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  •  The schism will continue (2+ / 0-)
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    Thomas Twinnings, NM Ward Chair

    The Tea Partiers are enraged, shouting that the country must listen to them, and that hard-right conservatism is the only way to go. Republican voices of sanity (rare and few) are saying that the GOP needs to make its tent bigger, at least to tone down the harsh rhetoric on immigration, due to the huge Latino turnout. And on gays--this year was historic. But even they aren't saying the party should--or will--back off on women. And that will doom them in 2014 and 2016.

    Personally, I think the GOP should run a few more hard-right conservatives. After they get trounced as unacceptable to the country at large, maybe then it will sink in.

    •  Except that the Teapty & Xtian Right are insane. (2+ / 0-)
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      akze29, NM Ward Chair

      They won't make a sensible decision because their beliefs are rooted in delusions about the nature of the world, the current state of the country, and the proper path forward.

      As I said: only the corporatists, I think, are pragmatic enough to eat some losses in exchange for a shot at getting back into power.

      Have a flagon and discuss the news of the day at the sign of the Green Dragon, or hear me roar on Twitter @MarkGreenFuture

      by Dracowyrm on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:11:25 PM PST

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    •  I know some moderate Rs that have jumped ship (0+ / 0-)

      I know at least two self described conservatives that have said out loud "I don't think I'm a Republican anymore". What's interesting is that one has an economic conservative lean and the other is a social conservative lean. A trend it is not, but an interesting microcosm for sure.

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