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  •  Your naive hope is correct, except that it takes (2+ / 0-)
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    decades for such shifts to play out. However, the current Republicans have decided that only The Base counts, and they can freely antagonize, vilify, and set out to injure everybody else, in no particular order, or in fact simultaneously.

    Much of the Base is no longer motivated by winning elections, but by purity in defending what it takes to be its narrow, selfish, fearful interests against all comers, no matter the cost. As the Religious Right sees it, the fight is between establishing a Christian US once and for all, and yielding to the Antichrist, who will bring on Armageddon, with the consequences of the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Second Coming, the Resurrection, and the Thousand-Year Reign of Christ on Earth.

    I am not personally clear why they are so set against this, but I take them at their word on it.

    Hey, Mitt! Thanks for ObamneyCare.

    by Mokurai on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 10:50:33 AM PDT

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