Good Op-Ed: GOP helped if Tea Party bolted

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    All the republican moderates would have to do to make the TP go away is to grow a pair. Unfortunately, they are so fearful of being challenged in the primaries they refuse to do so.
     
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    The only reason the GOP gained the number of seats they did in 2010 and lost as few as they did in 2012 was because of the backing of conservatives and the tea party types.
     
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    Just to give you an idea of how badly the RINOS failed, here's the stats on Rove. And if the Republican Party wants to wander in the wasteland known as minority land, by all means just toss out all those winning conservatives and tea party folks.

    I hope they go third party on the freaking RINOS:eusa_angel:

    Republican mastermind Karl Rove was responsible for most of the damage. Together, his SuperPAC American Crossroads and 501(c)(4) "dark money" group Crossroads GPS reported spending $175 million (when undisclosed spending is taken into account, the actual total may be as high as $390 million), but accomplished very little of consequence.

    A post-election analysis by the Sunlight Foundation found that very few of the candidates supported by Rove's groups emerged victorious on Tuesday. Just 1.29% of the $104 million spent by American Crossroads backed a winning candidate.

    Crossroads GPS fared slightly better, achieving a 14.4% return on its $70 million in reported spending.


    The "Biggest Loser" of the 2012 Election: Karl Rove | PR Watch
     
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    Yet the TP did cost the GOP control of the Senate in 2010 and 2012. As long as they keep doing that, the ACA is safe.
     
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    This statement is false. The GOP does as well as they do in the house due to district lines drawn in their favor in key states and also in the 2010 midterm there was a huge drop in democratic voters. From 2008 to 2010 the GOP actually LOST votes (7 million less), but the Democrats just lost "more" (roughly 26 million).

    Tea partiers win in districts that are dark ruby red ANYWAY and no democrat on planet earth could ever win (90% of them in the deep south)...so it's like taking all the easy seats and leaving the "moderate" GOP with the difficult ones.

    Further tea party candidates do more harm then good when it matters...take the senate races in Missouri and Indiana in 2012, or Harry Reid's re-election in 2010.

    I'd appreciate if someone quoted this since Tinydancer puts me on ignore for some bizzare reason.
     
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    Tea Party will gain when we get rid of RINOs in GOP
     
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    The ACA is safe as long as your dear leader is in the WH. He will veto, shut the government down or cause a default to save his precious ACA.
     
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    ...and the fear of losing the gains Progressives have made under Obama is what keep Jake up at night
     
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    many Democrats would consider voting for a Moderate Republican.

    just look at NYC and New Jersey.
     

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