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Noonan: "Tea Party Style Of Rage Is Not One That Wins Over Converts"

β€œYeah, well, one of the things I think I am seeing is that the Republican establishment in Washington and the establishments wherever they exist in the country β€” they took a shock,” Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan said on CBS's "Face the Nation" this morning. β€œThey are somewhat concussed. However, the base itself has been shocked and is somewhat concussed. And I think sometimes at moments of shock you can look at yourself and you can say there are ways I need change. So I actually consider this promising in some ways.”

β€œIt can move forward things in a good way. I think the tea party is going to have to look at itself,” Noonan added. β€œIt’s been so helpful to the Republican Party in the past. It saved it by not going third party in 2010, helping the Republicans sweep the House. But the tea party style of rage is not one that wins over converts and makes people lean towards them and say, β€˜I want to listen to you.’ I think a friendly persuasion has to begin now from the Republican Party to people of the United States.” (h/t Jeff Poor/Daily Caller)

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