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  •  In another decade, many of the Tea Partiers (0+ / 0-)

    will be dead, and the GOP will have the maneuvering room to become moderate and adaptable.

    However, that decade gives our side a huge opportunity.

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    by Kimball Cross on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 08:11:57 AM PDT

    •  I don't think so. (0+ / 0-)

      My impression is that the Republican Party will die the same death as the Federalists, the original Party of No in opposition to Jefferson, who was demonized in language quite similar to what you hear about Obama, allowing for differences in the politics and language of the time. See my

      Godless, Gritless Liberals, Then and Now

      for a taste. The result of the Federalist implosion was the Era of Good Feeling, of one-party Democratic-Republican rule, until the Whig party became somewhat viable. It only got two Presidents elected. Then it imploded and was replaced by the Republicans. Funnily enough, the Federalists, the Whigs, and the Republicans were all parties of big business. So no doubt another will form at some point, but we can get a few things done before that happens.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 10:28:25 PM PDT

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