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  •  Robinson is too polite to point out the obvious. (12+ / 0-)
    It’s a false narrative that encourages the Republican Party to take the wrong lessons from this election, no matter the outcome.
    They don't need any encouragement. They're going to take the wrong lesson whether it's attributed to misguided fantasies about polling or anything else. They're predisposed to take the wrong lesson because they'll never admit to the right lesson.

    The Republican Party, at least its massive voting base, ludicrously self-labellled as the "Tea Party,"  is all about racism.  Racists are never going to sit back in their rockers, stroke their chins, and come to the conclusion that their racism is counterproductive. That's an integral part of their makeup. It's what makes them tick.  It's all they've got.

    And they can't understand why everyone else disagrees.

    Why everyone else can't see through this smart-ass socialist  [fill in the blank].

    It must be the polling outfits.

    It must be the librul media.

    •  The inevitable lesson: we should double down (1+ / 0-)
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      The Republican knee-jerk reaction will be that America needs more of what their fringe offers. Hey, Michelle Bachman, Todd Akin, Steve King, Alan West, and Sarah Palin all get on TV to get their message out. Instead of those folks being on the fringe, Republicans will fold them onto the center and try to form their nutty opinions into policy.

      Americans will vote for that, right?


      i just baptized andrew breitbart into the church of islam, planned parenthood, the girl scouts and three teachers unions. - @blainecapatch

      by bobinson on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 10:59:42 PM PDT

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