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btc1

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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 11:16:09 AM

Bob Dole on Fox News Sunday,

" WALLACE: What do you think of your party, the Republicans today?

DOLE: I think they ought to put a sign on the national committee doors that says “closed for repairs” until New Year’s Day next year — and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas.

WALLACE: You describe the GOP of your generation as Eisenhower Republicans, moderate Republicans. Could people like you, even Ronald Reagan — could you make it in today’s Republican Party.

DOLE: I doubt it. Reagan couldn’t have made it. Certainly Nixon couldn’t have made it, cause he had ideas. We might have made it, but I doubt it."

I think he is right.
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AnotherOne
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"Weaslespit, the difference is that Republicans always discuss ideas and are not afraid to say when the disagree with something."

Passer, "The GOP hasn't had an "idea" in over 8 years. They have, however, had disagreements over what to blow up, what to shut down, what country Obama was born, whether he is human or "subhuman" etc."

Yup!

There is the liberal's idea of "debate" and "discussing ideas" on full view for all to see.

ROTFL

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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 2:34:08 AM

"the difference is that Republicans always discuss ideas"

The ones in the media tend to just spout the same old, tired propaganda they've been espousing now for at least a few decades. Astrologers and numerologists also seem to "discuss [their] ideas" with anyone who'll listen.

Same approach, different propaganda.

[Edited by: KatmanDo at 3/11/2014 2:35:08 AM EST]
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Passer
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 12:37:14 AM

"Weaslespit, the difference is that Republicans always discuss ideas and are not afraid to say when the disagree with something."

The GOP hasn't had an "idea" in over 8 years. They have, however, had disagreements over what to blow up, what to shut down, what country Obama was born, whether he is human or "subhuman" etc.
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 9:34:55 AM



Weaslespit, the difference is that Republicans always discuss ideas and are not afraid to say when the disagree with something.

Democrats wait to get their Morning Talking Points Memo and then dutifully trot out to parrot the Party Line!

ROTFL

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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 9:08:16 AM

"I recall reading similar predictions in this category back in 2012. It seems the confidence that the GOP would retake the White House then was based on private polls."

Indeed. If the GOP were so confident of their standing with the American voters, they wouldn't feel compelled to criticize the actions of their own party...
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 1:23:28 AM

"We will see who is "non-relevant" come November."

I recall reading similar predictions in this category back in 2012. It seems the confidence that the GOP would retake the White House then was based on private polls.

Uh huh.
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Passer
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 5:50:10 PM

"Be afraid.

Be VERY afraid!

;-)"

As Christie would say,

"We will cross that bridge when we come to it"

Then have a study to see if any Democrats won't pay homage to him and settle things over a cup of tea with the kettle pointed at their heads a la Putin...





;-)

[Edited by: Passer at 3/8/2014 5:56:00 PM EST]
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 2:52:13 PM



btc, "CPAC really is as non-relavent as the Republican Party is anymore...."

We will see who is "non-relevant" come November.

Be afraid.

Be VERY afraid!

;-)

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btc1
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 2:45:03 PM

CPAC really is as non-relavent as the Republican Party is anymore....
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 11:09:12 AM

"as far as Christie is concerned, it's all water under the bridge!"

LOL!

I will have to admit that I agreed with this statement from his speech at the CPAC;

"We have to stop letting the media define who we are and what we stand for...”

This goes for both sides.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 10:46:50 AM

Or over the bridge except for the three Fort Lee lanes.
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Passer
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 10:40:47 AM

CPAC invited Christie this year after not inviting him last year. He is now "undamned". I guess in spite of Cruz's "Conservative Principles" speech,

as far as Christie is concerned, it's all water under the bridge!
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daylily2009
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2014 6:03:26 PM

And away we go
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2014 1:44:35 AM

"Around our area when one of them dies its common practice to bury them in a 20 foot deep grave because "deep down their not that bad".

Hehehehe!
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 1:24:33 PM

Can't stomach either party and have been a GDI since 1992...

