Pat Caddell: “The GOP Establishment WANTS the IRS to go after the Tea Party”



Pat Caddell said yesterday on Fox News that the reason Republican leadership hasn’t pushed for a high level investigation of the IRS for targeting the Tea Party is because they want the IRS to go after the Tea Party:

When you have 71 percent who want an investigation, 64 percent who believe it is a sign of corruption including nearly a majority of Democrats, the reason is the establishment Republicans want the IRS to go after the Tea Party. Got it? They want them to go after the Tea Party because the Tea Parties are an outside threat to their power hold. And I’m telling you the lobbying consulting class of the Republican Party or Republican leadership who have been attacking the Tea Party and alienating them, they want the IRS to do this!

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Raul Ybarra
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Raul Ybarra

I’ve been saying for nearly 15 years that the first enemy of liberty to be destroyed is the Republican leadership. The only thing that amazes me is that it has taken so long for people to start figuring it out.

disqus_TOr7ZrIRYP
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disqus_TOr7ZrIRYP

give much money to primary challengers, VERY MUCH

31068
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31068

Pat Caddell is correct. The Republican Establishment h a tes conservatives more than the democrats do. Look at the way, the GOP Establishment has treated Republican members of the House and Senate who they believe were elected with support from the Tea Party. Cruz,Paul,Lee to name a few.

AndrewDrive
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AndrewDrive

The democrats are corrupt to the core. The republican ruling elites are almost as corrupt. The republican house and senate leadership is deceptive and manipulative. Now what?

disqus_TOr7ZrIRYP
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disqus_TOr7ZrIRYP

give much money to primary challengers

cattastrophe
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cattastrophe

Did Caddell say this before or after Rush said it on his show or is it great minds think alike.

JohnCraven
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JohnCraven

If I heard Rush correctly today, he started to cite Pat Caddell’s statement about the GOP leadership wanting the IRS to do exactly what it did to the TEA Party Movement. When you think about it TEA Party groups had been getting the IRS treatment long before the 2012 presidential elections and the GOP leadership had to have known about it and they kept quiet about it so as not to arouse great anger among the voters who might have gotten out and voted for Romney. This is Vichy French stuff coming out the GOP leadership — collaborationists with the Marxists in the Democrat party to thwart a common enemy of their Big Government WonderWorks — The TEA Party. Listening to Rush today, I have to think he has privately come to a sad conclusion that the GOP is dead. He says he believes that the GOP leadership is willing… Read more »

froggy19510
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froggy19510

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PVG
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PVG

BINGO! There it is folks, cold hard facts. Here’s hoping this year’s election makes 2010 look like a snoozer.

xlogic142
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xlogic142

I saw this yesterday. I hope he is wrong or else all Americans, regardless what their political affiliation is, should have good reason to be concerned with tyranny in the near future. I am afraid of the IRS. That is one part of the Government that can ruin reputations, and they are responsible deciding fines for Obamacare.

I want an investigation to allay my fears. Shame on our dysfunctional Government who doesn’t care!

lawngren
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lawngren

The gopE is borrowing their enemy’s pit bull.

mike3e4r7
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mike3e4r7

Good analogy. Have you ever seen a more despicable group of losers in your whole life?

lawngren
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lawngren

No, I haven’t. they are so contemptible I wonder if even their own mothers can possibly still love them. Even if you disregard politics, the cowardice and lack of any core, lack of standing for anything more than getting re-elected, is repulsive.

That’s all for me, Scoopers. I’m outta here. Have a good night.

JhoffaX
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JhoffaX

Pat’s right.. We need a DIVORCE.

We’ll never accomplish anything with these corrupt jellyfish chained to our ankles..

Lloyd Miller
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Lloyd Miller

The RINOs are bought and paid for agents of the Rockefeller/Major Media/Establishment. They aren’t principled enough to be Statists!

mike3e4r7
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mike3e4r7

Thanks Pat. Well said.

mike3e4r7
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mike3e4r7

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend”. That’s the RINO’s motto. Who would have thought that they would have viewed the Tea Party as their greater enemy against which they would ally themselves with the Leftists to try to defeat. This isn’t anything like a ‘family squabble’ any more. It’s all out war. The RINO’s are our enemy as much as the Leftists have ever been.

