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  •  2010 is NO more (0+ / 0-)

    And throughout the history you're referring you, you're taking things way out of context.  During the years of 1968,l 1976, 1992, 2008, times were different.  Since then, we've had a Democratic president that's black, the most innovative and inclusive president in history (although Obama is not perfect).

    And also, there's more infighting in the GOP now than there ever was before, more to the point of REAL self-destruction.

    Those years in the 1960's and 1970's, well, here's a piece of history:  The GOP in the 1960's and 1970's were more moderate and moderate conservative.  In the 1980's, they became more conservative although moderates were still included.  In the 1990's, the GOP became more right wing but still cooperated with Clinton.  In the Bush years, the GOP became almost exclusively conservative with hardly any moderates welcome and almost entirely conservative and right wing.

    In the 2008 and years beyond, the GOP has become more right-wing and Tea Party based, not allowing any moderates to enter and conservatives must undergo the litmus test.

    I know this because I deal with conservatives all the time in my own family.  My mom and brother, both from conservative families in Utah won't mention this but they deal with crap now that they didn't used to deal with, politically.  My mom can't stand Rush Limbaugh and she can't stand the right wingers.  Yet she still wants to be in the GOP because she's conservative and her views fit that mold.  I don't blame her.  It's her point of view and I respect that.

    But please, I'm a Berkeley native and I've been through many anti-war protests and have lived here long before Daily Kos was even founded.  This is only February 2013 and we're talking about the 2014 midterm elections as if there's no opportunity.  BULL CRAP.  We're just afraid of conservatives.

    Well, I ain't afraid of no conservative.

    •  No, you have your OPINION... (0+ / 0-)

      ...I have mine...and mine is based on historical FACT.

      Nothing out of context in the least here. I have the facts AND history on my side with my argument. You have speculation...unfounded speculation. Time will prove me right on this...bank it.

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