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View Diary: The First Shots Fired in the Coming GOP Civil War? (283 comments)

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  •  Possible, but I think more likely (0+ / 0-)

    the GOP will go through a phase of party infighting with one faction hoping to moderate somewhat and the other doubling down on their hatred of "those people."  Ultimately, the two factions need each other.  They know this and will maintain a tentative cohesion.  Even so, demographics is not on their side.  They know this, but when you've made "those people" out to be evil and immoral, you don't walk back from that.  When you've made compromise evil and immoral, you don't walk back from that.  The GOPs fate will be a continuing sad decline into political irrelevancy.  They will shout and scream, but ultimately, they will be be nothing more than angry Grandpa Simpson ranting in the corner.

    The danger is making sure blue dogs do not take up the mantle of corporatist republicans.  We need to pull the party back to the left.  The time of defending against the GOP needs to end; we need to fight for true liberal, progressive public policy.

    "Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself." - Robert G. Ingersoll

    by Apost8 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 06:55:00 AM PST

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