Marla Hughes
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Marla Hughes

Pat Cadell, as much as I admire him IS a Democrat. His interests are in getting fellow Democrats elected. Otherwise he’d switch parties or become an independent.

RWrad
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RWrad

True, he is a democrat, was Carter’s pollster, but I believe he did not vote for Obama 2012. He may have in 2008 but he saw through the empty suited mini dictator and said I’m outta here with this twerp.

kong1967
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kong1967

It doesn’t matter what party he’s in if he sees the corruption and is angry about it. He is much harder on the Democrats than he is the Republicans.

kssturgis62
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kssturgis62

wow I was right. They want their power over you. Who would have thought that one. They will not defund Obamacare, they want it as bad as the Democrats. They will not do anything about voter ID, and they will continue down this path of Destruction.

But Hey remember to VOTE GOP and stand by them at all costs, because if you don’t the Liberal Wins.

Remember there are very few TEA PARTY Republicans, but they won’t be helping to get rid of the Establishment.

friskyness
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friskyness

the “people” have to get rid of the establishment….will they?

kssturgis62
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kssturgis62

NO the PEOPLE will not. Oh very few of us are out there working and doing what we can to push Candidates that are Conservative, Constitutionalists, but the Rest are to busy worrying about 2016, or they say who they have is great. THERE IS THE PROBLEM. 85% of these morons will be re elected.

kong1967
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kong1967

He’s right. He may be a Democrat but he is about the best fighter we have on our side. He is awesome.

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

Coming from a Dem, it even has more meaning. I would rather dine with Harry Reid than eat with a snake traitor hailing from the Establishment!

Conserve 58
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Conserve 58

That’s the most honest and spot-on answer I’ve heard from someone in Pat Caddell’s position regarding that topic.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Pad Caddell, famous Democrat strategist, is more of a Republican than the Republicans.

Or as Ace put it, Pat Caddell: American Badass

WARNING: don’t click that link unless you are comfortable with the “vibe” at Ace’s (meaning the language there pushes the definition of “coarse” into new territory).

kong1967
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kong1967

I see that most of those are supposedly posted by Pat Cadell…which I doubt, but surely he isn’t supposedly saying those things as well. I’m assuming “Ace of Spades HQ” made all that up.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Part of the fun at Ace’s is spoofing your name on your comment.

You can sign it any way you want, so folks signed many of their contributions as some variant of Caddell’s name. There’s even a few lame ones from me in there, somewhere.

kong1967
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kong1967

Ah, I see. Some of them are pretty funny.

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

Very true, I read his stuff all the time and sometimes I am a little thrown at what he posts, but he does have great insight and great guest bloggers.

ApplePie101
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ApplePie101

Thank you, Pat Cadell, for stating the cold, hard truth. This is why I won’t support the GOP.

JohnG911
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JohnG911

And that’s what got Obama elected TWICE!

ApplePie101
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ApplePie101

When you run democrat-lites like Romney and McCain, you have to accept the fact that you will lose votes.

Reality_Seeker
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Reality_Seeker

A rare glimmer of truth from Fox news. I’m surprised that Pat still has a job.
From the beginning the GOP has continually attempted to co-opt and/or destroy various tea-party factions.

It all boils down to this: The two-party system is rigged so that time and time again Americans are forced into voting for the lessor of two excrements……

mike3e4r7
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mike3e4r7

True. Who was it who recently used the term “the Uniparty’ to describe our current two party system? I can’t remember who it was, but it’s a good description. The GOP Establishment and the Democrats may have their differences, but both groups view the people as their greater enemy, and will band together to circle the wagons if they perceive a threat to their power from the people.

