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  •  The Don Young case is exactly why this issue... (11+ / 0-)

    is unsolvable for the GOP through merely trotting out the occasional minority candidate or some heavily orchestrated photo ops. The problem is racism/sexism/homophobia is so woven into the GOP's vernacular, so second nature, so rampant, that there is an almost innocent obliviousness to just how vile they are.

    Its legitimate rape. Its 47%. Its wet backs. Its macaca. - So many stupid and hurtful assumptions about people that in this day and age can't be bottled up in country clubs or evangelical rallies. No amount of PR work will cover up the fundamental nature of the GOP and its disciples and its transparent to the rest of America.

    The Republicans have to make a clean break with this shit or they are doomed. Problem is, that is the energy of the party and these deep red gerrymandered districts will just ensure the worst of the bunch keep making headlines.

    •  Republican = (4+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, Dillonfence, JeffW, ellefarr

      old rich white men.

      That's their brand... that's who they are. Look at their leadership - that's exactly who they are. And if you're not an old rich white man yourself, it's hard to identify yourself as a Republican.

      Their big trouble is that these old rich white men simply have no friends outside their own circle. When it comes time to pick their leadership, all the people they know are just like them - old rich white men...

      Occasionally, they find a token like Rubio, Palin, Steele... but that's a pretty thin bench, and when they flame-out, then what?

      Freedom isn't free. So quit whining and pay your taxes.

      by walk2live on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 09:28:11 AM PDT

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      •  They even miss the boat on tokens.... (2+ / 0-)
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        I swear this idea that women would flock to Palin because she possessed a vagina was widespread amongst my GOP goofball acquaintances. They truly believe they have a messenger problem, rather than a message that no longer resonates.

        The content of their character is on full display no matter what their messenger looks like.

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