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  •  I happened to listen yesterday to a radio (11+ / 0-)

    show on Oregon Public Broadcasting.  They were interviewing three different Oregon Republicans representing three factions in the party.  One was a tea partier, one a Log Cabin Republican, and the third was a pure business guy, along the lines of Bloomberg or even Romney version 1.0.

    It was quite illuminating.  Each could easily see how the others' positions were dragging down their party's chances of appealing to the general electorate, but was shocked when confronted by the other two.  The Log Cabin guy said the party needed to realize that nobody cares about who gets married to whom, while the tea party lady huffily asserted that the Family Unit was the heart and very essence of conservativism and thus its sanctity must be defended at all cost.  The business guy, meanwhile, bemoaned how these social issues were distracting from the real message of how to run government like a business.

    Then all three of them joined forces in denouncing the Democrats.  According to them, the Dems only won because the Dems successfully tricked people into voting on "social issues" instead of real issues.  The Dems were this nefarious group of focused, scheming and organized  liberals who overwhelmed the defenseless voters with a planned and continuous message on "unimportant" social issues, along with promises of unending "stuff."

    I think this clearly shows that last week's election has shoved the Republican party right up to the edge of a cliff.  They aren't willing to back away from it yet and get themselves to safer ground.  They are spending their energy on finding whom to blame instead of finding a way off the cliff.    

         

    Metaphors be with you.

    by koosah on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 04:46:03 AM PST

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