Ultimately, Mark Levin is right. A state amendments convention is the only non-violent way to defeat the Uniparty and bring back limited, Constitutional government.

johnfromjersey
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johnfromjersey

Scoop? , If I’m out of line posting for CFP, or doing it too much, just say it and I’ll cease
Thanks.

olddog
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olddog

Saw the entire show…best I’ve viewed in years..Spot On…He!! he’s got more guts than the entire GOP Establishment combined..and he!! he’s a (D)….

HonestConservative
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HonestConservative

I am shocked./s Didn’t we all just assume this?

Carmtom13
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Carmtom13

Thank you Pat Cadell for calling them out!

Dead_Right
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Dead_Right

Tpers are so innocent and stupid. They should apply to the IRS for 501s as;
“Moderates for the progress of america” “abortion for all freedom movement” “get out the vote to move forward Team” “We the people for freedom from work” “Liberty for the gay whales” “Green the vote electronic voting initiative” “everyone should just be given a house initiative”
Then there would have been no problem. But the Tpers imagined they lived in a free and honest country, fools.
BTW I am a Tper.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Guess they are just slow to the lie for a living game.
But, you’re right, apply as anything but someone who is on the right.

Question Diversity
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Question Diversity

I’ll take it one step further.

The RINO establishment was in on IRSgate from the get go.

What is perhaps anecdotal proof:

http://countenance.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/castles-way-up-high/

olddog
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olddog

Spot On..just (D)ung-Holes 2.0…..

Randy Cline
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Randy Cline

The Dems and the halfway sane Republicans should want to take out the teaparty nuts, They have stopped the government from doing it’s job for at least four years.

OK_Loyalist
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OK_Loyalist

Spending the country into oblivion isn’t a job

Charles Keith Wilson
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Charles Keith Wilson

just what do you think the government job is, to take away our freedoms, be your mommy. this President and Congress by the time he leaves office will double the national Debt. The increase will be equal to all the Presidents before him including BUSH. If you owed 170,000 dollars, were making around 30,000 a year and spending 40,000 thousand a year what do you think the results will be. Do you think you can just keep printing money. Ever heard of Inflation? Back before Regan became President we had the Prime interest rate of 19%

NJK
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NJK

How is the Tea Party nuts? Give us an example. Do you hold this much animosity to the original Tea Party? George Washington was a supporter of the original Tea Party. We stand on his shoulders. He gave you a free country where you could work free, live free, and pursue your own life, and that is what we want. Why are you trashing people that want freedom from an oppressive govt.? If you think Barack Hussein Obama, or whatever the heck his real name is, and the Marxist Democrat party gives a damn about you, you’re an utter fool. They are using you to gain power. They know you’re a clapping seal, and will support everything they want, because they know you lack real intelligence and the ability to reason. If you don’t like freedom, get the hell out of our country, and move to Cuba. We are real… Read more »

johnfromjersey
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johnfromjersey

No Randy, history will prove you, and your ilk wrong, just as history has proven that socialism/communism/progressivism in any form has been abject failures in every single nation that instituted that form of governance. Facts do not lie, look up the stats for yourself and stop being so damn lazy. Think for yourself, ask yourself if America is better or worse under Obama’s administration. Think man!

olddog
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olddog

Pull the trigger..He!! you’re already brain (D)ead (D)em-wit.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Of course your ignorance is only too easy to spot. That’s something your left wing lunatics ought to get straight, if you’re going to spout crap at least make it the kind that isn’t so easily detectable.
The DEMOCRATS had ALL THREE branches for two FULL YEARS.
They have had the senate since 2006.
It’s the democrats that have bogged down this government, genius. Even your vile leader, the con man has his “pen”. Own the disaster this nation is living in right now, because YOU do.

JohnG911
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JohnG911

Doing what job? You mean jobs like passing Obamacare, racking up trillions in debt, giving Obama unilateral authority to raise the debt ceiling, refusing to enforce our emigration laws and secure our boarders, funding NSA’s domestic spying program, arming Al Qaeda through support of the Muslim Brotherhood, destroying jobs through over regulations and taxes, and covering up Obama’s failures.

