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  •  bohner is part of a dwindling rump (2+ / 0-)
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    musiccitymollie, Odysseus

    of corporate GOP, for whom the crazy stuff is a lever to get at the stuff they care about, not an end in itself. i agree that his ilk are numbered more in the senate, but even then their star is waning.  crazy is on the ascendent.

    agreed that there's a lot of overlap, esp. in the senate, between corporate GOP and corporate dems.

    (why would the age matter for communication?)

    •  Good timing, LOL! Just got back to my computer. (0+ / 0-)

      About "age" mattering.  At one time I would try to engage in a number of specifics, but soon found out that it was often a waste of time, now that Civics is no longer taught in schools.  Discussing the union movement is one example.  So now, I just stick with generalities.  [BTW, nothing personal was meant by that, and certainly no offense is intended.]

      At any rate, I agree that the corporatist Repubs are diminishing somewhat, especially in the House.  But, they are for the most part representative of the 1%, so I'm not really alarmed by it.  

      IOW, there will NEVER BE a Tea Party take over.  Just look at how the press has savaged the Tea Party members when they wouldn't go along with the 1%'s desire to have a Grand Bargain.  The MSM will keep any outliers in line, if they get in the way of the corporatist agenda.  :-)

      Thanks for your reply.

      Mollie

      “If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

      by musiccitymollie on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 02:36:20 PM PST

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