May 7, 2014
"When I look at the actual Tea Party candidates and the actual races they actually lose and how and why,
there’s no need to invoke some nefarious conspiracy.
The candidates they field had better be smart, appealing, and not so numerous that they split the conservative vote. That’s not rocket science to figure out, although it’s not all that easy to accomplish. So stop whining about what victims you are and start figuring out how to win.neo-neocon -- Tea Party problem: too many choices
Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 7, 2014 1:23 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
Don't get your knickers in a twist, just take your poison and settle back for a bumpy ride.
The dem's are pulling out everything they got and more, and the rep's have nothing at all.
Full collapse, ladies and gentlemen, full collapse.
Nothing else will do, and the sooner the better. Staving off the inevitable is the painful choice.
The politicians aren't the disease, they are the symptoms.
Your fellow, ahem, americans are the disease.
If they vote they are the enemy of freedom and natural rights.
~Brass & Lead~
Posted by: ghostsniper at May 7, 2014 2:39 PM
Compromisers, let's-get-along types, WILL lose. That's all. So nominate civilized extremists. There is nothing to lose. Nothing.
Posted by: JB at May 7, 2014 5:52 PM
Our side sits around and hopes or waits for the machinery of elections to start advancing our candidates. Nobody wants to get involved. We think eventually "somebody will do something" but that never means "me" or "now".
50% of the potential votes for an outsider stop supporting the outsider THE INSTANT the Establishment Opposition Research Machine announces some charge, baseless or real, about the outsider. We are such heard animals that we think we will eventually have a perfect candidate and everyone will support him. We think this because we want everyone else to do the work.
It will happen again during the Republican Primary "fight". All of the Wishers will have a one sentence reason why everyone but the "most electable" candidate will lose. Then when "the most electable" candidate loses the Wishers will wipe everything from their memory and replay this event before every election until they die. Every voice supporting "the most electable" candidate will wipe away the many, many sell-outs of this candidate so they can arrive at the conclusion "the most electable candidate might not sell-out now."
Posted by: Scott M at May 9, 2014 1:49 PM