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  •  Poor thing. (3+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, Sue B, supercereal

    He appears to be a person of some brains.  Some common sense--not a genius (who among us are, really?)

    So he's looking at something--an issue--where most of us would apply some common sense, and he walks into the propeller that is the Republican party.  Of which he is a member.  Of which he is the [acknowledged] front runner.  So what does he do?  He does what they all do:  he walks it back.  Because Republicans, no matter how good their thinking processes might otherwise be, can't get crosswise with the rightest wing of the right wing part of their party. And that is why every time, and in every instance, the Republican party represents loons.

    •  You lost me at (1+ / 0-)
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      "He appears to be a person of some brains."

      Unless you meant something equivalent to "Bush's brain," in this case the Kochs.

    •  If he had some brains... (1+ / 0-)
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      Wouldn't he have a coherent position on abortion- the issue that seems to be at the heart of the Republican party?
      I guess he could be smart, but just not interested in this whole politics thingy.

      Apparenly I'm a sanctimonious purist!

      by mattinjersey on Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 12:54:41 PM PDT

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      •  I think you've nailed it (0+ / 0-)
        he could be smart, but just not interested in this whole politics thingy
        He is finding that the smarts exercised by a CEO do not automatically transfer to the political arena. It also explains why he hasn't selected better advisers for himself - he doesn't know that the skill set needed to be different.

        from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

        by Catte Nappe on Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 02:26:56 PM PDT

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      •  He DID have a coherent position. (0+ / 0-)

        It was just the coherent one is unacceptable to the crazy R base.  So he's changing it to something nutty.

        Inland: A privately held corporation spun off from the Womb Division of MomCo a half century or so ago.

        by Inland on Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 02:41:23 PM PDT

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