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  •  I wish I could see an electorate that votes for (1+ / 0-)
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    rather than against, but it's too early to tell.  We voted against the GOP at the end of Bush's term.  We voted against the Democrats two years into Obama's term because they didn't wave a magic wand and make all the boo boos disappear.  We voted against the GOP two years later after obstruction the likes of which I've never seen, from the do nothing Republicans who wanted nothing more than the President to fail, country be damned (I still don't know why this isn't treason or sedition and why we can't take away their salaries for doing nothing).  I see yo-yo voting based on who we're PO'd at at the moment.  I wish I could be more optimistic, but with a corporate owned media with an agenda and Fox News and rightwing radio lying their asses off to hordes of us too stupid and hateful to know the difference, we're left in the dark where our basic instincts rule.

    "They love the founding fathers so much they will destroy everything they created and remake it in Rush Limbaughs image." MinistryofTruth, 9/29/11

    by AnnieR on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:25:41 AM PST

    •  Consider this angle (3+ / 0-)

      Because you're right.  Fox and friends are still in the hunt and incredibly powerful and dangerous with their wealth.  But what the GOP has just seen is that they probably can't win the presidency any more with their Confederacy strategy due to the changing demographics of the nation.  They couldn't get Ronald Reagan elected now.  Yes, they can still F up the congress with that old brand but they can't win the presidency.  That's their conundrum because they aren't going to be content to stay out of the White House.  So they're going to be forced to change.  To give ground.  That's the potential big glacial change I've always felt with Obama's Change message.  I think it really is happening.  The party of Reagan is becoming a museum piece and the people clinging to it tightly will become increasingly shrill and irrelevant.  The GOP can't win by being loyal to them any more.  

      I can't say how it's all going to fall out but there are reasons for optimism.  

      When truth is only a matter of opinion, advantage goes to the liars.

      by Sun dog on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:05:02 AM PST

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