I absolutely support the Tea Party’s efforts to STOP GOVERNMENT FROM DOING ITS JOB!

friskyness
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friskyness

stop what? Liberals have gotten everything they wanted!

Section 9
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Section 9

The Bushistas and their K-Street allies like Karl and Ed Gillespie have cried crocodile tears about the IRS for some time. They want the IRS to go after Cruz, Palin, Lee, and other conservatives.

sjmom
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sjmom

BINGO! Happy to see someone else saying this besides those affiliated with the Tea Party. Its time to take down the establishment.

Paul C.
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Paul C.

Get rid of the RINO’S, TEA FOREVER

Larry Rappaport
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Larry Rappaport

There is no specific Tea Party, it’s the people Republican Establishment. You can target specific organizations but that’s just going to irritate them even more. As an Independent this constituency is now 42% of the overall electorate. We have zero to do with Baggers, Proggers, Talk Radio or Cable News yet 70% of that 42% have had it with the Republican Establishment as well as this Administration so begin targeting the Independent electorate Republican Establishment as in the final analysis it will be the Independent vote that turns you people out of office, no? Simply ask any Independent…..

johnfromjersey
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johnfromjersey

If you’re who you say then you might be interested in checking out a new party, with exactly the intent you stated, of the people, by the people, and for the people. We call it “The Constitutional Freedom Party”. We stand for America the way she was intended to be. You can see exactly what we stand for here: cfp4us.org or on FaceBook here : https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFP4US/
We’re not naive’, we understand what we’re up against. The lawyers and thieves we call Congress are a slap in the face to every young man and woman who spent their last breath to keep America free. I pray we the people can find a peaceful means to take America back from the hands of those who wish to “fundamentally transform” her into their own warped image. The alternative will be a horror to us all.
Oathkeeper™

Dana Garcia
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Dana Garcia
DHardy
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DHardy

GOP is in a panic…..I say go ahead and try….see what happens…

$910553
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$910553

They will. “Weepy” intends to ram amnesty through the House as soon as primaries are over. The Rove Republicans think they can sell themselves as the “lesser of two evils” yet again.

Jack_Kennedy
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Jack_Kennedy

and THEY refuse to see the message WE sent with mccain and romney

wonder who’s up next for US to reject

$910553
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$910553

Possibly Romney again. Or Fat Boy. They LUVS them some Fat Boy.

$93974362
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$93974362

Given their hatred of Ted, Mike, Sarah and the others I reckon it’s no surprise.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Nailed it Pat! Finally, someone said it.

anon ymous
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anon ymous

Some folks here are saying don’t vote Republican because some are RINO. The Democrats want us to do that because THEY know that if you don’t vote Republican then you ARE voting Democrat like it or not. The thing to do is keep voting Republican but keep continual pressure on to Primary out the RINOs.

kateorjane
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kateorjane

And as long as the GOP can sell the line that “if you don’t vote Rep you’re voting Dem” there is absolutely no reason for them to stop shafting the base.
The only pressure the GOP/RINO herd recognize is not getting money or votes.

brazen_infidel
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brazen_infidel

That’s like saying we should recruit Jihadis into our military because at least they won’t be out in the hills shooting at us.

Did you catch Boner on Leno, agreeing with all the Dem talking points against Cruz and Lee?

And just wait and see what the RINOs have on tap for Matt Bevins, should he upend Mitch McConman in the primary.

Marridge
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Marridge

There are enemies and there are TRAITORS. The Democraps are the enemy. Guess what the GOP-e is.

aposematic
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aposematic

In respect to the R base, yes. To America’s Constitutional Republic, both Parties are traitors.

Jim Cohen
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Jim Cohen

Sad when we have to hear the truth from a democrat.

Smurfet
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Smurfet

Pat Cadell has been wary of them both since before the 2008 election.

johnfromjersey
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johnfromjersey

I believe he’s been disillusioned for a lot longer than that.

$56488327
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$56488327

He’s correct…but it’s not like people like me didn’t warn the tea parties that this was going to happen when they decided to work within the GOP rather than create their own party.

johnfromjersey
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johnfromjersey
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