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Republican fratricide

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by mrskeet410, Jan 14, 2012.

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  1. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    Yet again.

    A GOP specialty.
    Fred Barnes
    January 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 18

    'The Republican death wish is back. It’s the habit of Republicans to do something crazy or stupid that diminishes their election prospects. Think of Watergate in the 1970s. In the 2006 midterm elections, the disclosure of Florida congressman Mark Foley’s flirtation with Capitol pages turned a defeat into a landslide loss. A few unelectable candidates denied Republicans a shot at winning the Senate in 2010.

    Here we go again. Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, with their attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital, have gone far toward poisoning the well for Republicans this year—and not only in the contest against President Obama. The endless TV debates have trivialized the race for the Republican nomination. And maladroit moves by congressional Republicans have let Obama pose as a born-again tax cutter.

    The result is that Republicans are less well off in 2012 than they would otherwise be. Maybe they’ll recover. Perhaps Obama’s subpar performance in the White House is so palpable that nothing could override it as the dominant factor in the politics of 2012.

    But for now, Republicans have reason to worry. Thanks to Gingrich and company, Democrats have been handed a gift that’s likely to keep on giving all year. Their attacks on Romney as a ruthless, uncaring businessman play into Obama’s reelection theme that the rich are the source of America’s economic trouble. Perry calls Romney a “vulture capitalist,” a tag certain to stick in the minds of voters..."


    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/circular-firing-squad_616733.html
     
  2. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    ,,,,,what was the name of the all white trap club?????
     
  3. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    Such a pickle Mrs. Keet puts herself in: always pining for a "moderate, non-Tea Party" Republican...and then, after we get one, having to explain why they always lose.
     
  4. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    hopefully,,,,more will learn this....

    is skeety Trappy12, reincarnated??? maybe his mom???
     
  5. warren

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    I disagree this will make a stronger candidate out of Romney, it's good that it's comming up now so he'll know who to cope with it. He's already over 20 points ahead. If the democrats try to push this it will backfire on them.

    warren
     
  6. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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