Politicians and lawyers...about the two biggest lowlife's on the planet...oh wait, their usually one and the same.

Around our area when one of them dies its common practice to bury them in a 20 foot deep grave because "deep down their not that bad".
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Passer
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 12:56:35 PM

"My faith, and I would hope this goes for anyone else with faith in anything, isn’t threatened by someone else not sharing it. I’m no sooner going to turn into a secular progressive simply because my best friend is one any more than I am to “turn gay” because my oldest friend happens to be. How CPAC was caught off guard by this, and is nearly every year, remains a mystery."

But most of the Reactionary Right, especially most Right Wing fanatics who post here, ARE THREATENED by "someone else not sharing it!" (I'm not including you tt).

CPAC IS needlessly stupid as is the article's main point, not because of their Conservative beliefs but because of who they damn, (I'm using the No. 1 Biblical definition of "damn" which in its original form literally meant "to exclude").

Too much, CPAC and current Conservative practice is to damn too many others.

They are currently DEFINED by all that they exclude (or damn) to their eternal discredit.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 12:31:25 PM

Wondering, passer, why you've posted NOTHING about the Democratic plan to decimate the men and women of the military with the Defense Budget sequester?

Derek Hunter, a local talk show host and Townhall contributor, had a great column for Republicans called "Stop Being Stupid!" Good stuff there.

Here's the link
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Passer
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 12:16:45 PM

The GOP has historically supported Veterans. Now, because the Veteran's benefits bill they think is too costly (because the Tea Party cancer on their extreme Right Limb is pressuring them) they "linked it" with an Iran Sanctions Bill that the President doesn't want currently as it will blow up his negotiation with Iran.

The two should not be linked. The GOP's disingenuousness has reached new lows, even for them. They want the Democrats to throw the Vets out with the Poison Tea's bathwater.

This is a "deal" that even the devil would have no part of. The devil, as rotten as he might be still has principles. Not so, the GOP especially now, festering with their Tea Party cancer.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 12:45:39 PM

Ted Nugent, it seems, has put off repairs for about a year. But there is still hope, he may open his mouth again in a couple of weeks, not only exposing his, but his Tea Party supporters' red necks.


As long as he is on Key,

It will still be music to the ears of too many in the GOP!






[Edited by: Passer at 2/23/2014 12:46:37 PM EST]
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daylily2009
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 5:04:10 PM

Turkey stuff it looks like
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Passer
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 2:10:37 PM

Today on "State of the Union" Republican Spokesman (who is quite able and very good) Kevin Madden had the GREATEST political Freudian Slip of the season by when trying to say "smart fight" about why Boehner caved on the Debt Ceiling issue. He said words to the effect that the Republicans wanted to save their ammunition this political season for the "fart fight" later on.

Yes, very, very true. Kevin knows in his fart er heart of heats that the GOP and especially their Tea Party Fringe are stinkers from way back...!
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 1:45:47 AM

"Boehner completes Political Hat Trick: Spanks Tea Party (over Debt Ceiling)"

Hehehehe...
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Passer
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 12:22:54 PM

[Breaking]
Boehner completes Political Hat Trick: Spanks Tea Party (over Debt Ceiling); now their backsides are as red as their faces AND their necks!
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Passer
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 1:50:38 AM

"Without question - the Dem candidate would be a shoe-in for sure (even Hillary)."

Sure, the Democrat would be a shoe-in; they've got soul (or is it sole) while MM's last post proves the GOP are the heels still kicking themselves.





[Edited by: Passer at 2/15/2014 1:49:56 AM EST]
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 4:12:36 PM

Election-year logic explains GOP dysfunction



To understand how messed up Republican politics are these days, examine two votes in Congress this week that demonstrated the level of GOP dysfunction amid the confusing dynamics of an election year in Washington.

On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner and 27 other Republicans voted to allow the federal borrowing limit to increase, joining nearly unanimous Democratic support to pass the debt-ceiling measure over the opposition of the other 199 GOP members.

