The National Journal describes itself as “the most credible and influential publication in Washington” and “fiercely honest and scrupulously non-partisan.” Hmmm.
In an article entitled “Inside the Messy but Moneyed Republican Plan to Neutralize the Tea Party” [emphasis added], subtitled “The business-friendly GOP establishment is putting its cash to work in skirmishes across the country that might reshape the 2014 elections,” one reads phrases such as
- wrecked the Republican brand
- ultraconservative ideologues
- [plan to run] attack ads against tea-party candidates for Congress
- the public's growing distaste for the [Tea Party] movement
- [Cruz, the] ringleader of the shutdown
No bias here, no polarizing turns-of-the-phrase, just move along. Former Ohio representative Steve LaTourette doesn’t much like Tea Party Patriots, either:
"Hopefully we'll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them."
Very nicely put. But here’s the crux of the matter:
“But how do you control Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the Republican ringleader of the shutdown, who may not count enough friends on Capitol Hill to rename a post office but whose real power comes from outside Washington?”
“Whose real power comes from outside Washington?” We’ll work for more of that!
Here’s more of Beth Reinhard’s Oct-24 article (h/t Gateway Pundit).
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