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  •  There is no bottom for these guys..... (15+ / 0-)

    they have become the political equivalent of Eric Cartman.  No deed or act too unbelievably warped and free of logic to be believed.  Yet I give young Eric a pass as he is both fictional and prepubescent.  Unfortunately for the rest of us, the whackjobs masquerading as elected officials are not.

    Damn it, I would've been the Simon Cowell of death panelists!

    by OneCharmingBastard on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:53:19 PM PDT

    •  Repubs *want* to be insane (13+ / 0-)

      they compete with each other to see who can be the wildest. We've all seen the polls. Most of the party's supporters think the President is a Muslim. Most of them think an armed rebellion might be necessary.

      The Repub Party is what? 30% of the population? And maybe 2/3rds of them are off their rockers. So that's 20% of the country. A minority obviously....but not of the Repub Party. It's the majority of that group so you have charlatans saying outrageous stuff to appeal to them and you also get some of that group elected to public office.

      Personally I'd love to see the President say to these Repubs "I can't negotiate with you, you're crackers and I don't mean 'southerners'."

      •  Ironically, it is the president who's conservative (2+ / 0-)
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        on many -- though not all -- issues, while the right wing radicals get to keep the name. Obama himself has essentially called himself the equivalent of a Rockefeller Republican in the past, and, yes, in contrast to the whack job GOP, he's a flaming liberal socialist.

        But the radical right has pulled the Democrats to the right, and now we have few to stand up for liberalism, since most Democratic leaders seem content to just meekly, at times lackadaisically, try to keep civilization from collapsing.

        "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

        by Kombema on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:30:08 AM PDT

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        •  Center Right (4+ / 0-)

          In September of 2004 I was in Germany at a scientific conference (I'm a mathematician) and was having lunch with a colleague, and friend, who's Dutch.  We started talking about the upcoming US Presidential election, when suddenly he startled me by characterizing the Democratic Party as "right wing".  I then asked him what the Republican Party was, and he said "far right wing.  You have no centrist or left-wing parties in the US".   And, compared with western Europe that's right.  It really opened my eyes.

          There are no solved problems; there are only problems that are more or less solved. Henri Poincare

          by Bourbaki on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:01:58 AM PDT

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          •  Exactly. So sad, too, given that the country is (0+ / 0-)

            left of even the Democratic Party, on average. No one represents the working class or progressive, really. The downside to a two-party system that's bought and paid for on both sides by the rich and powerful. The Koch brothers and Pete Peterson are just not that far apart in their orientation and goals...

            "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

            by Kombema on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:06:22 PM PDT

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