The next day, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 11 GOP colleagues voted with the Democratic majority to reject an attempted filibuster of the same legislation by fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Minutes later, all 12 of the GOP senators who helped defeat the filibuster bid voted with Cruz and the rest of the Senate Republicans against final approval of the debt-ceiling plan, which passed anyway due to unanimous Democratic support.

In other words, Republican leaders in Congress sided with Democrats to push through legislation opposed by most of their colleagues. In the Senate, they then voted against the proposal that their earlier support ensured would pass.




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daylily2009
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 11:35:24 AM

Repair complete
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 1:14:52 AM

"If the election were held today, I don't think there would be any doubt but that we would be referring to him as President Romney!"

I didn't think that there was any doubt at Fox News Channel in the run-up to the 2012 election that Willard would prevail. So, what's changed?
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 1:15:55 PM

"If Mr Romney decides to run he will be a slam dunk"

Without question - the Dem candidate would be a shoe-in for sure (even Hillary).
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 1:12:07 PM

"If Mr Romney decides to run he will be a slam dunk"

Since it is his policies that stink, "if he decides to run" it will be more like a slam skunk. But in any case, his "Hoop Dreams" have been stuffed, in game conditions and by a better player.

He lost,

and no matter how much bellyaching the sore losers of his team do, there was no foul!
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daylily2009
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 9:22:19 AM

If Mr Romney decides to run he will be a slam dunk
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 8:31:22 AM

"Romney seems to be very popular and is showing up all over the place."

Strange - the only thing I can recall hearing about with regards to Romney was the unfortunate attack by a media person on his family...

"If the election were held today, I don't think there would be any doubt but that we would be referring to him as President Romney!"

You mean now that the unemployment rate is even lower?

No - Romney never had a chance; as his failed primary in '08 should have indicated to the GOP.

[Edited by: Weaslespit at 2/12/2014 8:30:44 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 2:50:03 AM



"Romney seems to be very popular and is showing up all over the place."

Passer, "I would not expect anything less from someone with as many faces as he has.

In fact he could probably "show up all over the place" and many places, all at once."

Typical liberal non-response when you can't address the actual facts.

SMH

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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 2:13:53 AM

"the Republican Party may need to change its mascot from elephant to mammoth."

Yes, especially when covered with Tea, they certainly do x-stink.
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 2:05:55 AM

"Romney seems to be very popular and is showing up all over the place."

I would not expect anything less from someone with as many faces as he has.

In fact he could probably "show up all over the place" and many places, all at once.

LOL!



[Edited by: Passer at 2/12/2014 2:09:16 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 11:55:24 PM



Weaslespit, "Yup - like Romney; going into oblivion."

Romney seems to be very popular and is showing up all over the place.

If the election were held today, I don't think there would be any doubt but that we would be referring to him as President Romney!

But you know what graft and corruption and lies and bribes can do to elections - recent ones especially.

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 11:21:13 PM

>>therder, the Republican Party may need to change its mascot from elephant to mammoth...<<

This coming from the party that has a donkey as its mascot.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 6:16:59 PM

Passer:>>But if the GOP IS to survive, the sooner the better.<<

If demographics are destiny, the Republican Party may need to change its mascot from elephant to mammoth.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 9:19:24 AM

"Republicans extremely on the go!!!"

Yup - like Romney; going into oblivion.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2014 7:40:30 PM

Republicans extremely on the go!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2014 12:04:07 PM

"Meanwhile, the Democrats have been repeatedly shooting themselves in the foot."

It would be difficult for the TP to shoot themselves in the foot as it resides in their mouths most of the time. They had so much fun shutting down the Federal Government that they're going to try it again, and even, make it an annual celebration to prove how they are able to perform the unbelievable "feet" of shooting themselves in the foot WHILE it is STILL in their fanatical mouths!

Question: How long will the Tea Party "shoot" for how long they can shut the Federal Government down THIS YEAR? 1 week? 2 weeks? 3 weeks?

any longer and they will get their WELL DESERVED award from Al-Qaeda!



