Business, GOP establishment look to oust some tea party hardliners after frustrations build up

  • Article by: DONNA CASSATA , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 28, 2013 - 5:05 PM

WASHINGTON — A slice of corporate America thinks tea partyers have overstayed their welcome in Washington and should be shown the door in next year's congressional elections.

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arspartzOct. 28, 1312:38 PM

That's ok, the grass-roots people are ready to oust the RINOS. Why else are the RINOs so afraid of getting "primaried"?

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windigolakeOct. 28, 13 1:13 PM

Imagine, the people on the right who love American Democracy want to get rid of those who want to destroy it! What a surprise. So do the rest of us!

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EleanoreOct. 28, 13 1:24 PM

"corporate America" is not america, and as a class are not even a focus of representation in legitimate political endeavors. Individuals merit representation as such. Groups, do not. this is a major reason why TP standards cannot just "go away" as corporatists would dream. The constitution is on our side.

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actualreaderOct. 28, 13 1:36 PM

Good luck turning that juggernaut around, now their most rabid voters have been told for the last 6 years that "principle" is the only thing that matters, regardless of their own best interests. (See "RINO" comment, above.) And until "business" includes the Koch brothers, "business" will continue to back the Tea Party.

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windigolakeOct. 28, 13 1:51 PM

Eleanore ==== "corporate America" is not america, and as a class are not even a focus of representation in legitimate political endeavors. Individuals merit representation as such ==== So I am assuming you and the other teaparty anarchists oppose the Citizens United decision and its destructive effects on American Democracy.

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dogmanOct. 28, 13 1:52 PM

Good riddance... I'll take greedy businessmen over science deniers, conspiracy theorists, birthers and moralists any day

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EleanoreOct. 28, 13 2:26 PM

You might find it useful to accept the premise that the majority of the science deniers, brithers, and moralists were the "traditional" elements of the GOP that were trying to use the TP bandwagon for their own purposes. Real constitutional liberty focused TPrs do not believe they have a say in what women choose to do with their bodies, they don't involve reigion in politics, they don't approve of the abomination of citizens united, or kep vs new london, and they find commerce an optional endeavor where preople may choose to be as greedy as they want - so long as they do it wit their own money, pay their full measure of taxes (without subsidies), and everyone accepts responsibility at a greater level for themselves and their own choices. These values aren't going away anytime soon.

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morbthrmsnowOct. 28, 13 2:28 PM

Job-killing TeaCons!

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my4centsOct. 28, 13 2:35 PM

The GOP establishment and many businesses simply prefer politics and granting favors rather than competition. Even the Citizens United decision is a part of this. Unlike what windigolake seems to believe, however, the decision didn't go far enough. All individuals should be allowed to contribute whatever they want to a campaign, and all individuals should be able to run their own political ads. Everybody has the freedom to tune out what they don't want - but government should not interfere in any way with the right of individuals to speak - and that includes advertising. The Democrats want to limit speech even more than the establishment GOP. The only viable group that speaks up for individual liberty is the Tea Party.

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ecdoesitOct. 28, 13 2:37 PM

Like all bad parties it seemed to go on forever.

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