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  •  One thing that the GOP doesn't realize yet is how (29+ / 0-)

    badly they've poisoned the well.  Reading this, it's clear that even though you disagree with many of his positions, you do have some respect for Dole and recognize that he has done some good things over the years.  You are a solid Democrat who saw decent republicans when you were reaching voting age, so you have a small reservoir of goodwill toward them and don't automatically write off someone just because there's an (R) behind their name.

    Today's GOP is just so fucking loony and extreme that new voters aren't going to have that same response.  Those who already share their worldview will be solidly with the party, of course.  But for everyone else (R) is pretty much toxic - anti-science, intolerant and racist, toadies of the oligarchs - and that's the "brand" they'll be stuck with for this generation of new voters.

    •  It's only poisoned... (11+ / 0-)

      If the media notices it.  They are still engaging in 'he said, she said' and relay the GOP positions as if they are reasonable and deserve merit.  It is really up to the Dems to point this shit out and call it what it is: craven, conspiracy laden and dangerous.  I think Obama should call a prime-time press conference to point out the extreme non-sense going on in the Senate.  Wrap it up in a nice bow by saying, "How am I a supposed to argue finer points of the budget in good faith against this lunacy?"

      'Goodwill' between the GOP and the President is as abundant as unicorn farts - Me'

      by RichM on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 07:52:37 AM PST

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    •  Thank you, that's exactly what I was aiming for (7+ / 0-)

      with this diary, but it was late, I was exhausted and angry.  I wasn't sure how well I'd done, but was sure if I didn't write it last night, I might not have a chance later.

      Yes, the GOP today is fukcing LOONY.  It's not even right wing anymore, so much as batshit fucking LOONY.

      Who are they not against:

      Social Security, Medicare, the elderly, children, schools, disabled, police, fire, veterans benefits, unemployed, health care, etc, etc.  

      What's left? Seriously, who have they not voted against?  A shrinking group of angry older white guys and some young hangers-on.  

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 08:40:39 AM PST

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