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    which is more like it's fear of it in terms of its power in having the ability to always just blow themselves up in their parties faces via its role in the primary process, means the GOP can't say anything but "we have a messaging problem".

    Even if the GOP leadership wasn't fully on board with where the GOP is right now, and they are, with the exception of that place being a long-term loser and a dead-end, they are out of kabuki options.  

    They want to gorge themselves on cheesecake, not excercise at all, but talk about the need to lose weight and become more atheletic as a result of the talk.

    I can "message" about push-ups. I can do it all day. And not gain any muscle in abs, get fatter, and see my problems get worse as I keep pounding down the cheesecake and saying I see the issue and am addressing it.

    Worse, the GOP has a coward's incoherence problem, to go along with their policy problem.

    I just watched an interview on CNN where a South Florida conservative activist, I think either CNN chose her because she is a person of color, or the GOP put her forward for that, or both. She said all the right things, if all that was to blame was PR. Then. She was put in the position of damning Donald Trump, over and over and over again, but then saying in the next breath that it would be obscene and wrong and against the idea of the Big Tent to deny him, and Birthers like him, a place by their sides.

    I reject Todd Akin, but I have no right to deny him the right to speak for my party when he wants to.

    That's a bad place to be.

    The GOP's problems are not my problem. I refuse to get caught up in the exercise of lamenting their own disaster as if it's my problem. They did this to themselves.

    If I see one more Democrat go on tv and handwring about how tragic it is that the GOP went bugfucknuts, and how they wish it would get its shit together, I'm going to puke.

    After "Vince Foster was murdered"? The impeachment of Bill Clinton? After Florida 2000? The Swift Boat Liars for Bush? After using Iraq to pass tax cuts for the rich and depress the middle class in the name of freedom?

    Holy shit, do I have zero investment in buying the bullshit notion that I should give a rats fuck about them and their self-engineered headaches.

    I say, rather than lament their misfortunes, fucking bury them. Deep. If the GOP is a goner, that shit is on them.

    They did this to themselves.

    It's their fault. Not yours. You have no role, as a non-Movement Conservative, in fixing their problems because they are not a good faith political movement.

    When the GOP stops trying to ratfuck African-Americans out of the vote for the sin of not voting for Republicans, when the GOP stops race-baiting and dog whistling to keep the racist white pricks they depend on happy, when the GOP stops being the party of homophobia and oppressing women and the sick, young, and the poor... I'll start hand-wringing about how the nation needs a vital GOP to be healthy.

    Fuck 'em.

    They did it to themselves.

    Rather than lament it, I hope it destroys them and starts a period of non-Movement Conservative political dominance that lasts a generation or more.

    Fuck them and their problems.

    I am from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner wing of the Democratic Party

    by LeftHandedMan on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 09:36:07 AM PDT

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