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Tue Feb 11, 2014, 06:31 AM

Lawmaker suggests ‘duct tape’ strategy for GOP pols: Shut up until November elections

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/10/lawmaker-suggests-duct-tape-strategy-for-gop-pols-shut-up-until-november-elections/



Lawmaker suggests ‘duct tape’ strategy for GOP pols: Shut up until November elections
By Travis Gettys
Monday, February 10, 2014 15:21 EST

A Tennessee congressman feels confident that Republicans can pick up six seats in the U.S. Senate, if only candidates would stop talking until the November election.

“I would suggest when we nominate people we give them a roll of duct tape to put over their mouths so they don’t say stupid things, and maybe we can win an election,” said Rep. Ted Poe (R-TN) during an event Monday at the Heritage Foundation.

The lawmaker said Republicans should have taken the Senate in prior election cycles, but party officials failed to back candidates in spite of their views and votes, reported Mediaite.

“We’ve got some really good candidates, and it starts with that, and then we’ve got to go out and get behind our candidates and not pick every little thing – they didn’t vote for the farm bill, they did vote for this or that,” Poe said.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 06:36 AM

1. This tactic would totally undermine the Democrats "Not the Republican" campaign strategy!

 

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Tue Feb 11, 2014, 07:12 AM

2. What is the this or that they voted for?

Pretty bad when you are afraid to talk about your job record.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 07:14 AM

3. As if a Tea Party candidate could keep his or her mouth shut.

Mercifully, for those of us on the left, they can't help themselves when they get all riled up by their fire-breathing base.

-Laelth

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