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Rove Vs. the Tea Party

Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:18 PM
"If the GOP becomes once again the party of Ronald Reagan,". Wishful thinking. You can't resurrect Reagan. To live in the past is non-productive. Better to use the energies to promote those with values for the good of all. Efforts to start a third party will only split the Republican influence and guarantee years of Democrats in office.
During the 2012 election cycle, Tea Partiers were told by their supposed betters that their ignorance of everyday politics meant that they should take a back seat to the Republican Party establishment. Brandishing the so-called Buckley Rule with quasi-religious fervor -- the notion that Republicans should run the most conservative candidate who can win -- the establishment GOP proclaimed that the only presidential candidate who could win was Republican Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. They suggested that four-term former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson was a shoe-in for the Senate. They explained that the Tea Party was responsible for failed Senate candidates...