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  •  well Dr, the problem is that those people (9+ / 0-)

    who were listening to CSPAN, and could i suppose, be considered the more erudite of their base, and at least 1000 times saner than their real base. And they're still insane.

    Look, I don't know what they're going to do. They're engaged in decades of systematic brainwashing. It's not easily undone. Rubio and Christie and Jindal are already TRYING desperately to sound sane. They know what's up. But what are they going to do about that base of theirs?

    If the relatively "sane" CSPAN listeners are saying "move right", that means the mouth-breathers are....oh, that's right....talking secession.

    I wil personally contribute $5 to the first GOP presidential primary candidate that says, "abstinence education doesn't work. outcomes are actually worse where that's all kids get."

    Pfft. Not going to happen and yes, I believe they're done as a party. Not because the party leaders don't get it, but because the base is brainwashed (literally) by a media complex whose goals are now directly in opposition to the interests of the GOP. Rush will not shut up. Fox needs hysterical CTs as headlines. They cannot moderate or they lose their audience and the revenues that come from it. The GOP is stuck.

    For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

    by mdmslle on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 05:29:37 AM PST

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    •  'am very encouraged by that assessment. (6+ / 0-)

      And the GOP deserves just that outcome.  

      The base is going to pull down a lot of potential candidates who might otherwise make a few key strides.  And FOX would lose audience if it didn't pimp crazy and subversive viewpoints.  

      Tough spot for the Republicans.  

      And I wish them all the chaos, hurt feelings, and denial they've earned.

    •  Their base is their problem (5+ / 0-)

      The GOP Insiders and "bag men" think that doubling down on "Kindler, Gentler" or "Compassionate Conservativism" full spectrum media buys and MSM "discussion" Show talking points is going to "fix" most of what they want to believe is the problem.

      They ignore the reality that the base they have cultivated for over three decades has effective veto power over most nominations. Which means that Angles, Akins, Mourdocks, O'Donnells etc. will continue being the lion's share of nominations for offices at all levels for the next couple of election cycles.

      When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 05:45:48 AM PST

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