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  •  Convert the Eisenhower/Nixon wing (2+ / 0-)
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    to being centerist Democrats.

    That project seems to be well under way. The White House is winning the fight.

    Obama has maneuvered Speaker of the House Boehner into utter failures such as this "Plan B" disaster. The Republicans are not a coherent political party.

    Let's go poaching !! Steal the whole centerist caboodle and finish them off for a decade.

    "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

    by bontemps2012 on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 05:43:37 AM PST

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    •  Okay, let's get a few things straight here. (1+ / 0-)
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      First, there was no "Eisenhower/Nixon" wing. At the time, Nixon was the right-wing kook shoved down the throats of the establishment Republicans in order to secure support of the right-wing-kooky elements of the Party. He was the Paul Ryan of his day. Eisenhower loathed Nixon, and Nixon saw himself always as the representative of the little guy fighting against the big-money Eastern Establishment.

      Second, it is only a victory to "steal" Rockefeller Republicans and turn them into Democrats if one's objective begins and ends with Winning The White House with a D after one's name. These people aren't changing their philosophies. If I wanted to be in a political party with them, I would have joined the Republican party 30 years ago.

      The Republican Party has gone batshit crazy for one simple reason: The Democratic Party has abandoned anything resembling serious left-ish economics, and crowded out the Republican Party in the terrain of almost sane though still deeply immoral and unethical conservative economic politics.

      Maybe you're a DLC'er, and this represents the ultimate victory to you: Adopt Republican policies, chop off the left-most half of the Republican party and at it to the Democratic Party, and wave buh-bye to the DFHs pleading desperately for humane, liberal, democratic, sustainable, and fundamentally decent economics.

      For me, unfortunately, every time a Republican abandons the lunatic remnant of the GOP and signs on with the Dems, it is not a victory, it is a catastrophe.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 08:23:43 AM PST

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