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  •  Jettisoning the fringe (3+ / 0-)

    I don't see how the Repubs get to a majority without the crazy base. Some way,the 1% will find out how to control it. They will nominate someone next time who is more gifted politically who can perform the straddle. Someone with sufficient conservative bona fides who can mask who he/she is to the rest of the country. Not sure who that is yet,but I could see Christie,Paul the Younger or Bush the Smarter playing the role. The only way,though, it makes a hard turn to reality is if Santorum gets the nomination and loses 35 states. The patricians would then be able to reassert control.

    •  Very good point. If the "moderate" GOP (1+ / 0-)
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      heavy-hitters look at their roster, they see it's crammed with idiots and religious nutbags and scorched-earth social-issues moralists, all holding poorly spelled signs and demanding control.  

      The "moderates" are business-based, but they are being overrun.  

      The quicker way to solve their nutbag problem is to derail Romney, force circumstances that nominate Santorum, and then, on the likelihood that he loses 35 states (as you say, accurately, IMO), the "moderates" can step in and say, "Ok, you had your shot with Santorum, who is about as hyperconservative as it gets, and you got your ass kicked.  From this point forward, we're back in charge."

      But if Romney is the nominee, and loses to Obama, the nutbags and idiots will be louder and more obnoxious than ever next cycle.  

    •  I dunno about Paul the younger (1+ / 0-)
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      But CC is too much of an aggressive asshole and Jeb is crippled by the Bush-brand.   While 2016 is too far away still to prognosticate with any accuracy, I do think if Obama wins a second term and continues economic improvements without falling into the sexual pitfalls of Bill Clinton its really hard not to think the Dems have an advantage going into 2016, especially with changing demographics and social attitudes.

      As I said below I think whats more likely is that the big monied interests that have broken much more GOP start to see the advantage of playing both sides, and decide to keep invested in the GOP but increase their influence in the Democratic party.  Probably much easier to sell the country on Cuomo in '16 than Paul, and whats the difference if they will both know-tow to corp tax ideology...

      What senses do we lack that we cannot see another world all around us?

      by fearisthemindkiller on Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 09:56:48 AM PDT

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      •   A new DLC essentially (0+ / 0-)

        Yeah, I could see the Democratic Party co-opted through a Cuomo nomination. The dark siders wouldn't really need a Republican president if that came through. Good point.

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