?

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Fri Oct 18, 2013, 02:16 PM

3. We have a local proverb

Play with puppy, expect lick.
Serves them all fugging right.

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Fri Oct 18, 2013, 07:42 PM

4. It will be the business (establishment) wing against the Tea Party/Christian Right wings.


I can't imagine which side will win control of the Republican Party.

I suspect the business wing has more money. In normal times, money talks.

I believe money can buy elections as Romney demonstrated in the 2012 Republican primaries.

I'm not sure money will be powerful enough given the Tea Party/Christian Right zeal and stubbornness, and dare I say, stupidity.

I keep asking myself who are the Tea Party.
At one time I thought the Tea Party was a religious version of the Libertarian wing.
I believe, now, I was completely wrong.
I found the following video, obviously made by a Libertarian who didn't like the Tea Party.

This video is dated 2010. Is this video outdated?
It this video an accurate summary of the differences between the Libertarian and Tea Party?

What will the Libertarian wing of the Republican Party do?
I doubt if the Libertarians will sit on the sidelines and eat popcorn.

The 2014 Republican Primary season should prove entertaining if one can ignore the ugliness and hatred and vileness.

On second thought, it's the ugliness and hatred and vileness that will make the 2014 Republican Primaries entertaining.

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