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  •  Read his lips. (7+ / 0-)

    The man has zero self awareness.   Accepting Bush I's endorsement was another cringeworthy moment.   Poppy is exactly the kind of republican that the R base will not accept, some elite rich guy who is relatively moderate at heart but talks a crazy ass conservative game just to get elected.  The Bush I scenario is exactly what the base fears.

    My wife says I couldn't have done it. And leave my wife out of this.

    by Inland on Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 07:28:24 AM PST

    •  Bush The First (3+ / 0-)
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      along with Lee Atwater invented the nastly, say anything to get elected campaigns that we see today.  

      They only call it a class war when we fight back

      by al23 on Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 07:44:11 AM PST

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      •  Atwater's Karmic Justice: Mitt=Bush 2.5/Jeb Lite (3+ / 0-)
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        Präsidentenelf-maßschach; Warning-Some Snark Above"Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Sciant terra viam monstrare."

        by annieli on Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 08:01:19 AM PST

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      •  Yeah, that was a "Gotta Have it" Election (0+ / 0-)

        for the GOP in 1988.  The Reagan era simply could not be allowed to end with a Dem in the White House.  1980 and 2000 were the same kind of elections for the GOP, whereas, 1992, 1996 and 2008 weren't.  

        This is a "Gotta Have it" election for the Dems.  My (very sane) GOP friends say they won't be crushed if Obama is re-elected.  They feel like he's been moderate at worst, and they're pretty sure he will extend the Bush Tax Cuts in some form, eventually.  As long as they hold the House, so Obama has an excuse to throw up his hands for the base, and they can stop anything truly "radical" (like global warming legislation, for instance), they don't think this one is a "must win".  My bet is that there are A LOT of mainstream republicans that feel this way.  Maybe it's their way of girding themselves for a loss?  That is probably why they will lose.  Afterall, they nearly always win their Holy Wars, like in 2000.

        Dems, on the other hand MUST win this election.  If they don't, history will portray Obama as Carter-esque - ineffective, incompetent, weak, naive, etc..  They'll be crowing about the monumental failure of the "transformational" president, who was the "messiah", the "one", who was supposed to lead the Left to the Promised Land - and who ended up a big fat failed one-term president.  

        An emboldened GOP, and their conservadem collaborators, will wipe out the seedlings of reform, and make it so that it will take 20 years before anyone can even think about transformation or "hope/change" again.  This game means much more to the Dems than to the GOP.  If they nominate Romney and lose, they'll just start over again in four years with the advantage of no incumbancy for the Dems and some serious Obama-fatigue.

        •  Obama fatigue? (0+ / 0-)

          Don't know about that. I think he's done a good job and seems to learn well from miscalculations like embracing defict reduction instead of jobs. Folks who learn from mistakes tend to be the most successful in whatever they do. Heck, even a president is entitled to a learning curve.

          My wingnut pals hate Obama. You must know the only moderate, reasonable Republicans left walking.

          They only call it a class war when we fight back

          by al23 on Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 03:55:52 PM PST

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