[Edited by: Passer at 2/10/2014 12:05:47 PM EST]
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2014 11:17:36 AM

"The Republican Party IS rebuilding itself and will re-emerge as a potent political power in the U.S."

It is getting more and more extreme thanks to the TP - thus pushing moderates out.

Their base will continue to shrink at the National level if they stay the course.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2014 10:46:08 AM

The Republican Party IS rebuilding itself and will re-emerge as a potent political power in the U.S. It was never as "dead" as many ZDemocrats would have wished. Meanwhile, the Democrats have been repeatedly shooting themselves in the foot.

The 2014 and 2016 elections will tell the tale.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2014 10:23:27 AM

"Not even close to the wrong thread. Check btc1's message posted: Jan 4, 2014 1:49:54 PM"

Oh, sorry - been a while since we were on that tangent ;)

The point made though was the political corruption and greed knows no political boundaries.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 12:07:33 PM

"If the Republican Party did not such tight control of the House of Representatives(thanks to gerrymandering)I believe republicans would be much closer to openly fracturing."

I agree. But I think that they would more quickly recover and repair themselves even if they did have an open fracture. Better than very slowly bleeding to death sucking for dear life on that political opioid called gerrymandering fearing full well the inevitable horrors of detoxification. But if the GOP IS to survive, the sooner the better.





[Edited by: Passer at 2/9/2014 12:06:18 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 8:45:52 AM

>>"if the current GOP is taken over by the Tea Party, I believe that there will be another Party formed,"<<

If the Republican Party did not such tight control of the House of Representatives(thanks to gerrymandering)I believe republicans would be much closer to openly fracturing.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 1:40:58 AM

"if the current GOP is taken over by the Tea Party, I believe that there will be another Party formed,"

That would not shock me. History shows us that political coalitions do change from time to time, which tends to leave a substantial wake. Nevertheless, I believe that the impact of the low-information, independent "light switch" voter behavior will delay the feelings of desperation which may trigger formation of that significant third party.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 1:28:22 AM

>>Weasle, Agreed - but was this posted in the wrong thread?...<<

Not even close to the wrong thread. Check btc1's message posted: Jan 4, 2014 1:49:54 PM
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 12:56:54 AM

"...the GOP is bound to win the White House from time to time..."

ONLY if they are "repaired". Not that Democrats will always win but if the current GOP is taken over by the Tea Party, I believe that there will be another Party formed, backed and financed by a fusion of business and other interests that will compete with Democrats, nationally...
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 1:52:48 AM

"will guarantee the GOP will remain closed for national election victories for at least a generation or at least until their TP "leaders" go for bigotry therapy."

I seriously doubt that as far too many low-information, "independent" voters seem to behave like they're standing next to a light switch when they cast their votes. If all seems to be hunky dory they push the light switch one way. Then when things inevitably sour, they push the light switch the other way with a "Let's see how things go now" flair.

Given such behavior, the GOP is bound to win the White House from time to time regardless of whether they really ought to or not. ("National election victories" is just a euphemism for winning the White House, the only national office which currently exists in the USA.)

[Edited by: KatmanDo at 2/8/2014 1:53:59 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2014 2:40:38 PM

Immigration Bill in House is now dead due to Tea Party WASPS in House. Their antiWASP "preferences" will guarantee the GOP will remain closed for national election victories for at least a generation or at least until their TP "leaders" go for bigotry therapy.

Everyone but Tea Party sympathizers know what they are really against. The GOP should teach their TP fanatics that politics is not a good cover for racism. That cover is worn and as time goes by those who "wear" it will realize that it does not cover their nakedness.

Boehner is smart enough to understand this, but the question is, is his backbone entirely crippled from its teastains? For too long he has had teabags under his eyes and no's. But, again, what about his backbone??

The GOP's future depends on it.




[Edited by: Passer at 2/7/2014 2:40:02 PM EST]
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