Saturday, January 24, 2015

Some Salon guy ....


Tea Party spawns GOP nightmare: How it’s already ruining the party’s ’16 strategy
GOP elites want Americans to think the party's boring and safe again. Maybe someone should notify the Tea Party

Salon article.  The author Elias Isquithrevels in the discomfiture the Tea Party are causing the Democrat Party wing of the GOP.  He makes some good points, but his bias is obvious as this Algorish "scientific consensus" blather shows. 
Or if you’d rather look at the Senate, where the aforementioned McConnell is nominally in control, think about Wednesday’s vote on climate change — namely, whether it exists and, if so, to what degree it’s humanity’s fault. While it’s true that only one senator, Mississippi’s Roger Wicker, felt compelled to disagree with the contention that the Earth’s climate is warming, most Republicans voted against a provision that would credit human mankind with “significantly” contributing to the problem. That is, needless to say, wildly at odds with scientific consensus across the globe (Ahem); and dismissing the conclusions of essentially all of the world’s qualified scientists is yet another thing your nice neighbor-accountant would be unlikely to do.

To be fair, the Senate vote on climate change wasn’t something Republicans in the Senate forced on McConnell. Instead, it was an example of the kind of thumb-in-the-eye procedural move that the Senate’s now-minority Democrats will be able to pull off every once in a while that has no legislative significance but can, at its best, make the difference between the parties crystal clear. All the same, whatever short-term damage Democrats were able to inflict on the GOP paled in comparison to that which it brought on itself, in the form of Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe’s contention that those who think anthropogenic climate change is a reality are disrespecting God. Which is, again, not the kind of talk the GOP establishment wants to hear during this current, boring-is-best rebrand.


Anonymous said...

I wish I could put my finger on the exact date that the current gop leadership entered this suicide pact with themselves. Especially since the second republican wave that happened in November.

Immigration? Amnesty? Border Control? Work Permits? Jobs? Fast Track Trade Authority? 0bozo kare? Climate Change? Keystone? IRS Scandals? Benghazi? Remove Impeachment? Constitutional Violations?

And as if that wasn't enough, it is now being reported that they intend to add the Nuclear Option on Supreme Court Nominations and require a simple majority vote.

Which would of course fast track another radical onto the Court as soon as Ruth Buzzy wakes up and decides to move on.

Yep, sure wants someone to run right back out, hold their collective noses and for the uptinth time pull yet another lever for some more of them.

The democratic party lite . . . the gop.


Anonymous said...

Stand by to get slammed by the compromise wing of Rodge's commentors, Geo.


Anonymous said...

For this and many, many, many other similar betrayals- I am now no longer a Republican but have re-registered as Independent.

Looking forward to the next GOP fundraising letter so I can reply & tell them exactly why I'm no longer a Rep, and instead of a check there'll be a copy of my new Voter Registration card. I'm sure they'll be extremely pleased!

I won't be voting for the "lesser of two evils" anymore. Not voting for evil at all! Even when presented so handsomely by the GOPe!


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