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Bridget Johnson


May 20, 2014 - 3:46 pm

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) declared that the battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has reached its conclusion.

“The civil that’s been war raging in the Republican Party is really over. The tea party has won it. And essentially, they have — they have swallowed the establishment,” Wasserman Schultz told MSNBC today.

“They’ve pulled all of the Republicans in any primary field so far to the right they all embrace varying degrees of extremism. And that’s demonstrative in the agendas that many of these candidates have proposed or that they’ve actually supported as elected officials,” she added.

“So the contrast with our Democratic candidates, whether they are incumbents or — or — or challengers, is very clear. And you know, when it comes to Mitch McConnell today, you know, OK, so he’ll win his primary. That is not a victory for the establishment.”

Wasserman Schultz called the Senate minority leader “the least popular thing in America right now, a Republican in Congress.”

“And there is a neck-and-neck one point difference between Alison Lundergan Grimes, the secretary of state, who is talking about the bread and butter issues that Kentuckyans care about, and Mitch McConnell who has lead the charge on repealing the Affordable Care Act and focusing on distractions that really are designed to take away the attention from the fact that the Republicans have an agenda that Americans simply don’t support.”

She charged that Republicans have been focused “on distractions like a select committee on Benghazi.”

“They focused on distractions like making sure that they can shrink the electorate and make it less likely that people who will vote for Democrats can go to the polls because they have an agenda that is so extreme and — and — and so off the mark that they’ve not been able to win elections. So they are having to point in all different directions.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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"They’ve pulled all of the Republicans in any primary field so far to the right they all embrace varying degrees of extremism."

If only it were true...and this is at the same time the GOP Establishment is desperate to shove amnesty down our throats even if it cuts ours and theirs.

In fact, fools like Art Chance, CFBleachers, and Bobbcat near rule the day, those who dare nothing. It's all so hard you see, and the Dems have already won, nibbling at the edges is all we can try, with no hope of success. We should have small hopes, or none, and do nothing with a majority except keep past Dems gains in place.

Waaah says the RINO, Boehner while crying...
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Calling people fools accomplishes nothing. What is your complaint, and prescription for fixing it?
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