The TEA party is the true conservatives in DC.
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The Democrats never act embarrassed by ’em, never act like they want to get rid of ’em. They never, ever do anything other than whip them up, keep them engaged, and turn them out. Meanwhile, the Republicans are tamping their base down. Why? ‘Cause the Democrats don’t like their (the Republicans’) base, and it’s more important to be liked by the Democrats within the wasn’t establishment, I guess, than it is to have the current base they’ve got.

Now, about this trick about shutting up, not being critical, there’s a Politico story. “Former President Bill Clinton is weighing in on the government shutdown, saying the problem is that ‘constant conflict’ can be a big advantage for politicians at the ballot box. ‘Constant conflict is actually often good politics, because the more you can inflame your supporters the more likely they are to show up at Election Day,’ Clinton said on Monday, according to CNN.”

Well, what is that? That sounds like he’s talking about whipping up the base! If your supporters are more inflamed than the other side, even if the other side has more people agreeing with it, you’ll win because your crowd will show up. Whoa! So while the Democrats and the media have the Republicans convinced that any criticism of Obama is bad politically, and any bickering and anything that reeks of partisanship is extreme, mean-spirited, racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic and shut up?

Meanwhile, the Democrats are out doing the exact opposite.

They’re trying to whip their lunatics into a frenzy to get them to turn out and to get them to register other lunatics to turn out. Now, what Clinton meant this to be, I’m sure, is an attack on the Tea Party. But when you strip that motivation out of it and Clinton’s talking about “conflict is good politics,” of course it is! Conflict is good. Talk to anybody that sends out a newsletter on Wall Street and you ask ’em, “What is the one thing you do to gin up subscriptions?”

They predict a crash.

They say, “The crash is right around the corner, and I’ve got the answers for you. Buy my newsletter,” and subscriptions skyrocket when you do that.

Now, I asked somebody on Wall Street, “Well, what would happen to your subscriptions if you wrote a piece now, ‘The market’s looking good. There are no problems out there and everything is cooling.'” Might get some, but not nearly as many as if they think there’s a crisis. And, remember, the Democrats, there’s no crisis that’s too big to waste. So the Republicans have played right along with this. I remain mystified. My only answer to this is that it isn’t a purposeful effort here to get rid of the base. They really are embarrassed by their base or don’t like the base. They’re just not conservatives, in the Republican establishment.

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