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  •  "The old that is strong does not wither" (18+ / 0-)

    The vision of Abraham Lincoln, of Theodore Roosevelt, of Ike, are still alive... but they're no longer in the Republican Party. If they are to be reincarnated in a new political entity, that will be well to the left of the present-day democratic party.

    Speaking as a Frenchman, I'm still not accustomed to the fact that the adective 'Republican', which has very positive connotations here in France, has come to mean 'Far right batshit-crazy extremist ostensibly defending the ultra-rich' in the US. I mean, even the Front National doesn't have this level of crazyness - they are hateful, hideous, many of them are racist, but they are horribly good at sounding as if they made sense and were, well, good 'republicains'.

    Quisquis sollers subtilisque sententia a praeclaro antiquo Sapiente latine scripta, sicut consuetudo est apud Kossackos.

    by French Imp on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 12:20:47 AM PDT

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