September 19th, 2010
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Sunday Wrap: Inner-GOP sniping dominates Sunday talk

Talk of a potential GOP civil war and the Tea Party dominated the talk shows Sunday (Getty Images).

Talk of a potential GOP civil war and the Tea Party dominated the talk shows Sunday (Getty Images).

Washington (CNN) - Tea Party euphoria confronted reality Sunday, with Delaware Senate primary winner Christine O'Donnell backing out of scheduled talk show appearances amid talk of possible civil war among Republicans over the conservative movement.

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  1. Oh good grief

    The GOP is not conservative. They don't want small government - both Reagan and Bush turned the government into hulking behemoths.

    They don't want the government out of our daily lives - they want to tell people how to do what they do in their bedrooms, who they do it with and what to do with the results.

    Absolutely everything the term "conservative" means, the GOP is doing the opposite yet they call themselves conservative.

    They want to be theocratic dictators - something so unAmerican that it proves that the GOP hates America and all we stand for.

    September 19, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  2. vic, Nashville TN

    Republicans doesn’t know what is going on now they say we ill gain seats but not majority

    September 19, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  3. Gary

    The GOP has been in a Civil War for over a year. They have been rolling around in the dirt trying to prove who is the "real" Republican or Tea Bagger for those too ashamed to even admit they are a Republican. The GOP will remain a minority party as long as they cling to the fringe element.

    September 19, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  4. mario

    Just media hype to divert the libs from being in the lime light of their great failures this past couple of years and know they will be voted out this fall! Won't work! lol! you libs will try anything won't you!

    September 19, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    O'Donnell's running from the media after her witchcraft practices discovery or maybe she's using witchcraft to disappear forever, Scary.

    September 19, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  6. Pragmatic

    Republicans always believe they have the God-Given Right to tell everyone else what to do ... how to live!

    DeMinted should keep his nose out of Alaska's elections! After all, Murkowski is just taking Palin’s advice "Don't retreat, reload!"

    Christine just joins a short list of people who will not appear on Sunday Morning talk shows ... After two days of bruising media coverage about his views on elements of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul canceled his scheduled appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."

    Only two other people have canceled appearances on "Meet the Press": Louis Farrakhan and Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan – that makes very strange bedfellows for Christine ...

    September 19, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  7. Future expat

    NO ONE in their right mind can possibly think that it's a good idea to give power to this feuding bunch.

    September 19, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  8. Agnes

    They don't believe in evolution but they certainly and clearly demonstrate devolution!

    September 19, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  9. katiec

    The republican party is self destructing. They have sat back for far too long letting the radical religious right take complete control. Have often wondered if there are intelligent, sincere, ethical politicians in this party as they have not spoken out, except Vinovinch who only had the courage to do so because he is retiring. He stated very strongly that the games his party are playing have to stop.
    When you have politicans like DeMint supporting the tea party and all their unqualified, unethical, radicals nonimees, and for doing so gets the headlines daily, than you have politicians who have totally lost their way.
    When you have politicians who will give their undying support to Wall St, big business, the rich, sacrificing us and our country in the process than you have politicians that do not represent us or our country.
    When you have politicians who obstruct, try to destroy and improvement, advancement in the economy all the their goal of regaining power and winning this next election at any cost, than you have politicians that have become a disgrace to the political system, our country and us.

    September 19, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  10. D. Tree

    The GOP has a big surprise in store for them, if they think the Tea Party is good for the Republican Party. A lot of the Tea Party people are anti-government libertarians, they could care less about pushing conservative social issues like gay marriage and creationism. The GOP is fracturing even worse than during the 2008 elections, when moderate Reps voted for Obama and switched to the Democrat. The Tea Party will be the death of the GOP – I think we are in for a real upset in November... new stats show more Progressive challengers have won primaries than Tea Party challengers.

    September 19, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. barry

    Democrats and the Liberal Media are just trying to deflect the fact they have gotten this country in trouble. We have a inexperienced President. It's not his fault we elected him 8 years too early. We have one party rule right now and Democrats tried to pass everything in 2 years they wanted. The problem with that is the policies were far left which only represents 25% of the country. Laugh at the Republicans if you want but this won't stay news long and they are a very energized group. They will vote in November the Republican Primaries have already showed us that. Democrats better get a game plan together that represents more than 25% of the country or the Republicans will be laughing all the way to Washington DC come November.

    September 19, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  12. D. Bunker

    When a party is devoid of new and useful policy ideas, and instead refuses to learn the lessons of history while continuing to push the disproven Friedman/Rand cult of deregulation and tax cuts for the ultrarich, the GOBP becomes an sterling example of a failed party. Making an already small tent smaller is a recipe for irrelevance. The GOBP is getting further and further out of touch with the hopes and goals of the average mainstream American.

    September 19, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  13. Kevin

    Hate to be the "I told you so" guy, but why did the GOP think that splitting their base was going to be a practical strategy? It's political suicide.

    September 19, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |